Summertime Cocktail Party

This post is sponsored by Wild Turkey American Honey®

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“Serving up Summer” was the theme of my very first cocktail party since finishing my home remodel and it was a hit!  Planning this get-together was a lot of fun and all of my planning allowed me to relax and enjoy the party even more.  I also created two new recipes along the way, which I’ll certainly be serving up again this summer.  For this summer-themed party, I decided to keep the food simple, but still elegant, with a slider bar, freshly-sliced salami, mini wedge salads and a medley of gourmet chips served up on my finest china.

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Wild Turkey American Honey® Bourbon was the inspiration for two new recipes that were definitely the hit of the party.  I greeted guests with my American Honey Lemonade (check out recipe on my post about planning this party HERE) and it was a great way to get the party started.  An exceptionally smooth blend of pure honey and real Bourbon makes American Honey the perfect premium liquor to spice up any summer bash.

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currently crushing, wild turkey american honey, serve up summer, how to throw a summer cocktail party

currently crushing, wild turkey american honey, serve up summer, how to throw a summer cocktail party

When it was time for dessert, I surprised my friends with a special dessert which I created just for this occasion, an elevated take on the traditional shortcake that I’m calling “American Honey Peach Shortcake”.  To make this special dessert, I simply peeled and sliced fresh peaches, placed them in a bowl with 1 cup of American Honey, covered them up and refrigerated overnight and then when it was time to serve, I topped warm shortcakes with the peaches and added fresh whipped cream.  My American Honey Peach Shortcake was the perfect dessert for my summertime party.

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currently crushing, wild turkey american honey, serve up summer, how to throw a summer cocktail party

currently crushing, wild turkey american honey, serve up summer, how to throw a summer cocktail party

 

Everything came together perfectly for my summertime cocktail party: fun friends, easy-to-prepare food, great music, games, American Honey Lemonade plus my American Honey Peach Shortcakes for dessert,  all added up to a summer night well spent.

 

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  • The AMerican Honey Lemonade & Peach Shortcake was the highlight of the party and were both delish! Thanks for having me Kristi…had a blast and everything was just perfection!

    Well done!

    xo StyleMeSamira
    http://www.stylemesamira@gmail.com

  • So cute <3

    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com