Laurie Louis Designs

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Blog posts designed to help you entertain and host the southern way. We will provide you with menu ideas, tablescape ideas, design ideas and recipes.

Southern Hostess - Ladies Lunch - Low Country Boil - Beach House - Southern Parties - Tailgate Traditions - Holiday Entertaining

Thanksgiving Cocktails


Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Have you planned your theme? Have you selected your guest list? Planned your menu? When it comes to food, traditional is always best: turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and cranberry salad. Don’t forget the pumpkin pie and apple cobbler for dessert. But what about the beverages this holiday?  Most hostesses will probably offer water during the meal and coffee with dessert. If you are living in the south, you may also be serving sweet tea or a soft drink of some kind.  

Today, let’s talk about a few of our favorite cocktails. No surprise, this time of year, a lot of them center around apples and bourbon.

These two recipes were found on:  Well Plated by Erin and The Speckled Palate, respectively.

For more recipes, check out our Pinterest boards.

SOUTHERN HOSTESS TIP: It’s a crazy time of year for your hostess. Think about a set of holiday disposable coasters that they can use when friends come by for the holidays.