cocktails

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

Mixing up a cocktail is the beverage equivalent of putting on your favorite 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 some your trusty slip on mules.) As we head into this next holiday-filled week, the thing I find myself most looking forward to is having more fringe time to do things that usually feel too indulgent for your average Thursday– cooking more elaborate recipes that lie on dog-eared pages of my favorite …

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Cocktail Hour || Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe This sidecar cocktail recipe is a classic for a reason. This cognac cocktail is flavored with lemon and orange for a refreshing citrus drink. Easy to make and delicious to drink! On a weekly basis I find myself mentally remarking on how interesting it is that the simplest things are often times also the best. If you find yourself on this site often, I’m sure you’re not surprised. But it’s true isn’t, it? We hosted a small dinner party at our place on Friday evening and while contemplating cocktail recipes for the …

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Boozy Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca Popsicles

Last week in Austin it was 109 degrees, I (Lauren) am from Florida and still have never experienced that kind of heat before. It’s seriously crazy. It’s been a record breaking heat wave for a couple of weeks now, hitting the triple digits almost daily. There is one thing I run to for refreshment when it’s this hot: agua fresca. These to me are the most satisfying when it comes to quenching your thirst during summer. This week I’m taking it to the next level by adding a bit of vodka and a turning this refreshing drink into a popsicle. …

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Blood Orange Margaritas with Citrus Salt

Drinks are not like children.  It is perfectly okay to choose a favorite– or to create a favorite that supersedes all other drinks you may have dabbled with in seasons past. This drink is not just my current favorite, this drink is my cocktail spirit animal. It combines the scent and taste of citrus which instantly transports me back to sunny California (and more specifically the ‘Soarin’ Over California’ ride at California Adventure, with a classic cocktail that fully appeals to my Austin, Texas roots and a splash of …

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