If you’ve gone all Summer without trying these scrumptious cocktails, drop what you’re doing and head to your nearest bar or liquor shop! The way I see it, there’s only about a month or so left of Summer. In that span of time I fully intend on soaking up as much Summer and sunshine that I can get. Who’s ever with me, say tequila!
Easter is right around the corner and Spring is starting to emerge! I don’t know about you but just thinking of warmer weather and Springtime blooms puts me in the mood for a tasty cocktail. So I’ve gathered up my nine favorite brunch cocktails to ring in this Springtime holiday, Easter! Take a sip:
Passionfruit & Lime Margaritas – click any pic to grab the recipe!
Vanilla & Pear Cocktail
Sunny Clementine Cocktail
Maple Salty Dog
Watermelon Cucumber Sangria
There’s nothing like some liquid-goodness to warm you up on a chilly winter evening! So today I’m sharing my top 5 winter cocktail recipes for beating that cold weather.
Blood Orange Kiwi Margaritas via Fork in the Road – I always love a good cocktail that reminds me of Summer!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I’m excited for this holiday weekend and also excited to share my new cocktail recipe with you for my Avocado Vodka Tonic. (p.s. this works great with tequila too!) This is a fun drink recipe that’s refreshing for Spring but would be great for Summer bbq’s as well. Check it out:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 4 shots of vodka
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- tonic water
- 2 pinches of sea salt
- In blender, puree all ingredients except the tonic water.
- Split mixture evenly between two glasses.
- Fill glasses with tonic water and stir.
- Garnish with remaining cilantro.
When I set out to create this Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe, I truly wasn’t trying to make it look like Santa Claus! My intention was pure and simple, to take one of my favorite warm weather drinks and turn it into something I could serve at a festive holiday party. However, once I decided to sugar coat the rim this cocktail drink turned into Christmas all on its own! Grab the recipe below:
Serving size: one cocktail
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 3 ounces sparkling water or club soda
- 1/2 teaspoon simple vanilla syrup*
- 2 lime wedges
- sugar to coat glass rim (optional)
*Simple Vanilla Syrup:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”
Simple Vanilla Syrup:
- Bring water and sugar to a boil on medium heat.
- Simmer until water/sugar begin to thicken (8-10 mins.)
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, let cool before bottling.
Cranberry Paloma Cocktail:
- Cut two lime wedges. Trace one along the edge of the glass.
- Place some sugar on a plate and dip glass into sugar.
- Add tequila, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and simple vanilla syrup together and stir.
- Squeeze the second lime wedge into your drink and use as a garnish.
Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe
There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud
I’m a firm believer of trying new things, especially when it comes to cocktails. I think it’s great that some of my friends have a “house” wine or drink. Something that they in essence, always have on tap at their house and friends get to know. However with a new year starting, I also think it’s good to mix things up a bit! Expand your cocktail horizon. These 5 cocktail recipes only deviate slightly from the norm, adding a new twist to the same old drink recipes we all know.