Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Hour #4 Celebrating Veteran's Day!

Veteran's Day is this week and Henrietta's House is celebrating!  The table is set with my Havilland china, some red plates, fun star lanterns, super cute red martini glasses, beautiful stars and stripes ribbon and lots of candlelight.

I love how a few simple pieces get transformed by the amazing ribbon from mom.  It's a foot or so wide and drapes so nicely.  Check out my mantel using the same ribbon!!

I used Grandma Henrietta's hand-stitched linen napkins.  The red striped ribbon gives them a festive touch.  My new silverware is Towle Living Collection "Wave."  I love it (thanks, Mom!)!

Happy Hour wouldn't be Happy Hour without a cocktail.  So tonight we are giving our guests their choice of a red, white or blue cocktail!

Red:  Cosmopolitan

4 parts Citron Vodka
2 parts Cointreau or Triple Sec
2 parts cranberry juice

1 part lime juice

Shake all ingredients together over ice and strain into a martini glass.

White:  White Chocolate Martini

1 part white chocolate liqueur
1 part vanilla vodka
Optional - garnish with white or dark chocolate shavings

Shake all ingredients together over ice and strain into a martini glass.

Blue:  Blue Cosmo

2 parts Absolut Citron
1 parts Blue Curacao
1/2 part grapefruit juice
1/2 part sugar syrup
1 Maraschino cherry

Stir vodka, blue curacao, grapefruit juice, and sugar syrup in a mixing glass with ice to prevent cloudiness.  Strain into cocktail glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Cheers!!  And happy Veteran's Day to all veterans and those serving in our armed forces!!


  1. Hi Jenny
    Your veteran's day happy hour table is perfect!!!
    Hope my link up for this week is ok -- it is not exactly booze-centric, but I thought it could still count as a happy hour. Hope it is ok.
    Always enjoy your posts!

  2. I like the freshness of these colors this time of year!

  3. Hello Jenny!
    Your table is perfect! You just can't go wrong with the good old Red, White and Blue! As a bartender, your drink choices are perfect. I am gonna use those recipes today at work to also celebrate Veteran's Day with my customers.
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and greatly appreciated idea.

  4. What a wonderful table and a lovely tribute to the day. The napkins look so pretty tied up with the bit of ribbon. I just love your new flatware.

  5. Terrific tribute! LOVE the flatware!!!!!!!!

  6. Thanks for honoring our vets your table is symbolic and festive.

  7. I love my Haviland, "Ranson," too! It's so wonderful on your Veteran's Day table. The martini glasses are pure art...great pieces. Aren't mom's the best!...your ribbon and your new flatware are special additions to your table. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  8. Love your table, cute martini glasses!


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