Cocktail Friday ~ Watermelon Limeade Spritzer

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With summer here there are going to be many days hanging out by the pool, at the beach or just on the front porch. This is a drink that is good for the kids and the adults alike. Non-alcoholic it is delicious, add a splash of vodka...even more delicious.   It's a do-it-your-way cocktail.   I found this juice at the … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Virgin Strawberry Daquiris

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The weekend is finally here!!   I don't know about your neck of the woods, but here in Arkansas, it is stinking hot.  Like, sit outside for more than 20 minutes and your shirt is sticking to your face hot.   The humidity definitely doesn't help.   Obviously, I can't drink alcohol, but I still crave frozen drinks … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Vineyard Fizz

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I thought I didn't like gin. I guess I was wrong... There's gin in here and I didn't hesitate to drain the glass.   This is the perfect summer drink. The end.   Make a pitcher and share.  Or don't. Whatever.   Vineyard Fizz 1 large bunch of grapes, washed, picked from stem and frozen 2 liters … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Creamsicle Shake

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  So I don't remember if I've told you this fifty-ish times or not, but I'm with child.   Which means...no drinky drinky for me.   And seeing how the world revolves around pregnant women (it's true, I'm super important right now), I'm assuming that you'll be taking a vow of alcohol abstinence.  At least on my weeks to … [Read more...]

Spiked Vanilla Coke Float

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The perfect cocktail/dessert for the holiday weekend... You have everything all-American here...ice cream, coke, vanilla...vodka. Umm, well vodka may not be typically known as all-American, but let's just pretend, kay?   You can throw these together in a pinch, plop that cherry on top and you'll be about as festive as they … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday — Milkshake Round Up!!

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It's Friday!!   Since I'm doing non alcoholic drinks on my Fridays, I decided to share a round up of fun milkshake ideas.  Partly because I'm moving, so all my smoothie and milkshake making stuff is packed in a box, and partly because ice cream is main source of dairy for this growing baby of mine.   Here are my favorites from … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Marshmallow Shooter

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Sometimes it's ok to make a cocktail like dessert. Scratch that. It's always ok to make a cocktail like dessert. It's efficient. Killing two birds with one stone, if you will.   So in the name of consolidation I bring you the Marshmallow Shooter. Man, you're gonna love these.   Marshmallow Shooter serves 4 1 … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Blackberry Sparklers

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  Hopefully I'm not about to burst your Friday Drinky Bubble, but as you probably know, I am pregnant.  So...no alcohol for me.   Since Shelly and I take turns posting a cocktail every week, I will be posting a nonalcoholic beverage on my Fridays until this sweet child of mine is born.   In other words, in an … [Read more...]

Bear Juice Cocktail

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I live in New Jersey. I know for a lot of you, that brings to mind grime, turnpikes and men walking around with gelled hair saying "yo".   And don't get me wrong, that definitely is the case in some parts. But where I live we don't really have a lot of any of that. We're kind of country-New Jersey. There are horses across the … [Read more...]

Peach Bellinis

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It's Friday.   You made it through a whole 5 days and deserve to relax with a drink and trashy magazines.  Might I recommend a Peach Bellini?   With warm weather and Mother's Day just around the corner, these drinks are perfect.  They're light, elegant, and pretty!!   Drink a few for Mother's Day breakfast.  Who needs orange … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Sparkling Spiked Lemonade

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Ever since reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil many, many years ago I have been mildly fascinated with Mint Juleps. It was an minor detail in a story filled with lots of fascinating characters.  BUT to this day I don't remember anything about the book, except the Mint Juleps and that Savannah is filled with crazy people. In my … [Read more...]

Cocktail Friday ~ Spiked Italian Soda

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Happy Good Friday!!   In honor of the long weekend, I've put together an easy and inconspicuous cocktail.  You know...in case you're having family over and need help coping but want to keep it on the DL.   See?  I'm always thinking.   2 shots vanilla vodka (I used whipped cream vodka because it's what I had on hand … [Read more...]