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Cocktails

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Minty and refreshing, a Classic Mojito is a fun summer rum cocktail that appeals to most people.  This recipe makes one cocktail, but there is enough Mojito Syrup to make a pitcher!   When it’s hot outside and I’m feeling a little lazy, I like serving Read More..

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

A sweet and creamy dessert martini that brings all the flavors of a tropical key lime pie. This key lime pie martini is great as a Memorial Day brunch cocktail or after-dinner nightcap. With great success, I’ve served this cocktail as part of a dessert Read More..

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

A Dirty Banana Cocktail is a popular drink at beach resorts, cruise ships, and beach bars. It’s cool, creamy, fruity, and goes down very smooth!  Dangerous to say the least. This classic cocktail combines rum, coffee liqueur, banana liqueur, a fresh banana, and half and Read More..

LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER COCKTAIL

LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER COCKTAIL

A Lemon Blueberry Lavender Cocktail is a sophisticated, fruity, citrusy, libation with an aromatic floral note from the lavender simple syrup. This is a take on a mind-blowing drink that I was obsessed with during my years in Houston.  This little dive bar made the Read More..

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

Easter celebrations are best when they start early in the day.  First, the kids find their hidden Easter baskets, then look for the hidden eggs.  And the adults watch the shenanigans while sipping a delicious libation.  I have a suggestion for you today for 2 Read More..

ORANGE LEMON VODKA PUNCH

ORANGE LEMON VODKA PUNCH

Orange-lemon vodka punch combines a childhood throwback with vodka and soda for a bit of bubbly.  Fresh and citrusy punch is topped with vodka and soda for an adult version of what you grew up drinking. If you grew up in Western Pennsylvania, you may Read More..

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

This pomegranate martini is exactly what you need at the end of a long day.  It is the perfect blend of tart, sweet, and bitter. During my time in New York City, one of my favorite restaurants was the Tribeca Grill.  It was the perfect Read More..

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

It’s National Margarita Day!  Why not whip up a fresh citrus margarita and kick back to celebrate.  This margarita is smooth, not too sweet, and packs a punch with the silver tequila and Grand Marnier.  Take the time to rim the glass in both sugar Read More..

KING CAKE SHOTS

KING CAKE SHOTS

Even if you can’t get to NOLA for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate at home with these King Cake Shots.  They have all of the flavors of King Cake but in a cool, creamy shot.  The recipe makes enough to share, so invite a Read More..

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

This Salty Dog Cocktail is a crisp and refreshing mix of vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and just a touch of club soda for fizz.  It’s sure to be your go-to cocktail all year round. WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE SALTY DOG COCKTAIL? Read More..

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

If you love Baileys Irish Cream, then you’ll flip over this intensely flavored Espresso Irish Cream.  It’s an inexpensive and easy to make copycat version that’s beefed up with the addition of espresso powder and coffee liquor.  Try making your own coffee liquor with THIS Read More..

HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM

When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of Hot Buttered Rum.  It’s creamy, sweet, and buttery, warming and comforting you like a big hug. This is a cocktail that makes you think about ski chalets, holiday bonfires, and sitting in front of a Read More..

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

Caramel Apple Mimosas are easy and delicious cocktails that are perfect for Thanksgiving brunch.  I love caramel apple cocktails and these mimosas are the sweet treat that you need to be sipping on cool Fall weekends! Mimosas are typically made with champagne and orange juice.  Read More..

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

As we near closer to the end of Election Day 2020 and all the craziness, we may need a little something to take the edge off of the nerves, relax and mellow out the anxiousness.  My Election Day Shooters fit the bill very nicely!  They’re Read More..

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

What better way to welcome a cooler Autumn evening than with a delicious Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail?  It is sweet, fruity, and goes down super smooth, but packs a punch! This is a sweet cocktail, so it works best as either a dessert cocktail or Read More..