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Make this Guava Mimosa if you're looking for a unique take on the classic champagne cocktail popular for brunches and morning gatherings. So delicious! 0

Guava Mimosa {A Unique Champagne Cocktail for Brunch}

Back when I was a kid, my family took a vacation to Hawaii. That’s where I first fell in love with Guava nectar. I ordered it each morning at breakfast, and what a delight. So now as an adult, you can imagine my giddiness to find guava nectar at the local grocery store. It may not be quite like the fresh guava nectar from the islands, but it’s certainly delicious enough to use in a dazzling sparkling cocktail. Enter the Guava Mimosa. Guava nectar is fairly sweet—after all it is a tropical island fruit. Usually blush or pale cream in color,...

Enjoy a Lavender Mocktail when alcohol isn't an option. A non-alcoholic beverage made with lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, cranberry juice & ginger ale. 0

Lavender Mocktail {and a Hot Mama Cocktails Intro}

I’ve been making a lot of yummy beverages with my new lavender simple syrup. Even though I’m typically going to be using it in my home bar crafted cocktails, I knew I wanted to make some sort of Lavender Mocktail with it, too. About 10 years ago before I knew that “mocktails” were an actual thing (and trending), I came up with what I called “Hot Mama Cocktails.” I had 2 friends unexpectedly become pregnant at the time. We were a group of friends who went out to bars a lot, for karaoke or a game of pool. Although we...

Here's another Fireball Whisky drink recipe, this time made with peach nectar. The combo of peach & cinnamon in this drink tastes just like Peach Cobbler! 0

Peach Cobbler Cocktail 🍑 Another Fireball Whisky Drink

After seeing the popularity of my Fireball Cranberry Sour, I have decided that another Fireball Whisky drink recipe needs to happen. The last one was more of a fall drink on account of the cranberry, but this Peach Cobbler Cocktail is perfect for spring and summer. (Although I’d drink either any time of the year!) So simple—peach nectar and Fireball. I almost always have these ingredients on hand, but never thought to put them together. (Probably because most of the Fireball in our house gets put into shot glasses before I ever have a chance to get my hands on it.)...

Delight in the refreshing botanicals of this cranberry, gin and lavender martini. Welcome spring by sipping a cocktail with a light, floral essence. 0

Lavender Martini with Cranberry + Gin

There’s something about the impending arrival of spring that makes me want to craft cocktails that taste and/or smell like flowers. So when I spotted this fancy-looking lavender simple syrup at the liquor store, I knew I was destined to make some sort of lavender martini in short order. My bar setup at home is pretty simple. We’ve got a decent selection of staple spirits on hand like gin, vodka, whiskey, and rum. Also, we keep a few supporting flavors like peach schnapps, cointreau (and triple sec—similar flavor; lower price point), chambord, creme de cacao, and creme de menthe, etc. My...

The Campari Mojito is a twist on this classic refreshing summer cocktail. We switched out the lime juice for a colorful grapefruit flavored aperitif. 0

Campari Mojito Keeps You From Melting to the Pavement

I’ve been waiting for the high heat of the summer to share my recipe for the Campari Mojito. This is a little golden nugget of a cocktail that my sister-in-law and I mixed up a few years back. But let me start with the backstory. I had never tried Campari. As I read through my copy of Complete Bartender in search of fun new cocktails, I came across several that called for Campari. The descriptions out there of this bitter aperitif are a little fuzzy, but I found one that described the flavor as blood orange or grapefruit. And… I was...

Chocolate Velvet Martini Recipe from Dish-y.com features SMIRNOFF® KISSED CARAMEL® 2

Chocolate Velvet Martini

I thought I was making a girly drink the first time I threw together this Chocolate Velvet Martini. I was wrong. After I made my own at our home bar one night, I promptly found myself making three more—for Rob and each of his two brothers. It’s a good thing I have plenty of martini glasses at home. So there I was. Sipping my new Chocolate Velvet Martini with three dudes. I felt like a proper mixologist. Now, I think a traditional chocolate martini is made with plain vodka. But I happened to have some SMIRNOFF® KISSED CARAMEL® Vodka on hand. And I...

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Peach Clementini | A Fresh Squeezed Martini

After nine months of cooking, I gave birth to our second child in August. Right before I got pregnant, I started really getting into using gin in my craft cocktail making at home. Specifically, martinis. Needless to say, my cocktail crafting went by the wayside for a while. I spent the better part of nine months looking forward to my first dirty gin martini when I was finally off the clock. That martini was lovely. Well worth the wait. (And so is baby Veda!) Soon after, I started trying my hand out at a few other craft gin martinis at...

Fireball Cranberry Sour Fall Cocktail Recipe 1

Fireball Cranberry Sour | Fall Cocktail Recipe

Fireball is sort of a big thing in the Williams clan right now. It has been for about a year. Rob and I typically have at least a partial bottle on hand at home that was leftover from the latest gathering of family and friends. Being the creative type, I thought the Fireball would be a good base for a new fall cocktail. So I went to work. If you’re unfamiliar with Fireball, it’s cinnamon ‘whisky.’ (Although I typically spell it with an ‘e’ but maybe there is some significance to leaving it off.) With taglines like, “Tastes like Heaven,...