At Haus of Kelley, we love the concept called signature drinks. We get excited when clients want to customize their drink menu to something festive that matches the theme of the event.
Having a signature drink at your event is a creative and fun way to keep the guests engaged. It is also a great conversation starter because no conversation has ever started with salad.
Drink Name: Coceaux Mangeaux
2 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Mango Juice Blend (*We used Simply Tropical)
1/4 teaspoon Grenadine
Put ingredients into shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass. Top drink with cotton candy. Be sure to gently place the cotton candy on glass so it will not touch the liquid (it will dissolve if done incorrectly)
Cotton Candy: Gotta B Sweet/ HomeGoods
Picture Frame: IKEA
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Here’s a recipe for a quick and easy blueberry sauce. This sauce would be a great topping for breakfast, brunch, and desserts. Today the sauce was used as a topping to French Toast.
1 Cup of Blueberries
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 Tsp of corn starch (adds thickness)
1/8 Tsp of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan on med-low heat. Let sauce simmer to boil for 5 mins. Stir and turn to low for the remaining 5 – 7 mins. Sauce should be thick and coat spoon. Turn off and set aside to cool. Use topping on your desired dish.
This Brunch venture was such a beautiful surprise. Rosie’s Cafe located on Northside Drive was such a pleasure with great food. Rosie’s Cafe provides free wi-fi so you can work, snap, instagram, or tweet your heart’s content while enjoying a good cup of joe. The breakfast platter is only $6.99 and will have you asking for the biscuit recipe (I really did ask lol). If you are in the Atlanta area, give Rosie’s Cafe a try.
The Breakfast Platter $6.99
48 Northside Dr
Atlanta, Ga. 30313
This week I decided to make french toast for brunch and add a strawberry topping. In between that is!! Check out the recipe and give it a try.
Makes about 2-4 Slices
*Dice or Cut Strawberries (to your style) and add sugar (I added 1 Tbsp). Set aside.
*Minimum 30 mins – 1 hour for juices to extract
1 Tsp of vanilla
1/4 cup of Milk
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Tsp of Cinnamon
Bread (Artesano was chosen for this recipe)
Combine ingredients except bread in a bowl and whisk. Lightly press/cover bread with the mixture one by one.
Turn Skillet on medium heat and add butter or oil (butter is my preference). Add mixed bread slices to Skillet and fry until golden brown (about 1-2 mins on each side).
Take two slices of the french toast and add the strawberry topping in between each slice of bread.
I dusted the top with powder sugar but whipped cream would be great on top as well. Enjoy!
The Classic Mimosa consist of Champagne and Orange Juice. But whose to say you have to always be classic when you can be unique. I decided to give the classic Mimosa a twist with pineapple and mango. Give it a try!!
Champagne (of your choice) *I chose André Champagne*
Dice Pineapple and Mango into chunks. Set to blender on purée. Set purée aside. Pour champagne into glass if choice (flute, etc.). Add orange juice and purée. Voilá!
I set out on a gorgeous Saturday to have Brunch With my husband and siblings. I discovered a quaint neighborhood bar located in Inman Park called The Albert. Let me assure you that the food is so delicious and we ate every bite of it. My favorite menu item is The Albert Burger. It’s no surprise that I’m a huge pimento cheese advocate and this Burger gave me pimento cheese life!! Topped with bacon and pickled red onion. Now I know why The Albert is the favorite neighborhood bar in Inman Park. Give The Albert a try on your next visit to Atlanta.
The Albert Burger, $11
The Western, $11
Fried Chicken Sandwich, $10
Pulled Pork Hash, $12 (Brunch Menu Item)
918 Austin Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Hey Loves! I just had to share with you about my lovely experience at The Southern Gentlemen restaurant. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood, this restaurant is setting a trend for a cool and relaxed Brunch experience. With such nice decor and great food selections, the Southern Gentlemen is sure to be acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s top restaurants to patron. Don’t forget the Mimosas!!
The Southern Gentlemen Breakfast
Chicken Biscuit & Gravy
The Southern Gentlemen
3035 PEACHTREE RD NE
Located in the historic Grant Park neighborhood is a new Market and it is adorable. I love this concept of a community grocery store and cafe. And the decor has a sleek and fashionable style that is jaw dropping. The best part is the Gather space where breakfast, lunch, dinner and Mimosas are served. The Grant Park Market is what the community needs right now!!
The Early Bird Sammie (egg, bacon, and cheese on sourdough bread)
The Grant Park Market
519 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30312
You have to visit Brash Coffee to believe what I’m about to tell you. Have you ever heard of a coffee shop designed from a steel storage container?? Well, look no further because located on the west side of Atlanta off Howell Mill Rd is the cutest and perfectly designed coffee shop called Brash. From iced coffee to hot chocolate, Brash has you covered for a morning or afternoon jolt. Oh and check out the croissants and pastries too!! If you are in the Atlanta, give Brash Coffee a visit.
Photo taken by Dre Kelley
Hand Model: Jasmine Batiste | Photo taken by: Sierra Batiste
1168 Howell Mill Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
A Big thanks to Dre, Sierra and Jasmine for joining me in the coffee shop visit to Brash.
Today I wanted to cook an omelette but with a Nola twist. I decided on andouille sausage with a cajun remoulade sauce. Paired with a couple pieces of bacon (my dog Brody had the 3rd piece!) and orange slices and this Brunch was good to go. See the recipe below and give it a try.
2 Fresh Eggs
Andouille Sausage (as much you’d like!)
Holy Trinity Seasoning (Onion, Celery, Bell Pepper)
Munster Cheese (1 slice)
2 Slices of Bacon
Chop holy trinity seasoning and garlic clove until diced fine. For this Omelette I used 1/4 each vegetable for chopping. If you chop too much seasoning, don’t worry you can use the seasoning for other recipes. Chop the andouille sausage into small dices. In a medium skillet on medium heat, fry up the bacon until done and set aside. In the same pan sauté the holy trinity, garlic, and andouille sausage until done. Add Munster cheese slice.
Mix the eggs in a bowl and add the creole seasoning or seasoning salt (about a pinch) no more than 1/8 teaspoon. Add butter (unsalted) to the pan. Add egg mixture and allow the eggs to form a ring around the sausage mixture. With a spatula, fold the eggs towards the sausage in a repeated motion as the eggs cook. Do the same to the opposite end of Omelette. Gently fold the eggs over and slide onto the plate.
1 cup of Mayo
1 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon of holy trinity seasoning
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of creole seasoning
1 pinch of Cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients and drizzle over Omelette.