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25

May

Cheers to the freaking LONG weekend!! ♥

I’ll be wandering around my little piece of heaven in the Caribbean this weekend, Culebra-Puerto Rico. Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend as well. 

"Got my Ray-Bans on and I’m feeling hella cool tonight…" - Rihanna  


STRAWBERRY SANGRIA
We always end up taking a pinch of Sangria with us to the beach. It’s refreshing, delicious and thanks to the wine… relaxing. Check out this enjoyable recipe and you’ll make this Strawberry Sangria part of your beach day routine.
Ingredients
1 Bottle (750 ml) of Rosé wine (to keep to the Spanish origins of Sangrias you may opt for a Rosé from Spain, a Rosado)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups strawberry lemonade
1 cup sliced strawberries (may use frozen strawberries in a pinch)
2 cups ginger ale
Preparation
Pour wine in the pitcher and add sliced strawberries. Next add sugar, strawberry lemonade and stir gently. Add ginger ale and ice just before serving. (source)

STRAWBERRY SANGRIA

We always end up taking a pinch of Sangria with us to the beach. It’s refreshing, delicious and thanks to the wine… relaxing. Check out this enjoyable recipe and you’ll make this Strawberry Sangria part of your beach day routine.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle (750 ml) of Rosé wine (to keep to the Spanish origins of Sangrias you may opt for a Rosé from Spain, a Rosado)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry lemonade
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries (may use frozen strawberries in a pinch)
  • 2 cups ginger ale

Preparation

Pour wine in the pitcher and add sliced strawberries. Next add sugar, strawberry lemonade and stir gently. Add ginger ale and ice just before serving. (source)

20

May

Lavender Bellini Cocktail
A great alternative to the typical Mimosa. The refreshing Lavender Bellini will make you linger a little longer over your usual Sunday Brunch. 

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Hollis via gastrogirl

Lavender Bellini Cocktail

A great alternative to the typical Mimosa. The refreshing Lavender Bellini will make you linger a little longer over your usual Sunday Brunch. 

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Hollis via gastrogirl

07

Apr

Easter Basket Cocktail

Think of it as your very own adult Easter Basket, but instead of being filled with candy, it’s filled with booze! 

Prepare the glasses ahead of time and put them on a tray decorated with jelly beans and other seasonal delights for a stunning effect. Rim a martini glass with thick simple syrup, dip into dyed green coconut flakes & adorn with a little marshmallow peep. 

For the cocktail:

* 1 1/2 ounces Cherry Vodka
* 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
* 3 ounces Half and Half or Milk
* Dash Grenadine

Shake with ice until chilled. Pour into decorated glasses and serve. (source)

(Source: artdecochic)

23

Mar

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

What a better way to welcome Spring than with a pretty and refreshing pink grapefruit margarita! Click here for recipe. Happy Friday! via gastrogirl 

17

Mar

St. Patricks: Pot of Gold

This champagne cocktail becomes Irish with a splash of whiskey. Add some fresh pear juice and lemon, for the perfectly palatable and not too rough around the edges drink. If your hosting a St. Patricks get together with friend or just a pre-game at your place this will be perfect cocktail. Simple, festive, and just Irish enough. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Click here for recipe. 

17

Feb

 If your still on Valentines mode (like me), Champagne & White Chocolate Truffles would do the trick. Happy Friday!
White Chocolate and Rose Champagne Truffles via gastrogirl

If your still on Valentines mode (like me), Champagne & White Chocolate Truffles would do the trick. Happy Friday!

White Chocolate and Rose Champagne Truffles via gastrogirl

10

Feb

MINT LEMON DROP
An occasional happy hour can evolved into a big night out! Take notes of this drink ‘cause is super simple and perfect for those occasions. Happy Friday! 
Ingredients 
Yields: 1 serving
2 shots of vodka
1 large lemon, juiced
1 tbsn. sugar 
1 bunch of mint leaves, roughly chopped, plus extra for serving
lemon wheels or twists, for serving
Directions
In a shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, lemon juice, sugar and mint. Shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes until very cold and combined. Strain into a martini glass. Top off with a lemon wheel, twist or fresh mint. You can also sugar the rim, if desired. (source) via gastrogirl

MINT LEMON DROP

An occasional happy hour can evolved into a big night out! Take notes of this drink ‘cause is super simple and perfect for those occasions. Happy Friday! 

Ingredients 

Yields: 1 serving

  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsn. sugar 
  • 1 bunch of mint leaves, roughly chopped, plus extra for serving
  • lemon wheels or twists, for serving

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, lemon juice, sugar and mint. Shake vigorously for about 1-2 minutes until very cold and combined. Strain into a martini glass. Top off with a lemon wheel, twist or fresh mint. You can also sugar the rim, if desired. (source) via gastrogirl

27

Jan

Chili Passion Martini
Celebrating 3 years in Miami this weekend and planning to start the celebration with this amazing Chili Passion Martini from The Setai. Recommended by the lovely 365daysofchic. Cheers!  

Chili Passion Martini

Celebrating 3 years in Miami this weekend and planning to start the celebration with this amazing Chili Passion Martini from The Setai. Recommended by the lovely 365daysofchic. Cheers!  

20

Jan

Tres leches caketini!
Your skinny jeans will suffer a bit, but it would be worth it. Looks delish… Happy Friday lovelies! via gastrogirl

Tres leches caketini!

Your skinny jeans will suffer a bit, but it would be worth it. Looks delish… Happy Friday lovelies! via gastrogirl

13

Jan

Absolut Miami Edition
The essence of Miami in a bottle… Absolut Miami made a debut during Art Basel this past December and I can’t wait to have it in my mini bar. Happy Friday! via vcid

Absolut Miami Edition

The essence of Miami in a bottle… Absolut Miami made a debut during Art Basel this past December and I can’t wait to have it in my mini bar. Happy Friday! via vcid

25

Dec

Candy Cane Martini 

I’ve seen this drink a lot lately & I’m dying to give it a try. I thought the first day of Christmas would be the perfect occasion. Merry Christmas everyone! 

Ingredients 

- 4 oz vanilla flavored vodka
- 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
- 2 tablespoons grenadine
- crushed candy canes or red sugar for rim
- candy cane for garnish

Directions- Rub rim of glass martini glass with wet paper towel.  Put crushed candy canes on plate and turn the martini glass around on the plate to coat with the crush candy canes.  Pour the vodka, schnapps and grenadine in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, shake vigorously and pour into martini glass, garnish with the candy cane. (source)

17

Dec

Holiday cocktail!
It doesn’t get more christmassy than this! Grasshopper cocktail with homemade creme de menthe. via gastrogirl

Holiday cocktail!

It doesn’t get more christmassy than this! Grasshopper cocktail with homemade creme de menthe. via gastrogirl

10

Dec


Cocktail recipe of the weekend: Blueberry Mojito! Cheers ♥ 
Ingredients
1 cup of blueberries
1 bottle of ready-to-serve Mojito mix (recommended: Smirnoff)
1 liter bottle sparkling water
8 springs fresh mint, for garnish
Directions
In a large pitcher, add the blueberries and muddle until they release their juices. Pour in the ready-to-serve Mojito mix and sparkling water and stir. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig and serve. (source)

Cocktail recipe of the weekend: Blueberry Mojito! Cheers ♥ 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 bottle of ready-to-serve Mojito mix (recommended: Smirnoff)
  • 1 liter bottle sparkling water
  • 8 springs fresh mint, for garnish

Directions

In a large pitcher, add the blueberries and muddle until they release their juices. Pour in the ready-to-serve Mojito mix and sparkling water and stir. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig and serve. (source)