Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to do a post featuring some fun and delicious Valentine’s Day cocktails. I have three to tell you about, so let’s get into it.

First up we have the Lovebug Cocktail, this is super simple to make and can easily be made into a mocktail if you want. This makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 3 ounces of white cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces of lemon lime soda
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of grenadine
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces of simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated red sprinkles

What You Do:

  • First, get two plates and grab the glass that the drink will be served in. On plate pour the simple syrup and on the other pour out the sprinkles. Dip the rim of the glass in the simple syrup, then in the sprinkles until the rim is nicely lined.
  • Next, fill the cup with ice and pour in the white cranberry juice, lemon lime soda, vodka and grenadine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is Cupid’s Cocktail. This will look really pretty once it’s made and this recipe makes four drinks.

What You Need:

  • 16 ounces of champagne
  • 8 ounces of grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 6 ounces of vodka
  • 6 ounces of water
  • Pink food coloring
  • 4 strawberries

What You Do:

  • So this first step you can do either hours before making this cocktail or 24 hours before. And what you’re going to do is make vodka ice cubes. You don’t have to use heart shaped ice cube trays for this but if you can find them and want to really carry the theme through then go for it. What you’re going to do to make these is take 2 ounces of the vodka and mix it into the water, then add the pink food coloring until you have your preferred color. Then pop them into the freezer.
  • When you’re ready to serve these take out your ice cubes and put them, along with the pomegranate seeds, into the bottom of each of your glasses.
  • Fill each of the glasses with 2 ounces of grapefruit juice and top that off with champagne.
  • Finish each glass with a skewered strawberry, serve and enjoy!

The last cocktail we have is The Bourbon Sweetheart. Most cocktails for Valentine’s Day are more fruity, so I like to try and find at least one that is different and this one is perfect.

What You Need:

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 ounces of rich simple syrup
  • 2 strawberries, cut into large pieces
  • .50 ounces of ginger liqueur
  • 3/4 ounces of lime juice
  • 3-4 ounces of club soda
  • 2 ounces of bourbon

What You Do:

  • First, place your strawberries into a shaker and muddle the strawberries and simple syrup.
  • Then fill the shaker with crushed ice, bourbon, ginger liqueur, lime juice and bitters.
  • Shake and pour into a tall glass. Then top with club soda and a fresh strawberry to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And if you guys have any drink recommendations, let me know.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day :).

-K

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Blogmas Day One: Holiday Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day One of Twelve Days of Blogmas! After doing all twenty four days last December I thought I would change it up and do twelve days this year. I’m excited to be doing Blogmas again and I’m starting off with a fun one. Today is all about fun and festive holiday cocktails, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is the Mistletoe Cocktail and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce of Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • 5 cranberries. 3 of which are for garnish
  • 1 sprig of rosemary to garnish
  • White sugar to garnish
  • Crushed ice
  • An 8 ounce glass

What You Do:

  • In a dish add the mint leaves, honey, lime juice and two cranberries. Mash together using a muddler and set that aside.
  • Take two small dishes, add lime juice to one and sugar to the other. Dip your glass in the lime juice then the sugar to rim the glass.
  • Take the mixture you made in the first step and add that to the bottom of your glass. Then add crushed ice, vodka and the ginger beer.
  • Garnish with the rosemary sprig and the three remaining cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is the Berry Merry Christmas Cocktail. This is technically a martini, but it can be served in different ways in different glasses, and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 shot of Vodka
  • 1 shot of Chambord
  • 1/2 shot of Limoncello
  • 1/4 shot of Grenadine
  • Club soda

What You Do:

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice
  • Add the vodka, Chambord, Limoncello, grenadine and 1 shot of club soda. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • If you want this served on the rocks, which is really yummy as well, add the booze together in a cocktail shaker and pour into a tall glass filled with ice and top it off with the club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Apple Cider Sangria. I had this at a holiday party last year and it was really good. And this recipe makes a good amount.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of Moscato Wine
  • 1 cup of Light Rum
  • 1 1/2 cups of Apple Cider
  • 1 cup of Ginger Ale
  • Ice
  • Apple slices to garnish

