Posts tagged: alcohol
The sun is out, the weather is warm and it’s officially the start to a great spring season. I love breaking out the bright, refreshing cocktails as soon as the weather gets warm. After feeling like I’ve been living in a cave, hibernating from the bitter cold temperatures, this mango mojito is a breath of fresh air. The mango and mint work together so well, giving you just the right balance of sweet and refreshing flavors.
Bourbon Caramel MilkshakeThis is the ultimate milkshake. I mean, bourbon, caramel, AND ice cream. Need I say more? If you’ve never experienced a boozy milkshake with bourbon, you need to make this milkshake IMMEDIATELY. What use is being a grown up if you can’t add booze to your favorite childhood treat?
10 Warm & Cozy Crockpot Cocktails to Keep You Warm
You know that warm feeling when you are enjoying a cocktail? The boozy heat that rises inside of you and makes you feel all cozy and happy from the inside out. You know the one I'm talking about, right? It's the one that makes you grateful for everything in your life as you let the stress of the day wash away in a single sip. Now imagine that happy feeling, but multiply it by about 5,000. That's the feeling I get whenever I sip on a really good warm cocktail, like mulled wine or warm boozy cider. It's like a warm hug for your belly that your entire body can sink into and enjoy. You all know we've been putting our crockpots to work already this month, but we can't forget about one of the most important kinds of recipes. Big batch cocktails... Whether you have a party coming up you need drinks for, or you are simply craving a perfectly balanced, warm cocktail, the cocktails we've rounded up below are the simplest ones around. They pack in the flavor and the warmth, without making you do any work. While it's brewing away in the slow cooker, you can simply sit back and enjoy the season. You'll find some classics in the list below - and even some fun new twists on your favorite nonalcoholic beverages! We absolutely can't stop, won't stop with any of these; and we're pretty dang sure you won't be able to either...
Slow Cooker Spiced Wine - Well Plated
Crock Pot Cranberry Cider - Kleinworth & Co. Slow Cooker Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine - Kitchen Treaty
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte - The Cookie Rookie
Slow Cooker Peppermint Vanilla Lattes - Kitchen Treaty Slow Cooker Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes - The Yummy Life
Slow Cooker Mulled Wine - The View From Great Island Slow Cooker Winter Rose Sangria - Hungry Girl Por Vida
Mulled Wine - Gimme Some Oven
Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail - Busy Mommy Cheers everyone!
Raspberry Champagne Glitter Jell-O Shots
It's almost time to ring in a brand New Year! I don't know about you, but when the clock strikes midnight, I want to have something fun and festive in hand to toast a brand new start to a year. That's where these sparkling Raspberry Champagne Glitter Jell-O Shots come in!
Instead of regular ol' champagne Jell-O shots, these adorable homemade glitter shot glasses make the whole party so much more festive - not to mention switching things up with some raspberry-flavored Jell-O... You can make these guys well in advance of your party, from 3 hours before to the night before (ahem, like tonight!), so all you have to worry about is enjoying the party and ending 2016 in the best way possible - boozy and sparkly!
Happy New Year to all!
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Raspberry Champagne Glitter Jell-O Shots from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.
INSTRUCTIONS: Clear a clean work space and put down either newspaper or parchment paper. Spray the bottoms of the clear plastic shot glasses with a light coat of adhesive. Gently shake glitter over the glasses and tap to shake off excess glitter. Place upside down on clean newspaper or parchment paper to dry, approximately 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine boiling water with Jell-O. Whisk for 3 minutes, until the powder is dissolved. Stir in champagne and water until well-combined. Carefully pour mixture into glitter shot glasses. Chill 3 to 4 hours before serving.
*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
The Detox Cocktail
It's getting pretty darn chilly outside and personally, I love brightening up my cocktail hour with something light and acidic in the dead of winter. It's like adding a little ray of sunshine to every dreary cold day! Instead of a heavy lemon drop martini or other rich and sweet cocktail, The Detox Cocktail is perfect to brighten up a snowy day AND won't be too bad for that waistline.
