Tailgate Sipper - perfect cocktail for the Super Bowl! Fresh pineapple, bourbon, and a secret ingredient make these extra delicious!

Happy February!

We’re less than a week away from the Super Bowl! How excited are you?!

I had planned a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras next week which would’ve put me there for the Super Bowl and I was looking forward to cheering for my Broncos with my NoLa fam but it’s looking like I’ll be home in Texas instead.

You better believe that everyone in my house will be wearing Broncos gear head to toe for the game. Including the dogs!

Because I AM SO EXCITED.

I’ve had a heck of a week and haven’t had time to plan food or drinks or anything for the big game but I’m thinking about something with 10 pounds of cheese and lots of jalapenos.

That sounds good.

Calories don’t count during the Super Bowl anyway, right?

Didn’t I hear that somewhere?

Tailgate Sipper - perfect cocktail for the Super Bowl! Fresh pineapple, bourbon, and a secret ingredient make these extra delicious!

If you are looking for a drink to serve, this Tailgate Sipper would be great for the game! Not only does it have a fun festive name, but it’s also delicious.

Fresh pineapple, bourbon, lemon juice, and a surprise splash of vanilla!

Some of my favorite things!

This is a great recipe for those of us (me!) who don’t like to buy 3 bottles of liquor for one drink. This one just calls for the bourbon! And then you know I buy the already cut pineapple to make my life a little bit easier and the rest of the stuff was already in my kitchen. Really doesn’t get any easier!

Let me know what you plan on making for the Super Bowl in the comments. Bonus points if it includes lots of cheese and jalapenos!

Click for the full recipe

0

Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour - the perfect grapefruit cocktail! And so easy!

We’re having cocktails today.

Happy Thursday to us!

So. You know how recipe videos are all the rage on FB right now? I’ve been avoiding it thinking it was just a trend that would disappear and then I noticed all my friends starting to make videos and then I noticed all of them chattering about how much fun they are.

A few days I woke up and thought “You know what?! I’m gonna make a video today!”

And then I decided I’d make a cocktail so that if it was a total fail, I’d at least be able to ease pain afterwards.

You guys, don’t expect videos from me.

I am so bad at them. I wanted to use my phone to film it but I didn’t have a tripod for my phone so I constructed one out of a seat from my husband’s drums, a selfie stick, and a ponytail holder.

Somehow it worked. But then I had to edit the video and… it was just…

I’m officially retiring from making recipe videos.

Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour - the perfect grapefruit cocktail! And so easy!

This Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour was the star of the recipe video and I was so happy to have one (or 2) of these when I was done.

I told you guys that I’m obsessed with grapefruit right now. I’m buying bags and bags of grapefruit every week and then running out within 3 days.

I can’t get enough.

This recipe was so delicious. The tart grapefruit with the sweet bourbon was perfect and the homemade ginger syrup (super easy, don’t be scared!) made it even better.

This got me really excited for summer cocktails. Anyone else ready for pool days and icy margaritas?

(PS. I keep getting questions about the ice in these photos! I use these trays to get cute little squares!)

Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour - the perfect grapefruit cocktail! And so easy!

Click for the full recipe

1

Cranberry Margaritas - the perfect holiday drink recipe! So easy and so delicious!

The big day is this week!

Is your table set? Are you ready?!

I am definitely not and I’ll probably be up most nights this week. But that’s part of the fun, right? I enjoy the hectic Thanksgiving rush!

I also enjoy a good cocktail on Thanksgiving and I’ll be making these Cranberry Margaritas at some point tomorrow.

Cranberry Margaritas - the perfect holiday drink recipe! So easy and so delicious!

One of my favorite cocktail tricks is Agave In The Raw®. You know when you see a drink recipe and it calls for simple syrup and you’re like, “Ugggghhhh, I have to make simple syrup?! THE WORST!”

You can totally skip that when you use Agave In The Raw because it’s already syrupy and delicious. It’s also 25% sweeter than sugar so a little bit goes a long way. In this recipe, which makes 4 drinks, I only used 2 tablespoons of Agave In The Raw. Had I made a simple syrup with sugar, I would’ve used a whole lot more than 2 tablespoons.

It’s also gluten free and has a low glycemic index, as well.

Plus, and most importantly, it’s delicious! I love using it in baked goods, too!

For more info on Agave In The Raw or to find more recipes using it, check out the website! Find coupons for your favorite In The Raw products here! You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube.

Cranberry Margaritas - the perfect holiday drink recipe! So easy and so delicious!

These Cranberry Margaritas are seriously delicious and are sure to put you in a holiday mood. They are also so simple to prepare – just dump all ingredients in a blender and strain before serving! It doesn’t get any easier!

I hope you guys have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Margaritas - the perfect holiday drink recipe! So easy and so delicious!

Click for the full recipe

0

Hi guys! Happy almost Friday!

I’ve been having a thing with sangria recently. I think I’ve made more sangria since we moved to Texas than I’ve made in the last 5 years. I’m blaming the heat.

Speaking of the heat, it’s the middle of October. Why is it still 100 degrees? I don’t like it and I need it to change immediately. There are sweaters that need to be worn.

This Pear Pomegranate Sangria is definitely my favorite for fall. The pears have been so good lately and I just couldn’t resist throwing them in some wine with pomegranate juice and brandy. You could totally add in some pomegranate arils too but I just don’t dig them in sangria.

If you are the kind of person that requires a drink or 4 on Thanksgiving (are there really people who don’t?), this is it! Prep it the night before and it’ll be ready to go as soon as the crazy relatives start showing up.

Click for the full recipe

3

Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate - white chocolate and peanut butter hot chocolate recipe!

Hey guys!

Guess what. It’s been almost chilly here in Texas this week! I went for a run yesterday morning (hard to believe, I know) and didn’t feel like I was running through a bowl of pea soup. It was amazing.

Also, it’s so easy to run in Texas compared to Colorado. Still moving back though. ASAP. And by ASAP I mean probably 15 years from now.

Anyway, I haven’t been drinking coffee at home recently for whatever reason but I’ve still been craving something warm and sweet and delicious every morning. So I’m on a hot chocolate kick and have tried every combination you can imagine with basically everything in my baking cabinet.

This one is my favorite and I’ve made it for, like, 5 mornings in a row!

Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate - white chocolate and peanut butter hot chocolate recipe!

Have you tried the Jif Peanut Powder?

It’s the secret ingredient in this Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate! It dissolves into the hot chocolate and creates the most perfect cup of hot chocolate you can imagine!

I’ve been into Jif Peanut Butter since I first found out about it. Powdered peanut butter is something I can get behind! It’s perfect for adding that peanut butter flavor to smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes, or you can even bake with it! Plus, it has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter but still has 7 – 9 grams of protein per serving!

If you are interested in trying Jif Peanut Powder, Smucker’s has a $1 off coupon on Ibotta.com! And when you get your bag of Peanut Powder, make sure you try this Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate!

Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate - white chocolate and peanut butter hot chocolate recipe!

Peanut Butter White Hot Chocolate - white chocolate and peanut butter hot chocolate recipe!

Click for the full recipe

4