Posts tagged: new year's
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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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
Now that the Christmas season is officially over, it's time to focus on all that New Year, New Me stuff. While other peeps are thinking about diets and how they can improve themselves in the coming year, we've got our eyes on the REAL prize... How to ring in the new year like a freakin' BOSS. There's no sense in making big plans for the new year if you are properly celebrating it's arrival, right? For us, it's all about DECADENCE. All the food, drink and more food that we want to double-down on before we feel the need to cleanse the holiday weight gain in January (you know, that diet that generally only lasts one week?). Check out our ultimate list of indulgent recipes from drinks to apps to desserts and even a burger made with beer cheese sauce and whiskey... Because why the F not? You can only say goodbye to 2016 once, so let's send that year out the right way.
Gingerbread Spice Cocktail - Sauce + Style
The Perfect Antipasti Platter - Sauce + Style
Peach and Vanilla Champagne Jello Shots - That’s So Michelle
Sugar Cone Party Horns - Hungry Happenings
Glitter Champagne Bottles - Camp Makery
Double-Stuffed Oreo Jello Shots - A Beautiful Mess
Jameson Whiskey Blue Cheeseburger with Guinness Cheese Sauce + Crispy Onions - Half Baked Harvest
Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas with Spicy Guac - How Sweet It Is
One-Pan Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettucine with Truffle Oil - Half Baked Harvest
Crispy Beer Chicken with a Creamy Beer Mushroom Gravy - Cafe Delites
Drunken Cherry Galettes - The Brewer and the Baker
Boozy Truffles - Table for Two
Boozy Gummy Bear Cupcakes - Sweet Tooth Happy New Year, piggy peeps! We'll catch y'all on the flip side.
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
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??