Easter Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! As Easter is quickly approaching, I thought that today would be the perfect day to share some fun and festive cocktails with you. These all have a strong candy theme to them, so that being said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Speckled Egg Mimosas. This is a very pretty cocktail and has a great mix of sweetness and freshness.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 8 blackberries
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 bag of speckled egg candy
  • 1 handful of edible flowers

What You Do:

  • So the first thing you’re going to do is grab a pot and add water, then bring that to a boil. Once your water is boiling add in your sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. When your sugar has dissolved add the blackberries and muddle. Simmer for 3-5 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Allow your syrup to cool and once it has strain into a pitcher.
  • Then grab your glasses and place 3 speckled eggs in the bottom of each glass. To that add one shot, or 2 ounces, of the blackberry simple syrup to each glass and fill the rest of the way with champagne.
  • Garnish with the edible flowers.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is Cotton Candy Margaritas. Although cotton candy can be very sweet, this isn’t a drink that’s too sweet.

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup of tequila
  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of cream soda
  • 1/4 cup of orange liqueur
  • 1 package of cotton candy
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges

What You Do:

  • In a mason jar, combine your tequila, lime juice, cream soda and orange liqueur. Shake that very well, making sure it’s well combined.
  • Take your glasses and fill them about 3/4 of the way with cotton candy and pour the drink over until the glass is roughly half full.
  • Top that with ice and stir to combine.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Blood Orange Mimosas. I love a good mimosa and this one is super fresh. This recipe does make a pitcher.

What You Need:

  • 10 to 12 blood oranges, juiced. This makes about 2 1/2 cups of juice
  • 1 bottle of chilled sparkling wine
  • 8 to 10 pieces of blood orange peel, twisted for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your blood orange juice and pour it in your pitcher. I would recommend doing this a couple hours before serving so you can keep it chilled in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  • Then add in your chilled sparkling wine and stir combine. Pour into your glasses and top with your twisted blood orange peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last cocktail we have is the Pink Jelly Bean. This cocktail is a really pretty color and super simple to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of vanilla vodka
  • 3 ounces of chilled ginger ale
  • 1 teaspoon of grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
  • Ice
  • Pink jelly beans

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your glass and fill it with ice. Then pour in the vodka, ginger ale and grenadine/cherry juice and stir to combine.
  • Then take 3 or 4 pink jelly beans and put then on a skewer. Place that in your drink to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite Easter cocktails I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you all have a great Easter :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching and as someone who is Irish and usually has some sort of party, I’ve been thinking about menu planning and that includes cocktails. I will admit that Guinness isn’t my favorite, although I do like Guinness Blonde, so having fun and festive cocktail options is a must. These cocktails are just that, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Sparkling Green Sangria. I think sangria is great for most  occasions because it’s so versatile and this one sounds so good.

What You Need:

  • 2 bottles of Moscato
  • 3 ounces of triple sec
  • 2 sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups of seedless green grapes, they can be sliced or whole
  • 1 sliced granny smith apple
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1/2 liter of club soda

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is grab a bowl or pitcher, whichever you prefer, and to that add the wine, sliced cucumber, grapes, apple, lemon and lime.
  • Then you’re going to add in the triple sec and stir that gently. Once you’ve done that cover it and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours.
  • Once it’s out of the fridge top it with the club soda and give a stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is the Green Whiskey Smash. It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without whiskey and I’ve never had a whiskey smash, so I might have to make this one.

What You Need:

  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of light agave nectar or simple syrup, it’s up to you
  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • Crushed ice

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a cocktail shaker and to that add the mint leaves, lime wedges and agave/simple syrup. Take a muddler and mash about 4-5 times.
  • Once you’ve done that add in the whiskey and a little bit of crushed ice and shake well.
  • To your glass add crushed ice then pour on your drink and garnish with a few mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Lucky Shamrock. This is a great mix of sweet and sour. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of agave
  • Sprite
  • Lime wedges and apple slices to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Then add in the tequila, sour apple liqueur, lime juice and agave. Shake until well combined.
  • Then fill your glass with ice and pour the cocktail into the glass. Top with Sprite and garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of apple.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Jameson Melon. This is a really unique cocktail and this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 Midori melon liqueur
  • 2 ounces of tonic water
  • Sliced honeydew melon
  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • First, take your cocktail shaker and add in the simple syrup, Jameson, Midori, tonic water and ice. Stir that 30 seconds until well mixed.
  • Then take your glass and fill it with ice and strain the cocktail into it.
  • Garnish with two slices of honeydew and a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As we’re in February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought it would be the perfect time to do my first Valentine’s Day food/drink post. We’re going to start with some fun and delicious cocktails, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Strawberry Bellinis. I think Bellinis are a great year round drink and they’re super easy to make. This recipe makes 2 drinks.

