Jack Honey Sweetened Blackberry Tea

Jack Honey Sweetened Blackberry Tea

This weekend is the unofficial end of summer and a great time to sit outside, BBQ, and sip on a nice cocktail. This week’s recipe comes from the fine folks at Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey (disclosure – I have received free samples from them, opinions are my own) and Creative Culinary who offer up this tasty tea cocktail. Now, if you want to cheat and use store-bought, premade blackberry tea … Continue Reading →
Strawberry Basil Lemonade (with or without alcohol)

Strawberry Basil Lemonade (with or without alcohol)

Thank goodness it is Friday! This has been a really long week for me because Hubby has been out of town for work. While I do have a house full of pets as company, it is not quite the same as having humans with me. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing this week’s cocktail recipe which will be perfect to sip out on the patio when Hubby gets home tonight … Continue Reading →
Watermelon Screwdriver Cocktail and a Bonus Watermelon Granita Recipe!

Watermelon Screwdriver Cocktail and a Bonus Watermelon Granita Recipe!

Screwdrivers have always been one of my favorite drinks but for this week’s cocktail I have a little twist on the classic screwdriver. We are adding watermelon ice cubes to it! This gives a sweeter end taste to the drink and as the ice cubes melt while you sip on your cocktail the flavor, and color, will change. The original part of the drink is just the basic recipe of … Continue Reading →
Celebrate Lighthouse Day with the Lighthouse Cocktail

Celebrate Lighthouse Day with the Lighthouse Cocktail

Today, August 7, is National Lighthouse Day. This week’s cocktail will help you celebrate this holiday. Ingredients: 1/3 ounce Kahlua coffee liqueur 1/3 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream 1/3 ounce 151 proof rum Directions: Pour Kahlua into a glass. Use the back of a spoon to slowly pour the Bailey’s into the shot glass on top of the Kahlua. Then, again with the spoon, slowly pour the 151 rum on top. … Continue Reading →
Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini

Today is National Tequila Day! Let’s celebrate by combing two classic drinks, the margarita and the martini for this week’s cocktail recipe. The Mexican martini was born in the late 70’s when a bartender at Cedar Door Restaurant in Austin, was served a margarita in a martini glass on a trip to Mexico. She returned to Texas raving about the drink, and Cedar Door created its own version, adding in … Continue Reading →
Perfectly Pink Punch – A Wine Spritzer Recipe

Perfectly Pink Punch – A Wine Spritzer Recipe

(Family Features) From pool parties to baseball games to backyard barbecues, this time of year provides a number of occasions to enjoy time with family and friends. This summer, take your gatherings to the next level with a fun and festive drink menu with cocktails that reflects the fresh flavors of the season. Today Americans are turning to wine more often than ever before, and the summer months are no … Continue Reading →
Ruby Slipper Cocktail Recipe

Ruby Slipper Cocktail Recipe

I love this recipe for a summer cocktail that combines fresh summer fruits and herbs for a refreshing drink. Thanks to Deep Eddy for sharing this recipe today! Ingredients 2 oz Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka 4 raspberries 1 thin (de-seeded) habanero clove ½ oz fresh Watermelon juice (you can find this at high end grocery stores or simply juice yourself) 2 basil leaves Splash of club soda Preparation Muddle … Continue Reading →
4th of July Cocktails

4th of July Cocktails

It is time to plan ahead for next weekend’s big 4th of July Celebration! I’ve got a few cocktails here to inspire the Red, White and Blue! American Cherry Mojito 4 oz.  Cherry Limeade SPARKLING ICE .5 oz.  White Rum 10 Mint leaves (plus a few more for garnish) 6 Cherries (stems and pits removed) Lime slices for garnish Directions In a large, sturdy glass, muddle together the mint and … Continue Reading →
Peach Raspberry Lemonade

Peach Raspberry Lemonade

Hubby really loves fruit and so this Peach Raspberry Lemonade cocktail will be perfect for him this Sunday on Father’s Day! Nothing overly complicated either so everyone can make this one. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing this recipe with me! What kinds of cocktails does your dad like? Continue Reading →
Sparkling Palmer Cocktail

Sparkling Palmer Cocktail

Summertime is here and an Arnold Palmer, mix of iced tea and lemonade, is always great. This weekend though let’s kick it up a bit and do a Sparkling Palmer which adds a bit of vodka. Hubby has been on a big Arnold Palmer kick lately and he loves this version too. This is a simple cocktail that only has three ingredients even. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for the recipes … Continue Reading →