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Pop. Clink. Fizz. Cheers.

Pop. Clink. Fizz. Cheers.

Say goodbye to the old and ring in the new with sugar rim champagne glasses. We know it’s all in the details. Here’s how to make sure your New Years Eve guests truly enjoy their champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Cheers to ringing in 2018!

 

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Edible gold flakes or rock candy add some personality to your champagne toast .

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These festive ice cubes are both beautiful and flavorful. Who says ice has to be practical? 

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For the non-traditionalist, a “cheers” to remember.

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Next-level champagne cocktails that will truly pop, fizz and make them cheer.

 

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RASPBERRY BASIL CHAMPAGNE SPRITZERS

Looking for a guaranteed crowd pleasing cocktail? This champagne spritzer is a success all year through. CHEERS!

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Need some additional party planning inspiration?

KK Cocktail Hour | Apple Thyme Cocktail

KK Cocktail Hour | Apple Thyme Cocktail

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Our Apple Cocktail with Thyme is perfect for fall weather and will become a staple Thanksgiving cocktail. Since it’s not quite chilly enough in Austin, TX to cozy up next to a roaring fire or don our favorite cold weather wear, we’ll have to make it feel and taste like fall. What’s more deliciously autumn than apple infused brandy, thyme, and the rustic notes of whiskey? Try out the KK approved Apple Thyme Cocktail!

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In a cocktail mixer shake:

1 double shot of whiskey,

1 double shot of apple brandy,

1 single shot of thyme simple syrup,

Juice from 1/2 lemon 

Strain over ice

Garnish with an apple slice and sprig of thyme

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Cheers to a chillier, apple brandy filled fall & winter!

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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Every fall the baker in me comes out in full force and Pumpkin Bread is always first on my list . Maybe it’s because it reminds me of baking with my mom for the holidays, or I just love a nice pumpkin bread every once in a while and finding pumpkin purée in the middle of the summer is a tall order. This Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread recipe is  a no fail hit. The spices which includes ginger are what really makes it sing. Go down to your local spice shop and load up on fresh ingredients and I promise you will have a hit on your hands.

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Use fresh eggs from the local farmers market…

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You can make your own purée or buy from specialty markets.

Use parchment paper to make releasing the bread easy.

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Display on your favorite platter with fun little pumpkins and greenery.

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Bloody Mary Kit – Your New Favorite Hostess Gift

Bloody Mary Kit – Your New Favorite Hostess Gift

I have had a little obsession with Bloody Mary’s for some time and recently I struck gold when during a recent trip to my local spice shop I found inspiration for my Bloody Mary Spice mix. My other favorite is anything in mini form. And so put all of these items together and you have the perfect kit to give to your favorite bride to be, weekend guest, or girlfriend.

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Mini Can of Tomato Juice – You can use Campbell’s or V8.

Airplane size bottle of vodka.

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Mini Jar – I found mine at World Market.

Mini Tabasco and Olives – I found both at World Market.

Lucite Tray

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Assemble the goodies into the tray and you have a quick and easy gift that is sure to please. Add a personal touch with a monogrammed cocktail napkin. You can also add a recipe card for the spice mix.

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