This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’re looking for a new cocktail that feels special but is simple to make, then this bourbon spritzer is for you my friend.
This bourbon spritzer is just the ticket for your next football-watching Sunday. In our house, game day is an excuse to entertain and visit with friends and family while watching football. I’ll admit, I’m not that excited about the game itself … but I DO love any reason to gather with friends and enjoy some delicious drinks and snacks.
Sam’s Club is definitely the one-stop shop for all of my game day entertaining needs. From drinks to snacks, you can get it all there (we even purchased our TV from Sam’s Club recently!). Sam’s Club truly is game time’s favorite teammate!
I like to put together new cocktails to pair with our snacks (aka typically pizza). Member’s Mark Take & Bake Pizzas are my go-to snack to serve a crowd. (I mean who doesn’t love a good pizza, right?) They’re all really tasty, but my favorite is the Member’s Mark 16” Take &Bake Sausage Pizza. Pick up a couple different types. I like to put them in the oven throughout the game so that there’s a steady flow of warm pizza. Visit your local Sam’s Club and pick up some tasty game day bites for yourself!
This cocktail I served is something I’ve never made before but a recipe that’s definitely going to make a reappearance soon. It’s a bourbon spritzer made with Coca-Cola®. I loved that it was simple to make but really felt like something unique and special.
First, you start by smashing a couple blackberries into the bottom of a glass. I just do this with the back of a spoon and it works great. If you have a fancy tool for this, go ahead and use that.
Next, add 1.5 ounces of your favorite Bourbon. I never really thought I liked bourbon until a recent trip to Kentucky. I had several bourbon cocktails there which inspired me to come up with one of my own. I love the idea of using a favorite staple like Coca-Cola®, but mixing in unexpected ingredients like blackberries and thyme.
After the bourbon, fill your glass with Coca-Cola®. Make sure it’s nice and chilled so you don’t have to use ice (you can use ice, but I prefer not to). You can also freeze a couple blackberries to toss in which will keep the drinks cold.
Last, add a thin lemon slice, a sprig of thyme, and another blackberry for garnish. The flavors all combine to make the most delicious bourbon spritzer.
Serve up your freshly baked pizza alongside this cocktail and guests will be cheering for you alongside their favorite team! I like to make a drink station so guests can get their own refills. And pizza is always set out on a big platter for optimal grazing during the game.
What do you think? Will you try a bourbon spritzer during the next game day party you host?
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Moscow Mules are one of my favorite cocktails to make because you can put a twist on them for different seasons. Last year, I was loving this apple cider moscow mule. Here’s my new version of a fall Moscow Mule.
This is simple to make but feels really special. And the garnishes just make it taste so “fall-y” (is that a word?).
This is an Evite® paid post. All opinions are my own.
Blended and frozen cocktails are my jam this summer, and this adult Shirley Temple just might be my new go-to. When I was a kid, I used to always order a Shirley Temple when my parents took me to a restaurant. I don’t know, it made me feel grown up a little. Now, this adult version is making me feel like a kid again.
We recently decided to host a small “porch party” for our neighbors. It’s been so hot here that I knew a blended cocktail would be the perfect option!
We sent out this Evite® and asked guests to bring an appetizer to share. Folks stopped by for a bit, while others sat and stayed a while. Everyone seemed pleased to try this cocktail since it was a relief from the heat.
I can’t get over how delicious this adult Shirley Temple was (our neighbors loved them too)! I went to Albertsons and picked up all of the classic ingredients (7UP®, Grenadine, and cherries) but I turned it into a blended cocktail by mixing it with a few frozen dark cherries and ice in a blender. The dark cherries gave the drink a deeper depth of flavor which just made it perfect for an adult crowd. The 7UPgave the drink that familiar crisp and refreshing taste that Shirley Temples have. (more…)
It’s summer! This means there will certainly be several occasion to whip up a batch of frozen alcoholic drinks. I wanted to share a few of my go-to frozen cocktail recipes with you in case you don’t want to dig in the cocktail archives. I’m totally planning on enjoying each of these very soon. Did I tell you all I am taking a 30 day sabbatical from work? I cannot wait for lazy summer days and enjoying these recipes poolside! If you have any good summer book recommendations please drop them in the comments, I have reading on my “must-do” list for sure. I mean, a frozen cocktail and a good book just go together so well, don’t you think?