What You Need:

Cocktail:

  • 8 ounces of Prosecco
  • 4 ounces of strawberry syrup
  • Rim sugar
  • Strawberries to garnish, optional

Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water

What You Do:

Strawberry Syrup:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is hull and chop your strawberries. Once you’ve done that put them in a medium sized saucepan and add in the sugar and water.
  • Put the pan on medium heat and bring the mixture to a low boil. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the fruit starts to break down and make sure to stir the entire time.
  • Once your mixture is cooked strain it, making sure to discard all of the fruit solids. Then put it back on the stove to further reduce, to do that bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until it’s thickened up.
  • When you’re happy with the thickness of your syrup remove it from the heat and let cool. Then keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

Bellinis:

  • The first thing that you’re going to do is chill your champagne glasses. Once your glasses are chilled it’s time to rim them. To do this you can use regular sugar or a flavored sugar like strawberry to bring it all together. Get the rims of the glasses wet then dip in the sugar, making sure they’re evenly coated and set them aside.
  • Take the strawberry syrup you made earlier and add 2 ounces to each glass.
  • Top the glasses with Prosecco and garnish with a strawberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz. I really don’t drink gin but this sounded like a really interesting drink, I may make this one just to try it out. And this recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 6 strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 shots of gin
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of club soda
  • Ice
  • Lime

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is wash, hull and chop your strawberries into small pieces.
  • Then take your sugar and sprinkle it over the top of the strawberries. Let that sit for about 5 minutes then mash up the strawberries with a fork.
  • Next, take your cocktail shaker and add ice. Then add in the strawberry mixture, gin, rose water and a little pinch of salt. Shake well and divide evenly between your two glasses.
  • Top off each glass with the club soda and a lime wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Hearts Of Pom. I love pomegranate and this is such a simple drink to make. And this recipe makes 1 drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce of Cointreau
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish, optional

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take your cocktail shaker and add ice. To that add the tequila, pomegranate juice, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Shake well.
  • Pour into your glass and top with the pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Cupid’s Pink Arrow. Valentine’s Day can be a really decadent holiday and this drink is really light and refreshing. This recipes makes 1 drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • 3/4 ounce of blood orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces of orange juice
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 5 raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 6 ounces of Sprite
  • Ice
  • Sliced Lemon to garnish
  • Raspberries to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your cocktail shaker and in that muddle your raspberries. To your muddled raspberries add the vodka, blood orange liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well.
  • Take your glass and fill it with ice. Then strain the drink into the glass and top with the Spite and mix.
  • Garnish with the sliced lemon and raspberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails I’d love to know how they turn out and if not I’d love to know what your favorite Valentine’s Day cocktail is.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you all have a happy Valentine’s Day :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Three: Holiday Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Three! I can’t believe there’s only three weeks until Christmas, I have so much shopping and decorating to do. Today, as it is the holiday season and there are parties aplenty, I thought it would be a good time to share some holiday cocktails with you. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to have a festive drink, these are perfect.

