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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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to share some simple and delicious St. Patrick’s Day cocktails with you. Whether you’re having a party or you’re not a big beer drinker and want some other options, these cocktails are perfect.

First up we have the Irish Hammer Shot. I don’t always do shots, but these are really fun and at least in my opinion, not overpowering.

What You Need:

  • 1 part Jack Daniels
  • 1 part Irish Mist
  • 1 part Irish Cream
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • Take your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice then pour in the Jack Daniels, Irish Mist and Irish Cream.
  • Shake until it’s chilled and pour into your shot glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have the Sparkling Leprechaun Kiss. This cocktail is different in the fact that it’s a little sour, but in a good way. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1/2 ounce of Vodka
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 drop of green food coloring
  • Lemon Lime soda, any you like, I prefer Sprite
  • Ice
  • Green sugar to rim the glass

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is rim the glass and to do that get the edge of the glass wet and roll it in the sugar until it’s coated well.
  • Then fill the glass halfway with ice.
  • Take a cocktail shaker and add the Sour Apple Pucker, Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and food coloring. Shake until it’s well combined.
  • Pour that into the glass and top it off with the soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Irish Maid. This drink is whiskey based making it perfect for the holiday, but this would also be a great summer drink. And this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of Jameson Whiskey
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 1/2 ounce of Elderberry Liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce of simple syrup with a drop of honey
  • Ice cubes

What You Do:

  • Take two slices of cucumber and put them into the shaker, and using a muddler, mash the cucumbers.
  • Then add the whiskey, Elderberry liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice.
  • Shake for about 30 seconds and strain into an ice filled glass.
  • Garnish with the leftover cucumber slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the lastly we have the Sparkling Shamrock Champagne Cocktail. This recipe makes 6 drinks.

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite dry champagne or sparkling wine
  • 12 ounces of Midouri melon liqueur
  • Honeydew melon pieces
  • Green sanding sugar

What You Do:

  • Take your champagne flutes and rub the rim with a piece of honeydew and dip them in the sanding sugar, making sure they’re well coated.
  • Then pour 2 ounces of the Midouri into each glass. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with the champagne or sparkling wine.
  • Garnish each glass with a melon ball.
  • 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, I’d love to know how they turn out. And if you have any drink suggestions of your own let me know.

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,

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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Valentine’s Day Treats

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be talking about some fun and delicious Valentine’s Day treats. It’s currently snowing here, so I was feeling cozy and after this I’m going to be doing some baking. I have three different treats to share with you, so let’s get into it.

The first one is Strawberry Truffle Kiss Cookies, these are really easy to make will be a favorite of whoever you give them to. This recipe makes 48 cookies.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of strawberry cake mix
  • 8 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of strawberry extract
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • Pink sanding sugar
  • 48 chocolate kisses

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take the wrappers off of the kisses and put them in the freezer. This is so they don’t melt when you put them on the cookies.
  • Next add the cake mix, butter, egg and strawberry extract to a bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Once you have a soft dough, add the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
  • Put the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once you take the dough out, roll it into 48 balls and run through the pink sanding sugar, making sure it’s well coated.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes. Once they’re baked let them sit for a few minutes before moving them to parchment paper/a cooling rack.
  • Top each cookie with a frozen kiss and let them cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is Pink Hot Chocolate. I love making hot chocolate from scratch like this, and it’s always a great choice during the winter months. This recipe makes 3 or 4 drinks depending on the size of your mug.

What You Need:

  • 4 cups of milk. If you wanted to make this thicker and creamier then you can do 2 cups of half and half and 2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of white chocolate chips
  • Pink food coloring
  • Toppings, whipped cream, marshmallows, etc

What You Do:

  • In a medium sauce pan add the milk/half and half, vanilla and white chocolate chips and put on medium heat.
  • Stir it occasionally until everything is combined and you’ve reached the desired temperature. Make sure you don’t let it boil.
  • Add the food coloring until you have the desired color.
  • Pour into mugs and top with your desired toppings.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last treat we have is M&M’s Caramel Cookies. I quite like M&M’s and I saw this recipe on the back of the bag, so I thought I would try it and they’re so good.

What You Need:

  • 2 sticks of softened salted butter
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of M&M’s Caramel Chocolate Candies Cupid’s Mix (these are the red, pink and white ones)

What You Do:

  • In a large bowl, add the butter and both sugars and cream until smooth. Once smooth, add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  • In a different bowl sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Stir this into the butter mixture.
  • Then add in the M&M’s, making sure it’s well combined and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Form the dough into rounded tablespoons and drop them on the tray 2 inches apart.
  • If you want chewy cookies make them for 8-10 minutes and if you want crispy cookies bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see how they turn out.

Until next time, enjoy your treats and have a Happy Valentine’s Day :).

