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The Frangelico Pumpkin Monk, The Fall Cocktail


I seriously think I wait around for fall to come, so I can enjoy this gorgeous drink, the pumpkin monk cocktail. Not only do I love pumpkin, but the subtle note of hazelnut in the Frangelico is the perfect compliment to the smoky pumpkin flavor of this cocktail.

Fall is the perfect time to break out the Frangelico. Once you try this drink, it will become your favorite too. And like me, you will wait for it to be fall again. Ring in the season with this drink…

The Pumpkin Monk Cocktail

You will need:
– 1 oz. Frangelico
– 1 oz. Appleton Reserve Rum
– ¾ oz. lemon juice
– ½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup

To prepare:
Shake all ingredients and either pour over ice in a rocks glass or serve up in a coupe. *Optional: run it through a strainer. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe
(this makes 1 cup which is 16 servings)

You will need:
– 4 teaspoons cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons ginger
– 1 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon allspice
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup sugar

To prepare:
Place in a pot, then bring to a boil and reduce about 10 minutes, set aside to cool.

Photo Credit: Dane Sponberg

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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The Perfect Holiday Punch with a Nutty Twist

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For a lovely holiday punch, make this beautiful cocktail infused with the nutty flavor of Frangelico. I made this for my holiday party recently, and it was the biggest hit. Everyone enjoyed the refreshing flavor, and the color of the punch is so incredibly festive. The best thing about it is that it can be made ahead, and it’s totally self serve. Try this gorgeous cocktail this holiday season and wow your guests.


I love the touch of rosemary, and we made cute little wreaths to float in the cocktail, make sure to use food safe string, we used butcher string. Remember: details are everything when entertaining guests.

I loved the addition of cranberry ice cubes, too. They are so pretty floating around in the coupe.

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Holiday Punch
Serves 16

You will need:

– 6 cups Pomegranate Juice
– 1 cup Lime Juice
– 1 cup Orange Juice
– 1 cup Honey solution

Honey Syrup:

1 cup water and 1 cup honey boiled and reduced about 10 minutes

Mix all ingredients together in a large serving bowl or pitcher. Ladle punch in to ice filled glass.
Garnish with clove stuffed orange slices (or simply with rosemary sprig; the punch’s red color is
gorgeous with this “evergreen” garnish). Serve with cranberry ice cubes.

 Cranberry Ice Cubes:

1 cups raw cranberries

2 ice cube trays, fill the trays with a few cranberries and fill ice cube trays with water and freeze

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La Bella Vita Holiday Bash with Frangelico

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I’m that hostess, yes I am…the first one to throw a holiday party. This year was no exception; I invited guests to come and enjoy Frangelico cocktails and nibbles. Celebrating the holidays and celebrating with friends Italian style is always a good idea in my book. My La Bella Vita party in partnership with Frangelico was such fun to put together. As a girl that loves a theme, this party was a joy to create.

I prepared lovely nibbles, Italian style.

The Menu included:




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Cocktails by Empire State South‘s star mixologist Kelly Thorn was an added plus. Her cocktails were amazing. Signature cocktails with garnish suggestions from the one and only Giada Delaurentiis made the evening extra special. Giada, like me, loves everything Italian. Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, makes for a great mixer, the recipes spoke for themselves, and guests taste tested and experienced a cocktail demonstration by Kelly. FUN!

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The spirit of the holidays enveloped our home like a warm hug. After all, that’s what it’s all about, right? Good friends, good food, delicious drinks, and good company is the definition of a great party. In the next months I will be sharing more recipes from my party, and I hope you try a couple. Please let me know how it goes and make sure to place a few pics in the comments section below. Sharing your parties with my readers is the best way to spread holiday cheer. Happy Holidays and Cheers! xx

Photo credit: Dane Sponberg

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own


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