cocktail recipes

{#CaptainsTable} fizzy spiced rum mojitos


For The Captain’s Table Challenge, I decided to go with a classic… Mojitos are my favorite rum drink. Your supermarket should carry a wide variety of fresh herbs, including mint, so now it’s possible to enjoy this fresh, festive libation any time of year. Adjust sugar to your personal sweetness preference. In the past I…

better than bailey’s irish cream


A little libation to enjoy during the holidays! Easy and delicious! 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup half & half 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 and 1/2 cups Irish whiskey 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract Place all in the bowl…

milk punch {#CaptainsTable}


The Holidays are in full swing and I’ve been having so much fun creating recipes for the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Captain’s Table Challenge! This is my cocktail entry for the “Holiday” round. Milk Punch is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve, but it makes a beautiful offering at Christmas time too. I’ve made this…

captain morgan spiced rum pumpkin pie shake {#CaptainsTable}


When I was testing cocktail recipes in my kitchen for the Captain’s Table Recipe Challenge, I kept thinking how I wanted to create something really sophisticated and “grown up” for my entry. I perused the internet looking for such a cocktail, but nothing really caught my eye. Then it just sort of hit me. I…

cold press coffee


Have you ever had cold press? It’s not just French press, chilled and iced. There’s something magical that happens when you brew the coffee with cold water for 8 to 12 hours. So beautiful, and a little coarse sea salt added at the end…well…I can’t quite explain it. You’ll just have to try it for…

blue lagoon raspberry cream shot


Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’ve been a busy girl today. Photo shoot, workout, long walk, playing with herbs in my garden and kitchen, and now I’m headed upstairs to take a long bubble bath, do some reading and get ready for date night. Here’s a fun libation for your Friday night. Jeff and I invented this…

elderflower fizz spritzer


Days seem to be passing very quickly lately. I’ve been working on creative things, puttering around my house and getting absorbed in the minute details. I will cook or bake something, take photos of it, edit the photos and sometimes that’s all I get done in a day. Other days I can obsess over one…

dream shakes


We’re settling into our lazy Saturday. We enjoyed breakfast with our daughters this morning at the little neighborhood cafe…pancakes and bennys and hashbrowns…oh my! Meandered to Menards to look at even more paint. Gracie has firmly decided on a shade as pretty as an orange poppy for her bedroom. I think it will look lovely with…

juicy fruit martini


Here’s another little libation I dreamed up featuring Joia all-natural soda. Joia makes some of the best, most uniquely flavored sodas I’ve ever had. Delicious and truly refreshing. I’m not much of a soda drinker…but these fruity concoctions, with flavors such as: pineapple-coconut-nutmeg, lime-hibiscus-clove, grapefruit-chamomile-cardamom, blackberry-pomegranate-ginger, and ginger-apricot-allspice, make lovely drink mixers. They’re also nice…

sparkling cranberry apple crisp martini


A lovely little libation for Ladies Night! Pink drinks are so pretty! Apple, cranberry and cinnamon sparkle in this yummy drink. Enjoy! In a martini shaker, mix: a handful of ice 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail 1 and 1/4 oz. Dr. McGillicuddy’s Intense Apple Pie Liqueur cinnamon, sugar and red cookie sugar for rim of…