I was a little shocked last week when I went into my local pharmacy and they had Easter candy and decorations out!! Seriously!?!? 2016 is moving entirely too fast! I cannot believe that tomorrow is going to be March 1st!! With Spring just around the corner I felt like it was time to start getting ready with […]
Why is that that I am always missing out on these fun little “holidays”??? Maybe it is the fact that I consider myself a professional wine drinker and my memory gets a little fuzzy… Or more likely that someone just made it up last week, who knows! In any case, yesterday was national Drink Wine […]
Sangria… it one of those drinks that I can always find an excuse to make and it really goes great with food in just about any season. When we were in Washington DC last winter, the bartender at the hotel we were staying at had mixed up a batch of sangria and it was absolutely delicious. Aside from […]
With Summer in full swing, I wanted to share a few delicious cocktails that my brother in law made for us a few weeks back. I am not that creative with drinks and tend to just stick to what I know, so it is always fun to go over to their house and taste a […]
Last week I shared a recipe for simple syrup that you can add to drinks, cocktails and use in other recipes. This week we are going to step our game up a few notches and make a simple syrup that is infused with basil. I was visiting my sister Alli and her family a few […]
Simple syrup is a common cocktail ingredient that you can purchase at a store but it is SOOO easy to make at home it seems kinda silly to buy it. I use it in my mojito recipe, sangria and many more drinks. Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing a few […]
It is hard to keep track of seasons when the high temperature in summer and winter only fluctuates 5 degrees… Summer high is 88-90ish and in winter the high is 83-85ish degrees. SO when I had the realization yesterday that Thanksgiving is in one week, I nearly had a heart attack!! I am not ready!!
Rather than panicking, I invited my friend Jenny over, and we mixed up a batch of Caribbean Eggnog, or better known here in Puerto Rico as coquito!! What better way to get in the Christmas spirit and get us ready for all the holiday craziness, than to mix up a yummy treat that is loaded with coconut, cinnamon and best of all… rum!!
We are back again for the Friday Afternoon Happy hour! I am currently in China, but I put together one of my favorite drinks last week to share with you all! If you want to follow along with us while we are in China, check us out on Instagram! If you google Mai Tai you […]
I never had much of a taste for Rum and Cokes… I would only have them served up at concerts and club like bars. It left me thinking they had actually served rubbing alcohol or kerosene. So when Tavis and I were dating and we were over at his parents house for a long weekend, I cringed (not visibly, only on the inside) when his mom brought rum and cokes out to the pool. Trying to make a good impression with his folks, I vowed that no matter how it tasted, I would sip away without making any weird faces.
When you mix a drink there are two things that contribute to the calories in the drink; 1) the alcohol and 2) the mixers. Since you cannot eliminate the alcohol (well you could but that would be no fun…) you need to control the calories with the mixers that you use.
In this case we are going to eliminate the simple syrup to make our skinny version. It ads about 50 calories and we are going to use the diet-tonic to sweeten the drink. We will also be leaving out the club soda since the diet-tionic covers that as well.
I don’t often toot my own horn, but I feel like over the past few years I have become a connoisseur of red sangria. It all started when I was working on a political campaign (about 5 years ago… before I was a wife or mom). I didn’t have much time to cook, so I […]