Happy Hour: A Holiday Elderflower French 75

Nov 17, 2023

As I’ve mentioned prior, I cannot drink gin due to an allergy.  For many years, this was not a problem.  And then, one day, gin became popular again.  Suddenly, I found myself either asking for substitutions (which can be dangerous since vodka and gin are both clear) or drinking Bourbon.  But sometimes, a gin cocktail looks so delicious, I just have to try it with vodka.

This Holiday Elderflower French 75 from @cheesegal has a lot of delicious ingredients.  It’s also a festive drink to serve at any holiday party.  To freeze the ice cubes, I recommend silicone molds, they just work better.  If you want your cubes to be perfectly clear, boil the water first.  And while I am happy to make some festive ice, I will not be sugaring cranberries for the top.  This is a bridge too far.  I’ll just buy some festive cocktail picks instead.

This Thanksgiving is just us and a couple of friends, so it is decidedly casual.  This Maeve sweater has a wonderful “cool girl” vibe to it.    The sheer inset is pretty fantastic.  If you bought a satin slip dress last year, layer it over the top.  Or wear it with jeans, whatever you want to do.

Maeve is a fabulous brand you can find at Anthro.  They always have great pieces that are a little different and moderately priced.  This dusty rose sweater is a really great work-to-weekend option.  If you need something a little dressier, I would layer this sleeveless sheath dress under a chic cardigan.

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  1. Deanna says:

    I love Maeve – basics but with a little something extra!

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