Mimosa Bar: 3 Simple Steps

1) Add fresh herbs and fruit to the bottom of your glass and use muddler or wooden spoon to smash. 2) Top with your favorite fruit juice (I like offering Orange, Cranberry & Pineapple for a nice variation) 3) Top with chilled California champagne and enjoy!

Bellini

  • 1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur
  • 2 1/2 oz Korbel California Champagne
  • 1 oz passion fruit nectar

How to Make a Seamless Toast

Giving a toast is a big honor but can be overwhelming and stressful. We’ve put together tips for how to make a seamless toast this wedding season: Personalization is Imperative You were chosen for a reason so keep it personal and tailored to the guest of honor. Would they appreciate a novel or prefer something short and…

10 Simple Brunch Cocktails

Brunch is one of my favorite occasions to host because there are no rules so its a blank canvas for what’s on the menu. Whether a dressed up wedding shower or a simple backyard get-together, these 10 cocktails are perfect for any brunch. Bellini 1⁄2 oz Chambord Liqueur 2 1⁄2 oz Korbel California Champagne 1 oz…

Tropical Twist: Pineapple Vase

The season of Summer is here and there’s no better time to enjoy seasonal foods like fresh pineapple. We took it one step further and turned our pineapple into a flower vase.  

Mini “Fruit” Cakes

Put your own touch on mini pound cakes by adding fresh fruits. These make simple, yet delectable treats to add to any size gathering. We chose to use blackberries and raspberries to fit in with our rustic party theme but any fruit pairs well with a simple pound cake.

Diy Floral Cake Topper

Whether hosting a shower, birthday or weekend get-together a floral cake topper is a whimsical way to add a DIY touch. We made our own cake decoration using a Boston Cream cake. Here’s the step-by-step for how you can add a little whismy yourself. Ensure icing is even on the top of the cake 2)…

“Mock”tail Bar

Just as you set up a Mimosa Bar I love the idea of a “Mock”tail Bar which are especially fun at an event like a baby or wedding shower. Allowing guests to mix and match to create their perfect “mock”tail gives an interactive touch to your party. Setting up a “mock”tail bar is simple: Offer festive glassware…

Ice Cream Bar

Does it get any better than an ice cream bar? Marshmallows, sprinkles, candy pieces and Chambord Black Raspberry Liquor are just a few options for toppings.

Pops of Pastel Table Setting

Incorporating a color scheme into a get-together makes it feel more personal and doesn’t have to be overly fussy or expensive. Choose two to three accent colors and easily create a warm and inviting table using fresh flowers, a table runner and individual place settings.

Woodford Berry Punch

This one is a real crowd-pleaser and my go-to bourbon batch recipe. The Woodford Berry Punch is a great introduction to enjoying bourbon and making a simple but delicious drink for your guests.

  • 1 ¼ cups Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • 2 ½ cups cranberry juice
  • 2 ½ oz orange juice
  • 6 diced strawberries
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 6 pinches allspice/sugar blend

Sparkling Margarita

   

  • 1 oz el Jimador Tequila
  • ½ oz Triple Sec
  • ½ oz Sour Mix
  • 2 oz Korbel California Champagne

Decadent Champagne

Add a touch of decadence to your glass of champagne by rimming glasses with melted chocolate. Simply melt chocolate, flip glass over and dip the mouth of the glass into the chocolate. Top with edible flowers and you instantly have a delicious and beautiful beverage.

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