Category: Drinks

how to host a new year’s eve party + two cocktail recipes: winter wonderful & white apple sangria

winter wonderful

This post was created in partnership with Wheatley Vodka. All opinions are our own.

We are almost there! Just a few weeks remain until 2018 is officially behind us. There is much to be excited about in the coming months, and what better way to celebrate than with a classy New Year’s Eve soirée. Are you thinking about hosting this year? If so, you’ve come to the right place—we love throwing parties and we’re here to make the process simple and stress-free. Looking for inexpensive ways to decorate? We have some easy and effortless ideas that will make your home look festive. And for refreshments, we came up with a fun and colorful self-serve bar so your guests can mix their own drinks, leaving you more time to mingle around the party and show off how good you look in that fabulous new outfit. Today we are excited to share not one, but two delicious, holiday-appropriate cocktails for the occasion, so sit back, relax, and let’s throw a party!

easy bar setup for DIY winter wonderful cocktails
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redrum punch

redrum punch

This post was created in partnership with Williams Sonoma who provided the glassware and bar tools. All opinions are our own.

Your search for the perfect Halloween cocktail officially ends here. Congratulations! This luminous libation is easy to make and possesses a deep blood-red hue that will look frighteningly stylish in your hand at this year’s Halloween gala. We’re going to keep this post short and sweet, and get right into it. Inspired by one of our favorite movies, The Shining, allow us to introduce you to Redrum Punch! Made with pure unsweetened pomegranate juice, fresh grapefruit, cucumber, lime, your favorite silver rum, and garnished with a blood orange slice, this haunting combination also contains a few secret ingredients. For those that are afraid of beets, don’t be scared, this bright cocktail may contain a few, but it is terrifyingly tangy and refreshing, and filled with the flavor of fresh citrus. Make this simple batch cocktail before your next party and your guests will be screaming with delight.

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bourbon cream + Lexington recap

homemade bourbon cream liqueur

In June, we attended an intimate blogger retreat in Lexington, Kentucky. We have wanted to tell you about it for a while, but as soon as we got back, we only had four days until we left town again—this time for a sailing adventure in the Caribbean with Ryan’s family. Plus, between all our travels, we have been spending every waking moment working on the final stages of the upcoming Husbands That Cook cookbook. Last month, we received our manuscript—474 double-spaced pages not including photos—back from the copy editor, and we have been diligently reading through it with a fine tooth comb, one last time before it is finalized and shipped off to be printed. We’re so excited for everyone to see it when it comes out on March 12, and we can’t wait to go on tour and meet all of you in person. Until then, we’ll be sharing new recipes on our blog—like this smooth bourbon cream, here to slow your summer and soothe your sultry sorrows.

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lexington smash

lexington smash

Hi-ho, hi-ho it’s off to Kentucky we go! On Friday, we will be flying to Lexington for a special FEEDback Retreat that our friend Lauren has been organizing for the past several months. We started to tell you about it when we posted the recipe for our bourbon pecan pie upside-down cake, and if you haven’t made it yet, this is the perfect time, since today we are sharing a refreshing cocktail—also made with bourbon—that will accompany that cake like a bow and fiddle. We have been requested to make both recipes at the retreat, and next weekend is already starting to sound like a party. Between bourbon tastings at local distilleries and cooking together with our friends in a historic country estate, we are also lending a helping hand to raise awareness for hunger relief. On Saturday morning, we will be working at a school cafeteria to volunteer with the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger to package over 15,000 meals for people in need. The event runs on donations, and our group managed to raise over $4,000, so we’re grateful to everyone that participated to make this a reality. If you live in the Central Kentucky area and would like to join us, we would love to see you! You can register HERE—it’s super easy and takes just a few seconds, and if you’re not in the area, but would still like to donate, click HERE.

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cocktail courier giveaway with williams sonoma

agua desierto punch

This post was created in partnership with Williams Sonoma and Cocktail Courier. All opinions are our own.

Happy New Years Eve everyone! To start the night in style, we teamed up with Williams Sonoma and Cocktail Courier for a fun cocktail kit Instagram giveaway! Perfect for a party, these kits feature recipes from from top professional bartenders around the country. All the ingredients for these crafted cocktails arrive in one handy box and the drinks come together quickly, leaving you more time for sipping with less time prepping. There are a variety of flavors and sizes to choose from, and this purple punch caught our eye. Made with Chilean pisco liquor, a tangy prickly pear simple syrup, and grapefruit hibiscus bitters, this vibrant cocktail known as the Agua Desierto will be coloring our night purple as we toast to 2018! One lucky person will win a custom cocktail kit of their own, so check out the contest details and enter on today’s Instagram post. Cheers to the new year!

Click here to read contest rules and enter

xoxo Adam & Ryan

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everything you need to make agua desierto punch, in one handy box
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