You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Hey Dolls! It’s late for a “Champagne Sunday” post, but truth be told I spent the day sipping bubbly with my favorite Dolls. Anywho, as we prepare for Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it appropriate to share several cocktail recipes that you can serve to your guests, whether you are hosting on Thursday or having an open house during the weekend. Peep the deets.

Cranberry Orange Sparkler

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1 cup cranberry juice (or red currant juice)
1/3 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1 bottle (750 ml) of your favorite Champagne
24 ounces chilled ginger ale

The Mixology. In a measuring cup, combine juice and liqueur. Divide among eight Champagne flutes or wine glasses. To serve, top with equal parts Champagne and ginger ale.

Cranberry Margaritas

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1/2 cup cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec

The Mixology. Stir all ingredients together until blended.  Serve over ice in sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges if desired.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

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2 ounces ginger flavored vodka
2 ounces apple cider (store bought or homemade)
Juice of 1 small lime wedge
Good quality ginger beer to top off (about 1/2 cup or so)
Cinnamon to sprinkle

The Mixology. In a copper mug, add the vodka, apple cider and lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, sprinkle cinnamon over the ice, then top off with ginger beer. Stir well and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Boozy Maple Orchard

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1/2 ounce Bourbon
2 ounces apple puree (Gala apples recommended)
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup
For garnish optional | fresh apple slices, cinnamon sticks

The Mixology. Core, peel, and quarter an apple. Add to blender and puree. In the blender with the apple puree, add lemon juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon and pulse to combine. Pour over ice into a glass and garnish with an apple slice or cinnamon, as desired.

Enjoy Dolls! Chin, chin!

Until Then | Keep Sharing the Pretty

The Pretty Domestic



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But It’s Not Thanksgiving Yet!!

Hey Dolls! I know, I know, we haven’t even enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner, and yet, the Christmas and Hanukkah are knocking at the door. There’s tons of holiday prep that occurs this time of the year; but at the top of my list is finding and ordering the perfect holiday cards. Lord knows I need to start early, because they take forever to address, stamp and mail.  (Yep, I am still a snail mail girl!) That said, I wanted to share several sites where I’ve had success in ordering the most festive of cards. Peep the deets.

Effie’s Paper. Effie’s paper is the creative brainchild of the über stylish Kalyn Johnson. My favorite paperie, Effie’s Paper has the swankiest of all “modern stationery and gift products for moms, busy professionals and social butterflies.” Effie’s also has the hippest holiday cards.

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Papyrus. Papyrus does individual cards, boxed sets and custom printing. They are my “go-to” paperie for an any ocassion card.

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tinyprints. This online retailer has cornered the holiday photo card market. Whether you’re into showing off your fab fam with one photo or six, or if want to wish your clients a happy holidays by gifting them with a 2016 card/calendar, you name it, they  have it. But what do I like best about Tiny Prints? They have a huge selection of glitter holiday cards. A Doll loves her sparkle.



Voilà! There are my picks for the perfect holiday cards!


Until Then,


The Pretty Domestic