The countdown to Christmas is officially kicking into high gear! We’re keeping things cheerful with this week’s Signature Cocktail — the Feliz Natal! POM pomegranate juice, pineapple, Ruby Port and Cognac all come together for a drink full of festive flavor and color.

Recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, photography by Josh Gruetzmacher.

Ingredients: 

1 oz. Ruby Port
1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. pomegranate-pineapple holiday juice blend*
.75 oz. house-made spiced pineapple syrup
*for the holiday juice blend: 1 oz. POM brand pomegranate juice, .25 oz. Pineapple juice, and .5 oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Add all ingredients, shake & strain and pour in a martini glass.  Garnish with 1/2 orange wheel.

 

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Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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Happy December! This week’s Signature Cocktail  is just right for the crazy countdown to Christmas — spiked eggnog! Since this recipe makes a small batch for two, it’s perfect for a cozy date night, but it can most definitely be scaled for larger parties! Enjoy!

Recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, photography by Josh Gruetzmacher.

EGGNOG

Ingredients

– 2 large eggs
– just over 3 oz (by volume) superfine sugar
– ½ tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
– 2 oz brandy
– 2 oz spiced rum (I use Sailor Jerry’s, or can be house-made)
– .25 oz. Jamaican Rum (Appleton)
– 6 oz whole milk
– 4.25 oz heavy cream
– pinch of 5-spice mix

 

Directions:

Beat eggs in blender for one minute on medium speed. Slowly add sugar and blend for one additional minute. With blender still running, add nutmeg, brandy, rum, milk and cream until combined. Chill thoroughly to allow flavors to combine and serve in small punch cups. Top with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick and serve.

 

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We’ve got the perfect Signature Cocktail for your Thanksgiving feast on our blog today! Called “To All a Goodnight,” this spin on an old-fashioned incorporates cranberries for a burst of fun color and fresh flavor! We would love to see how all of our readers are celebrating tomorrow… tag us @snippetandink on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Original recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, photography by Josh Gruetzmacher.

Ingredients:

1 oz. house-made spiced cranberry shrub
.5 oz. lemon juice
1.5 oz. whiskey or reposado tequila*

*if using reposado tequila, we switch the lemon juice to lime juice

Directions: Fill ice in an old-fashioned glass, add spiced cranberry shrub, lemon juice and whiskey (or tequila!), shake & strain. Garnish with skewered cocktail cranberries.

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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We’re in a transitional time of year right now — still savoring the last few days of autumn, but looking forward to the winter wonderland brought on by the turning of the season! Today, McKenzie Powell shows us two separate floral arrangements, both perfect for this time of year.

 

Flowers include garden roses, spray roses, mums, scabiosa, clematis vine, lambs ear and antique hydrangea. Fall fruit, tree branches and mushroom accents lend an earthy touch!

 

 

We love the look of these next floral arrangements, which includes a variety of roses and jasmine vine.  Wouldn’t those trailing vines be so elegant for a December wedding?

 

 

Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

Floral Design: McKenzie Powell / Photography: O’Malley Photographers

 

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We’re getting into the spirit of the season with this week’s #SnippetandInkSigCocktail — Spices in a Pear Tree. Bourbon and fresh lemon juice make this cocktail especially merry and bright!

Original recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and pics by Josh Gruetzmacher.

Ingredients

1.5 oz. bourbon
.75 oz. spiced pear shrub
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake & strain. Fill glass with ice, pour drink and sip! Tag us @snippetandink in your #SnippetSigCocktail pics on Instagram for a chance to be regrammed!

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

 

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