Rosé, cocktail, wine, barefoot wine

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 …

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The Peony Royale Cocktail with Peony Vodka

Besides food and drink items, I have a very short list of ‘favorites’. Two things that are permanent features of said ‘favorites list’ are peonies and upstate New York. Peonies are the most fabulous flower on earth… don’t argue with me, their fabulosity has been scientifically proven. Upstate New York is stunningly gorgeous and one of the best places in America. I know this because I used to live on the East Coast and every weekend I could be found traversing the scenic roads of that gorgeous land. So, when I was asked if I would like to sample and …

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Smoky Pineapple Fresca with Stoli Crushed

I recently moved to Houston, Texas from the East Coast and quickly learned that the Lone Star State has an abundance of two natural resources: southern hospitality and heat. The locals’ idea of a “cold” winter’s day is a semi-cloudy February afternoon when the mercury reluctantly dips down into the 70s. I’m melting down here, people! Personally, I find the worst part about the sweltering weather is entertaining company during the summer. If we’re going to be having a backyard BBQ in Satan’s armpit, then I need to make sure my refreshing drink game is on point. So when I …

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Watermelon Cream Fizz Cocktail

I would like to talk with you honestly about bragging rights. You want them. I want them. It is the unspoken desire of every person that has ever hosted a summer pool party. You want your party to rival all others, am I right? You want your house to be the go-to floating paradise that all your friends rave about. I get it. My competitive nature and Pinterest obsession dictate that I have an insatiable need to throw a killer party. One of the best ways to secure those bragging rights are through a signature poolside cocktail. With the help …

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Juicy Fruit Beer Cocktail

You know how you hear all about the Loch Ness Monster, you see grainy pictures, you read first-hand accounts, but no one knows for sure if it really exists? Unless you see and experience old Nessy with your own eyes, you’re not going to believe its true. I myself visited Loch Ness a few years back and combed the choppy waters for a glimpse of the elusive beast. I left with only hope and a wavering dream in my heart. It is this feeling, this despondent yet whimsical feeling that I experience when someone mentions the “beer” cocktail. Beer cocktail?! Yeah, …

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Patrón’s Platinum Margarita

We have been on a cocktail and wine streak lately, so why mess up a good thing?! Let’s continue our good fortune of fantastic drinks with a ridiculously decadent recipe from Patrón.  My lovely friends at the company have sent me today’s physics-bending cocktail and I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you all. Personally, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Created in NYC by the head mixologist, Rael Petit, at Delilah, this beauty comes with a whooping $100 price tag. Yeah, you heard me right… 100 buckaroos, my friends.  At this point, it’s natural to wonder who …

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Bundaberg Mexican Mule

Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friends! We’re eating our share of Mexican food here at the headquarters and (literally) shaking up some untraditional holiday drinks. With the help of Bundaberg Ginger Beer, we’re celebrating the festive day, not with margaritas, but with Mexican Mules! I know, it’s right about now you’re probably a bit confused… a Mexican take on a traditionally Russian cocktail, made primarily with an Australian ginger beer?! Well, this is the part where you take a leap of faith and we fulfill our oath to add a bit of whimsy and fun to your foodie adventures. So …

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Skinny Citrus Bramble

Spring is upon us and with it comes fresh flowers, delectable, fruits, and the threat of swimsuit season. Oh, don’t pretend like you don’t know what I am talking about. As the weather warms and winter becomes a chilly memory, a little nagging voice in the back of your head starts the cyclical chant “swimsuit season, swimsuit season.” Sure you could start off spring by depriving yourself of all of its glorious bounty, or you could just make minor tweaks that you’ll barely notice. Take for instance, today’s cocktail recipe, the Skinny Citrus Bramble. With the help of Diet 7UP, …