Better Than a Diamond Ring

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I’m not much of a proper lady, hailing from New Jersey and all. But in the South, there is etiquette all fucking over. For instance, brides not only get their “ONE DAY” but they also receive a luncheon in their honor the Friday before the wedding.

This past weekend I attended a wedding in Durham, North Carolina and also attended the Bridal Luncheon. The woman who hosted the event owns a vintage shop, Dolly’s, filled with eclectic housewares and get this, multi-colored tutus.

I’m not usually a sucker for cutesy, bridey crap, but this woman accomplished an adorably sassy feel by serving miniature bottles of Rionda Pink Processo with white and bright pink stripes; and for the bridesmaids, Cosmo Ring Pops.

Cosmopolitan Ring Pop
Recipe by Dolly’s owner Jennifer Donner

2 and 1/2 cups cranberry juice
5 T triple sec
1 cup FRESH lime juice
5 T cointreau
1/4 cup favorite vodka
1 and 1/2 cups crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Pour into Tovolo ice pop trays, insert sticks and freeze for at least 12 hours. Remove from freezer and let stand for a minute or two at room temperature before removing from molds. This makes 24 – 2 oz ice cube tray pops, 6 – 8oz. pops, or 8 – 6oz pops.

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