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Apple Pie Delight Cocktail s

There is nothing quite like a hot apple pie, and we decided to craft up this Apple Pie Delight cocktail for lovers of everything heartwarming! The delicious spice of this drink is just the way to warm the cockles of your heart at a chilly winter wedding  – or even pay homage to your grandmother’s favourite recipe!

Ingredients

  • 30ml vermouth
  • 15ml butterscotch schnapps
  • 30ml apple juice
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Apple slices

Method

In a glass, combine vermouth, butterscotch schnapps and apple juice.

Add ice.

Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the cocktail, add a squeeze of lime and stir to combine.

Garnish with apple slices.

Recipe and image by Polka Dot Bride.

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Here at Polka Dot Made, we love any DIY project that is one of three things: simple, budget conscious and beautiful!

This tutorial for a Gold Glitter Dipped Feather Garland is all three. These sparkly and chic golden glitter feathers are an easy and economical way to add a little glam to your big day. Imagine strings and strings of these beauties hanging above a long table – or as a backdrop behind a bridal table. Doesn’t that sound lovely!?

Remember that these glitter feathers are particularly beautiful when they catch the sunlight – so if you can manage to arrange them in a space where they catch the afternoon light, you’ll be pleased you did. If you’re nervous about making large amounts in one sitting, don’t be! Make a few at first and you’ll discover how easy the process is. Then you can slowly but surely add to the amount as time permits.

To make a single string garland of six feathers. Repeat as necessary. 

You Will Need:
6 x white feathers
Craft glue
Paint brush
Gold glitter (this glitter was from Ikea)
2 metres of embroidery cotton

What To Do:
Step One. Take each feather and brush it gently with your fingers so it separates.

Step Two. Using the paintbrush, paint the first third of the feather with craft glue.

Step Three. Take a pinch of glitter and sprinkle it over the glue until the tip of the feather is covered. Repeat until you are happy with the level of coverage. Leave feather to dry. Repeat process for the other five feathers.

Step Four. Double over the embroidery cotton and tie each feather to the cotton. Hang up and admire your handy work!

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a pretty garland – and so easy! I like the idea of including more than one colour of glitter – a gold and silver combination would look very chic!

About Jessica: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!

Cocktail Friday - Grosvenor Hotel's St Kilda Fling

Winter is here and this week the patterned people were looking for some inspiration to chase the cold away. We love this St. Kilda Fling cocktail recipe from the Grosvenor Hotel – a simple yet delicious mix of vodka, ginger ale and strawberries, it certainly put a spring in our step. Offer it to guests as a welcome cocktail at your wedding to get the party started..(or flinging!)

Ingredients:
5 mint leaves
1 lime
1 strawberry
50ml Belvedere vodka
Ginger ale

Method:
Muddle mint, lime and strawberry in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka and shake over ice. Strain into a Catalina glass full of ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a mint leaf.