Guinness and Chocolate Milkshakes with Jameson Cream

Chocolate and Guinness Milkshakes // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

Whenever I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think of early morning parades — I did spend my college years in Louisiana, after all — and Irish drinks… namely Guinness and Jameson.

It’s a random combination, especially since I don’t particularly enjoy Guinness or Jameson on their own and never drank them at a parade.

However, I love using them in dishes.

And these milkshakes? Well, they’d make a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day dessert… or pick-me-up during the day, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Spiked Apple Cider

This spiked apple cider screams fall! It’s the perfect festive drink for your holiday table. 



Thanksgiving – it’s the holiday I look forward to celebrating the most every year.

It’s before the holiday hustle; it’s not rushed; it’s not overhyped; it’s not packed with too many plans, parties, and presents. It’s just a group of family and/or friends coming together to give thanks over a really delicious {and really big} meal.

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How to Make Simple Syrup – Vanilla & Lavender

Vanilla Simple Syrup

The summer is here in all its glory and splendor and it is time for a cool drink; don’t you agree? Whether the weather calls for a refreshing cup of iced mint tea, your favorite chilled coffee beverage or an evening summer cocktail, they could all use a little sweetness. But dissolving sugar in an iced drink is simply impossible. But stop right there! Don’t you dare go out and purchase expensive and artificially flavored syrups, simply make your own! It’s easy and tastes so much better than store bought! It’s a wonderful staple to keep on hand and a necessity for any home bar.

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Valentine’s Day Sangria


xoxo kids, it’s almost that time of year again. The pressure of creating the perfect Valentine’s Day date is upon us. We got your back. This easy recipe will make you look like a rockstar without breaking the bank. Whip up a pitcher of Valentine’s Day Sangria and order in. That’s actually a perfect night for me, any night.

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