(Bonus: Each of these are really simple to make and don’t require too many ingredients)
3. Lime Coconut Margarita I know coconut water is all the rage–but I prefer mine in margarita form. ;). This is light, and refreshing and just tropical enough to make you feel like it’s vacation time. Grab the recipe.
What do you think? Will you be trying one of these frozen alcoholic drinks this summer? Let me know which one looks best!
And if you make one, be sure to share a photo with me on Instagram and tag #TScocktails!
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Tis’ the season for light, summer refreshments. After a hectic week, I’m always looking forward to a little chill out time on my patio or inviting a few friends over for a laid back dinner. Of course, a summer cocktail always plays a role in my plan. I’m currently obsessed over these simple rosé spritzers. They are so simple to make that it almost feels like cheating. I made these last weekend and I’m officially declaring that they are my new favorite drink to make at home.
You guys know I don’t like to create complicated recipes and this one is as simple as it gets. When I say simple, I mean two ingredients–rosé and 7UP®. (Told you so.) Summer cocktails should never be fussy to make in my opinion. The whole idea is to relax and unwind and this rosé spritzer fits the bill. It’s perfect for a chill summer evening or to serve when entertaining guests.
Before you make your drink, you’ll want to fill a glass halfway with ice and then add some fresh citrus for a garnish. I like to use a slice of lime and a wedge of pink grapefruit. If it’s really hot out, pop the cut citrus into the freezer for about 10 minutes. This helps keep your cocktail nice and chilled!
Next, you’ll want to pour your drink. I fill half the glass with my favorite rosé and then fill the rest of the glass with Diet 7UP (you can use any 7UP of your choice). The 7UP has a great crisp and clean taste which makes it pair perfectly with the rosé.
Party skewers are fun to use for garnishes, but totally optional! Remember, keeping it simple in the summer is key.
This cocktail is easy create, which means it’s also easy to serve. If you’re just serving one or two people, just pour them in each glass. But, if you’re serving a crowd you can mix up the cocktail in a punch bowl or pitcher and let guests serve themselves. Isn’t that great? If you do mix up a big batch, toss in a few frozen lime slices and grapefruit wedges to keep it cold (don’t use ice as that will melt and dilute your cocktail). Then, have additional slices on the side so guess can add their garnish to their glass.
I’m telling you, this cocktail sure feels like summer.
Next time you’re at Target, do what I do–grab a bottle of your favorite rosé and some cans of 7UP to keep on hand. Then, you’ll be all set for any impromptu summer chilling that may occur. Be sure to share your summer sips using #mixitupalittle so I can check it out!
Checkout even more inspiration and simple summer recipes using 7UP, here! And on your next Target run, be sure to use theseCartwheel offers (links below) when picking up your 7UP.
I get really excited about delicious drinks that only have a few ingredients and this grapefruit cocktail takes home the prize. I recently featured this cocktail as one of the engagement party ideas I shared but it totally deserves to shine on it’s own here. Plus, so many of you emailed me asking for the recipe, which I want you to have! I called it “Love Punch” because that went so well with the party theme but you can call it whatever you want!
I never would have called myself a grapefruit fan really. I mean I think they are gorgeous and obviously a photogenic citrus, but I didn’t go wild for the taste. But this punch … YUM. I guess everything tastes better with vodka? ;)
I recently was gifted this gorgeous punch bowl from my Mother-In-Law and this was the perfect punch recipe to break it in (PS, isn’t the ladle just so pretty?).
I think a grapefruit cocktail is the perfect choice for any warm-weather gathering. Even if it’s just sitting on the porch with your loved one. (more…)