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Category: Beverages

Pink Lemonade Margarita

Planning a bridal shower, ladies lunch or just an evening with your favorite gals? How pretty is this? A Pink Lemonade Margarita! It’s the perfect cocktail for that perfect occasion. Dainty and delicate in your prettiest glasses, this citrus-y cocktail has taken on a new slant! Not your typical Cinco de Mayo “bebida”! When I saw this recipe by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, the pretty pictures caught my eye, and…

The Original Rum Daiquiri

Gr8 Friends! Have you ever had a moment when you realize that something that you’ve always thought of as one way only was originally something much more simple and pure? When we were in Puerto Rico visiting the Bacardi factory we learned the original recipe for a Rum Daiquiri is nothing like the frozen drink that most bars make! The Original Rum Daiquiri is more like a mojito type of drink. With only 3 ingredients (that’s…

Frosty, Frothy, Delight…Root Beer Floats!

Do you remember the first time you had a root beer float? I bet you do! I was about 5 years old and my dad had wanted us to taste one of his favorite refreshments! It was a hot summer day, deserving of this frothy delight! I remember my sisters and I anxiously waiting at the kitchen counter for our 3 scoops to drop into our frosty cold mugs. As he slowly poured the root beer on top, we&#8217…

Prosecco Mint Julep

The long standing classic cocktail at the Kentucky Derby, since 1938, has always been the Mint Julep. A very simple recipe with a good Kentucky bourbon, crushed ice, sugar, water and fresh mint. There are several variations of the mint julep including the substitution of the sacred bourbon for gin. Of the numerous Mint Julep recipes we’ve tried, Debbie and I have found our individual tastes. We settled on the concoction with Prosecco (or any Champagne/Sparkling Wine…

Life… Lemons… Lemonade…

“4-1-1, Please!”  Making a pitcher of fresh lemonade is easy and truly refreshing. Just remember 4-1-1… 4 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. With summer fast approaching, let’s get away from artificially sweetened drinks and return to the times of freshly squeezed lemonade. If you use super-fine sugar, the sugar will dissolve in the water faster. Pour the 1 cup of…

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