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.
– 2 ounces pineapple juice
-1 ounce white grapejuice
-1 ounce Blue Curacao
-1 ounce vodka
-1.5 cups ice
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. **
The annual holiday Hot Chocolate is offered now until January 3. From 11am-7pm in the historic lobby, guest can enjoy the Philadelphia tradition, a favorite of children and adults alike!
The hot chocolate is made from Callebaut, the Belgian manufacturer of luxury chocolate and will be available in two options, ‘Nice’ traditional hot coco for $8 and enhanced hotel coco for $10. This Enhanced Hot Chocolate will be served with a selection of toppings and candies.
If you’re feeling naughty, spike it with booze for an additional $6 (which includes a shot of liquor).One Dollar from each hot chocolate sold benefits Philabundance.
Savor the holiday season with five indulgent hot chocolates from around the world with your choice of toppings and an added ‘kick’ at the Westend Bistro’s outdoor patio. Guests can sip on the Cherry Blossom which has a blend of dark and light milk Madagascan chocolates and is garnished with sesame tuple and spiked with Clear Creek Cherry Brandy. Guests can also indulge in the Westend Classique served with lavender infused premium chocolate garnished with whipped cream, orange zest, chocolate crumbles and spiked with REmy Martion VSOP Cognac.
Step off of the energetic city streets and into The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. in downtown, a majestic environment steeped in the history, culture, and spirit of our nation’s capital.
Situated atop the Seawater Spa roof, patrons can ice skate with views of the Atlantic Ocean while sipping on spiked hot coco from the bar. Guests can indulge in Gurney’s signature spiked coco served with Corso chocolate, light cacao chocolate, garnished with a block of marshmallow, sprinkled in nutmeg and topped with a shot of vanilla-flavored vodka.
Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, this year-round spa destination is where you will find the serenity winter brings to the Hampton’s experience.
The Faceplant cocktail is a popular choice after a long day on the mountain. Served in a hot drink glass, the Faceplant includes infused bourbon, hot chocolate, cinnamon and is topped with whipped cream to warm the body up.
Served in a hot drink glass
1 1/4 oz of infused bourbon
Fill with Hot Chocolate
Top with whipped cream
Shake some cinnamon on top
Located in the AAA Four Diamond Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Spur Restaurant & Bar has established itself as the leading destination for apres ski and dining and offers numerous handcrafted Jackson-themed cocktails to choose from.
“A hostess gift is a token of gratitude for the invite & all of the work your host/hostess has put into the event. Keep in mind that it is not a Thank-you for the event itself. Etiquette tells us that we follow-up with a Thank-you after the event & that should be sent in the same manner as the invite was extended. For paper invites a paper Thank-You, email invites and email thank you and so on.”
I also asked the ever Fabulous design duo Colin and Justin their thoughts on giving hostess gifts…
“When you think of all the effort your hostess is putting in to make sure you have a fabulous evening, it’s nice to take along a cute wee present. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, maybe some homemade cookies, a scented candle (a candjhome.com, candle of course!) or a lovely jar of home made jam. Just something to show you’ve thought of them and all their efforts to make you feel at home. We sometimes take a swag bag with perfume samples, candy and a lottery scratch card or two. It’s fun to be the gifter instead of the giftee!”
Here is my list of my FAVE FABOOSH Hostess Gifts for 2015…
Be sure to check out some passed lists for more FABOOSH gift Ideas.. Happy Hostess…
“Perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout.”
This book adds a fun new twist on cocktail books and film books in one. The recipes are smart , easy and most entertaining to read. FAB value at 18.99$ on Amazon.ca
It is rare that I enjoy a flavored anything. I have to say, I like this Bailey’s better than the original . This has now become a staple in my Saturday morning coffee.
Well not just any beer…
Put together a basket or 6 pack of fab unique craft beers. Or beers from other parts of the world for your host to enjoy. It is always fun to try new things and so many people will not be as adventurous when buying for themselves.
Check out McClelland Imports for some more FAB beer suggestions. Also if you are in ST Jacobs be sure to check out Block Three brewing and the Elora Brewing company in Elora Ontario. Be sure to google craft brewers in your local area to see what you have available to you.
Soap Stones are handcrafted glycerin soap intended for both use and display. Consisting of all natural, vegetable-based soap ingredients, the Soap Stones are made and faceted by hand in a Brooklyn studio.
Headed to a holiday kids party… I got ya covered… I am in love with these Hair ties and hair bands made by a young lady named Story…
Story chooses different charities to donate portions of her profits too..can you say.. TAKE MY MONEY!! For more info and to order email firstname.lastname@example.org …Delivery is included!
If you are headed to my house for a party these top my gift list..just saying…
If you are pinching your dollar and Scents… (see what I did there…)
I love me a good Caesar and it all comes down to the Mix.. and my go to is Walter’s All Natural Mix … Small batch with NO Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), artificial colors, and Glucose / Fructose (high fructose corn syrup) …Makes drinking healthy..right?
Unicef has 14 Survival Gifts available all under $20 These are more than just gifts, they are small miracles. You can send things like bed nets, anti-malaria drugs or pencils for a school. Simply buy your hostess one of these little miracles and you can send her an e-card or their is even a printable card you can take to the party with you…I gaurantee it will be the best holiday gift and one your hostess will never forget..
What is your favorite hostess gift to give or receive…?? I am always looking for FABOOSH ideas…CHEERS!