1. Valentine’s Day Strawberry Martinis

    Valentine's Day Bar Cart with Strawberry cocktails by Fashionable Hostess

    I love decorating for Valentine’s Day {obviously, I mean it’s been going on for weeks on the blog} but as much as I like all the hearts and frills I also love something a bit more sophisticated and elegant. So today I wanted to share a simple bar cart display for Valentine’s that includes the most delicious Valentine’s {or Galentine’s Day} martini recipe. Of course the key to making it special is choosing delicate martini glasses {these are the Lenox Tuscany Classic}, adding pretty garnish, and displaying alongside lush flowers! Read on for this martini recipe that I found on AHealthyLifeforMe.com.

    Love Potion #9 Cocktail {ie. Valentine’s Day Strawberry Martini}

    Ingredients:

    • 1½ ounces Vodka
    • ½ ounce Peach Schnapps
    • 3 ounces Pink Grapefruit juice
    • 1 Strawberry

    Instructions:

    In a martini shaker filled with ice add Vodka, Peach Schnapps, and Grapefruit Juice. Shake and pour into martini glass. Add ½ strawberry to rim of martini glass.

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  2. Valentine’s Day Cocktails

    Sweetest Valentine's Day Cocktail by Fashionable Hostess6

    As I mentioned in last week’s Valentine’s Day Bar Cart display, I wanted to share a closer look at the specialty drinks I whipped up and it’s not just due to the recipe. The actual cocktail portion is incredibly simple, being primarily rosé champagne and a splash of St. Germain {elderflower liqueur}, which makes it just a bit sweeter. Pink, a hint of sweetness, and bubbly, that’s pretty much checks across the board! But what really makes it really Valentine’s worthy was in the way I prepared it.

    Before filling my glasses with the champagne, I dipped the flute rims in a shallow dish of agave, followed by a shallow dish of gold sugar to create a gold sugared rim. I let them dry for minimum of 10 minutes before then moving on to filling the glasses. After filling my cocktails, I took out Sugarfina candy lips and stuck tooth picks through the middle, so I could lay them across the top. Next I took XO hangtags and tied one at the bottom of each glass. The finishing touch was displaying mini bottles of rosé chandon alongside the cocktails so everyone could help themselves to a top off. Seriously in love with the girly finished product! Cheers!

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  3. DIY Milk & Donut Straws

    DIY Milk & Donut Straws on Fashionable Hostess8

    This week I created the sweetest winter dessert bar complete with a mini coconut cake, a tower of powdered donuts, and custom snowflake cookies from The Frosted Affair in Nashville. I can’t wait to share the full look in Monday’s post {here’s a sneak peak on my instagram}. The finishing touch to this dessert bar was the perfect treat to wash it all down, a tray full of milk with donut straws. Creating these adorable drinks was seriously the easiest DIY since all you have todo is stick a donut through a straw and place in a cup of milk. {I bought mini Entenmann’s but you can make homemade donuts if you are feeling really ambitious; I love this recipe}. Of course choosing the right straws is a huge factor to making the presentation super cute so I shared a bunch of my favorites for you to shop below. These adorable milk drinks are perfect to serve at a baby shower, kids birthday party, or even for a brunch! Drink up!

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