Get Ready for Spooky Season! Boo-licious Cocktails featuring Q Mixers

 Boo! Y’all! Are you ready to mix up some fun spooky cocktails for Halloween? Q Mixers offers these autumn cocktails that are perfect for party batches for the spookiest day of the year. Grab your favorite ghost and get to shaking up these delicious and flavor-flavored bevvies!

Come Fly With Me – Destination: Cocktails!

Fun and flirtatious cocktails! The Aviation, The Caribbean Cruise, The Cable Car and The Rolls Royce. The Avaiation is possibly the best known “transportation cocktail”. It is made with Crème de violette liqueur, which can be difficult to source. I’ve included a recipe for an Aviation cocktail here if you are lucky enough to find […]

Mimosas – Secret Ingredient: Orangina

If you love mimosas but don’t always have fresh orange juice on hand, try Orangina (one of my favorite secret ingredients for cocktails). This lovely effervescent juice is the original  sparkling citrus juice from France. A combination of concentrated lemon, mandarin and grapefruit juices with a bit of orange pulp. I always have several cans […]

Fun Ways To Use Cocktail Bitters

Cocktail bitters are a fun and tasty way to add amazing flavor to your cocktails. But with so many cocktail bitters on the market today, which ones should you choose for your cocktails? My recommendation is to just JUMP IN! Visit your local wine and gourmet store to find a wide selection of bitters and […]

Peachtini Cocktail and Peach Prosciutto Appetizer Spoons

When peaches are in season I want to make everything peaches! I live in Virginia and I know that just like tomatoes, there will be an abundance of peaches in July and August and then they will quickly disappear in September. So I am celebrating everything peach these days! Here are two of my favorite […]

Cocktails That Change Color! Empress 1908 Gin

Empress 1908 Gin is a beautiful indigo blue in the bottle and when it is mixed with tonic or citrus, it turns pink. Please visit my Instagram: biscuits.n.bubbly to see this cocktail magic happen. Here’s a classic gin and tonic recipe to get the party started and see the color transformation! What makes Empress 1908 […]

Watermelon Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Watermelon All Over Again

The watermelon we loved as children is all grown up – enjoy my adult watermelon recipes! Here’s a fun quick way to serve watermelon: Raspados (Shaved Ice popular in Mexico). Freeze watermelon chunks (seeds removed) in a sealed plastic bag. Blend frozen chunks in blender. Add just a little lemon juice and agave syrup. For […]

Celebrate July 4th with Cocktails and Festive Appetizers

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays…lots of sunshine, shorts and flip flops and casual picnic food + fun festive cocktails! I love a red white and blue cocktail on Independence Day! Enjoy my recipe for a Strawberry Basil Cocktail made with Crescent Simples Strawberry Basil Cocktail Syrup. It’s local! Made in Richmond, Virginia. […]

Sangria! Peachy Rosé, Strawberry Blackberry, Peach Mango

Summertime is sangria time! To serve these fanciful sangrias, purchase a sangria pitcher. Why? Traditional sangria pitchers have a pinched lip so that the fruit does not plop into the glass and splash sangria all over your countertop. In the south of Spain Sangria is often called Zurracapote or abbreviated as Zurra. Zurra is made […]