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Strawberry Basil Gin Smash – camille can cook. Guess what? That’s right, it’s Friday! Time for another original cocktail. Yipee! Whether you’re having friends over for happy hour or just feel like a drink, this one should be it. It’s easy, the ingredients are in-season, and it’ll make even the gents feel classy. The Strawberry Basil Gin Smash is a drink you’re going to want seconds of, so I’d recommend buying a whole punnet of strawberries. Strawberry Basil Gin Smash Ingredients 1 Strawberry (sliced in half)2 Medium Basil Leaves3/4 oz Lemon Juice1.5 oz London Dry Gin3/4 oz Simple Syrup1 oz Club SodaIce for shaking Method Muddle strawberry and 1 basil leaf in a cocktail shaker.Add lemon juice, gin, simple syrup, and ice.Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.Strain into a coupe glass and top with 1 oz of club soda.Garnish with basil leaf. Like this: Like Loading... 15 Ways To Make Cheap Wine Insanely Drinkable. How to make a Birthday Cake Martini | Easy Cocktail Recipes.

I love creative ways to make celebrations extra special. When I'm entertaining, I always like to give attention to the details. At the end of the day, it's those special touches that guests will remember and hopefully be inspired by. One of my favorite details is a signature cocktail recipe. It’s a great opportunity to bring in something unique to suit the occasion as well as a fun way for guests to try something new. Tie the cocktail into a personal experience (e.g., a drink you had while traveling, a concoction that matches the personality of the guest of honor) and it becomes even more special. Today I thought we’d focus on a birthday celebration. The theme for this particular celebration is confetti and sprinkles. I thought it would be fun to come up with a festive cocktail that would fit my theme, but also work for any birthday celebration.

Thus, the Birthday Cake Martini was born. Rimmed with sprinkles, this creamy concoction is basically a cake in a drink. Let’s shake one up! Kiwi Blueberry Mojito – Laylita’s Recipes. En Español This is my recipe for a kiwi blueberry mojito in honor of the Seahawks; this 12th Man cocktail is made with fresh kiwis, blueberries, lime, mint leaves, sparkling water and rum. Super Bowl fever has overtaken the Seattle area, this is the first time I’ve experienced living in a city that has an American football team playing the Super Bowl. I’ve been a “futbol” (soccer) fan ever since I can remember and am the typical screaming their head off yelling “gooooooooooooooooooooool” (or “arbitro vendido, pito regalado”) soccer fan.

The current sentiment in Seattle reminds me so much of the first time that Ecuador ever classified to the World Cup. There’s this excitement in the air, everyone is wearing green and blue, it’s almost more exciting than Christmas! Of course, there are some differences, people aren’t driving around honking their horns (as we do in Ecuador when our team wins or classifies), and I don’t ever remember experiencing a major Skittles shortage in Ecuador. Notes. Raspberry Infusions: a little splash of heaven | Boozed + Infused. The first liqueur I ever made was Raspberry. I guess I should say the first four liqueurs I made were all Raspberry! A few years ago, I went to my parents’ farm to pick some raspberries for jam. I came home with a LOT of berries. I made a few batches of jam, and it seemed like I had not even made a dent in the volume of raspberries. So I started going through my liquor cabinet, selecting anything that seemed like it would taste good with the berries.

I ended up with Raspberry Vodka, Raspberry Brandy, Raspberry Cachaça and Raspberry-Mint Gin. I left all of the infusions in the back of our coat closet for three months. As I started to infuse a wider variety of ingredients, the Raspberry liqueurs have remained some of my favorites. I spent a good part of the day yesterday picking raspberries with my mother. I ended up with about four pounds of amazing, sweet, delicious raspberries. Simple Raspberry Liqueur 750 ml bottle of 80 proof booze (vodka, gin, rum, brandy, or cachaça) 1/2 c. sugar 2 c. 14 Beautiful Fruit-Infused Waters To Drink Instead Of Soda. Raspberry White Hot Chocolate - SugarHero. So long, January, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out! I’m thrilled to bid farewell to this dreary month with a pretty pink drink. Raspberry White Hot Chocolate marks the end of Hot Chocolate Week—where “week” is loosely defined as “that period of time that shall not conform to a calendar week wherein I post hot chocolate recipes until I decide to stop”—and the beginning of Valentine’s Day season on the blog.

