Vintage Silver Decanter Label Eye Candy

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Vintage Silver Celebration

Elizabeth won this vintage silver decanter label.

A delightful surprise was waiting for me in my email a few days ago.  Do you remember the ‘name the drink‘ contest during the holidays – I asked readers to come up with a name for a delicious twist on the classic French 75 cocktail.

It’s all coming back to you now isn’t it?

After a fierce battle and lots of excellent entries, Elizabeth won the contest with her entry – A Scotsman in Paris

In case you missed the recipe, here it is again.  It’s well worth a try!

A Scotsman in Paris

• 2 ounces Hendricks Gin
• 1 tablespoon Cranberry SImple Syrup • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
• 5 ounces Prosecco
• Garnish with mint and lemon twist

Into a Champagne flute add the simple syrup, lemon juice and gin. Top off with prosecco. Garnish and enjoy.

Click here to down load a printer-friendly PDF version of  A Scotsman in Paris.

So today’s Eye Candy is courtesy of Elizabeth who was kind enough to take a snap of her prize, the vintage silver gin decanter label in action!

Vintage Silver Decanter Label Eye Candy

vintage silver decanter label

Elizabeth assures me it's full of gin!


I wonder how often they have to refill it? 😉


Added after publication…Karen in the comments has just asked about interesting uses for decanter labels.  I’ll admit this is a tough one.  I’ve put a couple of my thoughts in the comments below, but would LOVE to see what you come up with!


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2 thoughts on “Vintage Silver Decanter Label Eye Candy

  1. Karen RilstoneNo Gravatar

    Hi Nan,

    My Dad used to collect decanters and I have several. I am just not sure where to put them and how to use them. I wish I could think of a funky display. The crystal is gorgeous in the photo and it is a shame to store them away.

    Any ideas????


    1. SilverMagpiesNo Gravatar Post author

      Hi Karen –

      It’s a great question, and funny you should ask because I have a decanter label lurking on my desk (this one says rum) as I try to think of a good use.

      The best that I have been able come up with is to use them as ingredient indicators on a buffet table. Like have the Rum tag marking a plate of rum truffles, or the Sherry or Madeira tag hanging on the bowl of a sauce.

      It’s a good question to toss out to the audience. I’ll add it as a PPS 🙂

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