That's right, this is a HEALTHY cocktail. I'll pause while you pick your jaws up off the floor... This cocktail has healthy, clean ingredients so you don't have to feel guilty after indulging in a few! Plus there's some apple cider vinegar in there (TRUST ME, it's delicious ok?) which we all know holds magical properties to help your digestion. So if you're feeling a little out of whack or off balance with trying (and failing) to keep with a diet... Just sit back and sip on The Detox Cocktail and feel pretty darn good about your new healthy habit.
INSTRUCTIONS: In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, honey and lemon juice to a boil with thyme sprig. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes. Remove thyme sprig. Add honey mixture to a shaker filled with ice. Add vodka and shake well. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with lemon wheel and sprig of thyme.
*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
11 Classy (and Healthy) Cocktails to Kick Off a New Year and New You
Y'all know we can't roll into a New Year without a whole set of cocktails to survive these first super intense weeks. Now that everyone's resolutions have been made, people are extra pumped and motivated to stick to them, making it a pretty busy season for us the moment we get back to the office. We aren't REALLY encouraging that whole "diet" thing, because it's all about balance. What's more balanced than a healthy cocktail? The booze evens ya out and the healthy fruit juices and other goodies in there will diminish the calorie count so you don't feel quite as guilty. Here's a roundup of our top fav classy and healthy cocktails that'll keep you fresh in the New Year. There are some old favorites and some new classics serving up just about every libation out there (aka there's something for everyone on this killer list). Cheers, piggy peeps!
Grilled Pineapple Bourbon Smash - Sauce + Style
Mango Mojito - Sauce + Style
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita - Sauce + Style
Blueberry Mint Fizz - Waiting on Martha
Refreshing Watermelon Margarita - Sugar and Charm
Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail - A Cozy Kitchen
Blood Orange Margarita - With Salt & Wit
Cherry Blueberry Apple Sangria - The Roasted Root
Grapefruit Salty Dog - The Cookie Rookie
Blueberry Maple Mojito - Healthy Recipe Ecstasy So the only question is, which one of these delicious cocktails are you going to bust out at your next happy hour first??
9 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Get All Swoon-y Over
You either love or you hate Valentine's Day. You might be a romantic at heart, or the idea of the holiday just brings to mind too much candy and overdone nonsense. Either way, when that day full of hearts and flowers and candies rolls around, you can't help but have it on the brain. That's why we are serving up 9 Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Get All Swoon-y Over. Even if you happen to dislike the holiday, you can drink your bitterness away with something delicious. See? There's an upside to practically everything, isn't there? Generally that upside involves some sort of booze, but we aren't ones to judge over here. In this round up you are going to find a variety of cocktails to fall in love with. There's everything from strong to sweet to fruity! You can toast another year past with your significant other or you can toast your general single awesomeness. Who says Valentine's Day is only for the lovers out there? ;) Happy drinking!
Singapore Sling - Casa Veneracion
Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail - Honestly Yum
Dirty Shirley - Stir & Scribble
Sparkling Strawberry Rose Sangria - Brooklyn Supper
Sweetie Martini - Inspired by Charm
Valentine Moscato Float - The Taylor House
Valentine’s Day Cocktail - Honestly Yum
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cocktail - The Slow Roasted Italian
Strawberries & Champagne Margarita - Pizzazzerie The only question is.... will you be sharing with your boo, or keeping all the cocktail deliciousness to yourself?? We're thinking option B sounds pretty darn good.
15 Fall Cocktails to Keep Your Tailgating Spirits High (and Extra Boozy)
The first week of football is wrapping up and we couldn't be more excited. We are sad to see the end of summer so clearly, but all that football and tailgating amazingness in front of us is comforting our souls hardcore right about now. You know we are allllll about that tailgating food, but we also want to make sure we have the drinks part covered for y'all too. What's a tailgate party without some booze anyway? So we're bringing you these 15 fall cocktails to keep your tailgating spirits high (and extra boozy). These cocktails have all that apple and pumpkin goodness you start craving the moment September 1st rolls around, plus some extra odds and ends cocktails to give you a break once you start wearing yourself on everything apple and pumpkin. One of our favorite manly drinks below (pictured above) is Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon. Our smokers are running well into fall, low and slow, so we take advantage of that smoke by bottling it up with some bourbon. Top it with a slice of candied bacon and all the dudes out there basically melt as soon as they see it. It's also the perfect consolation prize if someone's team loses. As long as you give them one of these, you can mock them all you want.
