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3 Sweet Twists for Signature Wedding Cocktails ... with Marshmallows
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I've got a treat for you today . . . I'm being joined by Chelsie Jangord, the in-house chef at Dandies Marshmallows who is here to share some yummy wedding cocktail recipes with marshmallows. Whether you torch them, infuse them, or use them as a garnish, marshmallows are ready to take your wedding cocktails to a whole new level. Are you ready?

In exchange for sharing these recipes, Dandies sent me some bags of their marshmallows and right away I made some s'more truffles to enjoy with my girls and hubby. These marshmallows are the first Non-GMO Project Verified marshmallows on the market and they are completely free of artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, wheat, gluten and corn. They are also produced in the company’s dedicated facility, which is free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree-nuts. Because of this, they are actually the only marshmallows I've been purchasing for my girls as my oldest has both a gluten and nut allergy. Dandies {available in big and mini sizes} are air puffed, which gives them the light and fluffy, delectable taste and texture of conventional marshmallows.

Now, it's time for those Cocktail Recipes . . .

Blackberry Cream Soda

1 shot of Blackberry Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
1 shot of gin
Topochico or soda water
1 big dollop of Marshmallow Fluff
{recipe for fluff here:}

Fill a glass with ice. Pour in 1 shot of blackberry simple syrup and shot of gin, stir. Fill the rest of the way with soda and top with a dollop of marshmallow fluff. Enjoy!

* To make the simple syrup: puree a pint of blackberries in a blender. Combine in a pot with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Once the liquid thickens and resembles syrup, remove from heat and strain to remove seeds. Let cool.

Ginger Peaches and Cream

1 shot of bourbon
1/2 shot of peach schnapps
Ginger beer
Bourbon-bruleed Dandies Marshmallow, for garnish

Fill a glass with ice. Add 1 shot of bourbon and ½ shot of peach schnapps. Top the rest of the glass with Ginger Beer and stir. Garnish with a Bruleed Dandies Marshmallow.

* To make Bruleed Dandies Marshmallow: Place a marshmallow on a skewer, dip in bourbon and roll in sugar. Using a kitchen torch or flame from a gas stove, toast the marshmallow until the sugar turns into a burnt crust.

Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 shot of lemon juice
1 shot of vodka
1/2 shot of Amaretto liqueur
1 dollop of Marshmallow Fluff
{recipe for fluff here:}
Crushed graham cracker

Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and Amaretto liqueur. Shake vigorously for one minute. Dip the rim of a martini glass into lemon juice and then into crushed graham cracker. Pour strained alcohol into the martini glass and top with a dollop of marshmallow fluff. If you have a kitchen torch, torch the fluff for some extra flair!

Which Signature Cocktail is calling your name?

Celebratory Drink Recipes with Three Olives Cake Vodka
Today is a flashback to a popular post featuring 4 drink recipes from Three Olives Cake Vodka. They're known as the party essential for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Friday nights or any special occasion you are planning. Enjoy these four recipes using Cake Vodka and maybe you'll want to try one for your next party.
A Signature Wedding Cocktail Recipe and a Grey and Yellow Handmade Wedding Inspiration Board

One of the hot trends for weddings is to serve your guests signature wedding drinks. These could be your favorites as a couple, drinks that match your wedding theme and/or colors {like the inspiration board below}, or even drinks each of you like {offered as his and hers}. Today I have a lemon yellow cocktail recipe to share with you along with the perfectly coordinated wedding inspiration board featuring all handmade items.

Courvoisier Sidecar

2 parts Courvoisier® VSOP cognac
1/2 part lemon juice

1/5 part sugar syrup
1/2 orange liqueur

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Handmade Wedding Shopping Resources:
grey vintage inspired dress by Fleet Collection | love birds wedding cake topper by A Sweet Reverie | yellow and silver grey beaded necklace by Kim Smith Jewelry Designs | grey and yellow brooch bouquet by Sol Bijou | grey and yellow flower scrolls wedding invitation by Creative by Me Invites | yellow leaf garland by Penny Line | flower girl dress from Juju's Tutus, photo by Diana Elizabeth Photography | personalized Cosmetic Bag by Sandra Smith Handmade | yellow heart fabric bunting by Atomic Ant Design
soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy | as seen on

soft grey vintage inspired dress | perfect for bridesmaids | from Fleet Collection on etsy | as seen on

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy | as seen on

grey and yellow love birds wedding cake topper | from Sweet Reverie on etsy | as seen on

Signature Wedding Cocktails With VDKA 6100
Even though today is Monday - I figured it would be fun to start the week off with some cocktails and recipes by welcoming VDKA 6100 to my wedding blog {don't forget - it's a holiday weekend coming up for my readers in the US}.

Wedding season is now in full swing and a signature wedding cocktail is the perfect personal touch for the bride and groom to incorporate into their big day. VDKA 6100 is clean, light and easy to mix with an exceptionally smooth taste. VDKA 6100 {which launched in February 2014}, is a premium vodka brand co-created by Hollywood tastemaker Robert De Niro. Here are three VDKA 6100 cocktails that will compliment your upcoming cocktail hour {or party}:
Strawberry Sky Cocktail with Recipe from VDKA 6100 - a pink summer drink garnished with refeshing strawberry and cucumber

Strawberry Sky
A pink summer drink garnished with refreshing strawberry and cucumber slices

• 3/4 parts lemon juice
• 3/4 parts Simple Syrup
• 3 muddled strawberries
• 2 muddled Cucumber slices

In a shaker, muddle strawberries and cucumbers with simple syrup, add lemon juice and VDKA 6100. Shake over ice and strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water, stir, and garnish with a fresh strawberry and cucumber.

Greener Pastures Cocktail with Recipe from VDKA 6100 - a lime, kiwi and basil concoction for every outdoor gathering

Greener Pastures
A lime, kiwi and basil concoction for every outdoor gathering

• 2 parts VDKA 6100
• 3/4 parts Lime Juice
• 1/2 parts Simple Syrup
• 1/2 parts Sweetened Kiwi Puree*
• 3 Fresh Basil Leaves
*one part simple syrup to four parts fresh kiwi puree.

Gently rub basil in a shaker with a muddler. Combine all remaining ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and shake until extremely cold. Strain into a sour glass over crushed ice and garnish with kiwi slices and fresh basil.

Sunday Morning Cocktail with Recipe from VDKA 6100 - a delicious brunch alternative to mimosas paired with celery, lime, pineapple and prosecco

Sunday Morning
A delicious brunch alternative to mimosas paired with celery, lime, pineapple and prosecco

• 1 1/2 parts VDKA 6100
• 1/4 parts celery juice
• 1/2 parts Fresh Lime juice, 
• 1/2 parts Fresh Pineapple Juice
• 1/2 parts Simple Syrup
• Top with Australian Prosecco

Combine all ingredients (except Prosecco) in a shaker and shake until extremely cold. Strain in to a champagne flute, top with Prosecco, and garnish with celery and pineapple.

About VDKA 6100: Crafted in Australia, sculpted in France and designed in New York, VDKA 6100 uses the freshest seasonal whey from grass-fed New Zealand cows and natural spring water, is triple distilled to its purest form and charcoal filtered to eliminate all impurities. 

Friday Favor of the Day : Shaker Cocktail Wedding Favors
Whether your celebrating a birthday party, girls night out, bridal shower or wedding, these Shaker Cocktail Favors will be a hit with your guests. Not only are the shakers useful but the cocktail inside is delicious too. You can personalize these favors with two custom lines and give to your guests at your next special occasion.
Personalized Cocktail Shaker Wedding Favors : complete with mini shaker and single serving of a premium drink mix