Drinks and Cocktails

Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink – Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Crow's blood Halloween drink with black candle, skull hand and eyeball.

It’s time to pick your poison! This Crow’s Blood Halloween Drink is a champagne cocktail that is made even more gruesome with the addition of the lychee eyeballs that garnish the bloody looking brew. Halloween is the beginning of three months of non stop cooking, decorating and entertaining for me. My garden is being put…

20+ Halloween Cocktail Garnishes – Special Effects for Halloween Drinks

Trio of colorful Halloween cocktails with garnishes

The best cocktails for Halloween are those that are made by invoking an eerie mood with special effects. From weird and wonderful Halloween cocktail garnishes to fall-inspired layers, to the use of special effects and color changes, learn how to create show-stopping drinks that will both charm and frighten your guests. Setting a mood with…

Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

Antipasto party platter

An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines. It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather with friends. What better way to start a party than with an antipasto…

Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail – Fruity and Tart Halloween Drink

Witches brew Halloween cocktail and spooky props

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it is time for some spooky cocktail recipes. Fruity and delicious, this Halloween Witches Brew Cocktail is the perfect way to get your holiday party started. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are getting colder and the holiday season is approaching again. Where on earth…

Mudslide Cocktail Recipe – Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide

Bailey's Mudslide cocktail

A Mudslide Cocktail Recipe is a decadent mixture of vodka, coffee flavored Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream. This delicious Baileys Irish cream mudslide recipe is both a drink and a dessert. It is one of my favorite cocktail recipes. Making Baileys drinks will guarantee one thing for sure – that delicious, rich flavor of Irish…

Caramel Apple Recipes – Toffee Apple Desserts & Treats

Caramel apple desserts

These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple…

Orange Cherry Mocktail

Garnish your Orange Cherry Mocktail with some maraschino cherries and fresh mint leaves

This orange cherry mocktail is a non-alcoholic drink that the whole family can enjoy. It is fresh and bright, and the perfect choice for those times that you are looking for a a pretty party time drink that contains no alcohol. After all, who doesn’t like the look of party drinks? There is no reason to…

Burlap Tea Bag Jars

DIY Burlap Tea Bag Jars and flowers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Burlap Tea Bag Jars. There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea, particularly when the weather is cold like it is right now. Drinking tea is so much more than…

Burlap Wine Bottle Bag – Easy DIY Christmas Gift

This DIY burlap wine bottle bag is the prefect way to wrap your favorite bottle of Sutter home family wine.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SutterHomeForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s time to make a Burlap Wine Bottle Bag! This Burlap Wine Bottle Bag is an inexpensive way to dress up a bottle of wine…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine with Oranges and Cranberries

It’s time to bring out the big guns for your New Year’s party.  And by big guns, I mean big on flavor, big on appeal and big on festive cheer.  This recipe for slow cooker spiced wine with oranges and cranberries is the perfect way to ring in the New Year at our house and…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Quick & Easy Breakfast Option – Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. You don’t have to have been reading my blog for long to know that I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are food group options.  I love the combination.  Unfortunately, with my new found resolution to lose some weight, these two delights need to be…

How To Set up a Well Stocked Home Bar

Follow these Tips to Make Sure that you Have a Well Stocked Home Bar. Remember the days when Happy Hour was the highlight of the week?  Celebrating with friends over to share cocktail recipes is a fun thing to do. But with the busy lives that we all lead now, going out for Happy hour…

Birth Order – My Sisters and Middle Sister Wines

I come from a very large family of 6 children, born and raised in Maine. I am the oldest, with 3 middle sisters and two younger brothers.  When I learned about Middle Sister Wines and their varieties of wines, all named after “middle sister personalities,” I just knew that I had to do a blog…

My 10+ Favorite Vodka Drinks

There are two ways to drink vodka – for purists – neat, with no mixers or flavorings and in mixed drinks and, for casual drinkers, in mixed drinks and cocktail recipes.  Everyone who dabbled into the realm of spirits as a teenager has probably had a screwdriver. (vodka and orange juice).   My favorite Vodka drinks…

Moscow Mule Cocktail – Spicy Kick with a Citrus Finish

This refreshing Moscow Mule drink is best served in a copper mug. It became very popular in the US in the 1960s when the Vodka craze was so popular. See how to make it - thegardeningcook.com/moscow-mule-cocktail

A Moscow mule is a buck or mule cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and garnished with a slice or wedge of lime.  The terms buck, or mule are used to refer to historic drinks that contain ginger beer, or ginger ale, along with a citrus juice and some kind of spirit. In…

Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream Drink

I love Bailey’s Irish cream.  It has a perfect blended of Irish whiskey and other ingredients that make it a special and quite decadent drink.  but it is expensive to buy. Fortunately you can make your own Bailey’s Irish Cream. I recently decided to use it to make some fudge.  I had a bottle of…

Classic Tequila Margarita Recipe with Lime

It's cocktail hour. Try my classic margarita

One of my favorite cocktail recipes is a Classic tequila margarita.  It is one that I choose just about every time that I go out. One would think it would be the same from restaurant to restaurant but this is definitely not the case.   I once got one in a Chinese restaurant in Australia and they…

Best Cocktails and Drinks

Round up of refreshing cocktails

Searching the Web for the Best Cocktail and Drink Recipes I admit it.  I love cocktails and refreshing drinks.  And if they are great looking, so much the better.  So, it is only normal that I would be looking online for the best drinks recipes to share with my readers. Some recipes are alcoholic.  Some…

Amaretto Southern Comfort Sour Cocktail

Amaretto Southern Comfort Sour cocktail

I enjoy experimenting with cocktail recipes. I often drink Southern Comfort with diet coke. I also love Amaretto as a liqueur.  This drink was an experiment and I ended up really liking it.  Treat yourself to my Amaretto Southern Comfort Sour. Treat yourself to an An Amaretto Southern Comfort Sour The drink has the almond…

Adult Chocolate Milk – Kahlua, Vodka and Chocolate Milk

Who wants a grown up chocolate milk?

Kahlua liqueur goes beautifully with chocolate in cocktail recipes.  This adult chocolate milk cocktail combines the coffee taste with cream, chocolate milk and vodka for a great taste sensation.  It is rich and delicious! There is something slightly decadent about drinking an alcoholic chocolate milk from a special cocktail glass.  Today, we are going for a…

Kahlua Rumba – Adult Ice Cream Milk Shake

Kahlua rumba

kThe creamy coffee taste of Kahlua is great for making fun cocktail recipes. The Kahlua Rumba is a milkshade for adults only! But you can make the kiddos their own without the alcohol so they won’t feel left out. Enjoy this Kahlua Rumba as a drink or as a dessert The drink is a nice mix…

Caribbean Coconut Rum and Pineapple Cocktail.

Caribbean coconut rum cocktail

Cocktail recipes not only taste great, they can also set a mood for your party. Feeling like a trip to the tropics, cocktail style?  Try this super delicious drink. I was turned on to this coconut rum drink by my husband’s business partner. Whenever we went out to eat, she would always order it and…