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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Rattan Bar Cart DIY: Inspired by Society Social

Rattan bar cart DIY in navy blue - perfect for chic entertaining

Get the charming sophistication of a Society Social bar cart with this bar cart DIY for under $40 Ask any hostess with the mostest and she will tell you a bar cart is an essential entertaining tool, especially if you don’t have a built in bar. Bar carts are functional, offering storage for your liquor…

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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

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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An Art Deco Bar Tray under $150

The bar cart is particularly à la mode at the moment, and I will admit I am a huge fan. Then again I am a huge fan of anything that encourages cocktails at 5 O’clock in snazzy glasses. But I am not a fan of the high price tag attached to most of the bar…

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