Today I’m heading up to Salt Lake City (OMGMOUNTAINS! I might just stay forever!) for a conference so I have to stick with my tradition of posting a cocktail on days when I fly.
I actually really enjoy flying but I’m also that person that has a minor panic attack with every bump. Which is why we talk cocktails on days that I fly. Because I’ll probably spend most of the flight wishing I had one.
The conference is going to be so much fun though. I’m rooming with my bestie Nicole and we coordinated our flights so that we land at the same time and can navigate SLC together. And there is going to be SO MUCH FOOD. I plan on gaining at least 10 pounds.
Seriously excited to get there. Follow me on instagram and snapchat (amandalivesay) to keep up!
This is the easiest fancy-ish cocktail you’ll ever make.
The rosemary makes it fancy, right?
I think so. Rosemary makes everything look fancy.
It’s just pineapple, rosemary, a bottle of sparkling wine, and some ginger ale. That’s it! It’s so pretty and so tasty and perfectly refreshing for hot summer days.
It occurred to me yesterday that I didn’t make a single recipe in preparation for Mother’s Day so I’m also pitching these Raspberry Margaritas as the perfect thing to make for your mom this Sunday.
I mean, moms love margaritas, right?
At least every mom I know loves margaritas.
My mom friends really, really love margaritas.
And it’s pink! Moms definitely love pink things!
It’s a fact.
Frozen margaritas are so easy because you literally just pour everything in a blender and press go.
There’s no “Do you shake or stir margaritas?” google search necessary.
There’s no fussy muddling of raspberries happening here.
Just dump everything in and blend until it reaches a good consistency.
I love drink recipes like that.
These are really refreshing and perfect for this time of year when the raspberries are looking all fat, juicy, and delicious! If you happen to end up with a not-so-sweet batch of raspberries, a tiny bit of simple syrup will help sweeten your margaritas.
But first, let’s talk TV. Because we haven’t done that in awhile.
Game of Thrones.
Did you watch it? I did. Kind of. It doesn’t hold my attention like it used to. People were freaking out about it and I have no idea what happened. Soooo… I’m gonna listen to a recap podcast or 14 before I decide if I’m going to resubscribe to HBO for the rest of the season.
What’d you think? Worth the monthly fee for HBO?
Orphan Black is amazing as always. The actress that plays the clones is so incredible. I’m obsessed with her and the show.
I binge watched The Girlfriend Experience over the weekend. Also incredible. Not kid friendly at all but it was just really well done and I love a show with a strong female lead.
Umm… I haaaaate Real Housewives of Dallas. HATE HATE HATE. The worst. They do not deserve the title of Housewives.
Still love Real Housewives of NYC. Bethenny is my spirit animal.
What are you watching? What else should I be watching?! Tell me if I need to keep watching GoT! HELP ME DECIDE.
Now Blue Margaritas!
My fave Mexican place back in Colorado Springs (3 Margaritas on Powers!) had the best blue margaritas and I have been dying to make some ever since we moved down here.
So really, Blue Margaritas don’t taste that different from the classic but they’re so pretty! The blue comes from the curacao which tastes a lot like Triple Sec and is mostly there just for the color. Also, quite cheap at the liquor store so don’t let the 3 different types of booze scare you away from making this one.
Definitely add it to your Cinco de Mayo plans – your friends and fam will love it!
I feel like I’ve been so behind on holidays this year. I didn’t post a single Mardi Gras recipe, I think I posted one for Easter, and I can’t name another holiday that’s passed to save my life.
It’s safe to say that if there were more, I definitely missed them.
But I will not miss Cinco de Mayo! We’re starting a couple weeks early so I can squeeze in all the margaritas and melted cheese I can come up with.
(I’ve also started planning for National S’mores Day. I may miss all the other holidays but you know I’ll be here for margaritas and s’mores.)
I’ve been obsessed with watermelon for the last couple summers and it looks like it will be continuing this year since I couldn’t wait to share these Watermelon Mint Margaritas with you!
They’re really easy and yes, they start with fresh watermelon. No fake stuff here! You just need the watermelon and then you make a quick mint simple syrup, stir in some tequila and lime juice, and you’re done!
I bet they would be delicious next to a pool or on the beach or basically anywhere that it’s hot! And look how pretty they are!