Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies

Fruity wine slushies are a refreshing way to cool off when the weather heats up, and this Cherry Vanilla version is scrumptious with its juicy dark cherries, sweet Moscato, and hint of pure vanilla! It reeeeally tried to reach 90-degrees around here last week. So I decided that Cherry Vanilla Wine Slushies would be an entirely appropriate way to embrace the rising heat while also celebrating the fact that I’m back to blogging (yaaay!) after my laptop completely kicked the bucket and was {Read More}

Mexican Martini ~ Trudy’s Copycat

Like a margarita on the rocks with a splash of olive juice, this Mexican Martini is a copycat recipe of the famous cocktail from Trudy’s in Austin. Cinco de Mayo is just a few short weeks away and, I don’t know about you, but I relish any holiday that can be celebrated by eating vast quantities of chips, queso, and guacamole…all washed down by a margarita (or three)! So I do believe a new margarita recipe would be just the {Read More}

Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {or} Faux-jitos

Traditional mojitos get a twist in these refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos, using lemons instead of limes, fresh strawberries, and mint simple syrup. Or replace the rum with seltzer for a non-alcoholic summer spritzer! I realize that we bloggers sometimes get ahead of ourselves when it comes to thinking about the next holiday or season. After all, you fine readers like to plan ahead, and as a type-A planner myself, I can certainly understand that. But even though I’ve already starting {Read More}

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas {plus} Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Icy, refreshing margaritas get a tropical twist with pineapple purée and fresh-squeezed lime juice, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo or any fiesta! So who’s ready for Cinco de Mayo??? Any holiday celebrated with copious amounts of Mexican food is fine by me.  And if you ask me, all of those delicious, zesty, cheesy appetizers and entrees call for something frosty to wash them down, right? Well, if you happen to agree, you’re in luck, because frosty is the name {Read More}

Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with Lime

A cranberry and pomegranate-infused simple syrup is mixed with champagne (or seltzer) and a squeeze of lime for a sparkling drink that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays or ringing in the New Year. The countdown to Christmas is down to the wire…are you ready??? I simply cannot believe how quickly December flew by this year. Heck, I can’t believe how quickly 2013 flew by! Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to celebrating Christmas this week and ringing in the New Year next {Read More}

Mint & Lime Sweet Tea Martini

So what do you do when the cute little mint plants in your herb garden exponentially grow until they threaten to highjack the whole flower bed?  Why, you make a plethora of mint-infused simple syrup, of course.  And what do you do when it’s a summery Friday night and you have a jar of said syrup staring you down every time you open the fridge?  Well, I say you invent an adult beverage to make use of some of that {Read More}