Happy December! Are you ready for a month of making Merry?
Here’s a little merry from the archives to make the season bright . . .
A fun gift wrap embellishment, a poinsettia in lieu of a bow, blooming from a cocktail napkin!
You can find the beautiful and complete tutorial for growing a poinsettia from a napkin from Lia Grittith, here.
And here’s a celebratory Poinsettia Cocktail to kick off the Christmas season!
Easy to mix and serve for a party, December brunch, or Christmas Eve! No shaking, stirring, or straining required, mixing right in your glass. The are numerous variations of a Poinsettia Cocktail, but they essentially start with the same ingredients: Champagne or sparkling wine, cranberry juice and a splash of orange liqueur.
This is the type of cocktail we don’t measure, but the basic measurements are 1/2 ounce orange liqueur, 3 ounces cranberry juice, and Champagne. Make sure your sparkling wine/Champagne and cranberry juice are chilled, and adjust the ratio of ingredients to your preference.
I used Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine which is drier than its Italian cousin, Prosecco, and has more bubbles. More Bubbles = More Merry :) Both Cava and Prosecco are more affordable than champagne, use the sparkling wine of your choice.
Add some frozen cranberries to keep it chilled and festive and toss in some orange peel if you like for a decorative garnish!
I’m happy to be part of a Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop this week.
Don’t miss the 20+ Christmas tables and holiday inspiration to be found!
You can find my table here: Plaid Tidings: A Christmas Table with St. Nick and A Natural Evergreen Table Runner
Cheers to December!