Winter 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 …

Gingerbread White Russian

Gingerbread White Russian

For me a white Russian is a special treat. They aren’t something I drink often, but for some reason they seem particularly appropriate as a Christmas cocktail to me. A couple of years ago I made these salted caramel white Russians that were a hit so this year I wanted to play on the classic recipe again, this time with a gingerbread white Russian! This recipe is seriously crazy good. It’s the combination of all the parts like the chocolate …

A Spike Your Own Hot Cocoa Station for the Holidays

A Spike Your Own Hot Cocoa Station for the Holidays

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When I think about entertaining during the holidays, I like things to feel really fun and special for friends and family, but not at the expense of my sanity. We have a huge family and a lot of obligations this time of year, so time can be limited and throwing extravagant parties just doesn’t make the cut on my list …

The Sweetest Occasion’s Holiday Wine Guide (Under $25)

The Sweetest Occasion’s Holiday Wine Guide (Under $25)

I’m so excited today to share this fun little holiday wine guide that my sister Ash and I put together for you! Make no mistake, neither of us claims to be a sommelier, but we are both avid wine enthusiasts and enjoy finding and exploring new favorites. Because we know wine can be a little daunting for some people, we thought it would be a fun idea to put together a really great wine guide that will get you through …

Homemade Irish Cream Holiday Gifts

Homemade Irish Cream Holiday Gifts

Each year during the holidays, I like to spend time making homemade Christmas gifts for a handful of people on our gifting list. One year it was homemade after shave for the gentlemen. Another year it was homemade vanilla extract. Most every year I make homemade body scrub for the ladies. (Like this one or this one!) This year I was inspired by some of my lady friends in our neighborhood to make homemade Irish cream! Poured into a cute bottle …

Grapefruit Moscow Mule

Grapefruit Moscow Mule

A few weeks ago, Bob and I were able to sneak off for a little getaway in Lake Placid while the baby had a weekend play date at Grandma and Papa’s house. (Yes, it was my first time leaving her. Yes, it was both difficult and amazing. So there’s that.) If you aren’t familiar with Lake Placid, it’s a little village in the Adirondack mountains and home to both the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympic games. Perhaps this is why the entire …

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 …

Sunny Clementine Cocktail

Sunny Clementine Cocktail

After an abnormally warm and practically balmy December, our weather here is officially frightful. On days like today, I am really grateful that I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to go out. Enter this sunny clementine cocktail, shared with us by Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker. It makes all the best of winter citrus, using the juice of fresh clementines, with a pinch of cayenne pepper to make you feel warm on a cold …

Classic Holiday Mulled Wine

Classic Holiday Mulled Wine

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I remember watching on for the first time, completely perplexed, as my stepfather carefully stewed together a bunch of spices and red wine to later be sipped steaming out of little mugs. In the years since, this tradition has played out every holiday season thereafter, ultimately evolving into one of those traditions I look forward to with unabashed excitement as soon …

Chocolate Covered Vodka Cherries

Chocolate Covered Vodka Cherries

I’m pretty sure it’s never a bad idea to start the week with a little bit of chocolate so today we’re jumping right into Monday with these delicious chocolate covered vodka cherries! Samantha and Chanda of Zest It Up are sharing this recipe today just in time for Valentine’s Day so you can add a delicious and decadent touch to your celebration. They’re so easy to make and would be the perfect addition to an at-home date night this weekend. These …

10 Best Winter Citrus Cocktails

10 Best Winter Citrus Cocktails

I always love when citrus season comes along. For those of us in crazy cold climates, it’s like nature’s way of helping us get through winter. At least, that’s how I always see it when February rolls into town and fresh oranges, clementines and grapefruits seem to be the only sunshine we see. Make all that yummy fruit into cocktails, you say? I think that’s a fabulous idea. So today I’ve rounded up 10 of the best winter citrus cocktails …

Cranberry Basil Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Basil Cosmopolitan

Apparently my reputation for loving a good cocktail precedes me, but today I’m convinced that’s a pretty good thing, because it inspired the fine folks at Fresh Pours to send over a few fun cocktail recipes to share with you! Fresh Pours is a new, hip cocktail and bartending service located in Toronto and today they’re sharing their signature cranberry basil cosmopolitan recipe. This is perfect for a dinner party, that bridal shower you might be planning or an at-home …