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 […]

Lemon Mojito + Lots Of Ways To Refresh With Lemon This Summer

Looks like it’s going to be very hot this summer, so let’s get refreshed! I always like to have a pitcher of homemade lemonade in my refrigerator during the hot weather. My surprise ingredient in my lemonade – lime juice! Here’s a trick to easily incorporate lemon zest and juice into your recipes – freeze […]

Strawberry Shrub Cocktails – A Blast From the Past

If you enjoy cocktails that are not cloyingly sweet, you are going to love a shrub cocktail! Shrubs are made with three simple ingredients – fruit, vinegar and sugar. My favorite shrub is strawberry. Shrub cocktails and mocktails were popular in the 19th century before refrigeration was readily available. Vinegar was poured over fruit to […]

Memorial Day Cocktails

Looking forward to sunny skies on Memorial Day! Enjoy these refreshing cocktails over this holiday weekend. Wishing you a happy and healthy Memorial Day!

Summer Cocktails – Not Your Grandma’s Lemonade

Summertime is the BEST time to enjoy fruity fun cocktails! One of my favorites is “Not Your Grandma’s Lemonade”. My friend John shared the recipe with me when we sat on his big wraparound porch enjoying a summer breeze, sipping on his fabulous lemonade cocktails. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you and […]

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