Are you enjoying to this year’s holiday season as much as me? I am so excited to experiment with new recipes including cookies, cakes and lots of hearty savoury dishes. To stay in shape I like to come up with some easy healthy dishes to survive the holidays. This non-dairy eggnog is super creamy, sugar free and makes for an excellent holiday beverage!Read More
Get into the Christmas spirit with these Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smashers. It’s a smooth and warming cocktail that’s easy to create, refreshing, and delicious. Bonus…this drink can be made ahead of time for easy holiday entertaining, and will you thaw you from the inside out!Read More
Lately my body hasn’t been tolerating alcohol very well, which is a huge bummer, because this is the season for drinking! There’s so much to celebrate! So I’ve had to create a delicate balance between a really healthy diet and gaps in between my drinks so that it doesn’t make me sick.
One of the things I enjoyed this season is this drink. I love the dark smoky feel of it. Feels like there should be a lit cigar next to it (I’m totally against cigars and cigarettes though). I was feeling a little down that my North Pole Cake didn’t turn out quite as expected, so I made this to cheer myself up. This is a great drink to whip up for family and friends at your next holiday gathering. You’ll put in a little work making the rosemary simple syrup, but, come on guys. Isn’t this drink worth it?
CRANBERRY ROSEMARY SPRITZER
1 bottle prosecco
2 ounces peach schnapps
4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 ounces pom juice
1 small bottle mango flavoured soda water
6-8 sprigs rosemary
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 slices oranges
Add 1 cup of water to a small pan with 2-3 sprigs of rosemary, bring to a boil.
Add sugar to boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat, strain rosemary leaves and set to cool.
Wash cranberries. Set aside.
Pour Prosecco evenly into 4 cocktail glasses.
Add .5 ounces of peach schnapps, .5 ounces rosemary simple syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 ounce pom juice and a splash of mango soda water to each glass and stir.
Add 1 tablespoon of cranberries to each glass.
Allow the cranberries time to float to the top of the glass and garnish with 1 sprig of rosemary.
This pear Bellini recipe is the perfect party drink. It’s unexpected and delicious and who doesn’t love when you bring out the bubbly? You also don’t have to buy top of the line brands since the pear juice will give whatever sparkling wine you are pairing with it a little help in the quality department.Read More
I'm just getting back from a really short girls trip to Miami for the weekend. I can't believe Halloween has essentially come and gone! Because Halloween is on a Wednesday, every Halloween party was this weekend, meaning I didn't get a chance to dress up at all. Travelling doesn't allow for costumes and unfortunately my friends weren't up to a Halloween party but we did enjoy some sites and sounds at R House in Wynwood on Friday. Every Friday there is ladies night with tasty champagne for only $1 per glass. You really can't beat that. People came in costumes and if you were driving around Wynwood this weekend, you would've seen everything from Reno 911 cops to black panther and other superheroes.
With all of the excitement I was really inspired to create one more ghoulish drink. Since my martini glass broke, I knew I needed to buy another one I looked for a martini glass in several stores, but just wasn't able to find one. I was ready to give up. But I decided that just because I couldn't find the right glass didn't mean I couldn't still enjoy the drink. Sure presentation matters but after the stress of packing, rushing to meet deadlines and facing returning to work, I needed a little something to help me mellow out.
To make this spooky drink, all you need is a peach flavoured drink like , a little bit of vodka and some Brandy. A squeeze of fresh lime really bonds the flavours. It's spooktacular!
2 oz vodka
1.5 oz peach nectar
1 oz cherry brandy
.5 oz fresh lime juice 1 lime yields about 1 1/2 oz of juice
Wet the edge of a martini glass and press into gold sanding sugar and set aside.
Add the vodka, peach nectar, and cherry brandy to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with an orange peel twist, a cherry, and a cuddly spider.
Check out these other holiday drinks for a spook-ta-cular celebration!
Fitted with a copper and white straw, the lace-covered ghost makes an excellent swizzle stick. Make extras by tying lace squares over large cotton balls on top of straws or skewers, and add faces with felt or markers. But this drink is so cute, how could it ever be spooky?Read More
Look out fellas! There’s a new summer drink taking over BBQs in the backyard! Whip up a big batch in a pitcher and enjoy these with some friends. It’s literally like a long island iced tea and a shandy had a baby.Read More
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and I still don't have anything planned to do. I've got to work an event and then there's the Carnival concert with Machel, but it just doesn't feel like enough, you know? So while I figure that out, I came up with this refreshing margarita. I was so excited to drink it, I forgot to salt the rims of my glasses, oops! And if there's no way you can make this in time for tomorrow, don't worry! Margarita’s are not just for celebrating Cinco de Mayo – they’re a refreshing, everyday summer cocktail. And combining the bright flavors of citrus with tequila shouldn’t break your calorie bank.
This margarita recipe is simple enough to whip up at the last minute but complex enough to have a great flavor. I love that you can scale them up to make a large bowl of punch for your Cinco de Mayo party (to serve alongside your favorite skinny chicken tacos, of course!). Then, all you need to decide is if you’re a salt-rimmed on-the-rocks margarita lover or you prefer no-salt and crushed ice.
Goombay Smash Margarita
- 1 12 oz. Goombay soda
- 1 part tequila
- 1 part rum
- 1 lime wedge per glass
- In a cocktail mixer, combine the soda, tequila and rum.
- Coat the rim of your glasses with the lime wedge then dip the rim in salt
- Pour beverage into salted glasses then add the lime wedge. Enjoy! Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody! Party responsibly!
With Valentine's Day coming up you're going to need a little (or a lot) of liquid courage. I named this one the Rosé All Day Cocktail because it genuinely tasted like Rosé, even though it's just a blend of juices and a few different liquors. I made this when I had a friend over for dinner and even he had to agree that it tasted like a fancy wine. So if you're excited for this weekend, let's jump into this quick and easy recipe that's perfect to serve to your girlfriends, or before asking out your crush.
Rosé All Day Cocktail
- 1 can Snapple Mango Punch
- 1 part Mr. Boston's Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Gin
- 1 shot Barbancourt (Haitian Rum)
- Orange slices for garnish
- Mix all ingredients except for the orange slices in a blender on medium. If you don't have a blender, or don't want to use it just for this, just shake it up in a mixer.
- Pour into wine glasses then garnish with orange slices if you want to feel fancy and enjoy