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How to Host a Small Cocktail Party at Home

For some time now, having friends over has been a more casual, spontaneous affair with beers and wines. But lately, there has been a resurgence of cocktail parties. While beer and wine are still very much enjoyed, mixed drinks have gained in popularity, offering a more formal gathering, complete with appetizers and small bites. If you’re looking to create a more upscale celebration and host your own small cocktail party, don’t be intimidated about learning to make the cocktails and creating delicious food. In fact, it’s actually easier–and a lot less stuffy–than it sounds! While you can still dress up …

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Create the Best Drinks at Home for More Exciting Beverages

Photo by Adam Jaime on Unsplash It’s not always easy to be interested in the things you drink. Sometimes you just have a drink because you’re thirsty and you’re not that interested in what it tastes like. Other times, you can get bored of drinking the same things again and again. Perhaps you’ve had enough of soda or you’re fed up with orange juice or coffee. But when you’re not sure what the alternatives are, you can struggle to feel inspired to make a change. If you want your drinks to be more exciting, but without necessarily having to put in too much …

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The holidays are upon us! That means friends and family will be gathering for good food, good conversation, and good drinks. Why not add a bit of wow-factor to your holiday drinks with my twist on the traditional mulled wine? With the help of a delicious selection of McCormick® products at H-E-B, I have created a fabulous libation to elevate your seasonal gatherings. Inspired by the flavors and spices of the holiday’s most famous cookie, here’s my recipe for Mulled Gingerbread White Wine… Mulled …

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Bottles to Pop on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is upon us! And I personally cannot think of anything more appropriate to bid farewell to 2018 than with a few glasses of booze. Seriously, was it just me or was this year a dumpster-fire of political and cultural rubbish?! So, join me as I look back on the past year and review some of the more favorable moments… I mean, bottles… that we experienced here at The Frosted Petticoat. Here’s our review of the bottles to pop on New Years Eve. Piper-Heidsieck One of my all-time favorite bottles, Piper-Heidsieck Brut is so good that it is …

Spiced Mustard Sidecar Brandy Cocktail

Brandy Cocktail Twist: The Spiced Mustard Sidecar

Special thanks to Colman’s Mustard for partnering up with me on this delicious post! The year is about to come to a close, so I ask you this:have you done anything crazy yet? If you’ve been following along with my website throughout 2018, then you know I’ve been challenging myself to make some pretty insane recipes. Goat cheese cocktails! Banana Salmon Egg Rolls! Elderflower liqueur marshmallows! It’s been quite a wild (and delicious!) ride. Well, I have one last weird but awesome recipe to close out the year… The Spiced Mustard Sidecar. It’s a twist on the classic brandy-based cocktail, …

Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail with Nino Franco

Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail

Need a signature drink for your holiday festivities? Then look no further! My friends at Nino Franco are sharing their killer seasonal cocktail recipe with us and I highly suggest you try it. I whipped up a few and will certainly be serving these at my seasonal celebrations! Get the recipe below for these delicious Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktails…   Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail INGREDIENTS:  5 oz. Nino Franco Rustico NV Prosecco 1 oz. apple cider 1/2 oz Root 23 Maple Cinnamon Simple Syrup DIRECTIONS: Pour 5 oz. of Nino Franco Prosecco in a cocktail glass. Spoon the syrup in …

Patio Bar Cart Essentials with Prairie Organic Spirits

Patio Bar Cart Essentials with Prairie Organic Spirits

Thank you Prairie Organic Spirits for sponsoring this post. The contents of this post and the products named are only intended for persons of legal drinking age (21+) and should not be forwarded, shared or otherwise distributed to any underaged persons. Prairie Organic Spirits reminds you to please enjoy their products responsibly. This summer The Frosted Petticoat is all about backyard entertaining. Seriously, what better way to beat the heat than with a bit of outdoor glamor?! From BBQ dessert stations to porch viewing parties, we’ve got you covered. No matter what sort of backyard festivities you have planned, there’s …

Spicy Artichoke Mango Michelada, Cocktail, Beer

Spicy Artichoke Mango Michelada

Thank you, Reese Specialty Foods, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own. With the advent of summer comes the inevitable fruity drink. Sure, watermelon and pineapple can be refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but why are we ignoring the savory libations? Savory drinks are the underdog of the cocktail world. They’re even more elusive during the summertime. Add to that the mysterious beer cocktail and you have a trifecta of warm-weather hurdles to cross. Not one to shirk away from a challenge, I’ve decided to tackle this summertime savory cocktail head-on. With an arsenal of …