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Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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:

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

Serves:  2

Ingredients:

  • 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

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

Instructions:

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients except the tonic water.
  2. Split mixture evenly between two glasses.
  3. Fill glasses with tonic water and stir.
  4. Garnish with remaining cilantro.

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe

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:

Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Serving size: one cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 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
Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”

Recipe:

Simple Vanilla Syrup:

  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil on medium heat.
  2. Simmer until water/sugar begin to thicken (8-10 mins.)
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, let cool before bottling.

Cranberry Paloma Cocktail:

  1. Cut two lime wedges.  Trace one along the edge of the glass.
  2. Place some sugar on a plate and dip glass into sugar.
  3. Add tequila, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and simple vanilla syrup together and stir.
  4. Squeeze the second lime wedge into your drink and use as a garnish.

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10 Dessert + Drink Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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!!

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10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

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!

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes

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10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Love Potion #9 via The Cookie Rookie

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Sangria via Simply Whisked

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes

 

10 Dessert and Drink Recipes for Valentine's Day

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

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New Year. New Cocktails. 5 Cocktail Recipes To Try In 2017

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.

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

 

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

 

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

 

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

 

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

 

5 New Cocktails To Try In 2017

Salty Dog Cocktail Blood Orange Margarita Watermelon Cucumber Sangria

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7 Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

These holiday recipes are just waiting to be tried and tasted!  Not only that but they’ll look perfect with your Christmas table-scape.  There’s a nice collection of recipes here that offer up delicious cocktails, tasty desserts and even a meatless shepherd’s pie.

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is filled with lots of roasted veggies!

 

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

I’ve got my eye on this Christmas Sangria

 

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

How cute are these Gingerbread Bundt Cakes?! You’d never guess they’re vegan

 

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

A Hot Toddy is perfect on chilly evenings

 

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

This Brioche would make a great edible centerpiece

 

7 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

Mini Gingerbread Cake looks festive and ready to eat!

 

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Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

blood orange margarita recipe

INGREDIENTS
4 oz Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
6 oz fresh blood orange juice
Juice of two limes
Pinch Sugar or Stevia, optional
Salt, for rimming edge of glass, optional
Lime wedges, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
Rub rims of two glasses with lime wedge. Pour salt onto a plate and spread out evenly. Dip rims of glasses into salt until evenly coated.
Add all ingredients to a shaker, and shake well to mix well.
Fill glasses with ice. Pour margarita into the glasses.
Garnish with lime wedges, sip and enjoy!

via With Salt and Wit Blog

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Recipes

I love these Valentine’s Day recipes because they not only taste sweet but look sweet too.  Nothing says, “I love you” like a tasty treat and some bubbly for the holiday!  Just take a peek:

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