What You Do:

  • In a large pitcher add the Moscato, Light Rum, Apple Cider and Ginger Ale and stir to combine.
  • Pour over ice and garnish with an apple slice
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is White Christmas Margaritas and this recipe makes six drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1 14 ounce can of coconut milk
  • 12 ounces of Silver Tequila
  • 8 ounces of Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1/2 cup of mint to garnish
  • 1 lime sliced into rounds to garnish
  • A lime wedge to rim the glasses
  • Sanding sugar to rim the glasses
  • Cranberries to garnish

What You Do:

  • In a blender add the coconut milk, Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and ice and blend until smooth.
  • To rim the glasses run the lime wedge over the rim and dip in the sanding sugar.
  • Pour the blended drink into the glasses and garnish with the lime round and cranberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any other holiday cocktail suggestions let me know. I’d love to try them.

Until next time, enjoy your cocktails and welcome to Blogmas! 🙂

-K

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Halloween cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing the first in a series of Halloween posts and it’s all about Halloween cocktails. Whether you’re having a party or you just want something fun to drink while handing out candy, these cocktails are perfect.

The first cocktail is Blood Orange Sangria and this recipe serves four to six.

What You Need:

  • 6 blood oranges
  • 2 750 ML bottles of Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup of Club Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Brandy
  • 12 ounces of strawberries sliced
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup of sugar to rim the glasses

What You Do:

  • Take one blood orange and zest it, then in a small bowl combine the sugar and the orange zest. Rub it together with your fingers until the orange zest is fragrant.
  • Then take four of the blood oranges and juice them, discarding any seeds. And cut the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
  • In a large pitcher pour in the blood orange juice, wine, brandy, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries and blood oranges and stir until well combined.
  • Take the orange zest sugar and place it on a plate. Get your glasses and run an orange, lemon or lime around the rim of each glass and dunk them in the sugar, making sure you coat them well.
  • Fill each of the glasses with a couple of ice cubes, pour the sangria and added some fruit from the pitcher to top it off.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • This can be made overnight or ahead of time because it definitely gets better the longer the flavors can combine.

The second cocktail we have is Pumpkin Pie Shots. This recipe is super easy and makes four shots.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Caramel Vodka
  • 2 ounces of Pumpkin Spice liquor
  • 2 ounces of Rumchata
  • Sugar to rim the glasses, but this is optional

What You Do:

  • Pour the Caramel Vodka, Pumpkin Spice liquor and Rumchata in a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
  • If you want to rim the glasses, dip them in corn syrup then dunk in a shallow dish with colored sugar.
  • Pour evenly into the four glasses serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is a Ghost-tini, this is on the sweet/rich side. And this recipe makes three to four cocktails.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 packet of Sweet’N Low
  • 4 ounces of Whipped Cream Vodka. You can also use Vanilla or White Chocolate if you prefer them
  • 4 ounces of Rumchata
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 6 Lindor White Chocolate Truffles
  • Candy eyes and lollipop sticks

What You Do:

  • Roughly chop the White Chocolate Truffles and add them to a small saucepan with the heavy cream and the Sweet ‘N Low. Stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted, smooth and everything is well combined. Remove it from the heat and set aside.
  • Once the white chocolate mixture has cooled, put it in the blender and add the vodka, Rumchata and ice. Blend that until the ice is completely broken up and it’s all well combined.
  • Take the lollipop sticks and carefully put it through candy eyes, making sure they’re in the middle of the stick.
  • Pour the martini into the glasses and top with the candy eyes on a stick.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Purple Potion and this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Vodka
  • 2 ounces of Coconut Juice
  • 5 ounces of Pomegranate Italian Soda
  • 5 ounces of Pineapple Juice
  • Purple food coloring, this is optional
  • Dry Ice

What You Do:

  • In a tall glass combine the vodka, coconut juice, pomegranate Italian soda and pineapple juice.
  • If the purple color isn’t exactly where you want it, add a drop of the food coloring.
  • To make it really potion like, add one small cube of dry ice and make sure you use tongs. Don’t drink until the dry ice has dissipated and be sure to make guests aware of this as well.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram and if you have any drink suggestions of your own let me know.

