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Christmas Gift Guide with Lark

November 7, 2015
Iconic Australian Christmas | Madame Bonbon blog

It’s my favourite time of the year – Christmas time! This year I am celebrating with my little family at home in Melbourne.  This means I get to go crazy with Christmas decorations, goodies and gifts. Lark Store is a little shop full of the beautiful stylish party and home decor. It’s my favourite place to shop in Australia. I regularly receive their e-newsletters and the latest one contains a link to their festive season Gift Guide.  I thought I would share a few of my favourite Christmas gift ideas from Lark for this year.

Ban Do Cooler Watermelon Bag | Madame Bonbon blog

Ban. Do Watermelon chiller bag [AU$60]  From my favourite party stylists in the US – Ban. Do. This little bag is perfect for the beach or pool party. Continue Reading

DIY Balloon Cocktail Stirrer | Madame Bonbon
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DIY Balloon Cocktail Stirrer

Aaah it’s Friday! The end of a very busy week and I  feel like celebrating with a refreshing libation.  It’s still early, so I’m going to have a delicious chillled pomegranate juice. Now my drink doesn’t look particularly celebratory, so I think I will add…

April 4, 2014
DIY cocktail cards by Madame Bonbon
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DIY Cocktail Recipe Cards

I thought I would share these sweet little DIY cocktail recipe cards that I whipped up for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party this weekend. We were all asked to bring along a bottle of our favourite libation to add to the bachelorette cocktail bar. I spent…

April 1, 2014
Negroni Cocktail recipe and photo
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Cocktail Hour: Negroni

I’m whipping up a classic Negroni cocktail tonight. It’s one of my favourite cocktails and hails from Italy, where it’s drunk as an aperitif (before a meal).  The main ingredients are Campari and gin, so it tastes a little on the sour side.  It…

March 28, 2014
Apero Ruby Wednesday Cocktail Recipe by Madame Bonbon
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Cocktail Hour: Aperol Ruby Wednesday

M. Bonbon and I were playing around in our cocktail lab (aka the kitchen) last week and we created this refreshing libation – an Aperol Ruby Wednesday.  It’s a lovely long and refreshing drink made with Aperol and ruby grapefruit.  I garnished the cocktail with…

March 14, 2014
Floral Ice Cubes for Your Cocktail
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Cocktail Hour: Flower Ice Cubes

I want to show you how easy it is to make these pretty flower ice cubes. They’re perfect for your cocktail or a spritzer.  You could also place large flower ice cubes in a glass punch bowl.  This would like quite pretty. How to…

February 28, 2014
legant_Cocktail-3 | Madame_Bonbon
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Cocktail Hour: The Elegant Cocktail Recipe

For tonight’s Cocktail Hour, I’m presenting the Elegant cocktail recipe.  I’ve selected this drink from a new cocktail book that M. Bonbon purchased for me at Christmas – The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris, by Colin Peter Field.  Colin Peter Field was head bartender at…

March 1, 2013
Pina Colada Twist | Madame Bonbon
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Cocktail Hour: Pina Colada Twist

Cocktails are a lot of fun to make but there a times when we just want a drink that is quick to mix but with a bit more complexity. Well, have I got a drink a for you!  I call it a Pina Colada Twist…

December 21, 2012
Cocktails

Stylish Drink Stirrers

I love to garnish to my cocktails and drinks. So this weekend, I decided to create a variety of stylish drink stirrers to keep by the bar.  They add a bit of fun and frivolity to your glass, don’t you think? I love them…

September 20, 2012
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Cocktail Hour: St Germain Cocktail

Last weekend I had a decadent long lunch at my girlfriend’s place and I decided to make a couple of St Germain cocktails to kick off our lunch. The St Germain is essentially a champagne cocktail using St Germain liqueur (a French artisan elderflower liqueur).…

August 10, 2012