DIY Brunch Bloody Mary Bar - Sauce + Style Apple Cider Margaritas - How Sweet It Is
Mulled Apple Cider Sangria - A Night Owl Bourbon Caramel Milkshake - Sauce + Style
Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz - Kitchen Konfidence Fresh Cranberry Margaritas - Cookie + Kate
Bourbon Apple Cider - Set the Table Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail - Jelly Toast
Pumpkin Spice Whisky Cocktail - Dishing Up The Dirt Mexican Pumpkin Punch - We Are Not Martha But Can’t We Try?
Apple Pie Bourbon Shots - Delish
Apple, Pumpkin Beer Cocktails - Cooking and Beer Pumpkin Old Fashioned - Saveur
Punch A La Taylor - Saveur Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon - Sauce + Style Cheers, y'all!
13 Labor Day Cocktails to Get Your Day Drink On
Labor Day weekend is pretty much HERE people. If you haven’t been planning your weekend menu, you might be in a complete panic right about now. Maybe you are really on top of it and have the entire weekend planned, gone grocery shopping and are already starting massive prep for an epic weekend of grilling (if this is you, serious props because danggggg). Either way, you’re going to need some cocktails to alleviate the stress or to enjoy after all your slaving in the kitchen and over the grill. Let’s face it, you know you’re going to basically be hammered the entire weekend and you can’t survive on vodka tonics for three days. To go along with that massive menu you’ve got going on, you need some serious drink variety in your grilling lives. Here’s the ultimate list of drinks that’ll get ya nice and twisted, but don’t taste like pure alcohol (we’ve all grown out of loving that taste since college, right?). There’s some fancy AF cocktail, some fruity cocktails, and even a few manly cocktails that the men will gladly kick back with instead of a cold beer. We’ll just be kicking back with these as the final long summer weekend rolls by if you need us.
WTF?! Punch - Delish.com DIY Bloody Mary Bar - Sauce + Style (pictured at the beginning of this post!)
The Pineapple Hop - Serious Eats Watermelon Sangria - Delish.com
Mezcal Mary with Roasted Jalapeño and Bacon - Serious Eats Grilled Peach Whiskey Sour - Serious Eats
Cucumber Cooler - Minimalist Baker Grapefruit Mimosas - The Brewer & The Baker Bad Idea - Supergolden Bakes
Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail - Martha Stewart Grilled Citrus Sangria - Sauce + Style
Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon - Sauce + Style Boozy Blueberry Lemonade with Lavender - Swooned Thirsty yet? Time to say cheers and guzzle these bad boys down already. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend piggy peeps!
15 Fresh Fruit Cocktails That'll Upgrade Your Summer Happy Hour
Heyyyyyy there friends! Here at Pig of the Month BBQ, you know we love our boozy breaks, especially when we're tending to those tasty meats on the grill. Those flames get HOT so we need a constant blur of cocktails to keep us cool and refreshed while we are hard at work during those backyard BBQ's. Every summer we look forward to packing our giant cocktail glasses with as much fresh fruit as we possibly can. There's no better time to take advantage of what's in season, and considering how much easier it is to make a cocktail versus baking or cooking with fresh fruit, we're alllllll over it. This week's roundup features the fruitiest cocktails around, perfect for adding to your happy hour lineup or even to just kick back with on a lazy Sunday afternoon. From mango to berries, watermelon to peaches, you get the best of all your fav summer fruits with this giant list of 15 killer cocktails. You might as well try them on so you can become a grill master AND master mixologist this summer. You've got big dreams, and we totally respect that. Stock up on the booze, because you know your friends and family will be knocking down your door the moment you start Snapchatting your mad cocktail skills.
Berry-licious Ice Tea Red Sangria - Culinary Hill Mango Mojito - Sauce + Style
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita - Sauce + Style Rose Sangria - How Sweet It Is Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes - Sauce + Style
Blueberry Margaritas - Gimme Some Oven Strawberry Mojito Punch - Sauce + Style
Mango Margaritas - Minimalist Baker Watermelon Crush - Sauce + Style
Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margaritas - How Sweet It Is Bourbon Peach Basil Smash - Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Blackberry Pineapple Smash - What’s Gaby Cooking Cardamom Berry Smash - Today’s Nest
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