All Cocktails Posts

Tart Cherry Gin Fizz

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A few weeks ago I was having dinner at my friend Jaimi‘s house and she served a delicious cocktail using cherry juice. I love cherries just as much as anyone but never think to use them in a cocktail! This got me thinking, wouldn’t cherry make the perfect accent to gin, and while we’re at […]

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Aperol Spritz

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Since today is Valentines Day, I feel like it’s only appropriate that I take a walk down memory lane to the last time Ian and I took a romantic vacation just the two of us: Italy 2014. It’s starting to feel like a distant memory, but I still have so many mental pictures that I pull […]

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Hot Cocoa Bar

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I grew up in a very hot cocoa driven family. Living in Minnesota, we were constantly looking for ways to stay cozy and warm in the winter and there was nothing like coming in from a cold day to some fresh hot cocoa. I may not live in Minnesota anymore (though this bar was done there), […]

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Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned

If you happened to see my snaps or Instagram stories on Saturday night when we were making cocktails with our friends who were visiting from out of town, you got a glimpse of my favorite go-to drink these days. I’ve always been a bourbon gal, and when the holidays are creeping up I get excited for Old […]

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Fig Mezcal Margarita


The awkward summer/fall straddle that is September. It’s a difficult time for those of us who just want to wear Vince sweater coats and be able to see our breath on a brisk morning walk. Is that too much to ask? But it’s 80 degrees for like two more months, and we aren’t trying to keep […]

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Spicy Vodka Lemonade

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I’m always going for simple when it comes to cocktails, especially at the end of the summer when laziness is in full force. Anytime a recipe asks me to boil something in order to mix a drink, I’m out. Nothing is easier than a vodka lemonade, but just mixing the two ingredients doesn’t do much for me. […]

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Ginger Mule


While I was pregnant, I made it my mission to find a mocktail that didn’t taste like a kid’s drink. I would tell bartenders “make me something that tastes like it has alcohol in it.” Most looked at me like I was a crazy, pitiful person. Not until I had a good ginger mule did […]

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Spiced Pear Cocktail


Is it just me or do cocktails just sound better around the holidays? OK they sound fantastic all year round, but there’s something extra fun coming up with concoctions with all the festive ingredients this time of year has to offer. I love a flavorful, fragrant mix of spices with apple or oranges any day of […]

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Dark & Stormy

The Lifestyled Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe

Being the Moscow Mule lover I am, I’m always trying to think of other ways to spin that cocktail. The ginger beer is the key ingredient, and while it goes so well with vodka and lime, I’m craving something a little smokier for fall. This fancied up version of the Dark & Stormy is my […]

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Corpse Reviver No. 2

The Lifestyled Corpse Reviver Halloween Cocktail

Even though I’m never all that into Halloween themed stuff, I do love the idea of Halloween and I enjoy finding subtle ways to get into the spirit. It’s been a few years since I’ve gone as far as wearing a costume, but nowadays I’m more than happy to have a fun night at home […]

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