When it comes to an Old Fashioned, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere in our household! These have been my husband’s cocktail of choice lately and even as a non-bourbon drinker, I have found my self enjoying more than a sip or two of his as well. Plus, I can never pass up a drink with a maraschino cherry in it!
Between all of our cocktail books and favorite food blogger’s recipes, we’ve tried our fair share of versions of this classic beverage and have found this recipe to be our favorite.
With just a few simple ingredients, this timeless and sophisticated cocktail is always at your finger tips and is the perfect drink to have on hand for your guests. Enjoy!
Pro tip: If you really want to treat your guests and give your cocktail that extra classy feel, use these Tovolo molds to create spherical ice cubes for your glasses. My husband likes to have a dozen or so on hand so he’s always prepared!
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This Cranberry Ginger Cocktail will completely change your life, especially this holiday season! The sweetness of the cranberry juice paired with the sparkling ginger ale is the perfect bubbly fusion! And then add that pop from the vodka, and bam! Ladies and gentelmen, we have a showstopping cocktail! Whip out this baby at your next Christmas party and you will have all your guests talking!
And of course, for all those youngsters, just leave out the vodka and you have a tasty mocktail and they will never know what they are missing! Keep Reading!
My Texas followers already know this, but for any readers up north who may be unaware… margaritas are a big deal in these parts. They’re the crown jewel of summer libations that help us get through 100-degree stretches with smiles on our faces.
But we’re in the dog days of autumn, so what’s a girl to do?! That’s right, you fall-ify that wonderful drink that is so near and dear to us and our neighbors to the south!
This concoction is just as easy to make as it is delicious… Watch the short video above and follow these simple steps to take your autumn festivities to the next level!
Put blackberries, sage leaves and sugar in cocktail shaker and muddle together (if you don’t have a muddler, a large spoon will suffice… the idea is to crush the berries and leaves to get the juices out)
Add lemon juice, Grand Marnier, bitters and tequila
Place chunk of dry ice in a glass (a little goes a long way here, and use tongs to grab the dry ice! You’ll regret touching it with your bare skin)
Pour mixture over dry ice for smoking effect
Serve with a straw and enjoy!
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This Red, White, and Blue Sangria is the perfect refreshing cocktail to serve at any patriotic gathering this summer! It’s light, it’s fresh, and most importantly, it’s sweet!
With the Olympics in full swing, this fruity beverage has been a staple in our household and is perfect for your Olympic parties this week! Plus it is super simple to make!
Just pour Chardonnay, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and white grape juice in a large pitcher and chill for 2 hours. If you want your beverage to really have the USA written all over it, cut an apple into thin slices and use a star shaped cookie cutter to add little stars to your cocktail. I found my baby cookie cutter at Sur la Table but most cooking specialty stores will carry them. Then when you are ready to serve just stir in the champagne and apple slices!
Voila! The most American spirited cocktail there is! Cheers!
This Strawberry Moscato Lemonade is one of my all time favorite cocktails to serve at summer bashes of all types! It’s refreshing, it’s bright, and oh so tasty! What more could you want in a summery sip?!
This festive beverage is simple to make and only requires mixing 3 ingredients, which means it’s super easy to make in bulk! For larger parties, I always love having at least one pitcher cocktail like this one, so I can spend more time enjoying my guests rather than spending time at the bar crafting custom cocktails….don’t get me wrong, I do LOVE a good craft cocktail, but they are definitely easier for smaller and more intimate events!
Whip up a batch of this little delight, and your guests will be in heaven! It’s always a crowd pleaser and an absolute summer favorite!
Note – For the kiddos, just leave out the moscato and vodka. Garnish the lemonade with the same frozen strawberries and lemon slices, and they will still feel like part of the party!
Strawberry mojitos are the ultimate summertime cocktail! They are light and refreshing and feature some of summer’s freshest fruits to give it an added bit of sweetness!
I recently made this delicious cocktail as the signature beverage for the Memorial Day party I hosted with Glitter and Spice and boy was it a hit! Plus, with only a few ingredients, it’s easy to make for large crowds as well! What could be better?!Keep Reading!
For the uninitiated, simple syrup is made by boiling water and adding sugar an equal amount of sugar. Once water is at a rolling boil, add the sugar. Let the combination cool in a separate jar, and add jalapeños to infuse. The longer it sits, the more jalapeño flavor will infuse in the simple syrup -- we went with 24 hours for a nice kick.
For the drink
Add sugar or salt to the rim (coat the rim with lime juice first to help it stick).
Muddle a couple fresh jalapeño slices in the bottom of the glass in which you plan on serving the cocktail. If you don’t have a muddler, the back of a thick spoon or spatula will work -- the point is to crush the peppers to get the juice out!
Add the tequila, Grand Marnier, simple syrup, lime juice and mango juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and pour over ice/jalapeño in glass.
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Now it’s time to kick back and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo with friends! Olé!!
It’s only April, but down here in Texas, summer is in the air and we are definitely ready for it! Flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up, but the clearest sign of summer are the packed parking lots at every nearby park, trail and lake! Everyone is outside enjoying the sun and getting some Vitamin D after a long winter!
After a hot day in the sun, one of my favorite things to do is come home and enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea. Especially down here in the South, sweet tea is a crowd favorite and is the perfect beverage to keep on hand in your fridge. You never know when you will have a last minute guest stop by or when you just want to kick your feet up on the porch with a refreshing drink.
A brewed sun tea is always a classic, but if you want to mix up your sweet teas on tap a bit, this Peach Tea is calling your name! The cold peach slices paired with the peach syrup creates the perfect combination of sweetness and freshness.
I recently made this Fresh Peach Tea for an outdoor tea party that I hosted, and boy was it a hit! Luckily I made an extra batch to keep at home, but I assure you this did not last long either! Give this recipe a try and it will soon make it to the top of your summer favorites!
This Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa is literally the easiest and most festive cocktail out there! It’s absolutely perfect for the Christmas holidays but even better as a Valentine’s Day spritzer!
This two ingredient beverage will definitely be making an appearance at our Valentine’s Day brunch this weekend! With so many different dishes to be made and coordinated, this little gem is a life saver! Just fill each champagne glass halfway with Cascade Ice Cranberry Pomegranate Sparkling Water, top with champagne, and Voila! A beautiful and bright Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa!