Best Summer Signature Drink – Iced Tea Cocktails!

Festive Ways to Enjoy Your Iced Tea Cocktails, Best Summer Signature Drink

Iced Tea Cocktails

To Health. To Life. To Tea.
Courtesy of Teatulia

Looking for the newest craze in signature cocktails?  Think  Iced Tea Cocktails!  Tea cocktails are innovative, refreshing, and healthier than other high-caloric options.  Best yet, tea cocktails, one of life’s simplest pleasures, are  not only easy to prepare, they are sure to delight family and friends.  They work equally well served at a barbeque, poolside, ladies night in, dinner party, or even fundraising gala.

The White Tea Smash created by Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray is seriously amazing.  (See recipe below.)  This tea tonic uses fresh herbs, lemon, honey, vodka, and Teatulia White Tea.   Another one of our favorite drinks is the Green Tea Mint Julep. (See recipe below.) The Green Tea Mint Julep contains Teatulia Green Tea, whiskey, simple syrup, lemon, and mint.  It is the perfect drink for a hot summer night or your next A Day at the Races – Horse Racing Theme Party.

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Mint Julep Cups on Sale at One Kings Lane!

We love the versatility of mint julep cups!  They can be used as individual vases or clustered together to create a fabulous centerpiece. After the party they make elegant pencil holders and of course, they can always be used as the perfect accompaniment to sipping the classic mint julep cocktail.  We also think mint julep cups make elegant hostess gifts!

One of our the most frequently asked questions here at Party Idea Pros is “Where can I find a fabulous mint julep cup like the ones recommended in our  A Day at the Races horse racing theme party package?”

We are thrilled to have discovered an entire page devoted to Mint Julep Cups on SALE at One King’s Lane!  Alternatively, Amazon offers a whole slew of mint julep cups for as low as  $10.08  and Organize.com has a classic Reed & Barton Sterling Beaker for $65.99. Cheers!

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Chocolate Ideas, Gifts, Valentine’s Day Recipes and More

Ghirardelli Chocolate Recipes and Tips

Recipes and Tips for using chocolate this Valentines Day

What goes better with Valentine's day than chocolate?

Ghiradelli Chocolate is one of our favorite things in the world and what better time to celebrate and embrace the chocoholic within us all than at Valentines day.  One of our favorite products is this Ghiradelli Chocolate Flavored Sauce.  It is so versatile and easy to use on anything from topping off a homemade treat to garnishing an elegant chocolate martini.  What says happy Valentine's day better than a homemade chocolate treat!

Here is our favorite chocolate martini recipe to get you inspired:

1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 1/2 ounces half-and-half
Ghiradelli's chocolate flavored sauce, for rim

Just mix all the ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker and pour into chilled martini glass garnished with chocolate sauce.

If you are looking for a less labor intensive way to celebrate Valentine's day with chocolate check out the huge variety of Ghiradelli Valentine's Day gifts. This is one of our favorite Valentine's day chocolate gifts, it comes in an adorable red heart case and is filled with a variety of yummy individually wrapped flavors.  Also be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Heart Gift Tin

Chocolate isn't just great for one day out of the year, little chocolates are great for party favors at weddings, birthday parties, showers, and charity events.  And what hostess wouldn't love to get a nice box of chocolates as a gift for hosting a dinner party?  Basically chocolate is the perfect addition to any event on any day of the year!

 

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Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations – 6 Best Wines to Serve with a Classic Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

We are thrilled to be able to recommend a handful of perfect wines to serve for Thanksgiving dinner available for purchase at a fraction of the retail cost.  The folks over at The California Wine Club have developed an expertise in discovering quality wines at reasonable prices and have put together this wonderful list of Thanksgiving wine recommendations . For almost a quarter of a century, each month, owners Bruce & Pam Boring travel California's wine country searching out the wineries, meeting the families and tasting the wines that never make it to local stores or wine shops. Best yet, they have done the research for us and have gathered what we believe is a wonderful selection of wines that would pair well with the tastes and smells of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  And don't worry – you do not have to join the wine club to purchase any of these bottles.  The only requirement is that you buy in 6 bottle or 12 bottle increments which should be no problem if you, like many of us, are expecting a crowd this Thanksgiving.  Cheers!

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