Tag Archive: Cocktails

Santa’s Little Helper Shot

Oh yes, I’m getting ultra festive today, friends! Here is a super fun and delicious holiday shot recipe…

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Boozy Apple Cider A La Mode

The best part about fall and winter is a warm drink. Boozy mulled apple cider comes in at the…

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Spiced Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin pie lovers unite! If the best part of the Thanksgiving meal is the dessert round, well, then this…

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Halloween Cocktail + Stencil DIY

There’s nothing more exciting than fall and decorating for the first holiday of the season! While you’re making…

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Peach + Basil Whiskey Sour

Now that the dog days of summer are behind us, the nights have been getting a little cooler…

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The Best Fresh or Frozen Daiquiri

Ask any bartender or cocktail guru what THE quintessential rum cocktail is and the answer will always be the…

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Gin + Tonic Popsicles

The bulk of my summertime liquor consumption is mostly made up of gin because of its ability to…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jello Shots!

One of my favorite things to do is to make fun jello shots and I’ve got a great…

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Chamomile Elderflower Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is definitely one of my favorite summer cocktails. It’s dry, citrusy, bright, fizzy and refreshing….

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Red Wine Marshmallows (for S’mores!)

I am such a fan of homemade marshmallows! Once I finally took the plunge and realized how easy they…

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Mango Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is the quintessential tiki cocktail as far as I’m concerned. It is one of the…

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Dark ‘n Stormy Popsicles

It’s been so hot lately I’ve been on an only eating/drinking super cold things kick, like smoothie bowls,…

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Frozen Hibiscus Margarita

I am so, so excited today because Rogan Howitt, co-owner and manager of The Golden Girl Rum Club,…

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Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria

Summer is finally here, and there’s a lot more to be excited about than just the weather—like refreshing…

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Flavored Simple Syrup—Four Ways

Nothing adds a touch of whimsy to a hand-crafted cocktail like flavored simple syrup. These flavor-infused syrups are…

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Green Apple and Pear Chi-Chi Cocktail

Summer is primetime for many things. A few of my favorites are camping, floating (can you tell I’m…

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Piña Colada Popsicles

I’ve always been obsessed with piña coladas. I’ve worked at quite a few tropical bars, and I’d like…

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Watermelon Frozen Rosé AKA Frosé

Having a few refreshing, easy to make drinks up your sleeve is a must-have as summer approaches. For…

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Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes

The only thing I love more than cocktails is probably cupcakes. That’s why I love turning cupcakes into…

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Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes

The only thing I love more than cocktails is probably cupcakes. That’s why I love turning cupcakes into…

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Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz

There is so much to be excited about for spring, but my favorite is the start of my…

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How To Make Homemade Pimm’s

I have to admit that I’ve always been a sucker for a classic Pimm’s Cup. They go down…

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Gin Fix with Infused Ice Cubes

Hey, everyone! I’m super excited to share that we have teamed up with The Botanist Gin to bring…

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Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake

Once the weather starts to warm up every year, it’s time to catch up on the things I’ve missed all winter long–creamy milkshakes, cold cocktails and fresh berries, to name a few! This vodka-laced strawberry milkshake just happens to check all those boxes. Oh, and don’t forget the shortcake rim… in case you needed one more reason to drop everything and make one right now. This milkshake cocktail is a…

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Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Punch

Who’s guilty of loving Lucky Charms Cereal when they were a kid? I have to raise my hand because I loved it so much my mother used to tell me I was going to turn into one of those little pastel marshmallows. She kind of wasn’t wrong when you take into account my wardrobe, hair, and choice of home decor, which is all mostly pastel. Thanks, Mom! The cereal milk…

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Frozen Avocado Margarita

Hello, everyone! My name is Natalie, and I’m a bartender turned blogger who will be contributing all things booze related here on A Beautiful Mess. I’m SO excited to be bringing drinks into all of your homes, so let’s get started. For my first recipe I’m making a delicious Frozen Avocado Margarita—just in time for National Margarita Day! You heard me right: instead of putting it on your toast, which…

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Part 2! Red Wine Soaked Gummy Bears

Last weekend I shared these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears that, quite frankly, are the greatest thing I have ever made. And I promised to try it with red wine next. And, friends, I wasted no time. I am back to report on these red wine soaked gummy bears! First of all I purchased 1 pound of grape gummy bears (the obvious flavor choice!). I put them in a medium size…

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Celery and Lime Gimlet

If you’ve never had (or heard of) a gimlet before, it’s basically a very refreshing cocktail made of gin and lime juice and variations on that. I think of it as the gin version of a daiquiri, but not always sweetened where daiquiris usually are in some way. I also almost always think of the movie, and book, Julie and Julia because the main character drinks gimlets often. 🙂 And…

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Try This: Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears

I am so truly stoked to share these Rosé Soaked Gummy Bears with you today. They are the PERFECT novelty dessert for Valentine’s Day (or any Bachelor Monday if you ask me!), and they’re also incredibly easy to make. A few years back I made Vodka and Rum soaked gummy bears for Emma’s bachelorette party. They were a HUGE hit! Then, this past week it dawned on me that it…

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How to Make Floral Ice Cubes

Hey there! Today I am very excited to share a fun technique for making super pretty FLORAL ice cubes! We’ve teamed up with KINKY Beverages to share a fun way to dress up a simple drink, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! There are two ways to make floral ice cubes. One is to find flowers that are small enough to put whole into your ice cubes. A lot…

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