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 ...

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. ...

Spanish Sangria*

Sangria might be one of my favorite things in the entire world. It's so delicious. When in Spain last year all I would do is drink this! I'm not trying to toot my own horn here... but I think this Sangria is just as good as when I was in Barcelona. To make this delicious drink mix together the red wine, brandy, cinnamon sticks, juice of two limes, one lemon, and one orange. I like to put the fruit in there after I juice them beca...