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Sarah emailed me recently looking for inspiration for her nautical inspired wedding. Her colour palette is pink, white and navy and she’d like to dress her bridesmaids in tea length dresses with the groomsmen in navy sport coats with khakis.Aussie’s tend to go with beach styling rather than nautical. So I suppose this is my

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Polka Dot Bride reader Allison has her heart set on the Maggie Sottero Rasharna wedding gown in pink, but she’s already planned her whole wedding around green and wasn’t sure if the pink and green would work. She loves the green Two Birds Bridesmaid gown in green so I put the two together in her

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Ever so patient Polka Dot Bride reader Jodi is planning a a very relaxed wedding on Queensland’s north coast. A horticulturist, Jodi loves daisies and all things natural but isn’t into anything too girly! A subtle colour scheme of latte, yellow and cream dominates but as Jodi isn’t into anything too “matchy matchy”, the addition

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CosmopolitanIngredients (serves 2)* 150ml cranberry juice * 45ml vodka * 30ml Cointreau * Squeeze of fresh lime juice or a dash of fresh lime juice cordial * Ice cubes * 2 lime slices, to serveMethod1. Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, Cointreau and lime juice or cordial into a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, cover and

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Pimms Cup Makes 8 drinks (serving size: 1 drink) Ingredients* 2 oranges, cut into half-moons * 2 lemons, cut into half-moons * 1 Persian cucumber (see Notes) or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced * 2 cups Pimm’s No. 1 (see Notes) * 4 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda * 6 to

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I took a little break from our cocktails last week due to the short week. But this week I’m back again with something wonderful for the cold Australian weather!Chocolate Martini 1 1/2 shots Godiva® chocolate liqueur 1 1/2 shots creme de cacao 1/2 shot vodka 2 1/2 shots half-and-halfMix all ingredients in a shaker with

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Apple MartiniIngredients: 2 part Vodka 1 part Apple Schnapps Splash of Lime Juice Garnish: Apple SliceShake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with apple slice.Recipe from Cocktail Times, Martini photo from Ketel OneThere are many versions of this delicious cocktail. With a base of vodka

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Mango DaiquiriMakes 12Ingredients 6 mangoes, peeled, chopped 1 1/2 cups white rum 1 1/2 cups vodka 6 lemons, juiced 1 cup sugar syrup (see note) 6 cups crushed ice Method Combine half the mango, half the rum, half the vodka, 3/4 cup lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.

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French Martini 1 1/2 oz vodka 1/4 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur 1/4 oz fresh pineapple juice 1 twist lemon peelMIXOLOGY: Pour each of the above into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into a cocktail or martini glass, and serve. Recipe from Drinks Mixer Picture from In The Spirit French Martinis are made

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Image from Guinness17th March – St Patrick’s Day. All over Australia and indeed the world, Irish people and their friends will be celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. I’m taking a bit of a twist from the usual cocktail celebrations and focusing on the heavy, rich drink that is the essence of Ireland.I did a

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Tequila Sunrise2 shots  tequila A glass of orange juice 1 shot grenadinePour tequila into chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Fill up with orange juice stir and pour grenadine on top so that it will sink to the bottom. This gives a great colourful sunrise effect in the glass.Cocktail from Barmano, recipe from FoodaholicGown

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Today’s cocktail is an old favourite. The mysterious and strong Black Russian!30ml vodka 30ml Kahlua coffee liqueurMIXOLOGY: Shake the vodka and Kahlua together over ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.Black Russian from Barmano Recipe via Cocktails.com.auBlack Russian – a delicious cocktail made from vodka and a coffee flavoured liqueur such as

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Today marks the beginning of a fun new series on Polka Dot Bride. I love a good cocktail and having a signature cocktail at your wedding is becoming more common. So in a bit of a twist, I’m going to be devouring each cocktail virtually and creating a wedding around it.First up is Martini!60ml Tanqueray

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Terica emailed me looking for inspiration for her late spring wedding. She and her husband to be are both big fans of the colour red. He’s a University of Georgia fan while she is a member of a sorority with red and cream colours. They both love red velvet cake and want to incorporate the

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A reader recently emailed me asking for my take on a peacock inspired wedding, I have to say I found this board a challenge and I’m still not sure I’m happy with it! I really wanted to focus on the beautiful rich blues and jade greens.Wedding gown by Pronovias via Brides, Peacock Parade invitation by

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