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Mazagran – A Wonderful Blend of Coffee and Lemonade!

Mazagran – A Wonderful Blend of Coffee and Lemonade!

Bold and robust, just the aroma of coffee offers the perfect “pick me up” for the day. And lemons, with their tart and tangy taste, swirled with a thick sweet simple syrup creates a classic summer chill in the form of lemonade. So what if […]

Peach Strawberry Smoothies

Peach Strawberry Smoothies

Cold, creamy and bursting with the luscious flavors of summer’s best fruit. I can’t get enough of the peaches this summer and luckily there has been an abundance of the gorgeous stone fruit this season. So taking inspiration from a weekend trip to the Farmer’s […]

Mojitos

Mojitos

Cold, crisp and oh, so refreshing! This is the perfect classic cocktail to beat the sweltering heat. Said to have roots in Havana, dating back over a century the mojito remains a summertime favorite. Born like many cocktails, both before and during Prohibition, using the […]

Mocha Caramel Frappé

Mocha Caramel Frappé

It’s Monday and the heat of summer has returned. So shake up your ordinary cup of coffee and instead indulge in this cold, frothy espresso beverage! Coffee doesn’t always have to be served hot and this drink is one great reason why. Take a shot […]

Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

It’s so hot and steamy outside plus it’s the weekend – so let’s shakeup something cold, floral and refreshing! This gorgeous cocktail starts with three fresh summer ingredients. First are strawberries, now at their peak, their fragrance grabbing you as you stroll in the market. […]

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemons make the ultimate summertime drink! We’ve all heard it – “when life gives you lemons” – well, you make lemonade. I frequently have a lot of lemons leftover from zesting or from setting up backdrops for photos. And frequently I buy […]

Espresso Martinis

Espresso Martinis

It’s the middle of the week and I’m trying to decide if I need a bit of coffee for a burst of energy or a cocktail to wind things down. Think I’ll shake it up and do both! Rich, robust and ridiculously good. It’s a […]

Orange Sangria

Orange Sangria

Light and crisp with a wonderful flavor of orange citrus bouncing through your glass, playing quite nicely with a beautiful chardonnay! Though the calendar says it’s not officially summer, this vibrant sangria says otherwise! Sangria comes in all forms and flavors. This started off as […]

Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Rich, thick and full of coconut flavor – this is one luscious way to sip an afternoon away! Just imagine if you scooped the custard out of a coconut cream pie then blended it into a drink. This might be what it would taste like! […]

Southern Ginger Mint Margaritas

Southern Ginger Mint Margaritas

Most food historians agree that the margarita likely originated South of the Border, but this cocktail long ago became a Texas tradition. And with Cinco de Mayo on the calendar this weekend there’s sure to be a pitcher or two around town. So if you’re […]

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

Start with the bright tang of lemon, gently sweeten it with golden honey then toss in fresh mint and cold, crisp watermelon. A quick blend and you’ve got the sweet flavors of spring in a glass! It’s cloudy and rainy in Texas so something light […]

Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer

Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer

Subtle hints of strawberry infused into a beautiful dry rosé with a bright splash of bittersweet orange and fresh lemon woven throughout! It’s light, it’s crisp and it’s refreshing! Though the weather hasn’t really felt like it the calendar says it is in fact springtime. […]



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