Can you believe it?!?! Summer is right around the corner! You know what that means right!?! It’s fruity adult beverage season!!!! WooHoo!!!
One of my all-time favorite drinks is a mimosa. I know, not that original of me! But you know what? You can totally take that classic mimosa and make it taste like summer with watermelon juice. Just swap that OJ for some watermelon and wa-la!!!! You now have a champagne beverage worthy of sitting poolside with you all summer!
• Watermelon Juice ( Tropicana Tastes like candy. Pressed Watermelon Juice tastes like real watermelon!)
Take your bottle of champagne and fill your glass 3 quarters of the way full.
Next, you will want to top of your Champagne glass with watermelon juice. I always recommend Tropicana Watermelon Juice since it’s the most fruity. If you aren’t into sweet juices, you can always opt for a pressed watermelon juice. The pressed juice will be more natural tasting.
Slice up that watermelon for your Champagne glass garnish.
Serve & Enjoy!
So happy spring has finally decided to grace us with its presence here in Western New York!!!! All this decent weather has me craving hot sunny days chillen poolside!!! I can’t wait to kick back on a unicorn float and sip away at my favorite cocktails!
One of my favorite summertime drinks is coconut run! Nothing says sunny fabulous weather like sipping on something fruity! That’s why I decided to turn my favorite summertime liquor into a popsicle!!
•Fresh Lime Juice
The very first thing you are going to want to do is take your popsicle mold apart by removing the popsicle sticks.
Then, fill each section of the mold with a quarter of Malibu Rum. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but the more alcohol you add, the less frozen your popsicle will be. You don’t want a slush puppy! A quarter of Malibu makes the perfect textured popsicle!! Nice and frozen!
Grab your bottle of Sprite and top each section of the mold off.
To make your Malibu Run Popsicles extra tropical, take a like and squeeze a little bit of fresh lime juice into each section.
It’s now time to take those popsicle sticks and place them
back into the mold. Once you have your mold back together, place your popsicles in the freezer for several hours.
Once your popsicles are frozen solid. Rinse your mold off with a little bit of hot water. This will loosen the popsicles just enough to slide right out of the mold without breaking.
Serve & Enjo!
Summer is right around the corner folks!!!! Nothing better than sipping on a delicious cocktail poolside. One of my all time favorite liquors is Parrot Bay!! I even had a bottle of Parrot Bay sitting at my Mimosa Bar in the bridal suite at my wedding.
My all time mixer for Parrot Bay happens to be pineapple juice. The combination makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island vacation!! Just because you can’t afford that trip to Fiji this year doesn’t mean you can’t pretend while floating on your Unicorn float at the pool. Cheers!!!
• Pineapple Juice
Take a normal sized shot glass. Fill the shot glass with Parrot Bay and pour that shot into your martini shaker. No shaker? No problem! Just pour that shot into a large glass. You can use a spoon to mix the cocktail by hand later.
Next, that that pineapple juice and fill your martini shaker.
Once you have your shot of Parrot Bay and your pineapple poured into your martini shaker, close up your shaker and shake away!!!!
One your drink is nice and shaken, grab a martini glass and pour your cocktail!
And just like that, you now have the most tropical drink ready to be sipped on. Now grab that unicorn float and head to the pool with your delicious cocktail. Time pretend you’re on that tropical vacation you have been dreaming of!!! Cheers!
A Cranberry Lemon Drop is a delightful way to celebrate the holidays, all in one gorgeous chilled glass. This festive drink is just the right balance of crisp and fruity, with a slight touch of sweetness!
This Cranberry Lemon Drop is a delicious, simple recipe to accompany any meal and make your holiday merry and bright.
The addition of rosemary adds the true taste of the holidays that I cherish so much. As soon as you take that first sip you’ll realize that this deliciousness is the drink you won’t want to live without when Christmas rolls around every year.
Cranberry Lemon Drop
Cranberry Lemon Drops:
I really hope you guys get the chance to relax and enjoy the holidays with a Cranberry Lemon Drop. A glass of this yumminess in one hand, a cookie in the other, and a small child shooting nerf gun darts at you repeatedly (hey they’ve got to have fun too!). It’s what Christmas is all about.
It's almost the best booze day of the year my friends!!! International Champagne day, I mean New Years Eve ;-) Obviously it's no secret that I have a love affair with all things boozey. Champagne however just happens to be my favorite! I am such a bubbley contisure that Champagne has become a "person" when I'm out and about with my friends. One of my besties & I can't walk two steps when out together without someone asking us how our bff champagne is doing since champagne is always in our hands.
Since bubbles are what I am known for, I thought I would pass on my knowledge of all things bubbly under $20! Champagne newbies constantly ask me for bottle selection advice past the Asti & Andres. If you're a champagne lover like myself, yes, not all of these bottles are a true champagne, but they all do bubble and will make a fabulous beverage of choice when ringing in the new year if you're on a budget! So this post is for all of you ballers on a budget! You can still ring in the new year drinking something delicious without the cost! They have all passed the CourtneyLynne taste test too since I have tried them all :)
**All Prices Came From Wine.com. Price will change depending on your location/store**
LaMarca Prosecco ~ $17
Jacqueline Brut Rosé ~ $12.99
Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco ~ $14
Jean Louis Champagne ~ $10.99
Arthur Metz ~ $18.99
Mumm Napa Brut Rose ~ $19.99
Rondel Gold ~ $10.99
Chandon Rebecca Minkoff ~ $17-24
Villa Conchi Brut ~ $14.99
Anna Brut ~ $14.99
Veuve Clicquot ~ $44 online - $56 if you live in Jamestown ;-)
Not exactly a budget bubble, but it's my absolute favorite so I would be a hypocrite not to include!!!!! To me, taste-wise, Veuve beats Dom, Crystal, Krug! Don't get me wrong, I will pop any of those bottles at a heart beat, but Veuve Clicquot really does out taste them all!! If you feel like shelling out a few extra dollars, you champagne newbies will be in love! PS ~ The Vueve Rose is worth the few extra bucks as well ;-)
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.