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Lemon Coconut Moscow Mule

Due to a fortunate turn of events, this is shaping up to be a booze-filled couple of weeks on the blog. I did consider moving around the schedule a bit and spacing them out over the next few months. But why deprive you of such scrumptious libations?! Plus, I am a firm believer of the ancient philosophies of ‘more is more’ and ‘why the heck not?’ So, with that said, let’s get to the third alcohol post in a row. The Lemon Coconut Moscow Mule, my friends. This recipe was completely inspired by the amazing copper mugs by Advanced Mixology. Fun …

Spiked Spicy Peppermint Cocoa - Spiked Spicy Peppermint Cocoa

Spiked Spicy Peppermint Cocoa

Need a last minute drink recipe to impress your holiday guests? Then gather around and take notes! At the request of some of our loyal readers, I have whipped together a super easy, ridiculously delicious boozy hot cocoa recipe that you won’t want to miss. And since we’re doing this so last minute, let’s just cut to the chase… Spiked Spicy Peppermint Cocoa. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 cup of whole milk 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 ounces of peppermint liqueur 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon Step 1:  In a medium size sauce …

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Blue Ridge Cocktail

One of my all-time favorite things to do is go hiking. Now, I am not talking professional ankle-boots, water bladder, bear whistle in my pocket hiking. I’m talking about driving past a pretty trail on a weekend afternoon, hopping out of the car, noticing that I fortuitously happen to be wearing yoga pants and tennis shoes, and going for an impromptu hike… sort-of-hiking. It’s spontaneous, adventurous, and good for the soul. You know what one of my other all-time favorite things to do is? Drink a good cocktail after a spontaneous day. In my opinion, that is also good for …

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The Autumn Bloom Cocktail

As you walk to your front door the cool breeze picks up, throwing crispy leaves about you like confetti at a killer party. The air is filled with the smell of smoke and apple pies fresh out of the oven. You get in your warm house, start unwrapping yourself of knit ware, and decide it is the perfect moment for a cocktail by the fire. The problem is, you don’t know what to mix up. Well my friends, I have the perfect concoction for such a day. Gin, ginger beer, spiced rum, and apple juice. Bookmark this one, it’s time …

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Sriracha Bloody Mary

Football season is around the corner, my friends. With that comes blood, sweat, tears, and tailgating. Whether you’re planning a parking lot BBQ in the stadium or an at-home viewing fest, you need to get your cocktail repertoire in order. Now I could sit here and list off a litnay of perfectly acceptable, but rather unoriginal football booze ideas – craft beer, margarita mixers, vodka shooters. That’s not what I’m going to do here today. When the Texas Pete brand hired me to create a recipe for the sporty season, I decided it was time to address the unspoken (and rather …

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Vital Industries

If you are looking to spruce up your home bar with some fabulous barware, then you have come to the right place. Today we’re introducing you to one of our favorite glassware companies and giving you the chance to take home a set (or two!) of tumblers.  Vital Industries is the brain-child of Crystal and Brett, a wonderfully fun-loving and ridiculously creative entrepreneurial duo located in Denver, Colorado. Their shop is filled with gorgeous designs that range from stunning floral works-of-art to cheeky glassware. Whether you are looking for sophisticated scotch glasses to goofy water vessels, browsing through their shop selection …

The Malfy Anise Cocktail-14786

The Malfy Anise Cocktail

One of the many lovely perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it is awesome. And no, I am not going to share. Well, I actually take that back. Since I cannot physically invite all of you over for cocktails every Friday night, I try to do the next best thing… create delicious spirits recipes for you.  Today I have a super special treat for you, my lovely readers. I was sent this delightful box from Malfy Gin, an Italian spirits company that clearly knows their way around gorgeous product packaging. Seriously, …

Mixologist Spotlight: Micaela Piccolo-14709

Mixologist Spotlight: Micaela Piccolo

Some people in life shine bright like a beam of light on a misty, dark day. Micaela Piccolo is one of those people. A warm, happy presence, she lights up the room and instantly commands the attention of all those around. She is a rising star in the mixology world with a positive attitude and classic sensibility that comes across in her inventive drinks. Micaela is one to watch and thus, the first subject of our new Mixologist Spotlight series. After moving to New York City 6 years ago and signing with a modeling agency, Micaela became disheartened by the harsh realities of …