Holiday Cocktailing

15 Dec

Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep
Paris, NYC, Los Angeles Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel Blog: I.W. Harper bourbon, holiday cocktail recipes, holiday party prep

‘Tis the season for holiday parties — from intimate gatherings with a few friends to full-on social soirées. Had the pleasure of teaming up with I.W. Harper, the historic American bourbon company, and my “French wife” Céline and I enjoyed a late afternoon of testing out a few recipes that are perfectly delicious to sip on this time of year.

I’ve just recently become a bit of a whiskey girl, but these recipes are delicious enough for just about anyone to enjoy! Definitely worth trying, and I.W. Harper is the perfect option to add that extra special touch of deliciousness…

While I would like to consider myself a cocktail connoisseur, I am actually just really good at drinking delicious beverages. These two recipes, however, are so easy to make, super smooth, and are sure to satisfy any crowd…

THE DARK MAPLE

  • 1.3 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Maple simple syrup
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer (I am actually 100% hooked on this stuff now)
  • .5 oz. Lime

Fresh, light, and just a tad sweet. The Dark Maple is strong, and sure to get your crowd in mingling mode! But, at the same time, by no means “over the top” as far as boozy beverages go.

SEASONAL HOT TODDY

  • 1.25 oz. I.W Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 tsp. fine grain suger
  • 2 small clove(s)
  • 1.5 oz. boiling water

Baby, it’s cold outside. A good hot toddy is my go-to this time of year, and this simple recipe is nothing short of sublime. I swapped out fine grain sugar for cute little rock candy stirring sticks to add a fun, festive touch!

Happy holidays, drink up, sip responsibly, and enjoy I.W. Harper and these crowd pleasing recipes!

*head to toe: ON LAURA (Ivi Captive Collar Choker, Zara tank, Dresslink high-waist pleated skirt, And Other Stories pumps), ON CÉLINE (Primark turtleneck – similar cozy styles here, Maje zipper jeans, CCC Lamika lace-ups), HOME DECOR (faux fur throw, Optic glasses and metal cocktail set / shaker from Maisons des Monde, framed fashion sketch by Paper Fashion, wooden coasters by Said the King < brilliant website – check it out, RABLABS coasters – and more here via Shopbop, bowls, mugs and sugar sticks via Monoprix)

SIDE NOTE! Shopbop, where I have purchased much of my home decor (and wardrobe for the past, errrrr, 5+ years), has stellar SALE on SALE happening now! Take an extra 25% off marked-down items with code BONUS25, now through December 17th!

Photos by Gweneal Serieys

9 Lovely Comments on “Holiday Cocktailing”

  1. You’re so cool! I don’t believe I’ve read through a single thing like this before. So good to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

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  2. okmi 14. Jan, 2016 at 2:36 am #

    The cocktails looks good, and good recipes.
    http://www.okmi.it/abiti-da-sposa-c2

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  3. Vida 13. Jan, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    This outfit is adorable! How come you are my daughter and I never had that figure?!

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  4. celyn 17. Dec, 2015 at 12:40 am #

    loving this post! Those cocktails sound so good!

    lifeisashoe

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  5. Lilliana 16. Dec, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    So cute, I love that skirt — and these look pretty simple to try. Like the drink-focused post!! Would love to see more! Hot toddies are my favorite this time of year.

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  6. Céline 16. Dec, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    This was so much fun. I loved the drinks too, and I don’t usually like whiskey!! Good recipes. A+

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  7. fendi 16. Dec, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    Nice post :) so practic :)))
    hello from Slovakia :)))

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  8. Daina 15. Dec, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    Wow I love seasonal cocktails and these look great. What a lovely setting with lovely company. I’m going to make one of these and really get in the holiday spirit.

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  9. maurissa 15. Dec, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Oooh! I love bourbon cocktails, I’ll have to give this brand a try. Always looking for new, yummy bourbon! Thanks for sharing, definitely going to give these recipes a try, too.

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