Today, the cocktail! Every time I host friends I create a signature cocktail for the event. It’s a little neurotic, I know, but it’s so fun to surprise my friends with something new. Plus, they’ve started to try to guess what the theme for the evening is based on what I great them with at the door.
- 1 part gin
- 1 part crème de violette
- 2 parts tonic water
- squeeze of lemon
- lemon zest
In a highball glass filled with ice combine gin, crème de violette, and tonic. Stir with a swizzle stick and top with a squeeze of lemon and a piece of lemon zest.
Stay tuned this week for the rest of the party including recipes and crafts to compliment your new favorite cocktail!
Alexandra Hedin is a Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert based in the Pacific Northwest. In Winter of 2010, Alexandra's debut book was released. Entertaining at Home features ten complete parties including menus, simple recipes, crafts and helpful tips for hosting your own event. Alexandra grew up in the bustling kitchen of a home economics teacher helping to feed a large extended family for holidays and regular weekends together. She still spends her free time cooking in her Seattle kitchen for her husband and two young children.
Learn more at alexandrahedin.com