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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. […]

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie with Fresh Rosemary

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie with Fresh Rosemary

The combination of lemons and blueberries offers something quite wonderful. Throw in a hint of fresh rosemary with a drizzle of golden honey and you’ve got one uniquely delicious and frosty beverage! Lemons and blueberries seem perfect for a little refresh on this first weekend […]

Irish Whiskey Affogato

Irish Whiskey Affogato

Looking for something a wee bit decadent to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Look no further than this luscious cocktail – boasting both Irish whiskey and Irish cream! Throw in a splash of dark roast coffee, a scoop of ice cream and you’re sure to please […]

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Spring is a little less than three weeks away but you couldn’t tell it if you stepped outside. The temperature has dropped and we’re looking at some chilly weather for the next few days. So dust off this centuries old recipe, with a bit of […]

Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie

Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie

Plump and sweet blueberries blended with creamy yogurt, spiced with a surprising note of cinnamon and an extra touch of sweetness from honey. A gorgeous and delicious concoction! Having breakfast on the go – or having none at all – has unfortunately become a way […]



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