My mother always told me never to show up to a party empty-handed. The hostess with the mostest put time and effort into the event and is welcoming you into her home. Bringing something thoughtful is always a lovely way to say thank you for her kindness and hospitality. Here we offer a few ideas to fit every hostess personality.
For the hostess who likes all things natural and organic, why not bring a bushel or two of of whatever is in season? Functional finds to help her prepare for the next party are always welcome.
It's not a party without cocktails and gifts in punchy colors are sure to get you invited back for the next happy hour.
After entertaining, your hostess will be looking forward to her downtime even more with these thoughtful gifts with her relaxation in mind.
What are you bringing to your next party? Let us know!
We're trying to set the bar (high) on cocktail crafting while embracing the return of classic entertaining. We admit to having a little penchant for bar carts and everything else that comes with it. We like it well-stocked and well-styled, donned in our classic HWTM maxi when entertaining.
Concoctions are taken seriously as we have embarked on a search for STU's signature cocktail. In this space we share recipes we've tried and liked, whether its for an after work de-stressing situation or for some mid-day boozy libation.
The art of cocktail crafting is one we want to master among other things. Number one rule is to use good quality spirits along with fresh ingredients. Second, is to substitute creatively should parts of the recipe are not locally available. And last but dare not least-- garnish and serve with chic accoutrements!
So on to our first crafted concoction. The Pineapple Mango Rum Slush.
All of the above fruits you can get fresh from your local markets. And if there's one good golden rum we can recommend, it has got to be, proudly Filipino made- Don Papa!
Start by peeling and dicing the mangoes. Followed by the pineapple. Drop everything in the blender along with 4 ounces of rum and blend away!
Pour over old fashioned glasses and garnish with pretty contrasting fruits. Top with ice if you fancy.
A cocktail is never complete without the right accoutrements. Paper straws do the job very well!
The verdict? It's refreshing with just the right amount of kick! Is this our signature cocktail? We haven't decided yet.
Try it at home and do share if you think this is worth the STU signature cocktail stamp.
Meanwhile, cheers, Seekers!
Your Purveyor of the Uniq,
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