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Madame Bonbon’s Gin and Tonic

Saturday night I decided to whip up a couple of gin and tonics for myself and Monsieur Bonbon.  I spied a couple of empty jars on the bar counter and thought I’d create a more festive G+T.  It’s just a bit of fun really,…

July 26, 2012
Birthday Cocktails Gourmet Kitchen

Mason Jars for Your Party

It’s a popular wedding trend to use mason jars to serve cocktails and other refreshing drinks to guests.  I’ve taken inspiration and incorporated a couple of uses for mason jars as party decor.  You can use the jars as containers for cocktails, desserts, flowers…

June 18, 2012

Cocktail Hour: Lychee Martini

Tonight’s cocktail is a Lychee Martini.  It’s a fruity, heady drink and perfect as a pre-dinner cocktail with friends. I have previously posted a lychee martini recipe, however it was made with a vodka base. Tonight’s recipe is made with good quality gin. It’s…

May 18, 2012
Cocktails Gourmet Kitchen

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

I came across this fantastic little book on Amazon the other day.  It’s based on Mad Men, a TV drama about a prestigious New York ad agency at the beginning of the 1960s. ‘The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook‘ is an anthology of cuisine and…

May 3, 2012
Cocktails Music

Cocktails and Caro Emerald

Happy Friday! It’s been another busy week for Madame Bonbon, so we’re relaxing tonight with a moreish Sidecar cocktail and listening to the smooth sounds of Dutch jazz singer, Caro Emerald. This weekend we are visiting friends and having lunch at a vineyard in…

April 27, 2012

Cocktail Hour: The Sidecar

I’m celebrating my birthday in a few weeks and I’ve chosen the Sidecar as my birthday cocktail.  It’s the perfect drink for our 1930’s Shanghai Jazz Club party.  The Sidecar is two parts strong, one part sweet and one part sour which makes for…

April 26, 2012
Cocktails Melbourne

New Zealand in a Glass

Last week I joined my friends, Peter & Suzanne for the New Zealand in a Glass wine tasting.  Sixty wineries (25 new wineries) showcased over 400 wines at the tasting, in Melbourne. We got to meet the winery representatives, hear their stories, taste some…

February 28, 2012

Cocktail Hour: Raspberry Lillet Cups

It’s another beautiful, balmy night in Melbourne.  For tonight’s Cocktail Hour, I really want something refreshing and not too heavy on the tastebuds, so I thought I’d make a Raspberry Lillet Cup.  It’s a light, tangy and refreshing drink, perfect for sitting outdoors and…

February 25, 2012

Cocktail Hour: Anejo Margarita

ñA few weeks ago I was sitting quietly on my couch and flicking through my Instagram feed when I spotted a photo of an almost empty glass of a Margarita cocktail.  It was photographed by a lovely fellow blogger, Laney of Crash Test Mummy……

January 21, 2012

Cocktail Hour: Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan or Cosmo is a classic cocktail.  A mixture of vodka, cointreau, cranberry and lime, this drink is refreshing and lively on the tastebuds.  It’s an old favourite of mine and a cocktail that I can confidently serve at parties due to it’s…

January 14, 2012