Oct 082014
 

Apple Cider Sangria

Are you looking for a tasty fall cocktail to sip on by the bonfire?  Or maybe you’re just looking for something a little more “adult’ to do with all those extra apples you just picked?  Then this Apple Cider Sangria is just what you’re looking for.

Here’s what you need:

1 750mL bottle of pinot grigio, any brand

2 ½ C. apple cider

1 C. club soda, any brand

3 medium size apples, chopped + extra for garnish

Directions :

Add all the ingredients to a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the fridge approximately 1 hour and serve over ice with apple slices as garnish.

Perfect for those crisp fall days and company on the porch.

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Aug 212014
 

Delicious Watermelon Martini Recipe

I just love summer don’t you? It is all about having fun, sitting outside and relaxing. Oh and enjoying a cool mixed drink or two. If you are looking for a new flavor drink to try this summer, I have one for you. I have come up with a delicious mixed drink recipe for a Watermelon Martini that I think you will LOVE! It is not only good with the taste of summer, it is super easy to make! Continue reading »

Jun 132014
 

10 summer drinks

Summer is creeping up on us and I for one could not be any more excited about it!   I love summer nights and lets face it, sometimes you need a little “me time.” Well here are 10 amazing drink recipes that you can kick back and enjoy, but not all at once! Be sure to share this with anyone else you know that needs some “me time.” Comment below and tell me which one sounds best to you! I am thinking the Barbie Drink is right up my alley! ENJOY, and drink responsibly!

  1. Raspberry Limeade Mocktail (PICTURED)
  2. Frozen Lemon Sparklers
  3. The Paloma
  4. Strawberry Pretzel Whiptini (PICTURED)
  5. Popsicle Cocktails
  6. Blow Pop Martini
  7. Malibu (PICTURED)
  8. Barbie Drink (PICTURED)
  9. Blue Hawaii
  10. Unicorns Kick

What is your favorite summer drink?

May 052014
 

15 cinco de mayo drink recipes

Are you throwing a Cinco de Mayo party? Do you need some adult beverage ideas? Well then this is the list for you! Below, you will find 15 amazing Cinco de Mayo drink recipes that are sure to be a hit at any party. From Margaritas to Jalapeno Infused Tequila this list has a little something for everyone. I think I may need a little me time with a Skinny Sunrise.  Continue reading »

Dec 302013
 

You all know by now how much I love delicious cocktails. This one is a special treat that I wanted to share with you and I am pretty confident when I say that these are guaranteed to be a big hit at your next get-together!

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Here’s what you need:

1.5 oz of Creme de Cacao
1 oz of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz of Green Creme de Menthe
1 oz of whipping cream
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Oct 142013
 

Pumpkin Pie Martini

I know so many people that love pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cake, but how about a drink made with pumpkin?  Why not?  This recipe for pumpkin pie martinis is pretty easy to make and if you love the taste of pumpkin, trust me…you’re gonna love it.

This recipe only serves one, so feel free to double, triple…well, you get the point.

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Aug 022013
 

Last week I shared my famous Sangria recipe and I got a lot of positive feedback about it, so I decided to share another one of my favorite adult beverage concoctions with you today.  The banana margarita!  I actually forgot about this, but a friend of mine reminded me that I had this killer recipe, so I had to post it.  I’m a fan of all frozen margaritas, and I do have a few different spins on them that I will share in the future, but my favorite by far is the banana version!

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Jul 262013
 

I love sangria.  I think it’s one of my favorite summertime beverages.  Nothing goes down better when you’re sitting by the fire pit or at a cookout in the summer than a glass or three of sangria.  A few people lately have asked me to post the recipe that I use, so here it is.

In case you don’t know what sangria is, it’s a wine based punch with fresh fruit added and it’s the perfect beverage to serve at a cookout, picnic or summer party. It’s fruity and goes with everything!  Every time I’ve made it, it’s been a huge hit!

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Here’s what you need: Continue reading »

Apr 152013
 

The following is a guest post from Kristi over at Moms Own Words.

When Robin asked me to share a post with you guys, this recipe came to mind because I’d love to mix up a batch of these tasty margaritas and talk kids, blogs, and life with her. She is so funny, down-to-earth and tells it like it is. But you already knew that. J

I received this recipe with two pretty margarita glasses and some specialty salt for my birthday a few years ago. The recipe was from my Uncle’s girlfriend Linda, who got it from a bartender. This is the “secret” recipe used by a chain Mexican restaurant called the Border. The secret ingredient is the Lemate Sweet & Sour Mix. This is the best margarita recipe that I’ve found. These are tasty! So kick back and enjoy some margaritas and let me know if you agree!