-K

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Halloween drinks: non alcoholic edition

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing part two of my series of Halloween posts and it’s all about non alcoholic Halloween drinks. If you’re having a Halloween party or just want a cool drink for Halloween night these drinks are really fun and great for kids and those who don’t feel like having a cocktail.

The first drink is Polyjuice Potion Punch. I’m a Harry Potter fan and I think this is a really creative way to incorporate it into your Halloween fun.

What You Need:

  • A 1/2 gallon of Lime Sherbet
  • 2 liters of Sprite
  • A few drops of neon green food coloring

What You Do:

  • In a large punch bowl use a spoon or ice cream scoop and scoop the lime sherbet into the middle.
  • Then slowly pour in the 2 liters of Sprite, make sure to do this slowly as it will fizz and potentially run over.
  • And finally add the neon green food coloring, a few drops should do it, until it really pops.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next we have Fanta Jack O’ Lantern Floats, these are super easy and so much fun. This recipe makes eight drinks.

What You Need:

  • 2 liters of Fanta Orange soda
  • 1 container of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Clear plastic cups, decorated like jack o’ lanterns, this is optional and if you don’t want to go through the process of decorating cups I know they have plastic cups that already look like jack o’ lanterns
  • Orange or Halloween themed straws

What You Do:

  • Take one of the plastic cups and in the bottom pour a little bit of the Fanta.
  • Then to that add a scoop of the vanilla ice cream and pour more Fanta on top until it’s bubbly and float like.
  • Continue this process until you’ve made the desired amount of floats.
  • Add a straw, serve and enjoy!

The second to last drink we have is Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch. Hocus Pocus is a classic and my favorite Halloween movie, so I had to include this one. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 8 ounces of V8 Peach Mango
  • 6 ounces of Izze Peach
  • 1 scoop of Mango Sorbet
  • Halloween straws

What You Do:

  • In a glass, whatever you prefer, pour in the V8 Peach Mango then pour in the Izze Peach.
  • Top that off with the mango sorbet.
  • Add a Halloween straw, serve and enjoy!

And the last drink we have is Magic Potion Punch. This one I’ve made before and it’s honestly really fun and you get to be a bit of a scientist. This can be made in a large punch bowl, but this recipe is by cup.

What You Need:

  • 1/8 of a cup of Lemonade
  • 1/8 of a cup of Grape Juice
  • 3/4 of a cup of Lemon Lime Soda, I use Sprite
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered Grape JELL-O

What You Do:

  • In an 8 ounce cup add the lemonade and the grape juice. Then add in the Sprite and stir to combine.
  • To that add the powdered JELL-O and what will happen is it will start to bubble and fizz making it look like a magic potion. If it doesn’t fizz right away add a little bit more Sprite or whatever soda you’re using. It will make it fizz.
  • 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 if you guys have any other drink suggestions let me know! 🙂

-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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April favorites

Hi everyone,

I want to start off by saying happy May, here’s to a great month. And secondly, I know I’m a little bit late, but today I’m going to be doing my April favorites. I have some good things this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April Play Box from Sephora, if you haven’t yet read it I will link it below. The theme was Insta Beauty, a range of products that help you to be camera ready in no time. My first favorite is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder. I’ve been using this since I got it, I rotate between this and my Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and I really like it. It does a great job of not only setting my foundation and concealer, but it keeps shine away. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a new powder.

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My next beauty favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No Filter Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector. I was excited to try this because I’m loving everything Peter Thomas Roth at the moment, seriously if you need anything skincare, check them out. But I have a little area on my face that I always take the time to cover more heavily with foundation and concealer, but with this I found myself not having to do that as much. It really does blur the imperfections and I definitely like that.

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My second to last beauty favorite, and last Sephora Play favorite is the Urban Decay Hi-fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in SPL. I loved this from the minute I saw it, it’s not only gorgeous but the scent, vanilla mint, was the scent of one of my first ever glosses and it brought back memories. Since then I’ve worn it two different ways, on it’s own when I was having a makeup free day but wanted something more than a lip balm and over the top of a matte lipstick. It was great in both applications.

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My last beauty favorite is from the haul I did a few weeks ago, which I’ll link below, and it’s the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. Prior to purchasing this I hadn’t ever looked into the Bath and Body Works had soaps, but I’m happy with this one. The scent is dead on but not overpowering and it’s perfect for spring and summer.

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Moving on I have a couple of food and drink favorites. My food favorite is the Mint Chip Brownie Larabar. I always keep a bar of some sort in my handbag, snacks are important, so I like to try different brands. I like that Larabars are made with a few quality ingredients and that they have a lot of different flavors. And mint chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations so it was an instant winner.

