apple brandy sour

This is what you wish your apple juice tasted like. Boozy with a hint of lemon and spice. Or, think of it as drinking an apple pie! The recipe is from a fall cocktail party that Patrick and I hosted last year with one of my best friends and bartender, Max. It was one of […]

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grapefruit spritzer with rosemary-ginger syrup

To answer the burning question in your mind, this cocktail can be made with or without alcohol and tastes delicious either way. Whew! I’m glad we got that out of the way. I remember a definite point in time several years ago that I had to switch up my dinner party game. Instead of wine […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers. Even though this milkshake is technically […]

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St. Patrick’s spicy cilantro moscow mule

I have the perfect solution for a fun St. Patrick’s day that does not involve hoards of bros in Irish bars, tacky green costumes, or getting a vodka-cran spilled all over your new shirt. There is no rule that says you have to go out and party on St. Patrick’s day (I am talking to all of you […]

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jolly hot cocoa

Good-bye, Swiss Miss and Nestle. I’m breaking up with you and have found something waaaay better. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve found another tall drink of chocolate. Friends, this is no ordinary hot cocoa. It’s thick and creamy, sweet but not too sweet, boozy or not (alcohol content is up to you, but you […]

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autumn sangria

For those of you who feel a pang of sadness with the realization that summer is over, let this beverage help you transition into the fall season. For the rest of us who were counting down the days until we could finally start wearing our favorite sweaters again, this is a no-brainer. In my world, the […]

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morning energizer smoothie

In order to behave like a considerate remotely decent human I need to start the day with some food and caffeine. Pronto. This is why I love this smoothie so much. A little bit of protein, caffeine, and a hint of tropical goes a long way to transform me from hangry to happy. At the very least

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