1. Apple Cider Cocktail with Ginger Beer


    I was so excited to share some Fall Entertaining tips on the Pottery Barn Blog {check it out here!}. They have the prettiest Fall entertaining and decor selection, and it really makes all the difference when it comes to hosting; like these flameless birch candles and this antique silver ice bucket {I selected some of my favorites for you to shop at the bottom of this post!}. So today I wanted to share a Fall cocktail that I whipped up especially for this photo shoot, which includes my favorite Fall ingredient Apple Cider. My husband is a huge Bourbon lover, so I knew these would be a hit at my upcoming party, and the icing on the cake is the addition of ginger beer for a bit of fizz {I fell in love with Ginger Beer from Moscow Mules!}. Thank you to the blog, Self Proclaimed Foodie for inspiring this recipe.


    Apple Ginger Cocktail Ingredients:

    • 1 piece of fresh ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup
    • 1 shot of bourbon whiskey
    • 1 shot of ounces apple cider
    • 1 shot of chilled ginger beer
    • Apple slice for garnish
    • Ice



    1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the ginger with the simple syrup. Add bourbon and cider.

    2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.

    3. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and top with ginger beer.

    4. Garnish with an apple wedge, serve, and enjoy!

    FashionableHostess Party Tip:

    Make a batch x 5 and place it in your Bleecker Bar Martini Pitcher to serve throughout the party!


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    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

  2. Apricot & Goat Cheese Crostini

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    While I love a gorgeous cheese board at any party, I am always on the hunt for new and fresh cheese appetizer for guests. So for today’s party recipe, I am sharing my apricot and goat cheese crostini which have become a summer staple at the MiaChateauFH! Salty meets sweet {thanks to the drizzle of agave!},they are the perfect change up to your usual selection of cheeses. My party tip: Warm up the baguette slices as close to party time as possible so they are crisp and toasty when guests arrive! I hope this inspires a delish new addition to your next summer soiree! Ingredients: 1 baguette Extra-virgin olive oil,…

  3. La Marca Prosecco Popsicles

    Striped Prosecco Popsicles by Fashionable Hostess - a collaboration with LaMarca and Gilt City
    Prosecco Popsicles by Fashionable Hostess - a collaboration with LaMarca and Gilt City-1

    For my latest summer soiree, I had been searching for new and original ways to wow guests, so I partnered with Gilt City and La Marca Prosecco to create a totally cool {pun intended} take on a summer cocktail, a fruity Prosecco popsicle {to be consumed by guests over 21 of course!}. I wanted to keep things simple by sticking to 2 ingredients, La Marca Prosecco and fresh watermelon. To create the popsicle I started by blending half a bottle of La Marca Prosecco and half of a fresh watermelon till liquified. Next I took my popsicle molds and filled a third with the blended mixture…

  4. Floral Naked Cake

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    I have been eyeing the Naked Cake trend for some time now… they are so pretty and simple, but make a huge statement at any dessert table! So when my grandmother’s birthday came around last week, I took it as the perfect opportunity to hop on board the trend and test one out for myself. {For those of you wondering what a ‘naked cake’ is… it is the latest cake trend where you skip frosting the outside of the cake, but rather focus between layers, and then go over-the-top in decorating the top layer. The top layer can be fruit, flowers, icing,…

  5. DIY Sangria Bar

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    Lately I have been trying to make more creative cocktail stations for my parties so when I hosted a Mom’s Night Out at my house last week I created this sweet Sangria Bar with a yummy selection of toppings for everyone to garnish their drinks. Key elements to this display are a fun drink dispenser {I got this one at West Elm. It’s holds 1.4 gallons, has a nice silver stand, and most importantly, doesn’t leak… many of the cheapie ones do!!}. Then I love my Simon Pearce martini glasses for displaying fruit with an elegant twist. Here I cut up oranges and…

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