Trace Barnett, the Bitter Socialite, showed us some great ideas for your Halloween entertaining! He shows us how to gild pumpkins for a centerpiece and make a persimmon cocktail! Artificial pumpkins are great for their longevity but just look so, artificial. Give them a fresh, new look with a Midas touch and a stem that's anything but fake. Simply pluck the stem from a spent pumpkin, and adhere with a little hot glue. Gold spray paint adds a shimmery effect and dripping paint in beautiful hue exudes a modern flair. Trace used artificial pumpkins, gold spray paint, chalk or acrylic paint, hot glue gun & glue sticks, and a pumpkin stem. His steps include:
And he showed us how to make a Persimmon Hot Toddy using 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. persimmon syrup, 1/4 cup hot tea, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon honey. Put bourbon, honey, whisky, persimmon syrup in a mug. Top with hot tea and lemon juice. Serve warm! For more ideas from Trace Barnett visit www.thebittersocialite.com.
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