Category: Party

DIYThe Bradshaw Cocktail Recipe

Named after the beloved show Sex and the City, the Bradshaw cocktail is equal parts sweet and sassy, and all parts sophisticated! Passion fruit liqueur is to thank for this drink’s candy color and flavor, while fresh squeezed lime juice adds just the right amount of zest and complements the citrus undertones in the silver tequila. This simple-yet-feminine cocktail will have you and your girlfriends gossiping for hours!

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Bradshaw Cocktail

Ingredients:

-2 oz Silver Tequila

-1 oz X-Rated Passion Fruit Liqueur

-1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

-1/2 oz Simple Syrup

-Lime slices

-Granulated sugar evenly poured onto a plate or saucer

 

Directions:

-Cut a half inch slit into a lime wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass.

-Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the sugar, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage across the rim. Gently shake off excess sugar.

-Add all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well.

-Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

-Best served with your girlfriends over your favorite episode of Sex and the City!

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Which episodes do you plan on watching?

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DIYDIY Gold Dot Champagne Flutes

Whether you’re throwing a swank holiday soiree or looking for easy and unique gifts for your friends and family this season, these chic DIY gold dot champagne flutes are sure to awe! Serve up some sparkling apple crisp cocktails in these bubbly flutes, paired with our favorite bacon wrapped dates appetizer, and your party will be the talk of the town for years to come! Since you can use any household nail polish, the color combinations are totally endless!

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Materials:

-Set of champagne flutes

-Metallic gold or silver nail polish

-Pointed Q-tips (can be found at your local drug store)

-Disposable tray

 

Directions:

1. Shake your nail polish well, then pour a nickel-sized circle of polish into the tray

2. Dip the Q-tip into the nail polish and start to add dots to the bottom of the champagne flute, spacing the dots out more as you reach the top of the glass

3. Let the polish dry and gently hand wash the flutes before serving bubbly in them!

 

*Tip: We recommend only pouring out enough polish for one glass at a time as the polish will get dry and tacky, making your dots uneven!

 

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Note: Be sure to gently hand wash these only!

GeneralSite to See: Drinkify

Whether the drink suggestion site Drinkify is actually better for it’s mixology or it’s wit, it’s hard to tell … but we’re obsessed! How does it work? Simple! Just type in your favorite musical artist, and Drinkify will present you with the appropriate libation. Whether you’re actually concocting these magic mixtures or just having fun, this site is a must-see, and a clever app to play with when you’re hanging out with the family this holiday! (I wonder what mom’s John Denver obsession will turn up!)

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(images courtesy of Drinkify.com)

DIYBacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe

Show up at Friendsgiving this year with a plate of these bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese (A.K.A. bites of heaven) and everyone will ask you when you found the time to go culinary school! Creamy goat cheese and savory bacon mixed with sweet, sugary dates makes for a complex and exquisite flavor that will rival any five-star restaurant! With three simple ingredients and thirty minutes, you’ll have a deluxe and delicious appetizer that will have absolutely everyone impressed!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

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Ingredients:

-1 16 oz. package of dried Medjool Dates (can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

-1 12 oz. package of bacon, slices cut in half widthwise

-1 4 oz. package of Goat Cheese (Pecorino, Asiago, Manchego, Feta, or Bleu Cheese will work too)

-Toothpicks

-Paprika

-Brown Sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Using a small knife slice a slit in the dates lengthwise and remove pits.

3. Fill each date with about a 1/2 teaspoon of cheese, depending on its size.

4. Wrap dates with your half slices of bacon, securing the overlapping ends of bacon together with a toothpick.

5. Arrange dates on rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika.

6. Bake the dates for about 7-8 minutes or until browned on the bottom and turn (now’s the time to add the brown sugar). Cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and a little crispy, and the cheese is slightly browned.

7. Let these cool for several minutes and then enjoy!

Ingredients

P.S. For a vegan/vegetarian version, you can use soy bacon and replace the cheese with almonds!

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These babies go fast, so we recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re serving for a large crowd! Drooling yet?