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The Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma Cocktail is a refreshing Mexican cocktail with grapefruit juice and tequila! Similar to a margarita but with a sweet tart twist of grapefruit. The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail, prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit juice and served over ice with a lime or grapefruit wedge. The glass may be rimmed with salt […]

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Homemade Organic Lavender Honey {#SundaySupper}

Perfect to make and keep on hand to add to hot tea or to add a wonderful natural sweetness to your favorite cocktail, this Lavender Honey is also the perfect gift from the kitchen to bring as a hostess or “welcome to the neighborhood” gift. Organic Lavender Honey INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup lavender flowers, organic or […]

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Passion To Print: Final Days of Kickstarter Campaign

A heartfelt thank you to you all for your support of the Kickstarter project! We are heading into our final 8 days of pledging and we are currently 65% funded towards the $5,000 goal. {are you a backer? Proudly share this image along with the link:} As I mentioned, we are shooting the last […]

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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe #MardiGras #AnAppealingPlan #cocktails

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

  “The world-famous Hurricane is a Pat O’Brien’s original. The cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink consisting of rum, passion fruit syrup and limejuice. The drink originated in the 1940s because of the need to use up 50 cases of the less popular rum that the local distributors forced the bar to buy before getting the more popular scotch and whiskey […]

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#AnAppealingPlan Mint Julep Recipe fro Kentucky Derby Parties

Cinco vs Derby. Lime vs Mint. The battle continues.

Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo? Mint Julep or Margarita? It is an age-old question leading up to the first weekend in May. Well OK, maybe not age-old but still, a question that I  have asked every year in May during my adult entertaining years. Living in the North East most of my life Cinco […]

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Festive Tailgating: Tips & Recipes

FESTIVE WEEKEND TAILGATING    It is Football time again and although I have to admit, I don’t track the rankings until literally days before the actual Super Bowl, I do LOVE this time of year for the mere fact that there are so many opportunities to do what I love: Entertain. Getting together with neighbors and […]

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Product Pick: Designer Ice

As we enjoy the last days of the summer season, this week’s product pick is selected to keep your cool. These ice forms allow you to freeze your favorite flavored water or wow your guests with designer ice for their beverage. The size and shape are best used in pitchers, punch bowls or larger tumblers and actually melt […]

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MVP Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary’s are a tradition in my family, a staple at all our get togethers.  I remember Sunday Brunch’s with various pitchers of fresh homemade mix on my Grandparents kitchen counter. My Aunts & Uncles pouring a tall glass and adding dashes of this, splashes of that, a few of these then stirring it all together […]

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Vanilla Mint Soda Sipper Recipe

VANILLA MINT SODA SIPPER RECIPE INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup {recipe below} 6-8 fresh picked mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish tonic water crushed Ice berries for garnish tall glass Shady Tree in Your Favorite Garden METHOD In a tall glass muddle the mint leaves together with Vanilla Simple Syrup. Add Ice to 3/4 […]

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raspberry lime cocktail #anappealingplan

Raspberry Rosemary Summer Sipper

A big part of entertaining is being the best host you can be so, I always like to offer my guests a beverage to sip on during an event. So here is the Suggested Sip of the Week recipe, with alcohol and non-alcoholic versions. RASPBERRY ROSEMARY SUMMER SIPPER Previous Recipes include: Basil Grapefruit Sipper, Thyme […]

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Cocktail Recipe: The Garden Party Sipper {#GardenPartyChat}

Tonight’s An Appealing Plan  #GardenPartyChat on Twitter {Wednesday 8P EST} topic will be Celebrating Fourth Of July. Seems pretty straight forward right? Problem is turns out we all have our own version of what this means. {Join us on twitter here} As a proper host, I of course would like to offer my guests a beverage to […]

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