Spiced Mustard Sidecar Brandy Cocktail

Brandy Cocktail Twist: The Spiced Mustard Sidecar

Special thanks to Colman’s Mustard for partnering up with me on this delicious post! The year is about to come to a close, so I ask you this:have you done anything crazy yet? If you’ve been following along with my website throughout 2018, then you know I’ve been challenging myself to make some pretty insane recipes. Goat cheese cocktails! Banana Salmon Egg Rolls! Elderflower liqueur marshmallows! It’s been quite a wild (and delicious!) ride. Well, I have one last weird but awesome recipe to close out the year… The Spiced Mustard Sidecar. It’s a twist on the classic brandy-based cocktail, …

Rainbow Fruit Paloma Tequila Cocktail

Rainbow Fruit Paloma Cocktail

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Summer is the time for sun, surf, fresh fruit, and tequila. Yes, te-qui-la! Mix the spirit with a spectrum of seasonal fruit and a bit of bubbly and you’ll be an unstoppable master of summertime refreshment. Oh oh, that should be my DJ moniker! I’m talking Palomas, my friends. And if you aren’t acquainted with the fabulous libation, then let me introduce you. Traditionally, the cocktail is made up of tequila, grapefruit, soda water, and lemon. With the help of my friends at …

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, Whiskey

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite: Smoked to Perfection

There are many perks to being a writer and recipe developer in the food and drinks industry. I literally eat and drink for a living. It’s the ultimate life-hack. But one of the perks I didn’t know would be such a fun and common occurrence were the launch parties. When a new product is about to hit the market, brands tend to throw themed parties for the press to stir up excitement. They’re fabulous. Not only do I get to go to these parties as part of my ‘job’, the brands often let me bring a guest… and if you’re …

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Lavender & Camomile Bourbon Sweet Tea

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Milo’s Tea Company, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #MakeItWithMilos  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. It is officially summer! Wahoo! It is time to break out the swimming suits, fire up the BBQ, and sip on some ice-cold drinks. As the hot weather rolls in, you’ll need to gather an arsenal of refreshing cocktail recipes to have at the ready. Lucky for you, I have teamed up with Milo’s Tea to create an uniquely Southern cocktail that will help you cool off on those unbearably muggy …

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Sip Revisited: The Pomegranate Kiss Cocktail

As we organize tons of fabulous content for you to devour here at headquarters, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my favorite drink recipes from last Spring. The Pomegranate Kiss Cocktail. Try your hand at the gorgeous recipe and check out the amazing charity cause that inspired it… SIP REVISITED: Food and travel go hand-in-hand. Part of the cultural and exploratory experience of visiting a new place is trying the local fare. When you think of Texas, barbecue comes to mind. Maine, lobster. Vermont, cheese. And Vegas? Clearly the cocktails. Today’s post celebrates the boozy destination …

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Eggnog Brandy Alexander

We’re exactly a week away from the big day, so it’s time to get a signature cocktail in order. My very Christmasy twist on this classic drink is sure to put a little blush on Santa’s cheeks. Who fancies a Eggnog Brandy Alexander? There’s no time to waste, let’s get to the mixing… Eggnog Brandy Alexander INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 ounces of brandy 1/2 ounce of crème de menthe Eggnog (I recommend Promised Land) Garnish: Fresh cranberries and sage DIRECTIONS: Pour the brandy and crème de menthe in a cocktail or coup glass. Mix with a bar spoon. Top off with a …

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The ‘Naughty List’ Cocktail

He’s written his list. He’s checked it twice. Unfortunately for you, you haven’t been very nice. You’ll need a stiff drink, for that is quite clear. So sip on this cocktail, then you’ll be full of cheer. Alright, enough with the rhyming. The ‘Naughty List’ Cocktail is a black cherry gin sour for all the bad boys and girls in the world. You know who you are, so stop acting coy and start taking notes. I have teamed up with Sparkling ICE to bring you this drink to help ease your naughty woes… The ‘Naughty List’ Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 1 bottle …

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Apple Rosé Cider with Barefoot Wine

Rosé is traditionally thought of as a light summer wine. And while I am all for tipping back a glass on a hot summer’s day, I am all for enjoying the libation year-round. It truly is a lovely drink to sip during every season. If you’re still a little skeptical and don’t want to shake up too many vineyard feathers, then might I suggest an Autumn themed rosé cocktail? Apple Rosé Cider featuring Barefoot Wine, to be exact! My lovely friends at Barefoot wine sent me a fabulous bottle of their Rosé and some fun instructions on how to enjoy it during …