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‘Stars’ and ‘Stripes’ Housewarming Barbecue

by on Jul.02, 2012, under Parties & Gatherings

To fete our new condo, we invited our Austin pals over for burgers, sausages and swimming pool fun.

Glass isn’t allowed on our pool deck, but I snuck in these three champagne flutes (thanks a million, Amy!) that had been begging to be cupped and toasted for the first time.

The flutes made their debut with our lillet punch, a not-very-exact hodgepodge of gin, champagne, lime juice, grenadine, Fresca and lillet,  a French aperitif.

(Don’t worry, the punch tastes just as good in plastic cups.)

What is lillet?, you ask. I wasn’t too familiar with it either until a month ago.

It’s a blend of a few white wines (85%) and macerated liquer (15%). You can drink this liquid on the rocks or mixed with almost anything.

Living in the middle of Texas has made me crave all things nautical, especially in the summer. Hence, the starfish decor – another space-eating accessory I had stashed in the bowels of storage that were begging for new life on a party table.

The starfish and and nauty-striped straws helped bring a little bit of ocean into downtown Austin, at least for the afternoon.

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