Who says bellinis are only enjoyed in Italia? While bellinis originated in Italy, they have become vastly popular around the world! The best thing about a classic bellini is that it is delicious and refreshing, and it only takes a few ingredients to make. Whether you’re having an outdoor bridal shower, wedding reception or even just a Sunday brunch, a bellini bar is the perfect addition to any occasion. Gifts.com has put together the ultimate guide to creating a homemade bellini bar, including the essential ingredients needed, unique recipes, styling tips and a sugaring station for those of you with a sweet tooth! Get excited and create this unique and glam homemade bellini bar! Continue reading
Category: Cocktail Hour
10 Favorite Fall Cocktails and Mocktails
It’s September 1st! With the end of summer just around the corner, we’re officially shifting our gaze to fall. Time to break out the apple cider, cranberry cocktails, and all the goodness that comes with fall. Whether you’re looking for a few tasty ideas for a signature wedding cocktail, or just a delicious mocktail to bring home to the family, these 10 tasty drinks will have you in the mood for fall.
21 Sweet and Savory Winter Cocktails
There’s nothing better than sitting by the fire with a cozy blanket and a good drink; coffee, coco, or otherwise. These are 21 of our favorite winter cocktails. Seems like a perfect to-do list for a weekend get together. That campfire delight is tops on the list.
Kahula Hot Chocolate – Damn Delicious
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria – The Kitchn
Winter Cranberry Martini – Swooned Magazine
Spiced Irish Coffee – Spiced Train
Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate – Minimalist Baker
Campfire Delight – Weddings & Honeymoons
Cranberry Bourbon Fizz – Style Me Pretty
Sugar and Spice White Russian – Waiting on Martha
Persimmon Spice Punch – My Diary of Us
Spiced Spiked Eggnog – The Flair Exchange
Apple Mint Sangria – The Kitchy Kitchen
Mulled Wine – Waiting on Martha
Apple Pie Sgroppino Cocktail – Style Me Pretty
Coconut Milk with Honey, Hazelnuts, and Bourbon – The Gouda Life
Sex on a Snowbank – Nellie Bellie
Cranberry Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider – Katie in the Kitchen
Grapefruit Rosemary Mule – Domesticate Me
Cranberry Mojito – Nutmeg Nanny
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini – Will Cook for Friends
Hot Buttered Rum – Epicurious
Pomegranate Martini – Good Housekeeping
13 Classic Cocktails
One of the joys of going to a wedding (apart from witnessing the marriage of course) is the chance of an open bar. If you are so generous, here are a few cocktails to make sure your bartender knows how to make. You can’t go wrong with the classics! If you’re feeling creative, give them cutsey names that tie back to the wedding. If your name is Brittney call your Martini a Brit-tini. If your name is Jen, call it a Jen and tonic.
The Gimlet – From Creative Culinary
The Cosmopolitan – The Framed Table
Old Fashioned – Gimme some Oven
Dark and Stormy -Movita Beaucoup
Whisky Sour – Jelly Toast Blog
Sugar and Spice, and Pumpkin and Apple
Fall is for pumpkin pie and apple cider. Cocktail hour is no different. These festively themed drinks are all about the fall flavors. A drink with spiced cider you say? Consider it served.
Honey Bourbon Apple Cider by Hello Natural
Hot Buttered Rum by Epicurious
Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail Rum by Horrible Housewife
Pumpkin Pie in a Glass by Kitchen Meets Girl
Bourbon Maple Apple Cider by Freutcake
Holiday Mule by Home Sweet Jones
Apple Cider Mimosa by The Cookie Rookie
Cranberry Gimlet by Food Fanatic
Boozy Maple Orchard by The Fitchen
Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog by Produce on Parade
For more cocktail hour favorites, check out our Cocktail Hour board on Pinterest!
15 Summer Cocktails
Summer cocktails are all about the fresh fruity flavors. Cocktail hour is all about the drinks. Seems like we have a match!
These 15 drinks have our favorite fruity flavors of the summer. Whether you like pink or pineapple, we have a drink for you. Take your pick!
Pear and Ginger Sage by Dishing Up the Dirt
Malibu Sunset by Averie Cooks
Lemon Drop Fizz by Crazy for Crust
Peach Lemonade Martini by Fresh Family Cooking
Kiwi Bluberry Mojito from Laylita.
Blushing Whiskey Sour Recipe from Kleinworth & Co.
Strawberry Vodka Lemonade by Heather Christo
Cantaloupe Cocktail from Probably This.
Cranberry and Star Anise Champagne by Dishing Up the Dirt
Lemongrass Gin and Tonic by Salt & Wind
Watermelon Prosecco Mint by 17 Apart.
Limoncello Thyme Gin by Your Southern Peach
Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Frozen Pineapple Margarita by Sweet and Savory by Shinee
Blackberry Basil Shrub by Taste Love and Nouris