Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Step to Cool Things Down

Wow talk about a heat wave, temperatures around the country in the upper ninety's even breaching the hundred degree mark. All this heat actually has me thinking about some winter fun. Snowflakes, snow globes, beautiful ice sculptures....

Create a winter wonderland for your guests...have a gingerbread bar, serve crowd favorites such as hot chocolate and warm apple cider. When choosing a signature cocktail stick with your winter oasis and go with an eggnog martini.

Crushed graham crackers, optional for garnish
1 1/2 ounces dark rum
1 ounce spiced rum
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
3 ounces store bought eggnog
1/4 ounce simple syrup
cinnamon stick, optional for garnish
1. Dip the rim of a martini glass in water and then into the crushed graham crackers.
2. Combine dark rum, spiced rum, vodka with eggnog and simple syrup in an ice-filled martini shaker. Shake well, strain and pour into a prepared glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Just a little reminder that while sizzling in this summer heat right now, the brisk days and nights of winter are only around the corner.

Photos from: (from top, left to right) marthastewart.com, amemorylaneevent.com, marthastewartweddings.com, marthastewartweddings.com, classicbells.com, cakecentral.com, ivillage.com, etsy.com, carolineoncrack.com, justthething.co.uk, winterparkweddings.blogspot.com, esty.com, justthething.co.uk, mydreamwedding.com

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