Easy Apple Cider Punch

Apple Cider RecipeHappy Halloween friends! As much as I love the holiday, we all know that tomorrow is really the main event since all the candy will be marked on clearance. But even still, over the weekend I threw a party and wanted to share the tasty punch we served!

This year has been so unseasonably warm that it was only right to make a chilled cider this year– though it would be equally as great if you wanted to serve it warm for Thanksgiving! Really, you can’t go wrong with any combination of apple cider and rum.  Continue reading…

Tropical Galentine’s Day Cocktail

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Tropical Galentine's Day CocktailHappy, happy Galentine’s Day friends! What better way to tell your BFFS you love them than to have them over for happy hour?! If you’re fighting the winter blues like I am, then this tropical cocktail will the perfect addition to any spread you whip up!

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Pomegranate Orange Spritzer

Make a batch of pomegranate orange spritzers for Valentine's Day brunch!Valentine’s Day just happens to fall on the weekend this year which means you can brunch, and brunch hard. If you’re looking for an alternative to mimosas, or just want a red and pink drink to fit the theme, then you’ll want to make a batch of pomegranate and orange spritzers!

Make a batch of pomegranate orange spritzers for Valentine's Day brunch!

What you’ll need (per drink):

– 4 fl oz sauvignon blanc wine

– 4 fl oz sparkling water

– 1 fl oz pomegranate juice

– squeeze of fresh orange

Make a batch of pomegranate orange spritzers for Valentine's Day brunch!Make sure that all of your liquids are chilled before combining. The nice thing about this drink is that you can adjust the ratios until you find the perfect amount of pom juice to wine ratio, depending on your personal preferences.

If you’re looking to really impress your Valentine, add a heart shaped ice cube or add some pink sprinkles to the rim of the glass!

Cheers!

Make a batch of pomegranate orange spritzers for Valentine's Day brunch!

Make a batch of pomegranate orange spritzers for Valentine's Day brunch!

Pear and Berry Mimosa Recipe

Pear & Berry Mimosa Recipe, perfect for weekend brunch!It may only be Wednesday, but it’s never too early to start dreaming about weekend brunch. In my opinion, mimosas are in fact the greatest thing about brunch. Aside from bacon that is. And waffles. Hell, I love it all!

If you’re tired of pairing your champagne with orange juice (first world problems, right?), there are so many other flavor options out there. One that I’ve enjoyed lately is the pear and berry mimosa. Here’s how I make it:

Pear & Berry Mimosa Recipe, perfect for weekend brunch!You can adjust based on your preference, but I used a 2:1 ratio for champagne to pear juice. If you don’t want it that strong, then a 1:1 ratio is standard. A splash of berry nectar to gives it an extra kick and makes it absolutely perfect for summer!

Served chilled and enjoy!

Pear & Berry Mimosa Recipe, perfect for weekend brunch!

Pear & Berry Mimosa Recipe, perfect for weekend brunch!