Recipe: Margarita on the rocks

Ingredients

Nov 082011
 

Since the holidays are right around the corner, I’m back with another fantastic cocktail recipe and this time it’s got some holiday flare.  Gingerbread martinis go great with….well, just about anything.

This recipe is for one drink only and it’s a doosey (it contains lots of booze), so make sure you have a designated driver before you have one…..or four.

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Sep 262011
 

I know so many people that love pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cake, but how about a drink made with pumpkin?  Why not?  This recipe for pumpkin pie martinis is pretty easy to make and if you love the taste of pumpkin, trust me…you’re gonna love it.

This recipe only serves one, so feel free to double, triple…well, you get the point.

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Aug 082011
 

When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to my mind is lemonade.  It’s so refreshing and absolutely delicious.  So, here’s another great summertime cocktail for you – made with lemonade, of course.  By the way, this recipe makes five servings!

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Jul 052011
 

For me, summer time is party time.  I love to host parties & get togethers at my home and aside from my famous Sangria,  Jell-o shooters are something I like to serve at my parties.  They always seem to be a big hit.  Besides the fact that they are super easy to make, they’re fairly inexpensive, too.  But for whatever reason,  it seems like I never make the same kind of Jell-o shot twice.  Here are some of  my favorite combinations that I’ve made for my parties:

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Jun 202011
 

One day while I was watching What Would Brian Boitano Make on The Food Network, he made the most delicious looking Watermelon Margaritas.  I actually tried his recipe and it was good, but it was complicated.  I thought about it and came to the decision that I could make one even better.  And I did.  So, lucky for you – I am going to share the recipe with you! 

The first thing you need to do is cut up a medium sized watermelon and remove the seeds.  Once you have it all cut & and all the seeds are out – throw it into the blender (you should have approximately 5 cups of cut-up watermelon by the time you’re done) with a handful of ice, two or three shots of Grand Marnier (I eyeball it), one cup of tequila, two ounces of fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup of sugar and blend it all together.  The thing that makes this watermelon margarita different from many others is the Grand Marnier.  Yum.

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Jun 082011
 
I’ m back with another one of my famous cocktail recipes!  The Strawberry Martini – and yes, it’s as good as it sounds

The very first thing you need to do is chill your martini glasses.  I put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes and that usually does the trick.  Next, you need rim those glasses with sugar. Yes, you need to.  It totally makes the drink!   When I rim a glass for strawberry martinis, I slice a big, fat, juicy strawberry and rub it around the rim of the martini glass.  The rim should be very lightly coated with the juice from the strawberry. Then simply dip the glass in a bowl of sugar.  Easy Peasy.

Jun 042011
 

We all know that I am a huge wine lover.  For me, I love to sit down with a glass of vino after the kids are in bed and just relax.  I hate dragging all the kids with me to the liquor store, I really do.  So, that means that many of my wine purchases are made online.

Shopping for cheap wine online is easy, but actually finding cheap wine online that actually tastes good is a whole different story.  Anyone that has purchased wine online without the luxury of being able to taste it first will most likely agree with me.  Now, I am no wine connoisseur by any means – I try all kinds of different wines and I like what I like.

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May 192011
 

A few weeks ago I told you about my famous Sangria recipe and I got a lot of positive feedback about it, so I decided to share another one of my favorite adult beverage concoctions with you today.  Banana Margaritas.  I’m a fan of all frozen margaritas, and I do have a few different spins on them that I will share in the future, but my favorite by far is the banana version!

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Apr 142011
 

With the summer quickly approaching, I figured what better time to talk about one of my favorite summertime beverages: Sangria!  In case you don’t know what sangria is, it’s a wine based punch with fresh fruit added and it’s the perfect beverage to serve at a cookout, picnic or summer party. It’s fruity and goes with everything!  I love, love, love sangria, which probably is a result of my love of wine, but I wanted to share my sangria recipe with you guys.  Every time I’ve made it, it’s been a huge hit!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 bottle of red wine (I tend to use either a Sauvignon or Chardonnay, but if you have a preference, go for it.).  You can use white wine if you insist, but I don’t think it works as well as red wine.
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 2 cups of gingerale

Then mix it all up in a pitcher and let it sit for at least 2-3 hours in the fridge before you serve it.  Once you’re ready to serve it,  add a few ice cubes into the pitcher and enjoy! 

The beauty of sangria is that you can add any fruits you like.  I’ve added lemon or orange slices in the past & they both worked well in the recipe!

**This recipe is very easily doubled or tripled, so you might want to use a punch bowl if you’re making more!