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.
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
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
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.
ICE QUEEN COCKTAILS
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.
WHITE RUSSIAN COCKTAILS
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
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
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.
About the author
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.
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