The first cocktail we have is the Winter Sea Breeze. This is light and refreshing but has a nice holiday feel. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce of tonic syrup
  • 2 ounces of soda water
  • 12 pomegranate seeds
  • Ice
  • 3 mint leaves to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing your going to do is take your cocktail shaker and add ice.
  • Then add in your vodka, grapefruit juice, tonic syrup, soda water and pomegranate seeds. Shake well.
  • Pour into your glass and garnish with the mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next drink we have is a Candy Cane Martini. I actually really like a good candy cane martini, so I’ll definitely be making this one this holiday. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes of white crème de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • 2 candy canes (One whole, one crushed) for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is rim your glass. This recipe didn’t say what to use to wet the glass so just use whatever you want, but make sure you coat the whole rim. Then dip the glass in the crushed candy cane, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker and add ice. To that add in your strawberry vodka, white crème de menthe and cranberry juice. Shake well.
  • Pour into your rimmed glass and add whole candy cane to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Partridge in a Pear Tree. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of pear vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Champagne
  • Ice
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your champagne flute and place a fresh rosemary sprig in it.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker, add ice, and to that add the pear vodka, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain that over the fresh rosemary in your champagne flute until the glass is half full.
  • Top with champagne and if desired, garish with smaller rosemary sprig.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer. This is a really fun drink and this recipe makes multiple servings.

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of orange juice
  • 2 cups of chilled lemon-lime soda, Sprite is my favorite
  • 1 1/2 cups of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • For garnish, lemon slices and rosemary sprigs

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is get your pitcher, then add in the orange juice, lemon-lime soda, vodka, cherry juice and fresh lemon juice.
  • Give that a good stir to make sure it’s well combined.
  • You can serve this right away or you can chill it in the fridge until serving.
  • When serving, once drinks have been poured into glasses garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks let me know which is your favorite.

Until next time, enjoy making drinks and have fun at your holiday parties :).

-K

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November Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my November favorites. I have fun mix of items this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, all of my favorites are from my November Sephora Play Box, which I will link down below. My first favorite is the Glamglow Glamstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I really like this. It has pearl particles infused in it so it highlights as it’s hydrating. It sinks into the skin quickly, it smells nice and when you put it under foundation you do get a nice subtle glow.

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My next beauty favorite is the Nars Satin Lipstick in Tolede. This is a beautiful rosy pink shade with a satin finish. I don’t have a lot of lipsticks in this shade but this one has made it’s a way to the front of my lipstick drawer. It’s nicely pigmented, has a creamy formula and has great staying power. This is one of those lipsticks that works in any season and I definitely recommend it.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium perfume. I’ve talked about this in the past, this is one of my favorite scents. I have a bottle of it sitting in my perfume shelf right now. It’s a very warm and slightly spicy scent with a vanilla undertone. I think it’s very well balanced and it’s perfect for this time of year. I definitely recommend smelling this if you haven’t and you get the chance.

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My next favorite is a food and drink favorite and it’s holiday teas. I haven’t been listening to Christmas music yet, but I have gone in on the festive foods. Here I have the Celestial Seasonings Decaf India Spice Chai (I drink this all year, but more in fall/winter), Bigelow Peppermint Bark (Minty Chocolate Herbal Tea), Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice (I haven’t tried this one yet but I’m excited to) and Twinings Holiday Berry. I think the Peppermint Bark is my favorite right now but they’re all great and Twinings has another seasonal one that I want to pick up.

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Moving on I have what I guess you could call a lifestyle favorite and it’s HotHands hand warmers. I always buy a box of these in late November/early December but it got cold quick here so I bought some at the beginning of the month. I always keep a couple in my handbag and I’ve been appreciating myself for it. They stay warm for quite a while and they’re great to have around.

My second to last favorite is a website and it’s FoodTribe. FoodTribe is the sister site of DriveTribe, started by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May of The Grand Tour, and it’s all about food. There are a bunch of different categories or tribes on a ton of different food related subjects. I’ve been doing a little bit of food writing and recipe posting so I will link my FoodTribe profile down below.

And my last favorite is a music favorite, it’s Take That Odyssey-Greatest Hits Live. This album is from their recent tour, which celebrated their 30th anniversary, and it was recorded at the last show of that tour in Cardiff. This also has a DVD companion. I’ve been listening to this on Spotify since it came out and it’s so good, I also have seen little bits and pieces of the tour on YouTube. I think they did a brilliant job and I love the way they stayed true to their classic songs and changed the arrangement on others. I highly recommend giving this a listen if you haven’t.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and if you’re celebrating I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving :).

