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Tonight’s An Appealing Plan  #GardenPartyChat {Wednesday 8P EST} topic will be Fourth Of July Beverages. Last week’s chat featured folks from a variety of world including Garden, Food, Decor, Events and was a big hit so there is only one choice but to try it again!

The following guests will be submitting one or two questions on their area of “speciality” take a moment to get to know them on twitter & the web. Then feel free to ask them questions back. remember to use #GardenPartyChat if you are on twitter so we can all follow along. There will be a total of 10 questions asked and the chat usually runs about an hour. See you there!

This week’s Guests are:

Jodi Fritch / twitter: @tampawinewoman / web: www.wineintampa.com/

Alicia  / twitter: @boozedinfused / web: www.boozedandinfused.com

Renee Dobbs / twitter: @RenneDobbs / web: http://magnoliadays.com/

A big part of entertaining is being the best host you can be so, I always like to offer my guests a beverage to sip on during an event. So here is the Suggested Sip of the Week recipe, with alcohol and non-alcoholic versions.


Previous Recipes include: Basil Grapefruit Sipper,  Thyme Tangerine Fizz or Provence Lavender Cocktail.

With muddled fresh rosemary, Driscoll’s Raspberries, fresh squeezed lime and Bombay Sapphire Gin gives this cocktail an added burst of flavor. Slice a fresh raspberry and a sprig of rosemary for the festive garnish.

INGREDIENTS {per 1 beverage}

  • 6-10 rosemary needles
  • 6 Driscoll’s Raspberries
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces Gin
  • Tonic Water to taste {start with 2 ounces}
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig, Berries & slice lime for garnish


  1. Muddle finely chopped rosemary leaves and 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup, and gin. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into rocks glass over ice top with Tonic Water.
  2. Use the top of Rosemary sprig, sliced lime and berries for garnish.

Buzz Free Version:

Follow the same directions remove gin, adding ginger ale as desired and enjoy!

If you are hosting your own Garden Party for the Fourth of July and still looking for final touches, theme ideas or entertaining questions in general, comment below and I am happy to provide a few tips! {full planning also available at info@AnAppealingPlan.com} Cheers! ~ krayl