You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sundays …

Hey Dolls! I hope that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday; and, for those of you observing Hanukkah, I wish you a joyous celebration.

Today’s Champagne Sundays recipe comes from the one and only Mrs. Lilien, my all time favorite blogger. Mrs. Kelley Lilien is the self-described, “Arbiter of the elusive ladylike pleasures. Chief ambassador of the elevated lifestyle. Bon vivant of the internet.” I couldn’t agree more!

Each of this Mrs.’ blog posts are written as short poetic verses, with tons on whimsical flair. If you aren’t familiar with Mrs. Lilien, you need to journey over to her page ASAP. You will forever be a fan.
Anywho, last week, Mrs. Lilien partnered with Sugar Paper LA and hosted The Ultimate Hostess Giveaway. There was no way I could resist sharing why I feel I am the Head Hostess in Charge.
Ultimate Hostess Contest
Image: Mrs. Lilien
Channeling my best Mrs. Lilien, I submitted the following:

The Head Hostess in Charge,
Yep, I’m that Doll.
Throwing swanky soirees,
That are appealing to all.

Place cards, linen napkins, with an appropriately stocked bar,
Each guest that arrives is truly the star.

No Paperless Posts or Evites,
Its paper invitations, with calligraphy to boot.
Mr. and Mrs.’ mix and mingle,
Leaving with cute gift bags, with a little bounty and loot.

Part of successful hostessing, is what will this Mrs. wear?
Pre-soirée details catch me prepping and primping, creating a sleek chignon for my hair.

Being the Head Hostess in Charge is not for the faint of heart you see,
But with tips from Mrs. Lilien, it’s effortlessly easy as un, deux, ummm … Three!

Corny you may say, but guess what? I was a contest runner-up! In my mind, even a few props from Mrs. Lilien were well worth it to me.

I received an email from Mrs. Social Media, one of Mrs. Lillien’s colleagues, confirming my home address, and a few days later, VOILA! My goodies arrived, compliments of Mrs. Lilien.

A complimentary Mrs. Lilien Cocktail Swatchbook ~ Classic Cocktails with a Twist, Flamingo Swizzles Sticks, and a Swirly “Mrs.” Straw! Yep, I am in heaven.


So fittingly, today’s champagne cocktail recipe is the French 75 from the Cocktail Swatchbook.

French 75 ~ A Coquettish Champagne Dazzler

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  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sugar Cubes
  • 2 Ounces Gin
  • 1 Tea Spoon Simple Sugar
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Flute
  • Sparkling Swizzle Sticks

Mixology. Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces of Gin, the juice from a fresh lemon, and 1 teaspoon of simple sugar. Cover and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into the flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a sparking swizzle stick, a cherry and a lemon. Enjoy!

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Until Then,
~ L.
The Pretty Domestic

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