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    Berry Berry Christmas

    IMG_3337– Fresh Balckberries

    • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

    • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

    • 1.5 ounces Vodka

    -.5 ounce Cointreau

    – 4 ounces spaqrkling or soda water
    – ice


    1. In a glass, combine blackberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup; lightly crush berries to release their juice. Add ice and vodka and Cointreau top with sparkling or soda water, garnish with berries.








    Jack Frost

    IMG_3333– 2 ounces pineapple juice

    -1 ounce white grapejuice

    -1 ounce Blue Curacao

    -1 ounce vodka

    -1.5 cups ice

    -mint sprig

    -icing sugar


    Add ice, juices and alcohol to blender and blend until smooth. Rim glass with icing sugar. Garnish with mint spring and peppermint stick. **Can also be made as a mocktail using blue juice and leaving out alcohol. **





    Criollo Coffee


    Nothing to explain here…Pour and enjoy.











    Tangerine Tingle


    -2 ounces Gin

    -half fresh tangerine

    -1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

    -1 tsp simple syrup

    -3 ounces sparkling water



    Muddle tangerine with a splash of gin and fresh lime juice. Strain into shaker and add the rest of gin, simple syrup and ice and shake well. Strain into martini glass and top with sparkling water.





    Cheery Cherry Holiday




    Simple mint cherry infused vodka..Or use Gin or rum, you pick your poison.

    Keep in a jar in the fridge and use for anything. Add to a punch, serve on ice with tonic or soda water. Add to some orange juice for a Holiday Brunch..A must have for the holidays.

    Be sure to clean the berries and mint well before infusing them into the alcohol.





    Cherry Martini


    • 2 ounces infused cherry mint vodka or chin

    -1 tsp fresh lime juice

    -2 ounces white cranberry juice



    Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. You can rim glass with vanilla sugar for some extra bling.




    Ice Breaker Martini


    1 ounce Vodka

    3 ounces prosecco

    1/2 ounce thyme infused simple syrup

    1 tsp fresh lemon juice



    Add vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup to shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with fresh berries and thyme sprig.





    Deck the Halls Cocktail

    IMG_33391.5 Ounces Vodka

    .5 ounces Cointreau

    1 blood orange juiced

    3 ounces white cranberry juice

    1 tsp simple syrup (optional)


    rosemary sprig


    Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain over glass filled with ice and garnish with ornage wedge and rosemary sprig.


    Sparkling Pom Pom


    1 ounce Vodka

    .5 ounce Cointreau

    2 ounces pomegranate juice

    1 ounce white grape juice

    2 ounces prosecco or sparkling water

    1 lime



    Add all ingredients except prosecco to a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a galss with ice and top with prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel.



    Bacon Caesar ( perfect for Christmas Day)


    1. 8 oz Caesar Mix.. (walters all natural is my fave)
    2. 2 oz bacon vodka
    3. 1 oz pickle juice
    4. 1tbsp horseradish
    5. 3 dashes Worcestershire
    6. 2 dashes Tabasco
    7. 3 ½ tbsp. celery salt
    8. ½ tsp. black pepper
    9. ½ lime
    10. Bacon
    1. Mix Clamato juice, bacon vodka, pickle juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt, lime, and black pepper together.
    2. Shave fresh horseradish into your mix.
    3. Garnish with a bacon-wrapped scallop!
    To make the Bacon Vodka
    1. 1 pound of bacon
    2. 40 of vodka
    Cook the pound of bacon
    Let it cool and place in a large container.
    Add a 40 of vodka and leave in the fridge overnight
    Scoop off the extra fat and strain the mix into a bottle.



    Holiday Sangria (not just for summer!)


    3 ounces Cointreau or Brandy

    2 Granny Smith apple

    1 orange

    1 heaping Cup Fresh cranberries

    1(large) Bottle Pinot grigio

    2 cups white grape juice

    1 cup peach juice

    2 sprigs rosemary

    2 cinnamon sticks

    Directions (best prepared the day before)

    Add wine , alcohol  and juices to large vessel. Wash fruit well, slice apples and oranges and add to sangria. Add rosemary and cinnamon sticks.




    Berry Festive Shot


    white cranberry juice

    raspberry liqueur


    frozen berries your choice


    Fill shot glass half full with cranberry juice, add raspberry liqueur to 3/4 full. Add a frozen berry then top with Cointreau.




    At any holiday party be sure to always have FABOOSH non alcoholic options for your guests and a safe way for everyone to get back home.Happy Holidays! Party Safe! Cheers




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    As some of you may know I have recently started a new adventure in my life…Because I wasn’t busy enough…I decided to buy a Bed and Breakfast!

    Not just any bed and breakfast, mine has a bit of a twist to it…naturally…

    Olde Bridge Place is NOT a traditional B&B…Here’s how it works..

    There are 2 suites that are situated in a 130 year old converted garage at the base of the Kissing Bridge. They have full kitchens, living area, large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. The larger of the 2 suites, The Kissing Bridge suite even has it’s own private patio over looking the river and the bridge.

    I stock your room with FABOOSH local ingredients , fresh breads, pastries, eggs, bacon, fruit, juice, tea, coffee etc…and you make your own breakfast at your leisure..At NO TIME do I ever cook for you…

    You have your own private entrance, you get your own key and you come and go freely. At NO time are you in my home…However you can join me for cocktails on the porch…

    It’s a B&B only better…because you get your privacy and there is no awkward ..”I’m in someones house” stuff…

    The B&B is located in the middle of the St Jacobs, Elmira, Elora triangle in the heart of Mennonite country..So many great things to see and do..