Get out your tutus and glitter guns, because things are going to get obscenely cute around here for a few weeks. I’m not usually in such a rush to usher in Valentine’s Day, but this month has been a grind of illness and work and other nonsense that takes up a lot of time but doesn’t make for good blog content. Fortunately I have this Raspberry White Hot Chocolate to help me make the transition! I love this drink because it’s so different from most hot chocolate recipes. If you want to catch up on the rest of hot chocolate week, here’s what you might have missed: How To Make Amazing Cold Brew Coffee. Your Black Friday Pick-Me-Up: Spiked Chocolate Espresso. Black Friday is upon us and we have to admit it’s almost become a holiday unto itself. Whether you’re out shopping for deals or catching some football games on the TV, there’s much to do and see.

We thought you might need a pick-me-up after running around town or lazing about on the couch, so we created a caffeinated libation as a little treat that will still keep you on your feet. Your Black Friday Pick-Me-Up: Spiked Chocolate Espresso Makes 6 small drinks Ingredients: - 3 cups water - 3 Starbucks Via instant coffee packets (unflavored) - 3 ounces chocolate-flavored vodka - 1 cup whipping cream - 2 tablespoons whipped cream-flavored vodka - Cocoa powder to garnish Gather your ingredients. Heat water on stove until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in 3 packets of Starbucks Via instant coffee.

At this point, it’s helpful to transfer mixture to a liquid measuring cup for easier pouring. In a medium-size bowl, combine whipping cream and whipped cream-flavored vodka. See those soft peaks? Healthy Summer Recipes – How To Make Infused Water. One of the most important things to do for your body is to stay hydrated – especially during the hot summer months. Infusing your water with different fruits, vegetables, and herbs is an elevated way to stay hydrated. It’s simple to do, and will have you feeling like you’re lounging at a spa. It’s a great thing to do when you have guests over, too. It’s unexpected and just so refreshing. Watermelon and Cilantro Infused Water Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit.

Blackberry and Mint Infused Water Aside from tasting delicious, my favorite part about this drink is the way it looks. Cucumber, Cilantro, and Dill Infused Water This recipe is my favorite of all. What’s your favorite infused water recipe? Photos by Brigette. More healthy recipes on BLDG 25. Thirsty Thursday Guest Post: Lavender Vodka Lemonade | thedishbytrish. It’s funny how the blog world works. You read a post, browse through the comments, click on some of the commenters, find their blog, maybe find it interesting, maybe not. And then sometimes, you click on that commenter, find their blog, and think “Holy crap! I could have written that! This person and I share a brain!” That’s how it happened with Erin. Reading through the comments of our fellow Midwestern gal, Kristin’s blog, I came across hooley with a ‘z’. Enjoy! Hi lovelies! I’ve been blogging now for a little over a year, and it has been such a good outlet for me, especially with all the changes that have been happening in my life. i got married to the love of my life last year and this blog has been a place for me to squawk about the finer points of learning to be married (hint: it involves lots of popcorn and coffee and sometimes cocktails). i think that this beverage is best enjoyed on a sunny patio, bare feet propped up, and nothing but your plans for the weekend on your mind.

16 Two-Ingredient Cocktails Anyone Can Make. My Secret-Ingredient Matcha Shake .. Obsession. I'm kind of addicted to this tall, frosty, pastel green matcha shake. It has become my morning ritual, my afternoon craving and my "makes everything all better" blend. I drink it for energy, focus, hydration and calm. It fills me up and sends me clear into whatever project for the day I have in mind. I think it is my official "smoothie book writing" blend - I can thank it for fueling me through my long hours of editing photos, typing ingredients and tallying nutritional content. And yes, it has a secret ingredient that makes it better, more delightful (and more addictive) than any other matcha smoothie I have tasted!

