Cranberry Punch

Cranberry punch is a super easy and delicious drink to have around for the holidays. There’s even a non-alcoholic version for the kids!

Cranberry punch is a super easy and delicious drink to have around for the holidays. There’s even a non-alcoholic version for the kids!

The holidays are here, and that means time for entertaining. Entertaining means having fun cocktails around. Well, at least I think it should mean that. I have been to plenty of get-togethers where the cooler full of beer is in one corner, and there is a random bottle of wine or two that someone else brought as a hostess gift. You know what I am talking about, right? Or is that just something that happens in the Mid-West? Time to put an end to that, and up your game with cranberry punch!

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Tuaca Mule (Moscow Mule)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TUACA Vanilla Citrus Liqueur  for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

TUACA® Mule – A fun twist on the classic Moscow Mule!  A citrusy vanilla liqueur adds tons of great flavor to a classic cocktail. 

TUACA® Mule - A fun twist on the classic Moscow Mule! A citrusy vanilla liqueur adds tons of great flavor to a classic cocktail.

This summer I spent a weekend in Denver with one of my girlfriends.  We shopped, toured the city, went to a baseball game, ate way too much, and had a few drinks.  My friend was pretty ashamed that I had never tried a Moscow Mule before.  She made it her mission to change that over the weekend.  And I must say, boy had I been missing out!  A super simple drink, but it is so good!

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Strawberry Margarita Punch

Strawberry Margarita Punch – Your favorite strawberry margarita all dressed up and turned into a fun strawberry punch!

Strawberry Margarita Punch - Your favorite strawberry margarita all dressed up and turned into a fun strawberry punch!

The one camp that my son was in all summer was this week, and today is the last day.  He loved it!  He came home every day and told us all about the chemistry experiments they did in the morning, and the fun things they did in their myth busters class in the afternoon.  They even got to use a roll of duct tape to make anything they wanted, and test its strength compared to the original object.  My 10 year old made a wallet, and all things considered it was pretty darn good!  Tonight I am taking him and a friend to the local collegiate league baseball game to celebrate.  I am sure they will have watching the game, playing the games, and running after foul balls.  Perfect summer Friday night activity!

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Whiskey Sour Punch

Whiskey Sour Punch – orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon some triple sec together for a fizzy and fun punch.  Great for get togethers, and you can even make it ahead!

Whisky Sour Punch - orange juice, lemon juice and bourbon some together for a fizzy and fun punch.  Great for get togethers, and you can even make it ahead!

Are you a whiskey drinker?  I am guessing the answer is yes if you decided to read this post.  But if you aren’t a big fan, don’t worry – you still need to try this punch.  I am new to the world of bourbons and whiskey.  It is not something I will be drinking straight anytime soon, but if you mix it with something and sweetened it up a little, then I enjoy it.  I made Peach Bourbon Limeade and Bourbon Apple Cider over the last year, so I am slowly getting accustomed to it.  I hope you will give it a try too, because this whiskey sour punch is just so good!

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Cranberry Vodka Cocktail

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail – cranberry juice and vodka come together with a little fizz for a fun and easy holiday drink.

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail - cranberry juice and vodka come together with a little fizz for a fun and easy holiday drink.

Let’s keep this short and sweet today.  I have a fun cocktail for you.  It is perfect for your holiday get together, New Years Eve, or just because you have some cranberries lying around.  Vodka and Cranberry is a very classic drink, I just added some fizz.  I have a thing about fizz.  For some reason, I think that cocktails need to have fizz in them!  Call me crazy, or call me genius – just make this drink.

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Bourbon Apple Cider

Bourbon Apple Cider - turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail

Thank goodness the weekend is here!  It is suppose to be a gorgeous weekend here in Colorado.  Hopefully we will make it up into the mountains tomorrow to see the Aspens.   They turn a gorgeous bight yellow in the fall, and the mountains are just covered in them.  We have plans with friends on Saturday night too, so it should be a fun weekend!  Especially if this Bourbon Apple Cider happens again.

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Bourbon Peach Limeade

Bourbon Peach Limeade - a great use for those fresh peaches

I can not believe that it is August already.  My 9 year old and I are visiting family in Wisconsin this week.  We spent the weekend with my extended family in Minnesota.  It was a great time catching up with everyone, and we had great weather.  On Saturday night all of the adults went on a dinner boat cruise.  So nice to enjoy the sunset, the company, the good food, and all kid free :)  Yesterday we came to Wisconsin, and I got to hang out with Erin (Law Student’s Wife).  Dinner and drinks on the patio in downtown Madison, were the perfect way to end the weekend!

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Mixed Beery Lemonade

Mixed Beery Lemonade - fruity and refreshing for summer!

I wasn’t going to post a recipe today, but I wanted to give you one last fun drink that you can enjoy this weekend!  Do you have any fun plans to enjoy the 4th of July?  I think that we are going to go on a bike ride tomorrow.  Hopefully the trail that we want to ride on isn’t flooded this time.  The rest of the weekend will be spent going to a Colorado Rockies game and probably going up to the mountains to go on a hike.  Personally I am excited for fireworks.  I love getting to see fireworks, there is just something amazing about them!

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Cherry Limeade Margaritas

Cherry Limeade Margaritas - mix up some hoemamde limeade for a refreshing summer cocktail (non-alcoholic version as well)

I trust that all the Dad’s out there had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend.  Ours was low key, which is exactly what my husband requested.  We have been so busy lately, he just want to have some time at home.  I had big plans of going away for the weekend, hiking, biking, and seeing friends.  But I was over ruled.  I guess on Father’s Day, the father should get a say, huh?  There were a few treats and a special dinner over the weekend though.  I can’t just let the day completely slide by.

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Cherry Almond Vodka Cocktail

Cherry Almond Vodka Cocktail; Frozen cherries are perfect for a spring cocktail {Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts}

Mother’s Day weekend is here.  Are you ready?  Do you have a great plan for your Mom?  My mom is actually coming to our house next week, so I am saving my gift until then.  I think it is so much better to give a person a gift in person, even if it is a few days late.  Hopefully she agrees :)  As for our house, I am not sure what we are doing.  My son has the week off from football, so we have the whole weekend free.  I am hoping I get to sleep in, and not have to cook, or do the dishes for the day.  I like to think I am pretty easy when it comes to holidays.  My husband might disagree.

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