Archive: November, 2011

28 Nov

Drink of the Week: Floating Star Martini

Did everyone have a great holiday? I know I ate way too much. I feel great about it. I think the turkey is definitely my favorite part :)

All I know about this next drink is that I need one. It sounds so spectacular and comforting. Something really great for a wedding on a really cold wedding day. This drink also makes for a beautiful presentation. Remember, having a signature drink is a great way to save money and stay in your budget!

Photo Credit: At The Table

Floating Star Martini


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • 1/2 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
  • wedge of lime
  • 1 Apple
  • Star Anise Clove
  • Lime
  • Prepare Garnish: slice apple thinly across the apple to reveal the star shaped center. Place in a bowl of ice water & juice from half a lime. This preserves the white of the apple.
  • In a cocktail shaker combine the Bourbon, Apple Cider, Pomegranate Liquer and a squeeze of lime wedge over ice. Shake shake shake until mixed.
  • Pour into martini glasses, float in a slice of apple and a clove of star anise.
  • Enjoy!
Credit: At The Table
21 Nov

Drink of the Week: Lot 49

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

Here’s another great recipe from Home Speakeasy. They have a lot of awesome drink recipes! For real, check it out. now.

I thought I would start Thanksgiving week out right with a really tasty cocktail that you can try out this Thursday before the big decision to make it your signature cocktail :) Trying drinks out is always a good thing right? I Hope everyone enjoys their break this weekend (and for those that have to work, my apologies. I know your pain :( ). Let me know what you think of this one!

Photo Credit: Home Speakeasy

Lot 49



Shake the non-beer ingredients well with cracked ice. Pour into a rocks glass, add cold beer and stir. Rim glass and garnish with an orange wheel.

Photo Credit: Home Speakeasy
16 Nov

Things We Heart: November

Okay so I love wax seals and I think that might make me weird. I would be weird anyway so I guess it’s a moot point :) You should definitely consider using them to seal your invitations or on your favors like this cute version below. It just adds this great polished look!  Here is a great place to buy your wax seals.

Photo Credit: Melissa Schollaert Photography via Style Me Pretty

These just make me happy. I had a good laugh when I found this picture. I think I will get them for the bf when we get hitched.

Photo Credit: Silkscreen Express Etsy Shop

Infused ice cubes are a great way to add a little extra detail to your water glasses or cocktails. Serve glasses of water with raspberry or mint ice cubes during a hot outdoor ceremony, your guests will be sure to love it!

Photo Credit: Kevin Starkey for Martha

How adorable is this? Taking the place of different colored bouquets or dresses, colored tights? Who would have thought?! This is such a great and unique idea. Props to the bride and groom for stepping outside the box!

  Photo Credit: Green Ginger Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

I instantly fell in love with this idea! What better way to send off the bride and groom than with a little extra cash for their honeymoon? Skip the dollar dance and make one of these to set on the gift table! You can use this same jar by drinking through one of these!

Photo Credit: Kate Miller Photography via  Middle of the Map Weddings

What are some of your favorite things this month?

14 Nov

Drink of the Week: The Crossing

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

Call me crazy but I love tequila! I love the taste and the warm feeling it gives your insides :) This drink combines all those inside warming ingredients with orange, chocolate and pumpkin ale. Plus, how great is this presentation? This one will really wow your guests and please all those tequila fans out there!

The Crossing

Photo Credit: Home Speakeasy


  • 2 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila
  • 0.5 Oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 3 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters
  • 3 oz Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale
Shake the non-beer ingredients well with cracked ice. Pour into a rocks glass, add cold beer and stir. Garnish with cinnamon and candied ginger.
Recipe Credit: Home Speakeasy
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