    My new B&B is called, Olde Bridge Place and is located beside the historic Kissing Bridge in West Montrose on the banks of The Grand River. The last covered bridge in Ontario..

    It’s Peerrrrty….

    PicMonkey Collage


    So..to celebrate my new adventure I am giving away a 2 night stay in the Kissing Bridge Suite at Olde Bridge Place…

    BUT WAIT…that’s not all…you are about to get SPOILED!

    I am also going to celebrate all the FAB local business I have the pleasure of working with…(shop local)

    Here is what you can win…

    2 Nights stay at Olde Bridge Place in the Kissing Bridge Suite – $370






    Cocktail reception on the porch sponsored by Innocente Brewing and Rosewood Estates Wines(Priceless Really) $250



    Rosewood Wines


    Vintage milk painted side table from My Vintage Nest – $125

    PicMonkey Collage





    Gift Certificate to the FABOOSH Herrle’s Country Farm Market in St Agatha – $50




    Gift Certificate from the drool worthy Lancaster Smokehouse in Kitchener – $50





    10 X 6oz Brady’s Meats famous certified Angus beef baseball steaks – $70


    Hamilton Beach Java Blend coffee brewer/blender – $70

    PicMonkey Collage


    Mini photo shoot up to 1.5hrs , 10  images included + printing rights 1 -11X14 print  from CL Buchanan Photo $600 !!!!!




    $1585 .00 ……….

    AMAZING !!!!



    HUGE thanks to all the FABOOSH local business that joined me in this AMAZING weekend escape…We LUV our region and want you to join us and see for yourself why it is just a wonderful place to be…CHEERS

    Here is how to Enter…GOOD LUCK and we can’t wait for you to BE OUR GUEST!!
    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    Please show your support to all our fab sponsors of this contest by being SOCIAL with them..Like, Pin and share with your friends…CHEERS






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    THEY’RE BACK !!!!!!!!!

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    On HGTV that is !!!!



    I am so excited that my FAB friends Colin & Justin are back on HGTV… for an exciting special called STREET SWAP !!  On Sunday, July 14th at 10pm ET| 7pm PT, on HGTV.

    Here is a bit of a teaser and I mean a weee bit…


    OMG I can’t wait…

    So to get ready for the DEEVINE DESIGN EVENT…I am excited to announce that the FAB Design Duo have asked me to throw a wee twitter party during the HGTV Special…

    AND…because of course their has to be more...I HAVE THEM LIVE ON TWITTER FOR a-  Q & A Before the Show !!!

    AND…Because if that is not FABOOSH enough…. I HAVE FABOOSH PRIZES to give away… The Amazing people at Hamilton Beach have given me 10 ..YES 10 !!! FAB FIZZINI’s to give away during the party…The Fizzini is the FIRST handheld at-home carbonation system on the market – and as I always say: life is better with bubbles! It’s my new FAVE thing…

    How to Party with us….

    1) Register…How you ask..SIMPLE…Just leave a comment on the blog with your Twitter handle and you are in…

    2) Be ready on Twitter… COCKTAIL in hand at 930 pm …Following the hashtag #STREETSWAP … Here are some Twitter Handles you should make sure you are following for the festivities…






    3) Watch the Special  Street Swap on HGTV at On Sunday, July 14th at 10pm ET| 7pm PT, and chat with us…THAT’S IT…

    Be sure your ready to get your PARTY ON because one thing I know is that Colin and Justin LUV a fab Party…

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    I will be asking questions about the show and giving away the Fizzini’s throughout the special…

    AND…One Fab viewer will win a FIZZINI just for making the cocktail…fizzinipic

    Be sure to mix up the Fab – Street Swap Mojito … and tweet me a pic of it with the hashtags #Fizzini #streetswap and your entered to win!!

    Anyone who knows me knows I LUV a good party and there is nothing better than a Fab summer Street Party with all your neighbours. My fave thing to serve at these get- togethers is a DEELISH Mojito ! So this Sunday night we are all having a FABOOSH STREET PARTY with Colin and Justin and HGTV Canada… and the best part…You don’t even have to leave your house…

    Street Swap Mojito

    2 Ounces Malibu Rum

    1/2 ounce simple syrup

    4 ounces Carbonated Water

    1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

    1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

    2 sprigs fresh mint

    1 tsp white sugar

    2 tsp raw sugar

    Muddle mint in with simple syrup and rum, add ice to shaker with fresh lemon and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a large glass that has been rimmed with sugar filled with ice. Top with carbonated water and garnish with fresh mint.

    Rimmer- Combine both sugars and some grated lime zest.



     Be sure to Share this on your Facebook Page and Tweet it out…We want to get #STREETSWAP Trending through out the Twitterverse Sunday night… 


    In case yu can’t wait till Sunday you can always catch some FABOOSH past episodes of Colin and Justin Home Heist on HGTV… and Check out their Website and Facebook page for all around DESIGN FABULOUSNESS…



    **Note- Fizzini Prizes will be drawn at random through out the Twitter party. Fizzini will be available mid August 2013 so winners shall receive their prizing after this date. Contest open to Canadian Residents only.**