-K

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Halloween Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As we’re into October and Halloween is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to do my first Halloween themed post. Halloween cocktails. I love a fun cocktail and these are just that. With that being said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Witches Brew, this is super easy to make and will impress any guest. This recipe makes four drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 1 cup of lemon lime soda, Sprite is my preference
  • 1/4 cup of raspberry liqueur
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 3 drops of purple food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Crushed ice

What You Do:

  • So the first thing you’re going to do is rim the glasses. And for this you juice the lime onto a plate and mix the 3 drops of food coloring into the juice. Then on a second plate put your sugar. Dip your glasses into the lime juice, then into the sugar, making sure the rim is well coated and set aside.
  • Next take your cocktail, add ice and your vodka, lemon lime soda, and raspberry liqueur. Shake well.
  • Add crushed ice to your glasses then pour in your drink.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is Walker Blood Sangria, name inspired by The Walking Dead. I like sangria for parties, I make it when I have them and I’ve watched The Walking Dead since the beginning so for me this was a no brainer.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite wine
  • 2 cups of pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice or Cointreau
  • 2 cups of sparkling water
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Orange slices

What You Do:

  • The first step is to get your pitcher, then pour in the wine, pomegranate juice and orange juice/Cointreau and mix well.
  • Put that in the fridge overnight.
  • When you remove the mixture from the fridge add the sparkling water, stir, add the ice and mix well.
  • Add pomegranate seeds and orange slices and give a stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is simply called Vampire’s Dream. I’ve had this before and while I’m personally not a huge rum drinker, I found this to be pretty balanced. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 to 2 ounces of Spiced Rum
  • 3 ounces of pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces of pineapple juice
  • A splash of grenadine

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add in the rum, pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and grenadine. Shake well.
  • Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Half Blood Prince. I’m a Harry Potter fan and when I saw this I knew I wanted to try it. This will probably end up being the drink I make on Halloween.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce of raspberry liqueur
  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup (you can use more or less, it’s up to you)
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add the pomegranate juice, bourbon, raspberry liqueur, lemon juice and maple syrup. Add in some ice and shake well.
  • Strain into your glass adding one ice cube and pomegranate seeds to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails let me know how it turns out. And if you have any Halloween cocktail recommendations, I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and cheers witches :).

-K

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Summer Cocktails

Hi everyone,

We’re pretty much in the middle of summer, so I thought that today it would be fun to talk about some summer cocktails. I’ve been lucky that it hasn’t been too hot this summer, but whether it’s 100 degrees or 75 degrees, these drinks are the perfect mix of boozy and refreshing. So with that being said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Frozen Peach Bellini’s. I think Bellini’s are perfect for spring and summer and freezing it makes them that much better. This recipe makes four drinks.

What You Need:

  • 3 cups of diced, fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1/12 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 3 cups of champagne, prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your blender and to that add your diced peaches, sugar and the ice cubes. Then blend until it’s smooth.
  • Next add in your wine and pulse that until it’s well combined.
  • Pour into your glasses and top with a peach slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is Raspberry Vodka Mojito’s. I quite like Mojito’s and raspberry is one of my favorite fruits. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 ounces of fresh raspberries

Raspberry Vodka Mojito:

  • 1 lime cut into slices
  • 6 mint leaves with additional for garnish
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 4 ounces of lime seltzer or lime sparkling water
  • 3 to 4 raspberries for garnish

What You Do:

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • Take your saucepan and add the water, sugar and raspberries and place over high heat. Once you bring that to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove that from the heat and let it cool. Then strain to remove raspberry seeds and let chill completely.

Raspberry Vodka Mojito:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add half of the lime slices, the mint and muddle. Then add your vodka and fill with ice.
  • Shake for 2 to 3 minutes and strain into your glass.
  • To that add ice, 3 to 4 tablespoons of the raspberry simple syrup and top with seltzer/sparkling water.
  • Garnish with the remaining lime, raspberries and fresh mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The third cocktail we have is Watermelon Basil Margarita’s. Watermelon is pretty much the ultimate refreshing fruit and great in pretty much everything. This recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup of cubed watermelon
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons of triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

For the rim:

