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3 Summer Sangria Recipes

My baby girl graduated pre-school today. Sob. I can't believe that next month it will be five whole years since she joined our family! How is that possible? Le sigh. As you can imagine, I've collapsed into a puddle of tears at this point and am in serious need of an adult beverage or three. Bwah! Being that it's National Wine Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our favorite summer ready sangria recipes...

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Our Best Winter Cocktails

So, it's officially my least favorite time of the year. You know that icky winter period after Christmas otherwise know as January. Bwah! As I've mentioned in the past I just love holidays that allow me to bake, decorate and dress for them and until February arrives with Valentine's Day, there isn't much of that going on. Actually, I may be doing a little pre-Valentine's Day celebrating. There are too many heart day treats calling my name, haha! But if you aren't quite ready to move onto another holiday yet, that doesn't mean you can't...

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5 Halloween Cocktails

Pumpkin white russian halloween cocktail

It's nearly Halloween and this is THE weekend to be hosting parties and going out to celebrate. Even if you are having a kid-friendly affair its fun to go all out with your food and drinks. Let's get our Hocus Pocus on! One of the easiest ways I think you can instantly set the tone of a party is with a signature cocktail. It doesn't have to be something you serve all night. It can be one great drink and then switching to beer and wine (or water!) but there is nothing like being greeted with...

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3 Weekend Worthy Cocktails

We did it! Congratulations! Go ahead and pat yourself on the back. After all, it's been no easy task to get through this week. I had a stomach bug and Kristin was traveling. I'd say getting through both of those things deserves a long distance clink of the ol' glasses with weekend cocktails and we are raising our toast to you too lovelies! Wether you made it through spring break with a visit from the in-laws, survived the horrible weather that struck a good deal of the country, or just endured one too many political conversations, we...

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New Year’s Eve Cocktails

This year I'm ringing in 2016 from the family room just my husband and I. Assuming the munchkins are asleep, and they better be! That doesn't mean New Year's Eve cocktails won't be happening though. I have big plans. Huge, ha! I plan on getting us a bountiful spread of sushi (yum!) and making a fun dessert and cocktail. Just these little gestures make the night feel special. Its been quite the 2015 and we've had some of our greatest successes and hardest moments. It definitely deserves a toast and a nod to the year ahead. Here are...

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Peppermint Grapefruit Martini

We love any opportunity to entertain, and those opportunities abound during the holidays. And, obviously, whenever we throw a soiree, we have to serve a fabulous cocktail. This oh so pretty, and refreshing, peppermint grapefruit martini will surely impress your loved ones this holiday season. Cheers! Ingredients: 2 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist 4 ounces San Pellegrino Grapefruit Sparking Beverage sprig of rosemary crushed ice Directions: In a cocktail shaker, add Smirnoff Peppermint Twist, grapefruit beverage and crushed ice. Shake 5 times and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a bit of rosemary sprig. Serve. *Chilling the glass ensures your party goers...

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