You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Hey Dolls! Happy Sunday! Life has been hectic; but in the best of ways. And because it has, today is all about the relax + recharge. What’s better to do so than sipping on the perfect champagne cocktail. Peep the mixology for the Lazy Sunday Mimosa.

The Ingredients |

  • 1/2 cup pink sanding sugar
  • 1 (750 ml)
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoon blood orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)

The Mixology | Dip the champagne flutes in water, then dip in sanding sugar. Divide champagne between two glasses. Add half of both juices to each glasses and top with Grand Mariner. Serve, sip + enjoy!

Drop a comment below sharing how you relax + recharge.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

L.

TPD

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You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Hey Dolls! Sometimes you don’t need a mixed cocktail; just a most-fabulous glass of bubbly – undisturbed. Town & Country recently published its list of Champagne Bottles to Try; with UK blog, Country & Townhouse, sharing its list of the 10 Best-Selling Champagne Brands in the World. Does your favorite make the list? In my quest for the perfect grape, I also stumbled upon a great article on how best to choose a champagne. Peep the deets here.

But in keeping with tradition, I am still bringing you the option of a champagne cocktail. This week’s recipe is compliments of Food + Wine. I admit to not yet having tried it, but was intrigued by the ingredients and the rimmed glass. I invite you to trying it with me and leave a comment with your thoughts. I will update my post with a my thoughts when I make it this week. Peep the mixology below.

Marasca Fizz

The Ingredients |

  • 3 maraschino cherries, plus 3/4 ounce syrup from the jar
  • superfine sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 2 brown sugar cubes
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering or cherry liqueur
  • 4 ounces chilled champagne

The Mixology | Moisten the outer rim of the flute with 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry syrup and coat with superfine sugar. Sprinkle the bitters over the sugar cubes. Add the Cherry Heering, maraschino cherries and the remaining 1/4 ounce of maraschino cherry syrup to the flute. Top with champagne and add the sugar cubes. Serve, sip + enjoy!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

L.

The Pretty Domestic

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
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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!

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The Pretty Domestic

 

 

Source: Huffington Post, Today Show, Martha Stewart

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

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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