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

-K

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Father’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Father’s Day is this Sunday, I thought I would do a post with cocktails that are perfect for the occasion. Most dads are probably going to be happy with just having their favorite beverage, but it never hurts to have options, especially if you’re having a party.

The first drink we have is the Kentucky Mule, it’s a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • Ginger beer
  • 1/2 of a lime, sliced
  • Mint sprigs

What you do:

  • Take your glass and fill it with crushed ice. Then squeeze the lime wedge over the ice.
  • Add the bourbon and fill the glass the rest of the way with the ginger beer.
  • Stir so it’s well combined and garnish with the other lime wedge and the mint sprigs.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have a classic and something I’ve actually never had, an Old Fashioned. This recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Water
  • Orange peel
  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Add the sugar, bitters and dash of water to the glass and stir until sugar is dissolved. The recommended glass for this drink is a rocks glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the bourbon and stir to combine all of the flavors.
  • Garnish with an orange peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Moving on we have Mojitos, you can do a million different flavored Mojitos, but for this occasion I like the classic. This recipe makes 2-4 drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 3/4-1 cup of white or light rum, whichever you prefer
  • Ice
  • Club soda

What you do:

  • In a small pitcher combine the lime juice and mint. Use a muddler to crush the mint into the lime juice, then add the simple syrup and rum to the pitcher.
  • Fill pitcher 2/3 of the way full with ice and stir.
  • Fill the individual glasses about halfway with ice, then pour in the mojito mixture until the glass is about 2/3 of the way full and top with the club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the James Bond Martini. And this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 3 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel

What you do:

  • In a cocktail shaker combine the gin, vodka and dry vermouth and shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a large piece of lemon peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And if you’re still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift I’ll link my gift guide post from last year below.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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Mother’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Mother’s Day is Sunday and brunch is a very popular option, I thought I would give you guys some drink recipes that I love. They’re super easy and guaranteed to be a hit, so let’s get into it.

First up we have Moscato Wine Punch.

What you need:

  • 1 bottle of your mom’s favorite wine. My mom, like myself is a white wine person
  • Simply Lemonade, regular lemonade or one of the flavors. That is totally up to you
  • Half a liter of Sprite
  • Various fruits, I like blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.

What you do:

  • Get a punchbowl and fill it with the wine, lemonade and the Sprite.
  • You can put it in the fridge to chill, then add the fruit. Or you can put the fruit in the freezer and use that to chill the punch
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Peach Sangria, this is great for any summer party and this recipe makes four to six drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 bottle of dry white wine
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 3 ounces of peach brandy
  • 2 ounces of triple sec
  • 2 ounces of simple syrup
  • 2 to 4 ounces of peach puree
  • 1 Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apple. Cored and sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 peaches, pitted and sliced

What you do:

  • Place all the ingredients in a large pitcher and put in the fridge to chill for at least eight hours, or overnight depending on when you’re going to serve it.
  • Fill your glasses with ice and pour the sangria over top.
  • Add fresh cut fruit on top to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last cocktail is Strawberry Bellinis and this recipe makes four drinks.

What you need:

  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry Moscato
  • 2 cups of rose champagne or prosecco
  • Strawberries to garnish

What you do:

  • Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor and strain through a sieve.
  • In a blender combine the strained strawberry juice, powdered sugar and strawberry Moscato and blend until smooth.
  • Put in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Evenly distribute the strawberry mixture among four champagne flutes and top each with 1/2 cup of champagne or prosecco.
  • Garnish with a strawberry, serve and enjoy!

And finally we have Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade. This one is non-alcoholic but you can add champagne to it.

What you need:

  • 6 medium lemons
  • 3/4 cups of sugar, divided
  • 2 cups of thawed frozen raspberries
  • 2 liters of Sprite

What you do:

  • Add 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of raspberries and gently mash. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Juice all of the lemons and pour through a strainer. Add that to a pitcher with the remaining sugar.
  • Add the Sprite and stir to combine. Put in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve.
  • Garnish with the remaining frozen raspberries, if you want to add the champagne now would be the time to do it.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks let me know how they turn out.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy Mother’s Day :).

