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When it comes to what we love about the festive season, cocktails with our favourite people has to rank fairly highly. Now we’re basing this Festive Frangelico Pom off one of our favourites – The Fringe – but we added a little festive twist, because when else can you drink red and green cocktails? Plus the pomegranate adds a little tart flavour to this fun summer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 15ml lime juice
  • 2 fresh lime wedges
  • 3 bruised mint leaves
  • 40ml vodka
  • 15ml pomegranate liqueur
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer
  • Pomegranate seeds

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, add lime wedges, lime juice, mint, vodka and pomegranate liqueur. Muddle together well and then strain.

In your glass of choice, add plenty of ice and pour in your lime and pomegranate mixture.

Choose your garnish! We love fresh pomegranate seeds if they are in season, but if you want a cocktail packed full of flavour, we suggest adding the previously muddled lime and mint (so delicious!)

Recipe and image by Ms Polka Dot

What is it about weddings that makes us want to call up our closest friends and break out the craft box or get in the kitchen to have some fun with our favourite recipes? DIY touches at weddings make the occasion extra memorable and it gives us an excuse to get together with our friends to create loads of beautiful things. This year you guys were loving our wreaths, DIY gift bags, yummy peanut brittle, spiked hot chocolate, and much more.

Check out the top 10 Polka Dot Made blogs of 2017!

1. Whimsical Floral Hoop Tutorial

“In this tutorial, I am creating a large scale hanging floral garland using easily acquired materials and a simple process.”

2. Peanut Brittle Bonbonniere Recipe

“Peanut Brittle is one of those treats that manages to capture the perfect mix of sweet and salty. The sort of treat that will have you finishing a bag without realising it.”

3. Flower Petal Bundle Dyed Fabric Tutorial

“If you’re looking to add as many DIY touches to your wedding as possible, look no further than this flower petal bundle-dyed fabric tutorial!”

Image by Scripts With Style

4. Hand-Lettering with Ink Tutorial: Creating Beautiful Wedding Invitations

“Would you like to add a personal touch to your wedding invitation but think your handwriting is not up to scratch? Using ink could be the medium for you.”

5. DIY Olive Branch Wreath Tutorial

“This DIY olive branch wreath tutorial is a brilliant way of easily and economically incorporating greenery into your big day.”

6. Hand Letter Gift Bag Tutorial

“If you’re looking for a simple way to personalise gifts for your guests, look no further! It’s a lot of fun to think of creative and thoughtful gift ideas for your bridesmaids or guests at your bridal shower, just don’t forget the wrapping!”

7. Foliage Wrapped Candle Centrepiece Tutorial

“When it comes to creating a beautiful centrepiece, simple is often best! You can create a stunning impact by grouping together clusters of candles and simple foliage – or you could mix the two.”

8. Easy No-Sew Leather Clutch Tutorial

“This easy no-sew clutch only requires the bare minimum of materials and is super fun to make! A gorgeous gift that can be filled with some luxurious treats, this is a handmade present that will be treasured for a long time.”

9. Confetti Lollipop Favour Recipe

“These lollipops are flavoured with rosewater essence and decorated with varying colours of sprinkles – both which could be customised for your wedding.”

10. Cocktail Friday – Spiked Spice Hot Chocolate

“You may have discovered the Polka Dot Bride team loves to make our hot chocolate with a bit of an edge because we believe that Winter is amazing (it’s not far off now!) and that serving your guests something warm may just be the most special treat.”

Are you organising a hens day party for a bride-to-be with a serious sweet tooth? We have the perfect venue for your event!

Om Nom Kitchen, a fancy dessert bar located in the Melbourne CBD, have just had Australian cocktail whiz Grant Collins shake up their seasonal drinks menu. A lot of the cocktails are based around candy inspirations, so combine that with Om Nom’s sublime desserts and plush interiors and you’ve got the sweetest bridal shower and hens venue.

Om Nom’s Passionbean Martini 

45ml Stoli Vanilla Vodka

45ml apple juice

15ml lime juice

15ml caramel liqueur

15ml passionfruit syrup

– chill coupe glass

– rub a lime slice around the rim of glass

– roll the rim of the glass across icing sugar so that it sticks to the lime juice on the rim

– Combine all ingredients into shaker

– fill shaker with ice

– shake until cold and condensation builds on the shaker

– double strain

– garnish with passionfruit and edible flower

Recipe and image supplied by Om Nom Kitchen. 

About Om Nom Kitchen: Within the iconic Adelphi Hotel is the perfect place to experience desserts that, quite literally, look like pieces of art and taste unimaginably delicious. At Om Nom, we aim to amaze each and every guest with our extraordinary menu – which also includes savoury dishes. But the wow factor isn’t just about what your taste buds will experience. We make it our mission to ensure that you leave just as blown away by our service and staff.