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Christmas Party, Finale 

Cocktails anyone,

Well it’s so long and goodbye from me. Thank you all for the great party. Thanks to the writers, and all the readers that have popped by. I’ve never been as busy as this last week. As a reminder here’s all those lovely writers doing what they do best, writing and working together in sharing what they write.

Jane has very kindly allowed me use all the recipes from the back of her latest Christmas book’ Christmas at the little Wedding Shop. 

Welcome Jane (Linfoot)

In case you’d like to try a taste of Brides by the Sea at home, here’s how to make some of the fab cocktails and drinks featured in Sequins and Snowflakes. Don’t stress too much about the quantities. At Brides by the Sea it’s much more about sloshing it in and having a good time. As Jess would say, LET THE FUN BeGIN…


 This is the perfect Christmas drink … Cream, shaken with ice, vodka, peppermint schnapps and white crème de cacao, served with a candy cane. Yum.


2 tablespoons of double cream

2tablespoons vodka

2 tablespooons of peppermint schnapps

2 tablespoons of white crème de cacao

I cupful of ice cubes

Candy cane to garnish

 Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake until chilled. Strain into chilled glasses, then add the candy cane.


Simple to make, and delish to drink long or short. I love the cherries and the name.


 1 part Advocat

3 parts chilled lemonade

Squeeze of lime to taste

Cocktail cherries

Pour Advocat into a glass, top up with lemonade, and add a squeeze of lime to taste, and decorate with cherries.

For an extra luxury, add a dash of vodka or cream.

For a special Christmassy touch, dip the glass rims in melted white chocolate and dessicated coconut.

This can be drunk long in tall glasses, or in shorter ones, with less lemonade.


 As delectable as their name …


 One and a half ounces of white rum

Three quarters of an ounce of fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon crème de menthe

One ounce prosecco or cava

Lime twists to garnish

 Pop the rum, lime juice and crème de menthe in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into glasses, top up with sparkling wine, and garnish with a lime twist. 


Simple to make, but if you save the cream to add at the end, you get a snow caps on the ice mountains.


30 ml Tia Maria or coffee flavoured liqueur

30 ml vodka

125 ml fresh cream

Ice cubes

 Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass, then pour over ice cubes in the serving glass.

 Or, for a dramatic snowy topped drink, put ice in the serving glass, pour the coffee liqueur and vodka over, and then float the cream on the top. 

Strain into glasses, top up with sparkling wine, and garnish with a lime twist.

Cheers! and Happy Christmas,

 Love Jane x

Jane’s latest, I’ve read it and it rocks

The snow is falling around Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, and wedding dress designer Seraphina East is in her cosy studio designing exquisite dresses to make even the most demanding bride’s dreams come true.

Available here

About the author

I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines, and lots of heart. 

Writing is fab, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a cottage up a mountain road in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

About me 

I’m Jen and I write. Without a word of a lie I’ve had the busiest blast of a week with hosting this party, the upside being there’s little clearing up to do after. 

Here’s my links, enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I’m off for a snooze 😆

Jen xx