Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve Champagne Punch

2016 is finally coming to an end. It's been a crazy year, ready for a new one! 

If you're hosting a party tonight, or if you're spending it with a few, make some bomb drinks for you and your friends!

NYE Champagne Punch 

What You'll Need:
(2) bottles Champagne
(1) 750 mL bottle Ruby Port
(2) cups Grapefruit Juice
1/2 cup Simple Syrup
Grapefruit Slices

What to Do: 

- Place all ingredients in a large punch bowl filled with ice. Large ice works best here, so that the punch is able to hold without diluting too fast (if you don’t have large ice molds, you could freeze large blocks of ice in Tupperware containers). Also, if you wanna bump up the booze, you can freeze champagne and use as ice cubes as well.

- Garnish with fresh grapefruit slices.  

Happy New Years Eve! Hope everyone brings in 2017 in a great way! Please drink responsibly!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Why I Dislike Starbucks

I love coffee. 

If my heart wouldn't burst, I would drink only coffee and maybe a little soda too. That doesn't stop me from having at least two cups a day.

I have a Keurig. So coffee is super simple & is always made to taste the exact way I want it. If I'm on the go, I just make a cup before I leave the house.

I've always wanted to like Starbucks. I feel like everyone on the Earth is just so infatuated with the place. Let me tell you why I hate it. 

Um, why the f*ck is it so crowded in here? It's a coffee shop with a hundred people in it. Some sitting on their laptops, others are gossiping with their friends. Ew. Socialization. 

I don't know how to pronounce anything on this menu. Wait, why do I have to order the size of my cup in a different language? 
"Do you want to add a shot of anything?"
A shot? Whiskey if you have it. Why is this so complicated? I guess being an upscale coffeehouse, they needed their own lingo. 

Why so overpriced? Like the coffee isn't even that good. Girls in their Ugg boots feel that the money is worth the logo on a cup that they're going to throw away. 

Ugh. I just don't understand what all the hype is about. 

"Coffee is coffee."
Well, stupid is stupid. Everyone has a preference of flavor. So no, coffee is not just coffee. It's the reason why I don't hit people in the morning and the reason why I'm not falling asleep on my office desk at 2pm. 

Do you buy into the hype? Do you make your own? Let me know!

Monday, December 26, 2016

*Spiked* Hot Caramel Apple Cider

The recipes for mixed drinks just keep coming. 

Stay warm with this yummy hot caramel apple cider. :)

What You'll Need: 
4 cups Apple Cider
1 cup Caramel Vodka.. Or more. ;) 
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1/4 Brown Sugar 

The brown sugar is to rim your glasses and make them pretty. After taste testing, if you wanna add sugar, go for it! 

Putting it Together:

1.) Mix all ingredients in large pot.

2.) Heat over medium-low heat. I keep it on a low setting so the booze won't burn out. Stir occasionally until liquid starts to steam. 

3.) While the cider is warming up, rim glasses with brown sugar. So friggin' cute. 

4.) Pour drank in glasses and enjoy! 

Super easy, right? Tastes great too. Nice, cozy holiday drink. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Everyone is a morning person today!  

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by loved ones and yummy food! Take it easy & enjoy the holiday.