Lavender Latte

I want to be one of those food blogger who plans out photo shoots but I’m not. I made this heavenly latte this morning, snapped a couple of pics in the garden, and came straight in to write up the recipe for you! I’ve been having such a lavender moment. Once you invest $10 in…

Popsicle Champagne

A summer dessert that’s as easy as it sounds! I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to turn on my oven when it’s over 90 degrees so I get really creative with dessert all summer: minted fruits, strawberries and cream, homemade ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes, etc. After a meal that filling, I figured…

Love-in-Idleness

A glamorous champagne cocktail Is this not the most beautiful amber shade? Named after the flower that Puck uses as a love potion on the Athenians in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this cocktail is sure to make you fall in love with it. I created Love-in-Idleness for my Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I…

The Mar-Vell

A delicious cranberry cocktail I can’t take any credit for the name. My sister-in-law Heather named this cocktail and it’s spot on! In the comic books, Mar-Vell is the original Captain Marvel. In the new MCU film Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell is Captain Marvel’s mentor. I came up with this dangerously delicious cocktail for my Captain Marvel dinner…

Mango Margaritas

This drink is dangerous. You can hardly tell there’s alcohol in it! You guys know how little patience I have for measuring out individual cocktails for a crowd so this is a fabulous punch that feeds a crowd. I served this at my Cinco de Mayo party and the cocktails were an absolute hit! *Technically*…

Mint Julep

A southern classic perfect for Derby Day What is more quintessentially southern than a mint julep? I am a bourbon lover through and through and just adore a refreshing mint julep on a warm day. I make mine with a mint simple syrup. Don’t balk if you’ve never made simple syrup before. It can be…

Dragon Fire

A strong vodka drink with a homemade raspberry mint ginger simple syrup Brace yourselves: Game of Thrones is coming and I for one could not be more excited! I give you Dragon Fire: an insanely delicious raspberry craft cocktail. When Kruto Vodka asked me to come up with a new recipe, I asked my friend Branden for help…

Absolut Elyx High Tea

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Absolut Elyx event at Dallas Chop House (which, by the way, has a stunning patio) hosted by Dallas blogger Susie Drinks. A group of bloggers, including my dear friend Irene, tasted several vodkas – something I’ve never done before! I’ve never been a big vodka drinker…

Blueberry Mint Iced Tea

A refreshing afternoon drink for spring and summer Wow, this is good. This also happens to be the first iced tea recipe to ever appear on The Rose Table! I served this thirst-quenching drink at Disney Dinners: Mary Poppins Returns because I wanted a whimsical iced tea that would fit the spring park setting. The…

Hurricanes

A classic New Orleans cocktail that’s perfect for Mardi Gras! Several years ago I had the most delicious hurricane at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Lafitte’s is the oldest bar in the United States, having served pirates in the 1700s, and makes a mean hurricane today. I wrote about that trip and noted Lafitte’s…

Cinderella Punch

Have you ever googled punch recipes? I was horrified to see how many punch recipes have a million ingredients that require loads of steps. My long-time readers know how lazy I am at heart and when I serve punch, it’s for a ton of people and I can’t be bothered to add an ounce of…

Fairy Godmother Punch

This punch was an absolute hit at my Cinderella Ball and it’s so easy. I spiked Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and ginger ale with champagne and added a pineapple star ice ring for a whimsical touch. Guests came up to me all night raving about it! People overthink punch. In my opinion, a champagne punch…