Category Archives: Happy hour

Mixed Berry Cocktail


  • 1 oz blue raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz white rum
  • Mixed berry juice 
  • Fresca
  • Fresh raspberries

After a delightful canyon drive in the jeep and a small nature hike, we got home and started making dinner and I just whipped this together. It’s really tasty!

I added the liquors and ice first, then filled about 3/4 of the way up the glass with that mixed berry juice. Top it off with Fresca and some fresh raspberries! Enjoy 🙂


Orange Peach Lemonade

I just threw this together, but it turned out to be quite refreshing! A delightful way to start the evening after work, while Danielle cooks us a delicious meal! 

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz peach schnapps
  • Equal parts orange juice and lemonade 
  • Top off with Fresca

Get a highball glass and fill halfway with ice. Start adding liquids with the vodka and peach schnapps, then add orange juice, lemonade, and the finish with Fresca. 


Untraditional Long Island Iced Tea

This is not your traditional Long Island Iced Tea, but it’s close! As you know, there is no actual tea in this, but it looks like Tea and some say it tastes like tea as well. It has a lot of alcohol so it’s not a beginners drink by any means. 


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz gold rum
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 drops angostura bitters
  • 1 splash simple syrup
  • 3 oz limeade
  • 1-2 oz cola
  • Lemon wedge

Prepare a highball glasses with ice. Next mix your ingredients except the cola in a shaker and shake on ice for about 30 seconds. Strain into your prepared glass and add the cola to top it off. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy! 

Patriotic Summer Cooler Cocktail

With Independence Day just a few days away we wanted to have a fun patriotic themed drink. This drink is very simple and tasty!


  • 1 oz Lime Rum
  • 1 oz Tropical Punch Liqueur
  • Sprite, fill the glass
  • Raspberries for garnish

You can definitely alter the proportions, I usually eyeball everything, but it’s close to one ounce each of the liquors and liqueurs when I mix drinks. Enjoy and happy Independence Day!

Watermelon Slushee Cocktail

Now that summer is nearly here and the temperatures are rising, a refreshing cocktail is just the remedy needed! With fruits in plentiful supply it’s always fun to mix fresh fruit into a cocktail. I got a baby watermelon from my parents which was just the right size to make a batch of this drink as well as have a few pieces to snack on. 


  • Watermelon rum (3-4 ounces)
  • Limeade (1 cup)
  • Watermelon chunks (3-4 cups)
  • Simple syrup (1-2 ounces)
  • Ice

I put the ice in first, about 2/3 full in the blender. I then added the watermelon chunks and the liquids. I added the simple syrup to make the mixture a little more viscous and hold together a little more. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy! Garnish with a watermelon wedge if desired.  

Wonderful Watermelon Limeade Cocktail

This one is delicious! Tastes just like a Shirley Temple, but with actual alcohol in it!

This is a simple cocktail but oh so good! 

  • Watermelon vodka – 1.5 oz
  • Lime rum – 1 oz
  • Grenadine – 0.5 oz
  • Fresca to fill 
  • Ice

I always start with ice and the the hard liquors. I added the Fresca to fill the glass and then lastly added the grenadine slowly to help with the hombre effect. Enjoy! 

The “Spring Breaker” Cocktail


Here’s a fun one!

  • Tropical punch puckers – 1 oz
  • Tropical punch juice – to fill 
  • Tropical punch vodka – 1 oz
  • Blue Curaçao – dash

This drink is pretty tasty and very cool looking too! I added the ingredients in a different order this time with the blue being on top when normally it’s on the bottom. It made for a cool pic! It’s very tropical that’s for sure! 

Sansa’s Hope- A Game of Thrones Inspired Drink

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Sansa’s Hope

Inspired the sweetness of the beautiful redhead, Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones. We created this drink while binge watching the first 2 seasons. As the series progresses I think that the character of Sansa is greatly developed. She goes through so much heartbreak and torment, and she is coming out stronger! I do believe that it may be time to honor this character with a drink that has evolved along with her.

  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1oz Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1oz Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmellow Vodka
  • 1oz Cherry Liqueur

Pour over ice and fill the rest of the glass with Minute Maid Fruit Punch. Garnish with cherries. Enjoy!!!

Trial by Combat- A Game of Thrones Inspired Drink


Tyrion Lannister does love his trial by combat so we wanted to create something strong, surprising and feisty! Holy cow!! Did you see the end of this trial! We have never seen anything like this before…..yikes. Pour me another drink after that one…..

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz Desert Island Long Island  Ice Tea
  • Dash of Orange Bitters

Fill the rest of the glass with ice and Cherry 7up.trial by combat

The Cersei- A Game Of Thrones Inspired Drink

This particular addition was sent to me from the mother of my oldest childhood friend. I love this family dearly and I am very grateful to have them in my life. Thanks Bonnie!!! You’re great 🙂

Image“The Cersei” -Beautiful, Smooth and Deadly. I just came up with it today, because

1-Your Blog,
2-I am reading all of the books and

3-The Moroccan Mint in my garden is irresistible:)

Fresh Lime on rim of glasses & salt with Sea Salt, 2 slices of Fresh Lime: squeeze into each glass, 4-5 Moroccan Mint Leaves: Muddled plus (3-4 for Garnish),

2 Shots of your favorite Tequila, 1 shot of your favorite Orange Liquor, 1/4 cup fresh ice cubes and 1/2 cup Limeade (Fresh or A good frozen brand), Adjust to glass size or make a Pitcher (Mix, Relax & Enjoy;)