I’m always in the mood for some sweet iced tea. Occasionally, or maybe more than occasionally, I like to spike it.
With the warmer seasons around the corner, this drink is perfect to spice up a social gathering under the sun. Or to keep selfishly, in your fridge, only for yourself. Either one.
With only four ingredients, it’s sweet and simple.
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- juice of one lemon
- 1 1/4 cup mint sweet tea vodka, I used Firefly
- 1 1/2 cup sprite, or lemon-lime flavored soda
Maybe my favorite part of this whole recipe is the fact that you literally just pour everything into a decanter or pitcher and mix. No certain order or speed. I will say, if you’re not a big fan of cranberry juice, no worries-you don’t taste the cranberry. But you can also add a 1/4 cup more lemon and lime soda to mask any cranberry taste. I also cut up some peaches and garnished not only the glasses, but also placed some in the decanter. My second favorite part is the subtle minty-ness in the drink, thanks to the firefly mint tea vodka. That little hint of mint creates an even more refreshing cocktail.
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This is one of those simple DIY’s that delivers dainty, pretty little things.
With only 3 ingredients, flavored sugar cubes are the easiest way to add that extra touch of personality to a gathering.
I used these girly shapes, but obviously any small shape would work. It’s the simplest little DIY, but can add such a personal touch depending on occasion. The red is peppermint and the purple is lavender. Both flavors are perfect for adding to teas.
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- lavender extract
- peppermint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon water
Using one flavor, mix together a 1-2 drops of food coloring with the sugar and water. Then press into ice or candy molds of your liking. Once compacted into mold, lay out onto parchment paper and place in freezer until ready to serve.
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Think sweatpants only belong at home or the gym? Think again.
Sweatpants can easily be taken from bumming around the house attire, to street wear perfect for running errands.
I wanted to style a pair with a top I know most of us have, a chambray button up. And then step into a pair of your raddest tennis shoes and get going.
And why not a little juxtaposition in adding a statement earring?
Top: Target Sweatpants: Target, similar Earrings: Benevolent Jewels Shoes: New Balance, love these
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Today I made pudding. I promise you it’s the easiest thing to make. However, for me, that was not the case. It took me two tries and taking the mixture off and on the stove multiple times, until the perfect consistency was achieved. That being said, the end result was delicious. It was rich, but not too sweet at all. So good.
The perfect result came from me combining three different chocolate pudding recipes:
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbs butter
- Whipped cream topping, optional
Mix together sugar, cornstarch, salt and cocoa in a medium sauce pan. Slowly add milk and cream. Once fully combined, turn on heat to medium. Allow to boil. Once boiling, begin continuously mixing until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into bowl and mix in vanilla and butter. Place in fridge and allow to cool for at least a half hour before serving.