I am on a serious spicy kick. From my food to cocktail choices, I’m loving everything spicy. One of my go-to cocktail orders when I’m out is a spicy marg. I will try just about any flavor, so long as there is a spice to it. This Pineapple-Jalapeño Margarita is so simple to make and combines the wonderful flavors of sweet and spicy all-together! Continue Reading
We may be in August, but Summer is still going strong. And is there really anything more #basic during Summer than a glass of rosé? I think not. We all know if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but we can totally upgrade it. Enter this Frosé Recipe. Take your perfectly crisp glass of Summer rosé and make it the chicest slushy you’ve ever had. We’ve officially graduated from 7-Eleven slushies, ladies.
- 1 1/2 cup your favorite rosé
- 1/2 cup ginger ale
- 1/4 cup raspberries, roughly 6
- 2 cups ice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend (really pulse) every so slightly. Remember, we want the drink to be nice and icey-the perfect slushy consistency. Serve with or without a straw and with or without anyone else around you. So you’re by yourself. So you don’t have to share. Get me? 😉
The only thing that can make a watermelon cocktail better is by drinking it from an actual half watermelon, how fun! Making and drinking this cocktail made me think of those big tropical fish bowel drinks and those huge glass margarita drinks, except even better…because it’s a watermelon. It’s easy to make and a fun away to serve drinks by the pool!
- 1/2 watermelon, scooped out (comes out to roughly 5 cups)
- 3 tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 1/2 cup vodka
- 3 oz. triple sec
- 3 cups of ice
After scooping watermelon, pour all ingredients in blender and blend until slushy consistency. Garnish with fresh basil or mint.
Spring is in the air, which means light and fruity cocktails and servings trays that welcome guests with pretty flower arrangements and fresh fruit are a must in the home. I’m a sucker for decorating serving trays every which way, especially giving them girly touches perfect for the season.
Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy-to-make sparkling cocktail and a handful of accents to create a perfectly pink and Spring worthy serving tray.
Servings: 4-6 Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup mango nectar, or 100% mango juice
- 1/4 cup peach nectar, or 100% peach juice
- 2 1/4 cups moscato
- 1 cup sparkling flavor water, I choose pelligrino blood orange
- 1 plum, sliced and peeled
- 1/2 a grapefruit, sliced and peeled
Pour nectars/juices into a pitcher or carafe then place in the fruit slices. After, pour in the moscato and finish off with the sparkling flavored water. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with fruit of choice.
White Distressed Wood Serving Trays:
Pink Glassware and Paper Straws:
Carafes and Pitchers:
White Glass Vases:
If you have been looking for a new spin on your margaritas, a drink perfect for a girls night in, or just a deliciously interesting cocktail…this one is for you.
This Rose Margarita is Spring in a cocktail. And it’s cake to make.
Serving: 1 Ingredients:
- 2 ounces silver tequila, I used silver patron
- 1 ounce rose syrup
- 1/2 ounce blood orange bitters
- 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- splash club soda
Pour tequila, rose syrup, orange bitters, lemon juice and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 60 seconds. Pour into glass and splash with club soda. Dip glass rim in sugar/salt mixture to taste.
I am a huge iced tea fan and love brewing it myself at home for that extra fresh taste. A go-to flavor of mine is raspberry, you can find it at most supermarkets. I actually experienced an “a-ha” moment while drinking the tea today, wondering why in the world have I never added booze to this?! A question that naturally arises more often than not. So right then and there I decided a Raspberry Tea Mojito would happen.
- 1 cup freshly brewed raspberry tea
- 1 1/2 oz mint simple syrup, recipe below
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz white rum
- mint sprigs for garnish
For mint syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 bundle of mint sprigs
For syrup place all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar is melted. Then allow to cool and sit until thickened. Strain into jar.
For mojito, pour the mint syrup in the bottom of the glass, add in ice cubes and squeeze 1 ounce of lime juice into cup-stir this for a sec. Then add in a few slices of lime, followed by 1 cup of the tea and 2 ounces of white rum. Garnish with mint sprig.
This drink will definitely be a favorite of mine going into the warmer seasons. Cheers!