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Summer Red Sangria Recipe

As the Southern heat lingers celebrate the dog days of summer with this refreshing red sangria!

As the Southern heat lingers celebrate the dog days of summer with this refreshing red sangria! Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to make, and it is perfect for these last hot days of summer.  Sangria is a party favorite, but I also like to make a pitcher for just S. and I to …

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Pineapple Margarita On the Rocks – Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta dazzle with this easy pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe.

Make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta dazzle with this easy pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe. Hosting a fun and fabulous Cinco de Mayo party this weekend? Want to try a new margarita? I’ve got you covered with this pineapple margarita on the rocks recipe!  It is super easy to mix up one or a …

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A Bubbly Blackberry Cocktail

Try a bubbly blackberry cocktail with champagne, st. germain, vodka for a delightful New Year's Eve celebration drink.

Ring in the New Year with a Bubbly Blackberry Cocktail blended with Champagne, St. Germain, and Vodka. There is nothing more delightful and charming than a glass of bubbly.  It is sparkly and refreshing, not to mention the lovely glassware in which champagne is served.  Then there is the pop of the cork, which is …

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Christmas in a Glass – A Holiday Martini

Sit by the fire and enjoy all the tastes of Christmas in this holiday martini made with bourbon, amaretto, and vanilla clove syrup.

Sit by a roaring fire and enjoy all the tastes of Christmas in one delightful holiday martini. I love to drop in for drinks at the Red Stag Grill in the Grand Bohemian Hotel.  It is one of my favorite bars in Asheville.  The ambience is delightfully rustic with the feel of a European hunting …

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Maple Bourbon Cocktail with Candied Bacon

Wow Thanksgiving guests with a maple bourbon cocktail garnished with candied bacon

The perfect Thanksgiving cocktail to serve your guests – a Maple Bourbon Cocktail with Candied Bacon! You read that right – candied bacon! Oh my! This is a decadent cocktail full of fall flavor yet easy to make. I recommend serving one signature cocktail that emphasizes the holiday.  This year I’ll be serving maple bourbon …

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Rhubarb Apple Sangria with Ginger

Rhubarb Apple Sangria with Ginger made with red wine and a shrub. Great fall cocktail.

Who doesn’t love sangria? I don’t know a single person, and what’s not to love?  It’s tangy, sweet, and fruity.  Plus, sangria is so versatile, and it pairs well with any occasion by the pool or in front of the fire. Today, I’m sharing with you my recipe for rhubarb apple sangria made with red …

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A Fizzy Mulled Pear: The Perfect Early Fall Cocktail

A Fizzy Mulled Pear - this cocktail tastes like fall in a glass. You'll love this fall drink over ice with a splash of ginger ale just use your favorite whiskey or bourbon. Get the recipe on Pender & Peony

I’ve got the perfect early fall cocktail for you – a Fizzy Mulled Pear!  I picked up this Williams-Sonoma Cocktail Mixer the other week, and it is supposed to be served hot.  Unfortunately, the temperatures are simply too high here in Tennessee to even think of that yet.  But I just had to try it, …

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The Blush & Bashful: Champagne Cocktail with Raspberry and St-Germain

Blush & Bashful: Champagne Cocktail

“My colors are blush and bashful.” “Her colors are pink and pink.” I know you get this reference! Here is a champagne cocktail Shelby would approve in her two favorite colors of blush and bashful with St-Germain and raspberry jelly — that’s right raspberry jelly. This one is for all you Steel Magnolias out there! …

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Cucumber Cooler with St-Germain and Mint

Cucumber Cooler with mint and St-Germain. Learn how to make it at penderandpeony.com

Looking for a refreshing weekend cocktail for the pool or insert closest body of water here?  Look no farther than my cucumber cooler with St-Germain, gin, mint, and lemon.  I promise it will be a go-to classic for the dog days of summer! Cucumber Cooler Recipe: Muddle lemon slice and a handful of mint leaves …

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Bar Tray Inspirations

As we prepare to host all of those wonderful seasonal parties and events, here are some bar tray inspirations to rejuvenate your home bar area.  For the first tray I was inspired by a modern aesthetic that values clean lines, bold pops of color, and industrial elements.  Can you believe that the tray and stand …

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