Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckely

Figgy Pudding Paloma Mule

It’s Saturday Sips at Six…and if friends don’t give friends fruitcake, then what do they give?  Simple – a Figgy Pudding Paloma with Anejo Please!!! Way back in England’s day, a Figgy Pudding was a coveted Christmas treat and surely even Ebeneezer Scrooge wouldn’t Bah Humbug about this Merry Little Christmas cocktail version!  

Patron Anejo Tequila is aged over 12 months and as 2018 comes to an end, only a super smooth sipping tequila will do for a cocktail that’s meant for reflecting! For this creative grog, I broke out my silver mule mugs to keep it nice and cold. 

Another excellent cake choice for friends…a crab cake of course! The most delicious I’ve found is at Lightfoot Restaurant on North King Street in Leesburg. It’s Jumbo Lump perfection and holds its own with any pairing!

Figgy Pudding Paloma Mule

2 oz. Patron Anejo
1 oz. Pyrat Rum XO Reserve
3 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz. Fig Butter
1/4 oz. Grapefruit Marmalade
Fresh Mint

Muddle lightly, several small cut pieces of grapefruit (not peeled) with a few mint leaves in a short mixing tin – don’t over muddle. Add ice, tequila, rum, fig and grapefruit – shake, strain and pour. Garnish with sprig of mint 🍃 


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Dianne Buckley

A Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia native, Dianne graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Maryland. Her varied development, event planning and writing experience includes: working as a Production Assistant for an Advertising Agency in Virginia Beach; Director of Development for a Private Academy in Maryland; and Assistant Director of Annual Giving for a Law School in Washington, DC. As founder & owner of STAGED ENVY®, a Boutique Professional Home Staging & Interior Decorating Studio, Dianne creates stylish spaces for homeowners who are preparing to list their home for sale, or live in it more beautifully. She’s an Accredited Staging Professional®, ASP® and a Certified Interior Decorator® CID® who knows that great decor is in the details and requires a curated approach. She has staged and decorated small event spaces, offices and residences ranging from cozy condos to fine homes. Attracted by the “Best in Class” attitude of Loudoun County Residents, she moved with her family from Washington DC to Leesburg in 2010 and has never looked back. Her favorite pastime is spending time on the weekends relaxing around Loudoun with her husband and her Black Lab Kaya, chatting with her three daughters and Curating Signature Cocktails and Vignettes for Intimate Occasions.

Saturday Sips at Six with Dianne Buckely

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