And my drink favorite is the Celestial Seasonings Decaf India Spice Chai Tea. I’m not typically a huge decaf person, but with the extended winter we had, I was craving a cup of tea in the evenings before bed and this really hit the spot. I love chai anyway and this has now become a permanent fixture in my tea cupboard.

My second to last favorite is a couple of coins. I collect coins and currency and I’m always excited when I find new pieces. I purchased all of the coins from CoinCorner on Etsy, they are great. Definitely check them out if you’re in the market for coins. The first one was a birthday present for my dad and it’s a penny from his birth year and the second was a 1943 steel penny. I had always heard about steel pennies but had never seen one so I jumped on it and I’m so happy I did. I also may or may not have bought another penny the other day. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it’s a wheat penny from 1944. World War II era is one of favorites in history and I find things from that time really cool and interesting.

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My last favorite is a music favorite. A little bit of backstory, I was recently helping my dad move some furniture and he had some music playing. I knew that I had heard it before but couldn’t place it so I asked him what it was and he went and got the CD case, because some things just sound better on CD, and it was Montrose, their first album. When I was growing up my dad would play this album in his car and that’s the last time I had heard it until now. Having listened to it again all the way through, it really is a fantastic album and I would definitely recommend listening to it if you never have. I know it’s on YouTube and iTunes.

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

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great April :).

-K

April Sephora Play post:

https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2018/04/24/april-sephora-play-unboxing/

Haul:

https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2018/04/14/summer-and-other-bits-haul/

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Twitter: @KSagerson

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March favorites

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my March favorites. It’s crazy how fast March went by but here we are and I think I have a good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box, which I will link below if you haven’t read yet. The first is the bag itself, It’s blue tie dye and it says ‘Beauty Is My Spirit Animal’ in white lettering and it has dark blue drawstrings. The theme for this month was Festival of Beauty and it really came through with both the design and the products.

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My next beauty favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. This eye liner is absolutely fantastic and I can 100% understand why so many people love it. This is definitely going to be staple in my makeup bag.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Amika Nourishing Mask. I used this in my hair two days ago and I’m really happy with it. Not only does it smell amazing, but it has made my hair extra soft. Definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a good hair mask.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. You put this on before you put your makeup on and it gives your skin a little extra oomph and brightness. I didn’t know if I would like this, but I really do.

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Moving on, I have a couple of food favorites, the first is Tim’s Cascade Chips. I’m not someone who eats chips a lot but if I’m craving them Tim’s is what I go for.  The flavor that’s in my pantry right now is the Original Lightly Salted, but all the flavors are great.

My next food favorite is Kinder Joy. I watch a lot of British YouTubers and I always see them eating Kinder Eggs and Kinder chocolate and I’ve always wanted to try it but I knew the eggs were banned in America. So when I saw Kinder Joy in Albertsons I was really surprised but I picked one up and the chocolate was really good. And in Kinder Eggs you get a little toy, so they would make a great addition to Easter baskets.

And my last food favorite is actually a drink and it’s Sprite Cranberry. Sprite is my favorite soda and I do really like cranberries and the cranberry flavor and this didn’t disappoint. It was refreshing and the cranberry was just right.

My next favorite is Major League Baseball. Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball and I could not be happier that it’s back. It’s my favorite sport and I’m excited to cheer on my Mariners. Game 1 certainly was exciting and I can’t wait for the rest of the remaining 161 games. I think they’re going to have a great season.

I have a TV show favorite this month and it’s The Curse of Civil War Gold on History Channel. It’s along the same vein as The Curse of Oak Island, which is one of my top five favorite shows, but this one is about possible Civil War gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan. I personally do believe that there is gold at the bottom of the lake and I hope Kevin Dykstra and his team are able to find it.

And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is Take Me To The Pilot by Elton John. I came across this song in a very random way, I was on YouTube watching an old episode of the Graham Norton Show, which I love, and Elton was a guest along with Jack Black and they got talking about the song and I knew I had heard the title before but couldn’t remember the song itself. So I looked it up and it’s great, a really fun song.

My next song favorite is Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. I’ve loved this song for a long time, but have come back to it recently because it’s a fantastic spring and summer song. It’s one that you want to play with the windows down.

My last music favorite is Jeff Lynne’s ELO Wembley Or Bust album from their concert at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Top to bottom it’s a fantastic album full of amazing songs, I don’t know that I could pick one favorite but I love All Over The World, Rockaria, Shine A Little Love and When I Was A Boy, that one reminds me of my dad and if I keep listing songs I’ll end up listing the whole album. It’s on iTunes and YouTube so definitely go and give it a listen along with the other songs I mentioned.

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 you did love during March.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great March :).

-K

March Sephora Play post:

https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2018/03/21/march-sephora-play-unboxing/

My Links:

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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