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Herb Infused Cocktails

Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy happy Friday!  This weekend is supposed to be quite nice here in Charlotte so I have plans to do some planting of some things.  I intend to do a wide pot full of herbs again this year because I discovered that I made good use of the ones I planted last year. This year I am going to plant peppermint and lavender in their own separate pots and then parsley, basil, and rosemary all together again.  I don’t expect to use the rosemary much but I still have a super cute herb marker from last year for it so I figured why not?  I thought it might be fun to share some of the recipes I wanted to try with them this year and since it is Friday, I figured I better just go on ahead and discuss some cocktail type herb uses because I bet we could all use one.  There is nothing like fresh herbs to make a cocktail feel a little more special and taste extra fresh.  Here are some of the cocktails I would like to make using my herbs this year…

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Image credits:  basil / lavender / mint

Basil French 75

Lavender Lemonade

Elderflower Mint Margarita

Also, here is a little tip for how to trim your basil so it keeps growing all summer.

If those aren’t good motivation to make an herb garden, then I just don’t know what is.  Have a lovely weekend!

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Wedding Created By Cocktail {Eucalyptus Martini}

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lately I have been very drawn to greens being used in entertaining and weddings.  I think that it feels so fresh.  When I was researching greens to use for the garland at the Irish Rehearsal dinner I helped design,  I found one in particular that I kind of feel in love with…the eucalyptus.  Eucalyptus has has an interesting scent that when I saw this cocktail, I thought that may just be super refreshing.  A little different with the use of egg whites and the need to make simple syrup with eucalyptus leaves.  But certainly perfect for inspiring a lovely little wedding.

Eucalyptus cocktail

eucalyptus chandelier

Eucalyptus cocktail- Two Delighted

Eucalyptus alter- Two Delighted

Eucalyptus Cocktail- Two Delighted

eucalyptus crown

Image credits  1  2  3  4  5  6  7

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A Love Brunch

Monday, February 18, 2013

As I mentioned last week when I was playing around with table ideas, I had a few of my girlfriends over on Saturday to have a Valentine’s Day brunch.  Valentine’s Day is without a doubt the girliest holiday so it kinda just makes sense to celebrate it with some of your favorites ladies, right?  Anyways we kept it pretty low key and I just made a few breakfast casseroles that can be prepared the night before along with some biscuits and a fruit salad.  The most important part of a brunch, after all, is the cocktails.  Here are a few snippets from our love brunch.

Light pink hyacinths and white hydrangeas.  The hyacinths are so fragrant.

Hearts on strings I have had laying around since Colleen’s bridal shower.  I always hang on to this kind of stuff cause you never know when you’ll find use for it again.

A mimosa bar with OJ, peach juice, Chambord, and St. Germain along with raspberries, strawberries, mint, and candied ginger.  And champagne, obviously.

One of the dishes I made was this killer cinnamon french toast casserole and I will be sharing the recipe some time this week because it was just too good and easy not to.

Happy Monday friends!  Hope everyone has an awesome week!

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