cocktails

Sparkling Strawberry Tea Cocktail

This sparkling tea cocktail combines so many of my favorite flavors– black iced tea and sweet summer strawberries. Mixed with gin and topped with sparkling water, this drink is perfect for sipping on a warm day while catching up with friends.   With spring right around the corner, I’ve been dreaming of the fresh springtime produce that will soon abound! One of my favorite things to do with fresh fruits is to turn them into homemade simple syrups. They’re great to add to lemonade, sparkling water and, my personal …

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Classic Drinks: The Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe This sidecar cocktail recipe is a classic for a reason. The cognac cocktail is flavored with lemon and orange for a refreshing citrus drink. It’s easy to make and delicious to drink! Whenever we host at our place, I love to include a cocktail for the evening. Wine is great, but there is something about a craft cocktail that makes it feel like an extra special event. For Christmas Eve with my family, I love sugared cranberry margaritas and this blackberry thyme sparkler has been made for the last three New Year’s Eves in a row! For …

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10 of the Best New Year’s Eve Cocktails Worth The Effort

I took my cocktail research seriously as I was planning our menu for our first annual Austin holiday dinner party and wanted to share some of my favorite New Year’s Eve Cocktails that were unearthed in the process! Mixing up a cocktail is the beverage equivalent of putting on a pair of satin Ganni slingbacks. It signifies that it’s not just going to be any old night. (If it were, you would have opened a bottle of wine and slipped your feet into a pair of mules.) As we head into this next holiday-filled week, the thing I find …

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Boozy Popsicle with Watermelon and Mint Agua Fresca

If there is one thing I run to for refreshment when it’s this hot, it’s an agua fresca. Take this refreshing drink to the next level by adding a bit of vodka and making a Boozy popsicle. Instead of a poolside cocktail, these popsicles are your new summer staple. Down here in Texas, it’s safe to say that spring is in our rear view. Temperatures are in the nineties, there’s not a drop of rain in sight and in no time we will be feeling those triple digit temperatures! In other words, bring on the craft cocktail popsicles! How …

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