Archive of ‘Cocktails’ category

Tailgating At Home :: Pizza + Pumpkin Shandy

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Two things are true this time of year in my household: we watch a lot of football and we always seem to have a house full of family and friends. I love that entertaining on game day has a much more relaxed vibe which means it’s the perfect opportunity to keep things simple. No need to fuss in the kitchen or plan a ton of appetizers. Simply bake your favorite frozen pizzas and serve up a beer cocktail –you’ll make everyone happy!

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Last weekend we had a few friends over to watch the game and I served up this pumpkin shandy beer cocktail (recipe below). It was really delicious and easy enough for guests to whip up themselves. This means more relaxing for the hostess and more time to visit with friends while we watched the game. (more…)

Sip It :: Watermelon + Strawberry Lemonade Cooler

Summer is winding down but it’s still extremely hot here in Southern California (it was 115 yesterday …yeah, it’s H-O-T). Even though the temperature might not reflect it, summer is coming to an end –but I’m not ready to completely let these lazy summer days go. I’m holding on a little bit longer while sipping this Seagram’s Escapes watermelon cocktail!

This simple watermelon cocktail is easy to make and perfect for keeping cool this summer. A great frozen cocktail to keep you cool!l

This is the last weekend before school is in full swing for both of our girls, so we set up for light and refreshing pre-dinner sips & salads this weekend (just for us grown ups). There’s no flavor that screams “summer” more than watermelon (am I right)?! That’s why this cocktail is the perfect one for your summer send off sipping enjoyment (now say that three times fast!).

This simple watermelon cocktail is easy to make and perfect for keeping cool this summer. A great frozen cocktail to keep you cool! (more…)

Sip It :: Pomegranate + Raspberry Champagne Float

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I get really happy when summer rolls around and have been known to find reasons to entertain just so I could create a fun, refreshing cocktail. So when PAMA asked if I wanted to collaborate and create a summer cocktail I jumped at the chance.

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I had never used pomegranate liqueur before but it will be one of my go-to’s from now on. It has a sweet, yet tart taste and a great ruby color. PAMA is made with all-natural pomegranate juice, premium vodka and a touch of imported tequila.

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Sip It :: Lime Coconut Margarita

This coconut margarita is bound to transport you from your patio or porch, right into a tropical vacation. Okay, maybe not literally, but you can pretend. This recipe is PERFECT to serve at a tropical party, poolside, or just while sitting on your patio.
This lime and coconut margarita is everything summer dreams are made of. Serve it at a tropical party, poolside, or just sitting on your patio!She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up …

I can’t get this song out of my head. But seriously, this was such a good idea. It’s like my Cinco de Mayo just went Hawaiian. The result? A delicious lime + coconut margarita that is a little sweet and a little salty and all sorts of refreshing. Serve them up in a coconut cup and close your eyes because it’ll be just like you’re on vacation. :)

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