Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese Cocktail

Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese Cocktail

This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Tis the season for mixing up some delicious drinks! You are t-minus zero days away from the holidays and with all the hosting you’re going to be doing, you need some killer cocktail recipes up your sleeve. Sure, I could offer up some seasonal classics like a hot toddy, mulled wine, or a spiked eggnog, but no! Today, we are venturing into the realm of unusual by adding Montchevre Goat Cheese to the mix. Who wants a sip of my Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese …

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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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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 …

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Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule

Moscow Mules are all the rage right now and I’m majorly digging it! Part of my excitement is that I’m not a big fan of vodka and I prefer drinking the libation in a flavorful cocktail (much to the chagrin and embarrassment of my Russian husband!). But hey, straight vodka is not for everyone. So if you’re a lightweight like me, you’re going to love today’s Cucumber Mint Moscow Mule recipe inspired by newlyweds Cally and David’s awesome wedding reception. Enjoy! CUCUMBER MINT MOSCOW MULE     INGREDIENTS 2 ounces of cucumber-infused vodka (I recommend Iceberg Vodka!) 1/2 ounce of …

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2016 Spring Cocktail Recipes

One of the many perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it’s awesome. Firstly, it is very important to note that I drink responsibly and I highly encourage you, my spectacular reader, to do so as well. Of course, I do not take this lovely perk for granted. I am so very lucky to sample these wonderful libations from some of the best drink brands around and pinch myself that this is my day job. To the delight (and sometimes, chagrin) of my friends and family, I like play mixologist …