Champagne Cocktails

Gingerberry Sparkler

Gingerberry Sparkler

This super pretty gingerberry sparkler is a cocktail that I made over the holidays and shared over on Inspired By This. I had fully intended to share the post then, but if you recall that was right about the time that I came down with the first wave of the death plague that decided to hang around for nearly a month and it just never happened. That said, this cocktail would make the perfect bubbly concoction for sipping while you’re …

Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch

Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch

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Now that Halloween has come and gone, I will admit that I am swiftly shifting into full-on holiday mode. My sister and brother in-law will be coming home from Florida in a few weeks for Thanksgiving and I am just so ready for all of those festive celebrations. Today I am back at it with my pals at Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza (formerly …

Tasty Tropical Summer Cocktails

Tasty Tropical Summer Cocktails

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Ever a fan of fruity summer cocktails, today I present you with a trifecta of tasty tropical beverages! Inspired by long, hot summer days and the insanely delicious flavors of V8 +Energy, these drinks make for the absolute perfect pick me-up on a warm summer evening. I loaded them up with an abundance of fresh fruit garnish, topped everything off with cute …

10 Must Try Mimosa Recipes for Easter

10 Must Try Mimosa Recipes for Easter

I’m still over here wrapping my head around the fact that Easter is so early this year and boom! It’s here already. Most years we have Easter dinner at my father’s house, which we’ll be doing again this year. My dad is always good for pulling out a great bottle of wine to serve with holiday dinners, but personally I’m all about mimosas on Easter. (See: Mimosa popsicles for the win.) A good, classic mimosa never makes me angry, but …

Black Velvet Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

Black Velvet Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

I had my first Irish car bomb in college, as I’m sure many of us did. Let’s be real classy here for a second and allow me to admit that I love a good Irish car bomb. If you’re not familiar, a car bomb is essentially a shot of 50/50 whiskey and Irish cream that is dropped into a pint of Guinness and chugged straight down. While not very dainty, they are actually seriously delicious. Enter the Black Velvet. It’s …

Three Ways to Dress Up Champagne

Three Ways to Dress Up Champagne

As I’m spending time with our new little one, some of my best blogging buds are covering for me.
Today please welcome our old friend Chelsea from Lovely Indeed!

Hey party animals! Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, so happy to be helping out while our girl Cyd is getting used to life with a new little nugget. There are so many reasons to celebrate right now, not the least of which is the holiday season! If you find yourself entertaining a few guests here and …

10 Best Bubbly New Year’s Eve Cocktails

10 Best Bubbly New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Happy Boxing Day, friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. (Or just a wonderful day in general for those who don’t celebrate.) I wasn’t planning to go MIA this week, but with the ice storm over the weekend we were without power for over three days. Luckily we got it back just in time to host our families for Christmas dinner yesterday! Now that Christmas has come and gone, naturally my brain is making the shift to New …

Grapefruit Fizz + Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta

Grapefruit Fizz + Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta

With romantic celebrations aplenty this week, I am loving today’s cocktail and dessert pairing from Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker, Jade of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures and Samantha Huba. These guys are kind of like a terrific trio for my sweet tooth, let me tell you. Today they are sharing the most amazing pink peppercorn grapefruit fizz cocktail paired with a pink peppercorn panna cotta with black cherries that would be such a unique but simple way to mark Valentine’s Day. Or …