HAPPY HOUR: Berry Rum Punch

So here is a recipe that I created for a bridal shower we threw at work (of course it was nonalcoholic!) but maybe after hours you can add the rum to add a little kick!

BERRY RUM PUNCH.

BERRY RUM PUNCH.

 

INGREDIENTS: 

1 bottle of White Cranberry Juice

1 bottle of Prosecco

2-3 cups of Rum (our favorite is Bacardi)

1 bag of frozen mixed berries

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the White Cranberry Juice, Prosecco, and Rum together and chill. Add semi-thawed

berries (and juice… thats what gives it that great deep color) when ready to serve!

Enjoy! and always drink responsibly!

 

**the nonalcoholic version (perfect for a work function or baby shower) is just cranberry juice, lime soda, and frozen mixed berries**

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HAPPY HOUR: Celebration Cocktail

Today is a huge day, a day that has been 5 years in the making! I am officially graduating from the University of Cincinnati and could not be more excited to start this next chapter of my life! So this celebration cocktail is in honor of all the celebrating I will be doing today! Enjoy!

THE CELEBRATION COCKTAIL.

THE CELEBRATION COCKTAIL.

 

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir
½ oz ST-GERMAIN liqueur
½ oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Pomegranate juice
¾ oz Prosecco

PREPARATION:

Combine the first four ingredients in a shaker.

Shake vigorously and strain into the flute glass.

Top with the prosecco and present with a fresh black cherry.

 

HAPPY HOUR: Easiest Corona Margarita

David and I are in Texas this weekend. Our final trip back before we officially move back home. We miss a lot of things about Texas, great tex-mex, margaritas, warm weather! I told David this weekend I need to sit on a patio and drink a margarita, so here is my Easiest Margarita recipe in case any of you want to join in the fun!

EASIEST MARGARITA.

EASIEST MARGARITA.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 can frozen limeade
1 empty limeade can Tequila
1 empty limeade can of water
1 bottle Corona

Mix together in a pitcher and pour over ice! Enjoy!

HAPPY HOUR: The Ultimate (and easy) Bloody Mary

So recently David has realized if I haven’t tried something I just say I don’t like it. So he is now forcing me to try all sorts of crazy things I have never tried, mustard, ketchup, ham. Crazy things!! And I love them all of course. I recently tried a Bloody Mary for the first time and fell in love! One of our favorite brunch places in Dallas, Hattie’s, has the BEST Bloody Mary of all time. So here is the ultimate bloody mary recipe and some of my favorite bloody mary add ons!

THE ULTIMATE AND EASY BLOODY MARY

THE ULTIMATE (AND EASY) BLOODY MARY

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 ounces of Vodka

4 ounces of Tabasco Bloody Mary Mix

Kosher Salt & Pepper Mixture

all your favorite Bloody Mary fixins

Ice

DIRECTIONS:

Rim your favorite glass with the Kosher Salt & Pepper mixture.

Combine the vodka and the Tabasco Bloody Mary Mix and ice in

a martini shaker. Mix well. Pour over ice in to your rimmed glass. Add your fixins.

and ENJOY!

This is a new discovery for David and I. Are amazing neighbor Karen told us about this PERFECT bloody mary mix. You can always make your own mix, but why mess with perfection? David LOVES the Extra Spicy Mix because it has horseradish shavings. I like to do a half and half with the spicy and mild mix.

This is a new discovery for David and I. Are amazing neighbor Karen told us about this PERFECT bloody mary mix. You can always make your own mix, but why mess with perfection? David LOVES the Extra Spicy Mix because it has horseradish shavings. I like to do a half and half with the spicy and mild mix.

Another great recommendation for the ULTIMATE Bloody Mary is perfect vodka. Tito's is the absolute best, and it doesn't hurt that its made in Texas!

Another great recommendation for the ULTIMATE Bloody Mary is perfect vodka. Tito’s is the absolute best, and it doesn’t hurt that its made in Texas!

Of course besides a huge stalk of crunch celery I love Bloody Mary's that come with a screwer of goodies. Rick's Pick's Smokra is amazing! David's favorite!

Of course besides a huge stalk of crunch celery I love Bloody Mary’s that come with a screwer of goodies. Rick’s Pick’s Smokra is amazing! David’s favorite! Mine are a huge chunks of pepperoni!

My favorite (and FIRST) bloody mary at Hattie's has a huge slice of candied bacon laying over the mouth of the glass. Talk about heaven. Everything is better with bacon.

My favorite (and FIRST) bloody mary at Hattie’s has a huge slice of candied bacon laying over the mouth of the glass. Talk about heaven. Everything is better with bacon.

Here is the EASIEST candied bacon recipe to bring your Bloody Mary to perfection…

INGREDIENTS:

10 strips of thick cut bacon

Brown Sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Position a cooling rack over a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Lay the strips of bacon on the rack and place in the oven to bake for 6 to 8 minutes.

Sprinkle each strip with brown sugar and bake until the sugar melts and caramelizes and the bacon is crispy, another 6 to 8 minutes. Be careful not to let them burn. Remove from the pan and lay on the cooling rack to solidify and come to an eat-able temperature.

Enjoy your Bloody Mary! These are the perfect drink for any brunch. Even setting up a Bloody Mary bar for all your guests is such a fun party DIY.

Enjoy your Bloody Mary! These are the perfect drink for any brunch. Even setting up a Bloody Mary bar for all your guests is such a fun party DIY.

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Wedding Day Drinks

I think when planning a wedding one of my biggest priorities for my wedding reception will be amazing food and drink! I think that is what makes a great party over the top! Here are some of my favorite ideas of wedding day drinks! Whether you are having a signature cocktail, open bar, or just lemonade and tea, there are some amazing options to make your guests feel special!

Perfect way to spice up your champagne toast!

Perfect way to spice up your champagne toast!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Destination wedding... always stick with locals drinks! I love these coconuts!

Destination wedding… always stick with locals drinks! I love these coconuts!

 

Pitchers at the table? I love it! How adorable would this be!

Pitchers at the table? I love it! How adorable would this be!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Sofia... an amazing CAN of champagne! I love this idea!

Sofia… an amazing CAN of champagne! I love this idea!

 

 

 

HAPPY HOUR: Smirnoff Sorbet Slushie

Um hello yum! This title caught my eye on Pinterest and I had to find the recipe! I know this is a perfect summer drink, but I thought I would share it anyway for all of us who are still dreaming about flip flops and pool days in this gloomy rainy Texas weather!

photo and recipe courtesy of Waiting on Martha

photo and recipe courtesy of Waiting on Martha

RECIPE:

Smirnoff Lemon Sorbet Vodka

1 pint of Lemon Sorbet

*combine the pint of sorbet with 1 cup of vodka, mix well in blender*

Smirnoff Sorbet Vodkas also come in Raspberry, Mango Passion Fruit, and Pomegranate

HAPPY HOUR: Candy Corn Cocktail

Happy Monday! and Happy Halloween Week! With all the festive things going on this week here is a great cocktail to start celebrating!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 Candy Corn Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodke

3 oz Sour Mix
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
Whipped cream for topping

Directions

1. Combine Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Sour Mix and Pineapple Juice in a shaker with ice, shake away
2. Pour mix into a martini glass
3. Slowly pour Grenadine into mix so it settles at the bottom
4. Top with whip cream

*recipe from Tammilee Tips- www.tammileetips.com*