-K

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Easter cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing the follow up to yesterday’s Easter Treats post with Easter Cocktails. These are all delicious and perfect for any Easter or spring party, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is the Pink Bunny. This is a really fun take on a Gin and Tonic and this recipe makes 3 drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 can of frozen pink lemonade, 12 ounces
  • 6 ounces of gin
  • 12 ounces of tonic water
  • Pink sanding sugar
  • For Easter, a pink Peep

What you do:

  • Mix your gin, tonic water and frozen pink lemonade in a pitcher.
  • Dip your glasses in water and press into the pink sanding sugar until sufficiently coated.
  • Pour your drink into the glasses. If this is for Easter serve with a pink Peep on the rim, otherwise serve as is and enjoy!

The second cocktail we have is the Cottontail Martini and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of whipped vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum
  • 2 ounces of half and half
  • 1/2 ounce of cream of coconut
  •  A splash of pineapple juice
  • Sweetened coconut
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow

What you do:

Martini Glass:

  • Take two shallow dishes and put them next to each other. In one add the sweetened coconut and in the other put about a teaspoon of honey.
  • Dip the glass in the honey then the coconut until it’s sufficiently coated. Then set aside.

Martini itself:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the whipped vodka, coconut rum, half and half, cream of coconut and pineapple juice. Shake and strain into your prepared glass.
  • Serve with a marshmallow on the rim and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Berry Champagne Punch and this recipe makes 20 drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 6 ounces of fresh raspberries
  • 6  ounces of fresh blackberries
  • 6 ounces of fresh strawberries
  • 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2 liters of lemon lime soda
  • Fresh berries

What you do:

  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat and let it cool. Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
  • Combine the raspberries and 1/4 cup of the previously made syrup and puree that until it’s smooth.
  • Repeat that process with the blackberries and strawberries and strain all the purees through a fine mess strainer to remove seeds.
  • Add one tablespoon of the berry puree to a wine glass or champagne flute and fill the glass half way with champagne. Gently stir until combined.
  • Top with more champagne and/or the lemon lime soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any cocktails that you love for Easter let me know and if you make any of these tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram.

Until next time, enjoy your cocktails and I hope you have a happy Easter :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today, as St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, I thought it would be the perfect day to talk about some cocktails for the holiday. I’m also going to be putting up a St. Patrick’s Day treats post in a couple of days so look out for that. I’m going to be having a little party, so these will be perfect for that. I personally don’t like Guinness, so I’m always looking for a non Guinness drink for St. Patrick’s Day. And with that said, let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is an Apple Martini and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple liqueur
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Green apple slice to garnish, optional

What you do:

  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 of the way with ice cubes then add the vodka, apple liqueur and lemon juice.
  • Cover and shake for about 10-15 second and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with apple slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have a Lime Margarita, always a favorite, and this recipe makes six drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of gold tequila
  • 3/4 cup of triple sec
  • 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 cups of crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 6 lime wedges

What you do:

  • In a large pitcher, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Finally add in the crushed ice.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the 2 remaining tablespoons of sugar and the salt.
  • Moisten the rim of the six margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip them in the salt-sugar mixture.
  • Pour the margaritas into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last cocktail is the Irish Mule and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup of ginger ale
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Fill a glass or Moscow Mule mug if you have one, with ice and add in the whiskey and lime juice and stir.
  • Top with the ginger ale and a lime wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And our last cocktail is a Bailey’s Martini and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Bailey’s Irish cream
  • 3/4 ounce of chocolate vodka
  • 3/4 ounce of caramel vodka
  • Cocoa powder and mint leaves for garnish, optional

What you do:

  • Put the Bailey’s and two vodkas in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
  • Pour into a martini glass and garnish with the cocoa powder and mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any drinks/cocktails that you love for St. Patrick’s Day let me know.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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Valentine’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing part three of my Valentine’s Day posts and today it’s all about Valentine’s Day cocktails. I love a good cocktail and the four I’ve selected for this are so good and definite crowd pleasers.

