Blueberry Gin Fizz*

One of the things we do in our family that kicks off Summer is blueberry picking at my uncle's farm. We get up early and drive to the farm and pick as many gorgeous blueberries as we possibly can while chasing the peacocks that roam freely. We always have so much fun and then for the next few months I have bags of fresh blueberries. Last year while picking I ate so many that I got sick so I tried to restrain myself a little this year. After a lon...

Spiked Blackberry Lemonade*

Nothing says Spring quite like a refreshing lemonade. I decided to switch it up because the blackberries at my farmers market were beyond gorgeous so I just had to make a blackberry lemonade! It adds a fun twist to the cocktail that everyone will appreciate. Oh, and it looks beautiful. Ok, lets get started with the lemonade. In a pan over medium high heat add the water, sugar, blackberries, and lemon zest. Once the sugar is melted and the simple ...

Citrus Dark & Stormy Cocktail*

If you're not familiar with a traditional 'Dark and Stormy' then shame on you! It's one of my favorite cocktails and we make it all the time down when we have get-togethers. The traditional Dark and Stormy is just spiced rum and ginger beer... pretty simple. This one is a little different with the citrus and mint which I think plays off the ginger beer fantastically. Ginger beer is different than Ginger ale by the way people. Make sure it's ginge...

Spiked Hot Chocolate*

Down here in Florida we're going through a real cold streak. I mean, it's like 65 degrees here and that is totally unacceptable! Sorry, had to rub it in. It is common Florida knowledge that anything under 70 degrees allows: boots, sweaters, the occasional scarf, and hot beverages. I'm a sucker for hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream. Then you add the peppermint schnapps to it and that takes things to a whole new level. I mean, it's good. Real ...

Honey Sage Gin Fizz*

Looking for the perfect cocktail for Fall? This recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious. Perfect for Thanksgiving which is coming up so soon! You can make the honey sage syrup ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to make some delicious fall-insipired cocktails. The first thing you want to do is make your syrup. In a saucepan add the water, honey, and fresh sage leaves. Let it come up to a boil and once all of the h...

Mango Raspberry Rosé Sangria*

I love Summer so much. Hot days spent by the pool with a delicious cocktail in hand. Don't know what kind of cocktail to make that's different and totally delicious?! Well... look no further! This is a fun twist on a classic sangria which is served with red wine and different kinds of citrus. Mango season is in full swing and I'm going to take full advantage of it! Add the fresh raspberries and rosé and voilá! A perfect Summer drink. Ok... so i...

Strawberry Basil Mojito*

As soon as Summer hits, that means it's mojito time. Living in South Florida they're a definite cocktail staple. We grew up on them! My mom use to even put them in my bottle. {totally joking don't call child services on her} We've made so many different variations of the mojito I can't even count, but this one is one of my favorites! The classic mojito is made with mint but this is a delicious twist with the basil. The first thin...

Vanilla Rosemary Spiked Lemonade*

This cocktail recipe makes a pitcher of this delicious alocholic beverage. Warning: these go down way too easy. They're so crisp and refreshing with a little hint of something extra. The rosemary and vanilla adds such an aromatic twist to this cocktail that is unexpected but trust me it works! The first thing you want to do is make your simple syrup. In a pan add the water, sugar, rosemary, and vanilla extract. Heat up the syrup ...

Blood Orange Margaritas*

Who doesn't love margaritas? Answer: weird people. Margaritas are just so delicious! They're sweet and sour with a little kick of salty from the rum. Just delicious. One of the best things about winter time is that blood oranges are in season. Blood oranges are sweet, yet a little tart. Plus they're a gorgeous color. Perfect cool weather drink in my opinion. The first thing you want to do is get your glass ready. Spread a little salt on a plate. ...

Blakely’s Trash Coffee Drink*

My mom use to love making this for people when we entertained. It looks like just an innocent cup of coffee... but its dangerous. Dangerously good. What you want to do is in a large coffee mug put the Ambarula, Kahula, Patron XO, Grand Marnier, and Brandy. Fill to the top with hot fresh coffee. Stir to mix all together. Add some whipped cream on the top and you have on hell of a coffee drink! Enjoy!!...