See the 2.0 post here: Matcha Shake 2.0 I make many matcha shakes... And one more via crappy cell pic.. Why Matcha? Secret ingredient: frozen watermelon Secret Ingredient Matcha Shakeserves 1-2 1 large banana, frozen 1 1/4 cups watermelon, frozen 3/4 -1 cup soy milk 1 tsp chia seeds (optional) 1/2 - 1 tsp matcha powder* *the matcha is actually optional. Blend until frosty smooth. Mojito recipe.

Recipe: mojitos I thought we had escaped this year. We didn’t have a single hummingbird crash and burn on our deck (that we knew of) this spring. The frequency of accidents goes way up in May/June, but this year was accident-free… Then this week, we had 2 hummingbirds brain themselves on our windows within a 24 hour span. I hate to say this, but I am now rather practiced at reviving little birds – especially the hummingbirds. Yesterday’s hummingbird was the tiniest and worst off to date.

I honestly didn’t think he’d make it. not feeling so good This little guy didn’t show many of the signs the other hummingbirds exhibit as they begin to recover. Now it is full steam ahead! I named them butter and sugar huge ass L-plate When last I hosted a stitch-n-bitch, Kitt offered to bring up mojito fixins. Basic greens: mint and lime As you can probably guess, fresh is best. Steep the mint The cocktail is really to taste, so the measurements are merely guidelines.

Tart, green, wonderful muddle. 4 Easy Homemade Juice Recipes (No Juicer Required!) During summer I always love to have a big bowl of fruits and vegetables in my kitchen. When the weather is hot, there is nothing better than fresh salads or berries. The problem is, they don’t tend to keep for very long and I often find myself having to get rid of fruit or vegetables that have gone bad, and there’s nothing worse than letting all that delicious food go to waste!

Lately I’ve gotten really into making fresh homemade juices – I am not on a cleanse, but I truly believe there is no better way to start your day than a cold glass of homemade juice. These 4 recipes are easy to make and taste delicious, plus they are very, very good for you! Good news: you don’t need a juicer to make these! This green juice is packed with iron, vitamin K, fiber and antioxidants – mostly from the healthy dose of kale. IngredientsMakes 12 oz. 1 cup chopped kale 1 cup diced cucumber 1 fresh squeezed lemon 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1 cup water Rainy Day Blues IngredientsMakes 21 oz. ½ cup water. Lassi. Lassi (Punjabi: ਲੱਸੀ/لسی, Sindhi لسي, Urdu: لسی, Marathi: लस्सी, Gujarati: લસ્સી, Bengali: লাস্যি, Pashto: شوملې‎) is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from India and Pakistan. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit.

Traditional lassi (a.k.a., "salted lassi", or simply, "lassi") is a savory drink, sometimes flavored with ground and roasted cumin. Sweet lassi, however, contains sugar or fruits, instead of spices. In Dharmic religions, yogurt sweetened with honey is used while performing religious rituals. Less common is lassi served with milk and topped with a thin layer of clotted cream. Lassis are enjoyed chilled as a hot-weather refreshment, mostly taken with lunch. With a little turmeric powder mixed in, it is also used as a folk remedy for gastroenteritis. Variations[edit] Traditional mild sweet (or salty) lassi[edit] A lassi shop Lassi in earthen tumbler, Kullhad, Varanasi. Mint sweet lassi in Pakistan. Sweet lassi[edit] Mango lassi[edit] Bhang lassi[edit] Milk Cocktails | Cocktail Recipes with Milk: Flying Grasshopper, Amarula Latté, Mocha, Grasshopper, B B C, Amarula Mint Cream, Almond Latté, Wedding Cake, Velvet Hammer, Screaming Orgasm.