Blackberry Sangria Spritzer

Summertime’s not over yet! Cool off before it cools down with this simple (and individually made!) Blackberry Sangria Spritzer.

Summertime's not over yet! Cool off before it cools down with this simple (and individually made!) Blackberry Sangria Spritzer.

I loved my Blackberry Mint Spritzer that I had to make another drink with blackberries before the summer was over. (Don’t look at me like I’ve lost my mind. I haven’t — it’s still summertime here.)

This time, thought?

We’re makin’ it with alcohol.

Specifically, wine.

Because why not? [Read more…]

Blackberry Mint Spritzer

Cool down this September with a flavorful Blackberry Mint Spritzer. Made with fresh blackberries, mint, simple syrup and ginger ale, this drink will become a fast favorite!

Blackberry Mint Spritzers | Cool down this September with a flavorful spritzer! Made simply using fresh blackberries, mint, simple syrup and ginger ale, this will become a fast favorite!

I don’t know what the weather’s like where y’all live, but the summer is still going strong in Texas. Which is why I’m steadfastly refusing anything/everything involving pumpkin and the fall since we’ve got at least another month of summertime. [Read more…]

Strawberry Sweet Tea

Stay cool during the dog days of summer with this refreshing Strawberry Sweet Tea! Singing of strawberries and summertime sweetness, this tea is perfect to sip during a warm afternoon.

Strawberry Sweet Tea | Stay cool during the dog days of summer with this refreshing Strawberry Sweet Tea! Singing of strawberries and summertime sweetness, this tea is perfect to sip during a warm afternoon.

The dog days of summer are almost here, and I don’t know about y’all, but I am increasingly spending more and more time indoors because it’s just that hot outside.

Gone are the days of taking leisurely afternoon walks.

Gone are the days of gardening in the sunshine.

If you need me, chances are I’m hiding indoors.

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Strawberry Honey Moscow Mule

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I’ve recently discovered that there is a difference between ginger beer and ginger ale. Ginger beer doesn’t have alcohol, and ginger ale is usually easier to find. I’ve always wondered why people just don’t take the short cut when making Moscow mules. I understand now.

Ginger beer is brewed and fermented. Ginger ale is just soda with ginger in it.  Since Ginger beer isn’t carbonated it has a much more gingery flavor. And just because it says beer, don’t let that fool you. No alcohol plus way less sugar than Ginger ale.  It’s a win-win really. And for the alcohol to make this Moscow mule a real mule, we just use something most of us have in our cabinets already anyway – vodka.

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