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Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Claimed by both Peru and Chile as a national drink, the first pisco sour originated in Lima in the early 20th century. Pisco is a grape brandy that has been made in wine producing regions of Chile and Peru for hundreds of years. Both countries call dibs on being pisco’s nation of origin, and the… Read More »

Garden Gimlet

Garden Gimlet

Have you ever shaken up a cocktail in a mason jar? When you’re in a bind for lack of a traditional mixing glass or shaker, the tricky genius behind this recipe suggests our new favorite thing to do with mason jars! Stemming back to the twenties, the classic gimlet made of gin, lime juice and soda… Read More »

Sparkling Rum Lemonade

Sparkling Rum Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, it’s time to pop the champagne bottle. This drink recipe takes the refreshing lemonade found on the corner stands and adds a little punch and bubbles for the grown ups. Shying away from the occasionally saccharine drink, the sugar in this drink complements, rather than overpowers, the gold rum. Gold… Read More »

Chilled Cucumber Soup Shots with Spicy Crab

Chilled Cucumber Soup Shots with Spicy Crab

With the heat, a cold soup serves the dual purpose of filling us up while cooling us down at the same time. Sara’s version is vibrant and unique and since no cooking is required, it’s a breeze to put together! Cucumber, avocado and scallions make for a smooth, green, creamy blend. While coconut cream and spicy… Read More »

Spiked Frozen Coffee Coolers

Spiked Frozen Coffee Cooler

Got the after-work yawns by the time happy hour rolls around? It’s time to wake up and smell the Bailey’s. This Spiked Frozen Coffee Cooler is that perfect afternoon refresher with a little something to take the edge off. Oftentimes, frozen coffee drinks taste more like sugar than the actual coffee they promise. Christy of… Read More »

Bourbon Whiskey Iced Tea

Bourbon Whiskey Iced Tea

Sweet tea is quintessentially summer, but some occasions just call for a cocktail. This Fourth of July weekend, ditch the sangria and cool down with this adults-only version of classic summer sweet tea. Here, Beau preserves the classic flavors we all know and love, while giving this favorite a good kick. Lemon, lime, and mint… Read More »

Rhubarb Collins

Rhubarb Tom Collins from Flourishing Foodie

The bright, tart flavor of rhubarb, beloved for its use in pies and in combination with strawberries, gets a starring role in these easy drinks! Heather uses the beautiful pink color of rhubarb stalks to create a flavored simple syrup whose color is just as lively as it is tasty. A classic Tom Collins is… Read More »

Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary

Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary

This Cucumber Blonde Bloody Mary is an exciting, summery twist on the thick, tomato-heavy cocktail that we’re used to drinking strictly at brunch and on airplanes. With the subtle presence of classic savory ingredients like celery salt and worcestershire sauce, Jonathan’s version is unique not only in its use of blonde beer in place of… Read More »

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

If you wander the streets of Mexico or even have strolled by a taqueria or taco truck in the summer, you’ve no doubt seen rows of huge jars filled with a rainbow-colored collection of juices. Known as “agua frescas” or “fresh waters,” these juices express the tastiest, best-of-the-season fruit in their purest form, simply pureed… Read More »

Mango, Mint, and Peach Sangria

Mango, Mint, and Peach Sangria

The summer sun is poking its head through the clouds and as backyards everywhere are firing up their grills for BBQs, cookouts, and picnics, that means it’s time for one thing – sangria! While there are countless variations of sangria using red wine and even sparkling wine, for something just as refreshing, try out a… Read More »

The Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri

When most people think of a daiquiri they think of a sickly sweet frozen drink with a cute umbrella perched on top. But a classic daiquiri is simply a careful balance of rum, lime juice, and sweetener. It’s an incredibly versatile drink, and easy to customize based on personal taste–add a fruit, an herb, make… Read More »

Sparkling Cava Sangria

Sparkling Cava Sangria

Summer BBQs, Memorial Day picnics, and outdoor festivities call for a drink that’s just as celebratory as the occasion. In addition to the cooler of cold beers for your upcoming BBQs, mix together a batch of this refreshing sangria. Instead of using the traditional red or white wine that’s typical of most sangrias, Katie adds… Read More »

Cucumber Ginger Fizz

Cucumber Ginger Fizz

Ginger and cucumber are two of the most calming natural ingredients, so it’s no wonder this simple fizzy cocktail inspires Thursday evening front-porch gatherings and refreshing relaxation as the spring gets warmer by the day. Sarah’s Cucumber Ginger Fizz incorporates clean flavors with the subtle bite of carbonation, pairing nicely with a fresh lime wedge–a… Read More »

Tuscan Stratas

Tuscan Strata Recipe

For our pre-Mother’s Day Drinks & Apps edition we wanted to find a recipe that would be a great appetizer for morning brunch or for evening dinner and drinks. It also needed to be pretty foolproof, so anyone could make it for Mom’s special day. A strata is the ideal dish for entertaining without a… Read More »

Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas

Strawberry Sriracha Margaritas

In this sassy, seasonal margarita, Jackie spices up a strawberry margarita with just the teeniest bit of Sriracha for an unbeatable boozy treat. If you’ve been down the ethnic food section of your local grocery store, you’ve probably spotted the iconic rooster on a bottle of Sriracha hot sauce. Grab a bottle quick, because this… Read More »