Cocktail Recipes

Two glasses of eggnog topped with whipped cream and sprinkle of nutmeg. Garnished with cinnamon stick.

How to Make Eggnog // Classic Recipe + VIDEO

Learn how to make eggnog with this easy recipe that’s perfect for the holidays! Serve it as-is for a non-alcoholic eggnog or spike it with your favorite alcohol like brandy, bourbon or rum. 

Winter is coming, which means bring on the chocolate shortbread cookies, Hallmark movies, and mugs of this amazing, creamy nog (preferably spiked).  Continue Reading “How to Make Eggnog // Classic Recipe + VIDEO”

Three mugs of mulled wine on counter next to cinnamon sticks and orange slices.

Mulled Wine (Slow Cooker, Stove or Instant Pot) 

This traditional Mulled Wine recipe is perfect for chilly nights. Also known as gluhwein, it can be made in the slow cooker, on the stove or in your instant pot.

Right up there with my other favorite warm drinks like the Hot Toddy and Mulled Cider is Mulled Wine. Give me a holiday movie, cozy sweater (with sleeves just a tad too long) and a mug of this and I’m a happy girl for the night.  Continue Reading “Mulled Wine (Slow Cooker, Stove or Instant Pot) “

HOT TODDY IN MUG WITH CINNAMON STICK AND STAR ANISE.

Hot Toddy Recipe + Variations on How to Make One

This delicious Hot Toddy recipe is perfect for chilly weather. Learn several variations on how to make a hot toddy – with tea, apple cider, brandy, bourbon, or rum.

Right up there with my other favorite warm drinks like Mulled Cider and Mulled Wine is a classic hot toddy. Give me a warm blanket, a good movie on TV and a mug of this and I’m a happy girl.

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Overhead shot of three mugs of mulled cider next to apple slices.

Hot Mulled Cider Recipe 

Mulled Apple Cider is a cozy warm beverage for chilly nights. Make it in the slow cooker, on the stove or in your instant pot. Can be served non-alcoholic or spiked with your favorite spirit. 

Right up there with my other favorite warm drinks like the Hot Toddy and Mulled Wine is this Hot Mulled Cider. Give me a cozy sweater (with sleeves just a tad too long), a warm blanket and a mug of this and I’m a happy girl when Fall rolls around.  Continue Reading “Hot Mulled Cider Recipe “

Side view of prepared bourbon smash cocktails next to bottle of maple syrup.

Cranberry Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail + VIDEO

This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail is the perfect fall cocktail. Whip up a batch of maple-cranberry simple syrup in just 5-minutes. Then combine it with bourbon and cranberry juice, top it with a rosemary sprig and enjoy! 

While I’m typically more of a vodka girl, cocktails like the Mint Julep and this Blueberry Bourbon Smash are quickly turning me into a bourbon lover. 

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Side view of two pickle martinis garnished with small pickles.

Dill Pickle Vodka Martini Recipe

This Dill Pickle Vodka Martini is a fun twist on the traditional dirty martini. Made with just 3 ingredients – vodka (or gin), pickle juice and dry vermouth.

Right up there with my other favorite cocktails – the Aviation and the Bee’s Knees – is this Pickle Martini. To make this whole sheltering thing a bit more manageable, many of our Friday nights have involved a filet mignon dinner, paired with baked potatoes and a couple of these martinis. It gives a whole new meaning to “Eating Good in the Neighborhood.”

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