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Cocktails

Apple Cider Bourbon My mom sent me an article which mentioned an apple cider whiskey drink served at a bar here in town. This inspired us to make our own apple cider cocktail. We failed to come up with a creative name for the drink. Ingredients (Serves 2) Ice Cubes 2 shots Bourbon 1 Packet Apple Cider Powder Mix 2- 3 shots Simple Syrup Crushed Apple Cinnamon Straws (optional) Directions Follow instructions on package to prepare apple cider and allow to cool. If you don’t have prepared simple syrup, mix equal parts water with sugar and heat until sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Crush apple cinnamon straws in a bowl, wet rim of a glasses and press into bowl to line rim. Place ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and apple cider in a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour mixture over ice and serve. Delicious! Sweet Blackberry Whiskey Once we got our bar cart set up we decided to make a drink with the limited liquor selection we  had (and currently still have). This was our first drink which is a modification …

Rehearsal Dinner

In full BBQ style, my mom used these picnic style table cloths and we sat around our favors as place settings. Instead of a slideshow, we used the centerpieces and a tree my brother welded to present old photos of the couple hung with twine. We wrapped silverware in napkins and secured with raffia to match the bag of candy and jars. Though it poured down rain the food and company were great.

Rehearsal Dinner Favors

This is another wedding project. My mom decided she wanted to give favors for those who attended the rehearsal dinner. Since the rehearsal was a BBQ, she decided to give out sauce from a local restaurant and have Stephanie and Ryan’s favorite candy. We put the sauce in mason jars and cover the lids with red and white gingham fabric, tying raffia around the rim. After our night of “jarring” we packed the candy and made labels for the bags that guests could use to take home their favors. We also made the bride-to-be a bow and ribbon bouquet and 80’s style veil from tulle.