Nov
14
2014
The Design Confidential Holiday Cocktail Recipe // Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Horchata

Shake Well and Garnish with Cyrstalized Sugar and Pumpking Spice for The Design Confidential Holiday Cocktail Recipe // Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Horchata

PUMPKIN SPICE EGGNOG HORCHATA

'// SERVES TWO - simply double or triple or halve as needed

1/3 Cup of Pumpkin Pie Puree

2 Cups of Eggnog

2 Ounces of Spiced Rum (optional)

1/3 Cup of Horchata (optional)

Shake well with ice and pour into glasses through the strainer portion of your shaker.

Garnish with a touch of pumpkin spice and metallic sugar crystals.

Shake Well and Garnish with Cyrstalized Sugar and Pumpking Spice for The Design Confidential Holiday Cocktail Recipe // Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Horchata

This holiday cocktail pairs well with cinnamon or nutmeg covered chocolate truffles, but really any chocolate treat will do. Serve these tasty treats in mixed metallics and coordinate with white and natural for holiday style that spans both the fall and winter seasons - it's all about simplifying. This year my goal is to make the holidays all about enjoying the little moments and this means fussy and over the top decor that requires a lot of work and a big investment, simply won't do. Target is generally my first and last stop for adding a few fresh new pieces to my collection each year. It's just so easy and they knock it out of the park each season with on trend and modern decor that is perfectly suited to incorporate into my existing seasonal decor - how convenient for this holiday shopping addicted mama.

Serve with Truffles for The Design Confidential Holiday Cocktail Recipe // Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Horchata

I prefer not to have to start from scratch with my decorating and entertaining pieces each year, but I like to keep my holiday decor feeling exciting and new! A few new affordable pieces seem to do the trick and because they are affordable, they also happen to alleviate any potential guilt I might have for adding to an already insane amount of holiday decor. Easy seemingly homemade cocktails, a slower pace and gorgeous affordable statement pieces are a winning recipe for my holiday entertaining and general sanity this time of year!

What are your secrets for holiday success? Do you have any tricks up your sleeves to make things special without a lot of effort? Do tell...

Sources

// Mercury Glass Bowl / Mercury Glass Charger / Gold Snowflake Porcelain Dipping Bowl / Gray Glitzy Napkins / White Stainless Steel Shaker + Pitcher / Gold Ice Bucket (similar) / Snowflake Tumblers (suggested because they are fabulous)

Jan
16
2012
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A fun and simple way to seduce your sweetheart through his or her tastebuds... The flirtini will surely set the mood for a romantic and flirty Valentine's Night Celebration...

The Recipe:

  • Equal Parts Champagne or Sparkling Wine and Pink Lemonade
  • A Splash of Chambord (to taste)
Bob Vila 
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Nov
17
2011
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I don't know about you...but I like my chocolate... chocolaty...VERY chocolaty. Semi-Sweet has it's place, but it's not in my mug of hot chocolate! This fun project is one the whole family can get in on. Setting up an assembly line to crank these out is just pure fun for the little ones especially. The lucky people you give this to will adore the presentation of this simple gift that has been made just for them!

Recipe for this Chocolaty Goodness: I have mixed and mingled several recipes over the years, to come up with my own variation of mouth watering chocolaty chocolate! The ingredients below seem to yield just the right flavor, and just the right amount for gifting to approximately4- 6 people (Using 4 or 6 Large Mason Jars). Makes 8 cups of MIX and 24 cups of Hot Chocolate (mmmm)...reduce by half to create 3 Hot Chocolaty Chocolate Jars! This is the total amount of each item you will need for making this quantity of mix, so do not blend ingredients unless you are going to drink and store for your own use. Below that you will find the breakdown per mason jar for 2 different sizes of jar. **For a less chocolaty experience you can use 1/2 the amount of pudding mix (1 package). 3 cups chocolate chips 3 cups of mini marshmallows 6 1/2 cups powdered milk 2 packages non-instant chocolate pudding mix (package typically 5 oz.) 1 cup powdered chocolate milk drink mix (Nesquik,or something of the sort) 1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows This can be stored for the season if you are making for your own use. Just be sure to seal in an airtight container. If your Mason Jar will hold enough MIX for 4 cups of hot chocolate: 1/2 cup of chocolate chips 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows 1 cup and 1 tablespoon powdered milk 1 1/2 oz. of non-instant chocolate pudding mix 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons powdered chocolate drink mix 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon powdered non-dairy creamer 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder If your Mason Jars are sized for the amount of MIX needed for 8 cups of hot chocolate: 1 cup of chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 cups and 3 tablespoons powdered milk 3 oz. of non-instant chocolate pudding mix 1/3 cup powdered chocolate drink mix 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons powdered non-dairy creamer 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons powdered sugar 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder Optional: add cinnamon and nutmeg for more of a Mexican Hot Chocolate flavor. Add a touch of Almond Extract while boiling...fantastic... Throw a Vanilla Bean into the mix and watch your taste buds electrify. There are so many variations on hot chocolate, but each and every recipe should have one thing in common...sweet, chocolatly, rich flavor! Add layers of each ingredient to your jar in any order you prefer: Creating your layered mason jar container is most easily maintainable if you put the solid ingredients on the bottom (chocolate chips, marshmallows, etc). In my experience, if they are placed at the top, they will shimmy and shake their way down your container, mixing your beautifully defined layers for you as you go! Not preferable for the striping effect. Keep your ingredients separated and add to the jar individually, layering for color variation as you go. If you want the marshmallows to be given as a topper, consider placing only those at the top of the jar or placing them in a separate cello bag along with your instructions!

Create a personalized gift tag with instructions for use: {Pour contents into mixing bowl and wisk ingredients together. Be sure to blend well so each cup has an equal flavoring of chocolaty goodness. To drink: Add 1/4 - 1/3 cup of blended mix to 8 oz. of boiling water. Stir until disolved and serve. If you prefer, you can also add 1/4-1/3 cup of blended mix to 8 oz water and bring to a boil, stirring frequently (chocolate can burn fairly easily if you aren't careful). Reduce heat and serve. To make multiple servings of hot chocolaty chocolate at the same time, boil the appropriate amount of water necessary for the total number of servings you will be making (8 oz of water per serving). Stir in 1/4-1/3 cup of blended mix until dissolved, reduce heat and serve. Enjoy....}

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