Monthly Archives: December 2011

Celebrate with Bubbles!



Toast the festivities this season with sparkling wine cocktails like the classic Chambord & Champagne, or stir it up with a Blackberry Cobbler made with [yellow tail] bubbles and Bulldog Gin (recipes below). 

These effervescent cocktails are sure to take you and your guests through 2012 in style.
Use the affordable and go-to bubbly, [yellow tail] bubbles, to make the cocktails. 

 While the sparkling wine is delicious and beautifully packaged, [yellow tail] thought beyond taste and appearance and created a re-sealable cork, a “zork,” to keep the wine sparkling.  

Not only does the zork “pop” but it pops every time you open it.  So if you do not use the whole bottle in one night, put the zork back in the bottle and have bubbly mimosas the next morning.


Blackberry Cobbler
5 Ripe blackberries, plus extra for Garnish
10 Ripe blueberries
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
½ oz. Bulldog Gin www.bulldoggin.com/
½ oz. Crème de Cassis
Splash of [yellow tail] bubbles sparkling white
In a mixing glass, muddle five of the blackberries with the blueberries, lemon juice and simple syrup.  Add the Bulldog Gin and Crème de Cassis.  Top with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass and top with [yellow tail] bubbles sparkling white.  Stir from the bottom up.  Garnish with remaining blackberries.

  

Chambord & Champagne
1/2 oz Chambord
Champagne
Add Chambord to bottom of flute glass and top with champagne.

                           

Winter Wonderland

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA, it’s been a busy month.  I’m soooo grateful for all the work but also very grateful to have a little break and catch up!  I have a lot of parties to show and I’ll try to spread them out. First up…our Winter Wonderland Christmas party for a law firm, 
high atop the Chase Building at  D’amore.
The color scheme was silver, icy white and blues.  We used white birch trees around the tables.  For the centerpieces we used white manzanita branches dripping with glass raindrops and snowflake crystals. The panoramic view of the city is breathtaking. 
For the cocktail tables, we created mini versions of our Monument Circle Christmas Tree
(with real mini lights)

I love how all of the windows and natural light made these snowflakes look like ice!