Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

A surefire way to make any meal feel special? Make a special drink to go with it.

This simple lemonade is a favorite way to turn a regular night of burgers on the grill into a celebratory meal.

This frothy treat has a mild flavor – less tart than regular lemonade with a lightly fruity taste. And, it couldn’t be easier to make.

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Key Lime Pie Martini

I made a key lime pie for Pi day this year and while digging out my recipe I stumbled upon a recipe for a key lime pie martini. Obviously, I was immediately obsessed – until I actually tried it.

The recipe was so not my speed. It was very much a martini and I’m very much someone who prefers my alcohol to taste like dessert, not alcohol, if you know what I mean.

Key lime pie martini in a glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers and garnished with a lime.

So, I set out to make one that met my own expectations – and this one is it. It’s a great balance of sweet and tangy and plenty creamy. It’s basically like drinking a slice of key lime pie and I love it.

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Champagne Punch for 2

Champagne punch is probably my favorite cocktail. I have a fancy punch bowl and I love having it filled with a fun variation for girlfriend get togethers.

It’s also something I haven’t made since the pandemic started – with the lack of parties, there has been a lack of reason to make drinks for a crowd. It didn’t occur to be until now, 10 months into the pandemic, that I could make a scaled-down version.

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Fall Punch Mocktail

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone. 

Welcome to a week dedicated to #FallFlavors! The weather here has officially turned to fall – the mornings are cooler, the days are shortening, and the leaves are starting to come down.

But, the afternoons? They still feel like summer.

This small-batch punch is perfect for these days. It includes the iconic flavors of fall in a refreshing sipper.

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Kids in the Kitchen: Sun Tea

Kids want to “cook” something but you don’t want to heat up the kitchen on the hottest days of summer? Sun Tea is such a fun, kid-friendly project!

Using the sun’s rays, you can brew up a batch of tea flavored any way you want. It’s perfect served over ice – and the kiddos will love watching the tea get darker as it brews!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosas

It’s Friday. School is officially over. And, it’s my birthday! Today is just screaming for a celebratory cocktail.

I will fully admit I’m not a huge cocktail person – but mimosas? Mimosas are my jam.

Two stemless wine glasses are filled with a red, bubbly liquid. Strawberries, rhubarb, and bottles are in the background.

Made with homemade strawberry rhubarb simple syrup, this version is a perfectly seasonal treat. I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up #BrunchWeek!

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Shark Punch Cocktail

Note: This recipe is intended for ages 21+.

Are you excited it’s shark week? My kids have been talking it up for the last week and have been pumped to watch “the shark shows” – until the realized they’re not cartoons… and could be quite scary. Watching their realization was both heartbreaking and hilarious.

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Suffice it to say, my kids are not fans of any of the tv version of shark week – but we have been celebrating with lots of plastic sharks in the baby pool, shark books, and blue jello with gummy sharks. This version of shark week is one they’re pretty excited about.

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Of course, Momma needed to get in on the fun too – so today I bring you a shark week-inspired cocktail. This tropical drink is perfect for summer – and looks perfectly festive garnished with a gummy shark.

Whether you want to mix up just one for yourself or a batch to share with friends, I’ve included directions for both below. Cheers to shark week!

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Shark Punch for a Crowd

Serves 8

4 oz. spiced rum
8 oz. blue curacao
16 oz. pineapple juice
4-6 cups ice
16 oz. ginger beer
Gummy sharks, for garnish

In a pitcher, stir together the rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice until well combined. Add ice. Pour ginger beer over and stir once to combine. Serve garnished with gummy sharks.

Shark Punch Cocktail for One

Serves 1

1/2 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. blue curacao
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 – 3/4 cup ice
2 oz. ginger beer
Gummy shark, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, shake together the rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice. Add ice to glass and pour mixture over. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a gummy shark and enjoy!

adapted from Captain Morgan

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Mango Lemonade Cocktail #BrunchWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

What’s brunch without a cocktail?! I love champagne cocktails, so I jump at every occasion to make one.

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And this one is so simple, you can mix it up for any brunch – and I’ve included the measurements to make just one glass or a bigger batch for a crowd.

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Peeptinis #SpringSweetsWeek

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As a parent, I spend a good amount of time focusing on my kids.  Holidays seem to revolve around the tiny people now – but why should they have all the fun?

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This fun cocktail takes the classic Peeps candy and makes it a real grown-up treat.

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Grinch Cocoa with Peppermint Marshmallows #ChristmasSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

There are two things my four-year-old is loving this season: hot chocolate and the Grinch. I combined the two for him in this fun, festive treat.

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Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway? 44 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 180 sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, martinis, cocoa, and more! Our #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

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