So first up we have Love Potion No. 9, it’s a triple berry martini and it’s one of my favorites. This recipes makes two drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 3 ounces of strawberry vodka
  • 3 ounces of Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 heart cut strawberries to garnish, this is optional
  • 2 small pieces of dry ice, this is also optional

What you do:

  • First, in a cocktail shaker, add the pomegranate juice, vodka and the Chambord. Shake to combine.
  • If you are using the dry ice, then place one small piece in the bottom of each glass. Then pour the martini over the dry ice.
  • Garnish your drinks with two of the heart shaped strawberries on a skewer.
  • Wait for the dry ice to dissolve completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next we have Strawberry Moscow Mules. Moscow Mules are always great and this is a fun twist on the classic. This recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces of strawberry soda
  • 1/2 a small lime
  • 8 ounces of ginger beer
  • Sliced strawberries and limes to garnish, this is optional

What you do:

  • You can do this in a tumbler or a copper mug, but first add ice.
  • Add the vodka, strawberry soda, the juice from the lime and the ginger beer.
  • Stir to combine and garnish with the sliced strawberries and limes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last cocktail is the one that I haven’t tried yet and it’s simply called Lady in Red. And this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Maker’s Mark bourbon
  • 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
  • Chilled ginger beer

What you do:

  • Add the Maker’s Mark, pomegranate juice and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker that’s been filled with ice.
  • Shake for about a minute then pour into an ice filled glass and top with the ginger beer.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And finally we have Pink Strawberry Sangria. This is also a great drink for summer parties. This recipe makes 12 drinks.

What you need:

  • One bottle of pink moscato wine, 750 ml
  • 1/2 cup of strawberry vodka
  • 2 cups of lemon lime soda
  • 6-10 large strawberries, sliced

What you do:

  • In a large pitcher combine the wine and the vodka and add in the strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Right before serving add in the lemon lime soda.
  • Pour over ice filled glasses.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram.

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

-K

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Blogmas Day 8: Holiday cocktails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 8! Today I’m going to be talking about some holiday cocktails. These are simple enough and quite good. Large party or small night in with friends, these will be a hit.

The first is an incredibly simple Christmas Sangria.

What you need:

  • 2 bottles of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
  • 3/4 cup of sparkling apple cider
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of halved cranberries
  • 3/4 cup of whole cranberries
  • 1 chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary

What you do:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir with a wooden spoon, it helps the sugar dissolve
  • Put in the fridge for at least 4 hours
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have easy Cranberry Mimosas. The perfect holiday drink.

What you need:

  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Orange Liqueur, Triple Sec
  • Champagne, whichever is your favorite
  • Fresh cranberries and fresh rosemary for garnish, this optional

What you do:

  • Fill your champagne flutes 1/3 of the way full with the cranberry juice cocktail and add in a splash of the orange liqueur. Then fill the remaining 2/3 of your glass with champagne.
  • To finish it off garnish with the fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs
  • Serve and enjoy!

Moving on we have a drink with an adorably kitsch name, that I love, and they are Santa Claus-Mopolitans. There are two versions of this recipe, one for a party and one for a single drink, and I’m going to put them both in because this drink is that good.

What you need:

Party

  • 64 ounces of Cranberry Juice, one bottle
  • 64 ounces of White Cranberry-Peach Juice, one bottle
  • 16 ounces of Triple Sec
  • 8 ounces of Vodka

What you do:

  • Combine ingredients and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours
  • Pour into rimmed glass and garnish with fresh cranberries
  • Serve and enjoy!

What you need:

Single drink

  • 1/2 cup of Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 cup of White Cranberry-Peach Juice
  • 1 ounce of Triple Sec
  • 1/2 ounce of Vodka

What you do:

  • Combine ingredients and shake with ice
  • Pour into rimmed glass and garnish with fresh cranberries
  • Serve and enjoy!

To rim the glasses

  • Put lime juice and clear corn syrup around the outside of the glasses
  • Dip glasses in a mixture of white sanding sugar and sweetened flake coconut

And lastly we have Apple Cider Moscow Mules.

