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March 29, 2015
Madame Bonbon: where have you been?

A thousand apologies to you, my friend.  I have been missing in action, but I am back! I took a small break in 2014 and then I had to take another extended break after that! It was mostly down to personal health reasons. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and later with fibromyalgia. These conditions were incredibly painful at the beginning and made life quite uncomfortable until my diagnosis and medication were under control.  I can happily say that I am feeling almost normal again.

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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
Cocktails Weddings

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

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

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

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
Melbourne Fireworks NYE | Monsieur Bonbon

Happy New Year from Madame Bonbon

Happy New Year, friend!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful festive season wherever you are in the world. In case you didn’t know, I have been on an extended blogger vacation for a few months.  I have now returned to blogger world after an…

February 18, 2014
legant_Cocktail-3 | Madame_Bonbon

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

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

Christmas Decor Ideas – Pinterest

Christmas is less than six weeks away! Yay!  My Pinterest board is full to overflowing with fabulous ideas for decorating and entertaining this holiday season You’ll find pins on table styling, DIY decorations, cocktail recipes, gift wrapping, sweet treats and much more. Here are…

November 15, 2012