cocktail recipes

not your father’s root beer float {cocktail}

boozyfloat

We recently discovered this amazing, “boozy” root beer called Not Your Father’s Root Beer. It is SO good! I immediately knew I had to get some and make giant root beer floats with it. I must say, that was a good call. Cheers, Lovelies! I think you’re going to love this summer cocktail! for one…

blueberry fizz vodka lemonade

blueberryfizz

While Jeff was mowing the lawn, Grace and I decided it would be fun to head outside and lounge on the deck. I sat at the umbrella table and started reading this amazing book that my friend lent to me. It’s set in northern Minnesota in various areas that are familiar to me. I always…

the farmer’s daughter cocktail

farmersdaughter

Happy weekend, Lovelies! As you know, I am obsessed with strawberries. I absolutely love them. And paired with basil… oh my! A match made in heaven. This delicious, refreshing cocktail is the best of both of those worlds. I think these cocktails would make a lovely addition to a Mother’s Day celebration or a summer…

the dirty banana cocktail

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There are a LOT of versions of this tropical banana cocktail out there but my daughter makes them better than anyone else. They’re SO good! Ready? this recipe makes one big drink: In the bowl of a blender, combine: 1 oz. dark rum 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish cream 1/2 oz. Kahlua 1/2 of a large…

teddy bear toddy cocoa

teddybeartoddy

Typically a “toddy” is used as an elixir to soothe the symptoms of the common cold. I decided to create an elixir to soothe frazzled nerves after a marathon stint of holiday shopping at the mall, fighting for a parking spot, elbowing your way through crowds of crazy shoppers, putting up with snotty sales clerks,…

bailey’s irish cream cocoa

baileyscocoa

Oooohhhh! Are you ready for this creamy, dreamy cocoa laced with Bailey’s Irish Cream? Sometimes I make this with the original Baileys and sometimes I make it with my delicious homemade version of Irish cream. Either way it’s delicious and the perfect nightcap to enjoy by the fire while your Christmas lights are twinkling 😉…

midori melon mojito

midorimojito

Wheeeee! It’s Friday! Tonight we’re headed across the Minnesota/Wisconsin border to a favorite riverside restaurant that does an amazing fish fry. I’ve been craving it all week. This weekend we’re looking to spend some time in the water. It’s been so hot here! We haven’t decided if we’re going tubing down the Cannon river, to…

herbal & floral simple syrups {for cocktails & sodas}

simplesyrups

We had so much fun creating these little whimsical libations over our long 4th of July weekend! If you have a flourishing rose garden and herb garden, then you’re in business. You could purchase the rose petals and herbs if you need to… Just make sure they’re organic and unsprayed, or they could contain pesticides…

strawberry rhubarb cordial

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This is a recipe that is super simple to put together and then you have to wait a month to enjoy it. I thought I’d bring you along on the process, and you can make some too, if you like. I was going to wait and post everything at once, and then it dawned on…