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Category: Adult 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…

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…

Heavenly Hot Chocolate!

It’s January, it’s cold, it’s raining, and honestly I cannot think of anything that sounds more warm and cozy right now (besides my slippers) than a mug of hot chocolate! When my kiddos were young, I remember they loved to have a big mug of hot chocolate on a rainy day. I was reminded of this when I arrived home earlier this week and was greeted at our neighborhood corner by these two adorable smiles giving free…

A Rosé Cocktail – The Anna Rose

It seems that cocktails made with rosé wine are all the rage right now. And if that’s the case, we should have one here at Great Eight Friends, so I set out to create one! Well, creating a cocktail is more difficult than it may seem. It is much like cooking without a recipe, sure, it can be done…but to do it well takes some practice and much talent. Luckily, the day I was experimenting (and…

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