Friday, January 18, 2019

Throw Me Somethin' {Mardi Gras Facade-At Night}

It's beginning to look a lot like... Mardi Gras around Uptown, and the Acorn Cottage is certainly no exception.

From bunting on the fence to purple, green, and gold garlands, wreaths, and lights, we are ready to celebrate the fun of the Carnival season.

I'll be shared many more Mardi Gras posts in the coming month.

Facade at Night, y'all!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

#tbt {Cheers! Purple, Green, and Gold Punch}

This post has been one of my most favorite and most viewed posts since it first appeared on the Uptown Acorn in February 2012. At Carnival time, it is always fun to revisit this post. Every good party needs a signature cocktail.

The always popular parade punch inspired me to search out and tweak recipes for traditional purple, green, and gold libations.

I found several interesting recipes at
I definitely tweaked each recipe to make it my own. The alcohol of choice for each is VODKA.
I used my newest Carnival must-haves, the large drink dispensers, purchased for $19.98 each at Sam’s. Score!!!

 Green Sweet Punch

4- 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2- (6 oz.) cans frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

1- 2L lemon-lime soda
4 c. water
1.75 L Skyy Vodka

12 drops green food coloring
2- 2 liter bottles ginger ale
1 quart pineapple juice
Ice cubes
Combine all juices, ginger ale, vodka, and water. Add food coloring. Garnish with lime wedges or green grapes.

Purple Passion Punch

1 gallon grape juice
6 cans (12 oz.) grape soda

1 half gallon white grape juice
2- 2L ginger ale
1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice
4 cups water
1.75L Skyy vodka

Combine juices. Garnish with purple grapes.

Go For the Gold Punch

1 gallon orange juice
1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice
4-(6 oz.) cans frozen lemonade, thawed
4 cups water
2L ginger ale
1.75L Skyy vodka

Mix all. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

#tbt {Mardi Gras Punch, y'all!}

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fridays Make Me Happy

Yes indeed! I love Fridays! It has been our first week back at school since the Christmas break, so this is a weekend I deserve.

Fridays really do make me happy!

What are your plans this weekend? Our City is fired-up as the Saints play on Sunday. Geaux Saints!

Fridays, y'all!
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