  • 1/4 cup of turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take your cocktail shaker and add the watermelon, basil and a few ice cubes. Then muddle until the watermelon is well juiced and the basil is torn.
  • Once you’ve done that add the agave, triple sec, lime juice and fill with ice. Shake for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • To rim your glasses, rub with a lime wedge and dip into the sugar/chili mixture making sure they’re well coated.
  • Double strain into the freshly rimmed glasses and top with fresh ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last cocktail we have is Strawberry Basil Moscow Mules. I love a good Moscow Mule and this one is perfect for summer. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 3 to 4 medium/large ripe strawberries. Hulled and quartered, with extra for garnish
  • 3 to 5 fresh chopped basil leaves, with extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 to 3 ounces of vodka, depending how boozy you want it
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 to 3 ounces of chilled ginger beer

What You Do:

  • In your mug place the strawberries, basil, a splash of the ginger beer and muddle for 1-2 minutes. Then pour in the lime juice and vodka. Stir that and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Fill your mug about 3/4 of the way up with the crushed ice, top with the chilled ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and fresh basil leaf.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these let me know which and how it turns out. And I’d love to know what your favorite cocktails are for summer.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and cheers to summer :).

-K

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Father’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Father’s Day is this weekend, I thought today would be a good time to talk about some cocktails that are perfect for the day. I have four different cocktails to tell you about, so let’s get into it.

First up we have the Gold Rush. This is super simple and really nice. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 3/4 ounces of lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounces of honey syrup

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is make the honey syrup and for that you take 9 ounces of wildflower honey, 3 ounces of hot water, add that into a small bottle and shake until it’s well combined.
  • Next up take your shaker and add ice. Then add the bourbon, lemon juice and honey syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain your drink into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have the Mezcal Mule. I love a Moscow Mule and this is a fun variation. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Sombra Mezcal
  • 1 ounce of ginger beer
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce of passion fruit puree
  • 1/2 ounce of agave nectar
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • Candied ginger, for garnish
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish
  • Chili powder, for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your lime juice and cucumber slices, add them to your shaker and muddle.
  • Then add your Mezcal, ginger beer, passion fruit puree and agave nectar to the shaker, add ice and shake well.
  • Strain your drink into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with the cucumber slice, piece of candied ginger and a pinch of chili powder.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is a Spicy Mango Margarita. Margarita’s are great during the summer months and the little bit of spice you get from this is nice and not overpowering. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2-2 ounces of tequila
  • 3-4 ounces of mango juice
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • 1/2 of a mango, diced
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeno slices with the seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a small plate, and on that add the kosher salt and chili powder together making sure to mix well. Then take the half of lime that you didn’t juice and rub it around the rim of your glass. Then take your glass and dip it in the spice mix until it’s well coated.
  • Next, add the mango, lime juice and jalapeno to your cocktail shaker and muddle. Once muddled add ice, tequila, mango juice and shake.
  • Strain your drink into an ice filled glass, garnish with additional jalapeno slices and or mango.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is a Bourbon Sidecar. I’ve actually never had one of these before, but it’s one of those classic cocktails that just seemed perfect for Father’s Day and I’m interested to make one. This recipe makes two drinks.

What You Need:

  • 4 ounces of bourbon
  • 2 ounces of Cointreau
  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 3 inch strips of lemon zest

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take two cocktail glasses and chill them.
  • Next you’re going to take your shaker and fill it with crushed ice. Then add the bourbon, Cointreau and lemon juice.
  • Shake for about a minute then strain into your chilled cocktail glasses.
  • Garnish with a strip of lemon zest.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you have any of your own Father’s Day cocktail recommendations let me know.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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Mother’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Mother’s Day is this weekend, I thought this would be a good time to talk about some fun and delicious cocktails that are a perfect fit for the day. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Hibiscus Iced Tea Cooler. I’ve made this before, with and without alcohol, and they’re really good and quite refreshing. This recipes makes 6 drinks.

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of boiling water
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 2 cups of sparkling water
  • 4 ounces of orange Vodka
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint (for garnish)
  • Strawberries (for garnish)

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a large heat safe pitcher and fill it with the tea bags and the boiling water. Then let the tea bags steep for about five minutes.
  • Once the tea bags have steeped, remove them from the pitcher and put it in the fridge so the tea can cool down.
  • After the tea is sufficiently cool and you’ve taken it out of the fridge, add the sparkling water and orange vodka. Mix well and add some ice.
  • Take the glasses you’re going to serve it in and add ice. Then pour the tea and garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Rosé Raspberry Sorbet Mimosas. I love a mimosa and Mother’s Day wouldn’t be complete without it. This makes 8-10 drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of Rosé/sparkling wine
  • 1 pint of raspberry sorbet
  • Fresh herbs to garnish

What You Do:

  • Take your champagne flutes and fill them with one small scoop of raspberry sorbet.
  • Then fill your flute the rest of the way with your Rosé/sparkling wine and garnish with the fresh herbs.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Grapefruit Mojitos. Mojitos are great for any occasion and this one is really fresh and bright. This recipes makes 2 drinks.

