Dark Cherry Italian Sodas

By Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Non-alcoholic beverages for the win! I've had to get creative with this whole pregnancy thing. I've mentioned my obsession with SanPellegrino, but a few weekends ago I was craving something a little more... complex. I love making cocktails at home with My Other Half, and I've been missing that aspect of my kitchen game recently. As we ...

Grapefruit Green Smoothie

By Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I'm all about smoothies this week! Last weekend I realized I was just not eating enough fruits and veggies. After a trip to Pure Kitchen for lunch (which I adored - had the layer dip, mystical bowl and champion juice) I vowed to have a smoothie a day all week (and hopefully continue longer than that). The ...

Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

By Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ummm these are ridiculous. Ridiculously DELICIOUS! I love grapefruit. In fact, it's probably my favourite fruit. I love grapefruit-flavoured everything, from cocktails to candy. I even cut up grapefruits like an orange. I cringe when I see people who put extra sugar on them (i.e. my whole family) - they're not THAT sour! I also love margaritas. I ...

Green Melon & Lychee Martinis

By Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I need a drink today.   Thankfully it’s hump day! But I’ll still need a drink to get through the day. Mostly because I (sadly!) have re-injured my hamstring, and my half-marathon training is definitely going to be affected. So I’m bummed about that. I fall off bandwagons FAR too easily. So please don’t let me! I need ...

Candy Cane Vodka

By Friday, December 20, 2013

I made vodka. Okay, well not really, but sort of. Every year, The "Unputdownable" Book Club does a Christmas gift exchange. You know, the game where everyone brings a wrapped gift and then steals them from each other? So. much. fun. It's actually one of my favourite Christmas activities. My work also does it and it's hilarious. This ...

Old Fashioned Cocktail

By Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Let’s talk about my obsession with bourbon. I’m not sure when it started, but it was definitely around the time I started watching Mad Men last year. Don Draper had me at hello. And, wanting to be super cool like him, I started asking My Other Half to buy me bourbon. And then he did, and I ...

Wasabi Caesars

By Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Friday. You're welcome. I have zero idea what I would do if I lived in the States and couldn't get Clamato juice. Like honestly, how could I exist with caesars? Personally, if I can toot my own horn here, I like my own caesars. I made a ton of them working at Feleena's and have all ...

Lychee Martinis

By Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This was the first alcoholic drink I ever had. At least I think it was. It also might have been a cosmopolitan. Can't quite remember. Anyway, I think we can safely say my first lychee martini was quite a while ago. Like, pre-legal drinking age. Unless you're my Mama, in which case Daddy would NEVER have  bought ...

Homemade Sweet Chai Tea

By Friday, October 11, 2013

Confession: I absolutely love Starbucks’ Tazo Chai Lattes. I’m assuming I’m not the only one. Which is why, for my Stella & Dot party, I set out to make my own. With the chilly weather rolling in (it’s under 10 degrees when I wake up in the mornings), I thought it would be nice to welcome my ...

Two-Ingredient White Sangria

By Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sometimes, I make recipes up. On the fly. Ok, that's a lie. I do it more than just "sometimes". Particularly with drinks. And I label anything and everything "sangria", as you discovered in this post. I served this particular wine beverage at book club slumber party (photos taken by the talented Laura Kelly) and the girls were all ...

Pink Sangria

By Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What's the definition of sangria? Because I call any wine/fruit juice mixture sangria. And I'm sure that's not technically right. But it's what I do. And because I'm really only a red wine drinker (I pretend to enjoy white and rose, but I really don't get it yet), I will gladly make "sangria" our of any and ...

Watermelon Margaritas

By Friday, July 12, 2013

You know how the saying goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"... Well, when life gives you a gigantic watermelon... make watermelon margaritas! Obviously. But actually, after my girlfriends and I finished the 5k Barrhaven Run for Rogers House (all of us beating our times from last year, I might add), we were in serious need of ...

Sparkling White Sangria

By Friday, July 5, 2013

Hot days call for cold drinks. It's not rocket science. I wish the weather was better in Ottawa these days...but it's not. So when we get a hot, sunny Saturday, we milk it for all it's worth. That means good tunes, cocktails and an unputdownable book. We took a break from the slushy drinks this weekend and ...