Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade

Fresh, sweet lemonade made with delicious blackberries for the most wonderful cold, refreshing drink!  The perfect beverage to cool off on a warm spring or summer day and a fantastic drink for parties, showers, and get-togethers as well! Raise your hand if you love a cold, refreshing glass of lemonade!  As soon as the temps rise and the sunshine comes out, a great glass of lemonade really hits the spot, especially when you're able to enjoy it outside on the front porch, or in the backyard with your feet kicked up in a comfortable lawn chair.  Spring and summer is the perfect time for sipping this delicious Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade! Way better than any powdered mix, this lemonade comes together quickly and easily.  It's as simple as mixing together just a few simple Continue Reading...

Mint Chocolate Martini

Mint Chocolate Martini

Not your mother's grasshopper!  This delicious Mint Chocolate Martini is the perfect combination of creamy, minty chocolate deliciousness!  Made with whipped cream vodka, creme de menthe, and creme de cocoa, this dessert cocktail also packs a punch! I'm not really a beer person.  I definitely enjoy a good glass of wine, especially with a great meal, but there is something about a decadent cocktail that I absolutely love!  Mixing up a fun, delicious cocktail is always a nice treat, especially when I have friends over.  This Mint Chocolate Martini is the perfect libation anytime you're looking for a creamy, minty delicious drink! Made with Creme de Menthe to give it that gorgeous green color, this drink is reminiscent of the classic, retro Grasshopper cocktail.  For the Continue Reading...

Green Super Food Smoothie

Green Super Food Smoothie

Loaded with protein, fresh fruit, kale and tons of flavor, this Green Super Food Smoothie is the perfect way to start the day!  Perfect for breakfast or great to refuel after a workout, this uber healthy drink is the perfect way to add healthy food to your diet!  Gluten free, too! Have you made a resolution to get healthy?  Maybe start eating better, lose weight or just be more aware of what foods you're putting into your body?  You're definitely not alone.  I'm always looking for new, delicious ways to enjoy healthy foods, and this Green Super Food Smoothie is definitely one of my new favorites! This yummy smoothie is loaded with everything good for you - Greek yogurt and almond milk as a good source of protein.  The banana, kiwi, and pineapple are a great source of Continue Reading...

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

If you love Nutella, this homemade hot chocolate is for you!  Made on the stove top in just minutes, this creamy, chocolaty hot drink is perfect for warming up when its cold outside! As the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder, the need for a delicious cup of hot chocolate becomes more and more necessary.  Hot chocolate is perfect for watching your favorite Christmas movies, and enjoying with your favorite cookies.  It's also the perfect drink for when the snow is falling and you need to warm your body and soul! I personally LOVE to enjoy homemade hot chocolate.   Homemade is WAY better than the powdered stuff you buy at the grocery store, and is pretty simple to make.  All you need is a saucepan, and a few ingredients, and you'll discover that homemade is the only Continue Reading...

Saint Nickarita – The perfect holiday cocktail!

Saint Nickarita – The perfect holiday cocktail!

Cranberry and lime flavors come together with tequila for the most amazing holiday cocktail!  Perfect for all of your Christmas parties and holiday gatherings, this easy, delicious drink is perfect for enjoying under the mistletoe! Do you have any Christmas parties or holiday gatherings coming up?  Could you use some fresh, new ideas for holiday cocktails that don't involve eggnog?  If you answered yes, then you're definitely in the right place!  This Saint Nickarita is not only the perfect holiday libation, it's festive, easy to make and wonderfully delicious! The past few years I've hosted a little holiday party at our house.  I invite a few of our friends and neighbors over for some food, drinks and holiday cheer.  It's nothing fancy, but I do serve some Continue Reading...

Ginger Snap Cocktail

Ginger Snap Cocktail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BrighTENtheSeason The perfect holiday cocktail!  Ginger ale, spiced rum, cream liqueur and a few other goodies make this delicious drink fantastic for celebrating with friends and family.  If you like ginger snap cookies, you’ll love this! This Thanksgiving we will be hosting my husband's family, and I have to say I’m really looking forward to it!  Because all of us live in various parts of the country, this will be our chance to not only celebrate Thanksgiving, but also Christmas together!  My son is really looking forward to seeing his grandma, aunt and uncles.  With so many of us all under one roof, having ample drinks ready to go is Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine

The most amazing fall and holiday drink! Made in a slow cooker, this delicious mulled wine is wonderfully aromatic and perfect anytime you want to warm up with a hot beverage. Cheers!! This past weekend it got exceptionally cold for October in Virginia.  Between a school fall festival and baseball games, we spent most of Saturday out in the frigid, cold wind.  As soon as I got home, I knew I needed something warm and delicious to warm me up after a day in the cold.  My Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine completely hit the spot! To make this glorious Mulled Wine, I used a bottle of this fantastic Susana Balbo Crios Malbec.  Just like it states on the bottle, it's lush with hints of spice, which was a perfect pairing for the spicy notes of cinnamon and Continue Reading...