1. Thanksgiving Bar Cart & Cocktail : For Him

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    As a continuation to yesterday’s post, I wanted to share a “his” and “hers” cocktail and bar cart story for your upcoming Holiday entertaining. With Thanksgiving just a week away I thought this cocktail was seasonally appropriate due to the gin, but realistically this cocktail is great for gin lovers year-round, so feel free to use this at Christmas or New Years.

    As for the decor, I swapped over to mint julep cups from Mark & Graham that have been a staple for my manly cocktails since the Kentucky Derby. I placed the cocktails on a circular monogramed wooden tray {also Mark & Graham} to complete the look.

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    Here is the recipe for this Rosemary Gin Fizz Cocktail which I found on InspiredTaste.net. My advice would be to go overboard on the garnish to look a lush as these photos!

    Ingredients {for 4 servings}:

    • 1 cup (8 oz) gin
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) rosemary simple syrup (See recipe below)
    • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) club soda
    • 4 lemon slices (garnish)
    • 4 rosemary sprigs (garnish)

    Ingredients for Home-made Rosemary Simple Syrup:

    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 rosemary sprig


    For Rosemary Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Cook, while stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove pan from the heat, add rosemary, and then let steep for 1 hour. Discard the rosemary sprig.

    For Cocktail: Stir gin, lemon juice and the rosemary simple syrup in a pitcher. Refrigerate. When ready to serve, divide between 4 glasses filled with ice, add club soda then garnish with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs.

    Cheers! I look forward to sharing more Thanksgiving entertaining ideas throughout next week!

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  2. Thanksgiving Bar Cart & Cocktail : For Her

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    Because my bar cart vignettes have been so fun to set-up and serve guests, I wanted todo “his” and “hers” Thanksgiving cocktail stories today and tomorrow to inspire you for your upcoming Holiday entertaining!

    Today is geared towards the gals {for those of you hosting a “Friendsgiving” this is a great one to whip up!}. It is light and refreshing, leaving you plenty of room for all that turkey and stuffing! Plus I love to drink champagne on pretty much every holiday as a little celebration, and the elderflower liqueur makes it feel perfectly festive. Then paired back to chic and sleek decor on a bar cart, it is elegant enough to place right alongside your Thanksgiving or dessert table!

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    Today make the presentation a bit more elegant I used my new gorgeous gold-rimmed wine glasses by Mark & Graham which have a “G” engraved for my last name. I also used my monogramed ice bucket from Mark & Graham which say “FH” and comes with an ice scoop. I always like to leave extra champagne on ice for guests to help themselves {here I chose Le Grand Courtage Champagne, which is the prettiest white bottle}.

    I complimented my cocktails with white and gold details from fresh white peonies, to a sweet pumpkin that says “Give Thanks” from LHCalligraphy, a beautiful futura vase, and cheers coasters {shop the full look below!}.

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    To make this St. Germain Cocktail see ingredients and directions below from Popsugar.com.

    Ingredients {makes 1 cocktail}:

    • 2 ounces brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine {Le Grand Courtage}
    • 1 1/2 ounces Elderflower Liqueur {St. Germain}
    • 2 ounces Club soda
    • Lemon twist, for garnish

    Directions: Stir sparkling wine, St-Germain, and club soda together in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Garnish with a lemon twist.

    Looking forward to sharing a manly man choice tomorrow!

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  3. Decorate your Bar Cart for Fall

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    Seriously I am LOVING decorating my house for Fall. I decorated my front steps and foyer table, my living room fireplace mantel, so I had todo a little something on my back patio for all of my outdoor dinner party guests to admire. I brought this Target bar cart on to my patio the last time I had an event so I could have a drink station, but have left it out there because it is such a cute accent piece! I now love to rotate how I decorate it based on the season and holiday! It was a hit for summer {with summer cocktails} and now it looks perfectly Fall thanks to a mix of pumpkins and candles.

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    To create the look I chose two tall candles, a copper pitcher from Pier1, and a sweet chalkboard sign reading “Gather Family & Friends” {that I used on this Fall table} on the top shelf. Then I recently got into dried lavender {such a good flower buy since it requires no water, lasts forever, and smells so good!!} so I put a small vase on the cart and tied a bow with straw around the vase. Then I placed an assortment of pumpkins on the floor and bottom level of the cart. I always like to mix up my heights, so I placed two little white pumpkins {these I spray-painted white because I couldn’t find in stores} on a cake stand on a pile of Magnolia leaves that I spray-painted gold.

    I placed a bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico out for the shoot because it is a great Fall wine {especially served back to braised and grilled meats and savory sauces}, plus the bottle color is a great compliment to the bright orange colors I have in the orange pumpkin and copper vase. I guess you could say the overall look is relatively simple, but I love the little touches to instantly make the space feel Holiday-ready! Before you know it I will be swapping out the white pumpkins for more orange in prep for Halloween! Shop the cart and details below!

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