Daylight Savings means longer days and warmer nights are on the way. Think fresh, light and colorful with all of your spring recipes this season. I love incorporating fruits and herbs into all of my cocktails and dishes as well as my table settings. Whether you’re hosting brunch for a crowd or mixing up a cocktail with dinner, embrace the season with fresh ingredients to brighten up your menu and home.

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.  

Pretty Platter

Great for summertime gatherings or bridal showers, a cheese board with all the fixings always makes the mark.

  • Variety of cheese blocks ranging from mild to sharp in flavor
  • Cured meats such as salumi and prosciutto
  • Baguette or bread loaf
  • Fruits such as cherries and blackberries
  • Honey or fruit jam
  • Olives and spicy peppers

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…

How to Host a Classic Derby Party

Fast horses, fancy hats and mint juleps … It’s that time of year again: Derby! You don’t have to spend the day at the track to be apart of the fun. Derby hosting can be done just as fancy at home. Offer your guests Kentucky classics to kick off the exciting day full of horse racing…

Cinco de Mayo

The sun is shining, the warm weather is approaching… May is almost here which means its Margarita season! We are kicking off the Spring and Summer months by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Margarita Bar. The best thing about margaritas is there is no “right” or “wrong” way to drink them. In fact, we’re leaving behind the…

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.

Tom Collingwood

  • 2 oz Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz soda water

Freshness on Display

Fresh fruits and herbs can double as ingredients in your cocktails as well as colorful and seasonal decorations. Arrange various herbs in small vases or julep glasses and set out fruits like oranges, limes and lemons in groups directly on the table. This is a great way to add sophistication with ease.

Chamberry Punch

  • 1 cup Chambord Liqueur
  • 1 750ml bottle white wine
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup cranberries

Mimosa Bar

A mimosa bar is a perfect way to offer your guests cocktails in a simple way. Choose from a variety of juices, fruit, herbs and champagne to create your own, unique Mimosa Bar. Here’s what you need to create a wow-worthy Mimosa Bar: Fresh raspberries, strawberries & blueberries Herb including mint, rosemary & sage Juices…

Black Raspberry Margarita

  • 3⁄4 oz Chambord Liqueur
  • 1 1⁄2 oz el Jimador Silver tequila
  • 3⁄4 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1⁄2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

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.


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

Pink Lady

  • 2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz Korbel Brut California Champagne


Whether serving fruit as a dish or offering as a garnish for cocktails, always select a variety of fresh ingredients. We love offering citrus to add a bite to dishes and cocktails, as well as fresh berries for a sweet treat or pop of color for garnish.

Very Berry Punch

  • 1 cup Chambord Liqueur
  • 1 750ml bottle white wine
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup cranberries

Simple Summer Margarita

  • 1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • 3 oz sour mix

Brunch Sangria

  • 1 cup Chambord Liqueur
  • 1 bottle Red Wine
  • 1 pint Raspberries
  • 1 small Lemon, sliced
  • 1 small Orange, sliced
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar

Sweet & Sour Summer Pitcher

  • 1 part Chambord Liqueur
  • 4 parts el Jimador Tequila
  • 5 parts Sour Mix
  • 1 part Triple Sec

Chambord Spritz

Serve brunch guests a delicious Chambord Spritz!

  • 1 ¾ oz Chambord Liqueur
  • 4 ¼ oz White Wine
  • Soda

Sparkling Sangria

  • 1 Orange, thin sliced
  • 1 Lemon, thin sliced
  • ½ cup Pineapple, thin sliced
  • 750ml Sweet white wine
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Bottle (750ml) Korbel Brut Rosé California Champagne

Sparkling Screwdriver

Poolside cocktails sparkle with this Sparkling Screwdriver!

  • 1 oz Finlandia Tangerine Flavored Vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz Korbel Brut California Champagne

Sparkling Ruby

  • 2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz Korbel Brut California Champagne

Passion Fruit Sparkler

  • ½ oz Chambord Liqueur
  • 2 ½ oz Korbel California Champagne
  • 1 oz passion fruit nectar

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