Archive of ‘Beverages’ category

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe. 

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Cheers to “accidental recipes”, darlings! I’m so glad we had leftover cherry cola from a family visit so we could make this Cherry Long Island Iced Tea, because it is one delicious summer cocktail. Long Island iced teas are designed for slow sipping on hot summer evenings.  (more…)

Watermelon Mint Sangria – A Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch.

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch. * GoodieGodmother.com

We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that is A Thing here in Virginia. But mild evenings, and a few dinners outside, have inspired me to break out the summer cocktails anyway! First up, this totally refreshing watermelon mint sangria. (more…)

Sparkling Mint Julep

Whether you make it as a cocktail or a mocktail, this sparkling mint julep is a lovely drink for a celebration! Large hats optional.

Let’s believe in celebrations, darlings. Life brings so many challenges it’s easy to forget to celebrate, and yet celebrate we should. And we should wear large, decorative hats while sipping something sparkling, because why not? Whether it’s for a Derby party or just because, I’m loving this sparkling mint julep at the moment.
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Blood Orange Vesper Martini

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story.

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a sharp dresser, exudes confidence, is witty, and has an uncanny sense of knowing exactly what to do in any given situation. Despite his reputation as a womanizer, James Bond is also a man who knows how to fall in love, and that is the inspiration for this drink. I take you to the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, and the story of the Vesper martini.  (more…)

Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

A perfect drink for cool evenings and changing seasons, the Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail is great for sipping alone or pairing with cool weather comfort food. 

Bourbon is one of my favorite spirits. This is strange for someone originally from Florida, where depending on which side of Lake Okeechobee you live it’s a toss-up between rum and Jack Daniel’s. Bourbon was something I wasn’t exposed to until college, and since then it has been my liquor of choice for pairing with barbecue and other meat dishes, to prepare brine for turkey, or to just enjoy on the rocks. (more…)

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