What you need:

  • 4 ounces of Hard Apple Cider
  • 4 ounces of Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 ounce of Absolut Citron Vodka
  • The juice of half a lime
  • A dash of ground cinnamon

What you do:

  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes and combine the hard cider, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon and shake
  • Pour the mixture into a copper Moscow mule mug filled with crushed ice
  • For the garnish top with a lime wedge, an apple slice and a cinnamon stick
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And if there are any cocktails that you guys like to make during the holidays let me know, I’d love to try them.

Until next time, have fun at your holiday parties and happy drinking :).

-K

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Easy Halloween treats and drinks

Hi everyone,

Halloween is fast approaching, so I thought today I would share a couple of my favorite simple and easy food and drink favorites. Whether you’re going to/ hosting a party or just want something fun to have on Halloween while you’re handing out candy, these recipes tick all the boxes.

First we have a guaranteed hit at parties, Pumpkin Pie Dip:

What you need:

12 ounces of cream cheese

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 cup of canned pumpkin

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spice

2 cups of whipped topping

What you do:

Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the pumpkin and spices and stir until combined.

Fold in the whipped topping, gently, make sure it’s well combined and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with graham crackers and your favorite fruits.

Next we have one of my all time favorites, Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Olive Spiders. I’ve made this for Halloween parties in the past, I’m actually making them for a party this weekend and they pretty much are gone the minute the platter hits the table so I always make sure to use 18 eggs opposed to 12, but if you’re hosting a smaller party 12 will be plenty.

What you need:

12 eggs

Mayonnaise

Yellow Mustard

Olives

Salt

Pepper

Paprika

What you do:

Hard boil the eggs, I do 5 minutes on high heat, then 25 minutes on medium heat. Once the eggs are done, remove them from the heat, dump out the hot water and cool them in cold water. When the eggs have cooled down you can start peeling them or stick them in the fridge for a little while before peeling. It’s up to you.

After peeling the eggs, cut them in half and carefully scoop out the yolk. Be sure to do this carefully otherwise the egg will tear and it will be difficult to get the filling back in.

Combine the yolks with the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, salt and pepper and mix until well combined and mixture is smooth.

Fill the eggs with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika.

Cut the olives in half, take one half and put it on top of the egg, take the other half and cut into strips, putting four on each side.

Serve and enjoy

The third treat is great for the kids, or anyone that wants a little fun without the alcohol, although you could add alcohol to these if you wanted. And they are floats, specifically Lime and Orange Sherbet Floats.

What you need:

Lime:

One container of Lime Sherbet, any brand

One bottle of Lemon Lime soda, any brand

Orange:

One container of Orange sherbet, any brand

One bottle of Orange soda, any brand

What you do:

Mix the sherbet and the soda. You can do them individually or in a punch bowl. And to make them even more festive, top them with gummy worms, gummy eye balls or any gummy body parts you can find and enjoy.

My last two are strictly for the adults. Halloween cocktails. I searched through many different and delicious looking/ sounding recipes, but I found two that are simple and sound amazing.

The first is the Poisoned Apple martini.

What you need:

2 ounces of apple cider

1 ounce of pomegranate juice

2 ounces of tequila

Ice

Dry Ice

What you do:

Combine ingredients with ice in martini shaker. Shake to mix and strain into chilled martini glass.

Add dry ice before serving. You don’t have to add the dry ice, although it does give a spooky effect. But if you do go with the dry ice make sure you use small ice chips to avoid the possibility of your guests getting frostbite. This recipe makes one cocktail.

The next drink is the Black Widow cocktail.

What you need:

1/2 ounce of strawberry vodka

1/2 ounce of white rum

1/2 ounce of triple sec

3 ounces of cranberry juice

Ice

What you do:

Combine the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to mix and pour into martini glass.

For extra spook and to bring home the black widow theme, top with a plastic spider and enjoy. This recipe also makes one cocktail.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any fun Halloween recipes let me know and if you make any of these tweet me a pic or tag me on Instagram. My links will be below.

Until next time, if you’re going to any parties have fun and I hope you all have a happy Halloween :).

-K

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