You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday …

Hi Dolls! Happy Sunday! I know I am getting this post to you late; but honestly it’s been that type of week. Today’s Champagne Sunday cocktail is one that we will try together. I am a fan of old Hollywood movies – black and whites, fabulous frocks with a snatched waist and shoulder pads, the perfect slap across face for a ill-behaved cad; I love it all. So when I came across a Champagne cocktail named the Ingrid Bergman, I immediately put it on the list. 


Note: For the younger set not familiar with Ms. Bergman, please Google her and spend a rainy afternoon watching one of her movies – start with Casablanca.

Anywho, peep the mixology below for the Ingrid Bergman. I will update the post once I try the recipe. 

The Ingrid Bergman


The Ingredients 

1 Dash Grapefruit Bitters

1 Dash Absinthe 

1/2 Ounce Lemon Syrup

1/2 Ounce Cedrat

1/2 Ounce Beer Distillate 

Top with Champagne 

The Mixology. Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with grapefruit zest. Serve and enjoy!

Leave a comment and let me know if you tried the Ingrid Bergman. 

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday! 

Happy Sunday Dolls! It’s no surprise that today’s post is Halloween inspired. While your little, or not so little, ones are Trick-O’-Treating – assuming you don’t have to chaperone – enjoy the evening while sipping on a glass of “Rich’s Brew.” Peep the mixology below.

Rich’s Brew

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The Mixology. Place five to six large ice cubes in a large wine glass. Add two to three slices of blood orange. Finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich and serve in your most ghoulish wine glass. Chin chin!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Hey Dolls! It’s late for a “Champagne Sunday” post, but truth be told I spent the day sipping bubbly with my favorite Dolls. Anywho, as we prepare for Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it appropriate to share several cocktail recipes that you can serve to your guests, whether you are hosting on Thursday or having an open house during the weekend. Peep the deets.

Cranberry Orange Sparkler

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Ingredients.

1 cup cranberry juice (or red currant juice)
1/3 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1 bottle (750 ml) of your favorite Champagne
24 ounces chilled ginger ale

The Mixology. In a measuring cup, combine juice and liqueur. Divide among eight Champagne flutes or wine glasses. To serve, top with equal parts Champagne and ginger ale.

Cranberry Margaritas

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Ingredients.

1/2 cup cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
ice

The Mixology. Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

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Ingredients
2 ounces ginger flavored vodka
2 ounces apple cider (store bought or homemade)
Juice of 1 small lime wedge
Good quality ginger beer to top off (about 1/2 cup or so)
Cinnamon to sprinkle

The Mixology. In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, then top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Boozy Maple Orchard

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Ingredients
1/2 ounce Bourbon
2 ounces apple puree (Gala apples recommended)
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup
For garnish optional | fresh apple slices, cinnamon sticks

The Mixology. Core, peel, and quarter an apple. Add to blender and puree. In the blender with the apple puree, add lemon juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon and pulse to combine. Pour over ice into a glass and garnish with an apple slice or cinnamon, as desired.

Enjoy Dolls! Chin, chin!

Until Then | Keep Sharing the Pretty

The Pretty Domestic

 

 

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You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Good Morning Dolls! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. We spent a delightful afternoon with family and friends celebrating the holiday and my Mr’s birthday at the beach. Late afternoon, a family house guest treated us to a decadent twist on the normal holiday libation, the Chocolate Cream Pie Shooters, or Chocolate Vodka Shots. They were absolutely to die for! So good, I knew I had to locate the recipe and share today. Peep the mixology below.

Chocolate Cream Pie Shooters
Chocolate Shots

Ingredients |

  • 2 ounce Chocolate Milk
  • 1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Whipped Vodka
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings, for garnish

The Mixology | Pour chocolate milk, chocolate liqueur, and vodka over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into four shot glasses and garnish with shavings. Place a dollop of whipped cream on four spoons. Take the shot and chase it with a spoon of whipped cream! Chin, chin! Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Until Then, Keep Sharing the Pretty

L.

The Pretty Domestic

Image | Living Better Together

You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Hey Dolls! I try to get Champagne Sunday posts to you early; but the time got away from me today. However, I quickly realized that it’s never too late in the day for a Champagne Sunday recipe! C’est ici!

Today’s cocktail is compliments of my Mother, the original Doll, who interestingly enough doesn’t imbibe. She did however observe a cocktail at a soiree she attended, and was so fascinated that shared it with me – The Blooming Champagne Cocktail. Peep the mixology below.

The Blooming Champagne Cocktail

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Ingredients 

The Mixology. Position the hibiscus flower at the bottom of a champagne flute and slowly fill it with your favorite bubbly. As the champagne fizzles, the hibiscus flower will open up and bloom in your glass. Once you drink your bubbly, refill it. Or, just nibble on the edible flower. Chin, chin!

Image | As Good As It Gets

Until Then, Keep Sharing the Pretty,

L

The Pretty Domestic

You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Summer cocktailing calls for lighter libations. It’s nothing worse than drinking a harvest-worthy drink in the heat and humidity. I tend to stick with a crisp white wine or glass of champagne during the warmer months; but for a mixed cocktail, I love a Mojito.

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin is a matter of debate. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular on the island.

I tried to find an English translation of the word Mojito, but could only find one. “The name mojito stems from the African word of “mojo ” which means to place a little spell.” I like it!

Peep the mixology.

The Mojito

Ingredients |

  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Soda Water

The Mixology | Muddle one sprig of mint with lime and syrup. (I love the traditional wooden muddler). Add rum, bitters and ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled high ball glass and top with soda water. You must not forget to garnish with sugar cane. Salud!

Image | Tafari’s Mindspull

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The Pretty Domestic



You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Today’s Champagne Sunday recipe is an homage to my BFF and ultimate Doll, FT! She introduced me to this cocktail during a marathon Dolls’ evening at Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons. It’s true name is The Aviator, but I have renamed it, “Have A Little Faith.” Peep the mixology below.

“Have A Little Faith”

The Aviator

Ingredients.
2 ounces of Hendricks Gin
1/4 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Dash of Creme de Violette

The Mixology.
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and strain. Lately, I am crushing on the Nambe Infinity Cocktail Shaker.

Nambe Cocktail Shaker

Garnish with a flamed lemon peel, Luxardo Cherry and serve.  Chin! Chin!

Until Then,

L.

The Pretty Domestic