We’re deep into the Summer party season and keeping drinks cold always seems to be at the forefront of any party planners mind when you’re dealing with summer sun and 100 degree heat. But using the same old (ugly, sorry, but it’s true!) cooler, gets a little boring and doesn’t exactly omit a party vibe. Today’s project will do both with style! These DIY drink buckets are easy to make, will keep all of those drinks icy cold, and will also do it with a bit more flair!
Using only two ingredients, ice cream and espresso, create the perfect after dinner treat. Check out this easy and delicious Affogato recipe!
Winter usually includes a lot of hot cocoa, baked pies, warm crumbles, and gooey molten cakes. What it usually doesn’t include is ice cream. I’m not sure about you guys, but I don’t tend to discriminate when it comes to ice cream. Any time of day, any season, and usually even in any dessert too. With today’s post, I figured that I’d marry the two together to make the idea of ice cream in January a little more tolerable for those of you that like to stick to cold weather dessert essentials. You know…ease you into the idea of cold weather ice cream. 😉 The perfect winter treat…? Affogato. And it just so happens that today, I’m sharing an easy Affogato recipe! (Seriously….I’m talking two ingredients. So, yes, super easy).
It’s definitely starting to feel like the holiday season around here. Our temps have started dropping and there have been a few mornings when I could see my breath in the air. Slightly depressing since I love warm weather, but the one good thing that I do always look forward to with the change of season is Thanksgiving and Christmas!
My family has a few different traditions that we incorporate each year, but I am always on the lookout for other fun ideas to bring into the mix, much to my family’s dismay. But, hey, someone’s gotta do it, right?
We have a lot more traditions centered around Christmas, but I have wanted to try to bring a little more flavor into Thanksgiving.
Since there are no grand kids around yet, I might just try to incorporate a new cocktail recipe each year or a cocktail making competition between family members! A fun take on the holidays, but also delish and fun to create.
This cranberry splash cocktail will definitely be a contender this year!
I guess it really could go either way for both holidays, but I’m still partial to it for Halloween.
Jack and Sally are the best Halloween characters and really seemed to get popular as costume choices over the last few years too! And how can you not love cute little zero?!
I used a little bit of inspiration from him when mixing up this devilishly good Halloween cocktail recipe.
Apple flavors, a hint of sour, lemon-lime fizz, and candy worms…of course!
This Oogie Boogie Halloween cocktail is definitely a winner to serve to the guests at your next spooky gathering!
The big game is Sunday and I’m not sure about you, but I haven’t planned a single thing yet. I’m still recovering from the Raven’s loss.
One thing I do know…I’ll be serving these tangy Superbowl Michelada cocktails!
A bit of spice, a salty rim, and the cutest foam finger addition will make any football fan cheer. (More on those foam finger stir sticks tomorrow).
Here’s what you’ll need to whip up your own batch:
- Mexican Lager Beer (I used Dos Equis)
- Clamato Juice
- 3 splashes (or more, depending on spice) of hot sauce
- 2 splashes worcestershire sauce
- 2 splashes soy sauce
- Juice of one lime
- Lime segments for garnish
- Coarse salt for the rim of your glasses
1). Put your salt onto a flat plate. Using a lime, rub juice around the rim of your glass. Dip the wet glass into the salt to rim your glass.
2). Fill your glass about 1/3 full with the Clamato juice. Add the splashes of hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Add your fresh lime juice.
3). Fill the rest of your glass with ice cold beer.
4). Add ice, if needed, and garnish with lime wedge.
I really love this cocktail because it’s really easy and fast to throw together, which means I can enjoy the halftime show without wasting all of my time in the kitchen!
Check back tomorrow to see how simple it was to make those little stir sticks too!