What You Need:

  • 2 large pink grapefruits
  • 2-3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 3-4 ounces of White Rum
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • Sparkling water

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is juice your grapefruits and limes. Filter that through a fine mesh strainer to make sure you don’t end up with any seeds or pulp.
  • Then stir the honey into the juices until it’s dissolved.
  • If you want to make both drinks at the same time, add ice, the rum, juice mixture and torn mint leaves into a shaker and shake well.
  • To make one drink at a time, add a handful of ice, half the rum, half of the juice mixture and a few torn mint leaves into a shaker and shake well.
  • Pour into your glass/glasses and give it a stir. Topping it off with the sparkling water.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is a Rose Lemon Spritzer. This can be made with or without the alcohol and this recipes makes 1 drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 tablespoons of rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2-2 ounces of Vodka
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey to taste, you can also use agave
  • A few drops of pomegranate or blood orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of sparkling water
  • Fresh roses to garnish (optional)

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Then add the rose water, fresh lemon juice, vodka, honey and pomegranate/blood orange juice. Shake until well combined.
  • Strain into your glass and top with the sparkling water. If using, garnish with the fresh roses.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you have any Mother’s Day cocktail suggestions send them my way.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you all have a happy Mother’s Day :).

-K

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Easter Cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Easter is this weekend, I thought today would be the perfect day to share some fun and quite good cocktails with you. Whether you’re having a party or just want to have a festive drink, these are perfect.

The first drink we have is the Naughty Peep. I don’t actually like Peeps, but this was too perfect to pass up and this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of marshmallow Vodka
  • 1 ounce of Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • Sanding sugar, white or blue, it’s up to you
  • 4 ounces of Sprite
  • Simple syrup
  • 1 blue Peep for garnish, the bunnies tend to work the best

What You Do:

  • Add the Vodka, Blue Curacao, lemon juice and Sprite to a cocktail shaker and shake well to combine.
  • Take your glass and dip it in the simple syrup, then place it in the sanding sugar making sure that it’s well coated.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in your cocktail.
  • Garnish with you Peep.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second drink we have is the Easter Margarita. I like this because it has an Easter feel without being overly sweet. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 ounce of orange juice
  • 1 ounce of Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce of sweet and sour mix

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and add ice. Then add the cranberry juice cocktail, orange juice, Silver Tequila and sweet and sour mix.
  • Shake well and pour into your glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last drink we have is Peach Sangria. Sangria is great for any occasion and with the addition of the peaches, this one is perfect for spring.

What You Need (To make a pitcher):

  • 10 ounces of peach flavored Vodka
  • 5 ounces of Hennessy
  • 5 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 5 ounces of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup
  • 40 dashes of Bitters
  • 20 ounces of club soda

What You Need (To make a one drink):

  • 1 ounce of peach flavored Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of Hennessy
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 of simple syrup
  • 4 dashes of Bitters
  • 2 ounces of club soda

What You Do (Pitcher):

  • Take your 64 ounce pitcher and add ice. Then add multiple slices of peach, lime and lemon.
  • Pour in the ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!

What You Do (Single glass):

  • Take your glass and add ice. Then add a few slices of peach, lime and lemon.
  • Pour in your ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last drink we have is the Blushing Whiskey Sour. This ends up being a really pretty color and is perfect for any party this spring. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 3 blackberries
  • 2 ounces of lemon simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • Crushed ice

What You Do:

  • Add the blackberries, lemon simple syrup, Bushmills and crushed ice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake until the blackberries start to break up, that’s what gives it the color.
  • Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with additional blackberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you guys have any Easter cocktail recipes let me know.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you all have a happy Easter :).

-K

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