Tag Archive: Novelty 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Orange and Coffee Moscow Mule

For those of you who are fans of the classic Moscow Mule, you are in for a real treat today! And those of you who are not yet Mule fans, I’m hoping to convert you. 🙂 Often when a classic cocktail is updated, it’s called "improved". Since Moscow Mules are one of my all time favorite cocktails, I don’t necessarily think it needs "improving", but I do love swapping out…

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Evil Eye Halloween Cocktail

Hey, friends!! The other day I got obsessed with the idea of making vanilla pudding ICE CUBES, and I’m so excited that it actually worked. This turned out to be basically a Bailey’s with a pudding pop cube in it that looks like a creepy eyeball. I’d call that a win! If you’re a Halloween freak like me, you’ll have to try it this weekend! Here’s how it’s made! One:…

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Rosé Slushee… Frosé?!

Hey, friends! I am super excited to share my quick trick for making a Rosé Slushee (also known as "Frosé" haha). It’s so easy you’re going to love it!!! First pour rosé into ice cube molds. It does not matter if they are big or small cubes. They will freeze within 5-6 hours and be as frozen as they will ever be, which is very soft. Even if you leave…

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Aloe Margarita

I had a lot of fun working on this recipe. It’s really unique. I’ve shared a lot of sweet margaritas here (like watermelon, cranberry orange, peach and coconut). This recipe is on the less sweet side. Still lightly sweet, but not nearly as much as the others. I’d put it more in line with the cucumber margarita. Light and very fresh! Plus, you have to give it bonus points for…

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Pineapple Citrus Punch

Who doesn’t love punch? Nobody ever? Great. We’re all on the same page. So I’m a big party-thrower. I love everything about it from the decorating to the food to the drinks. But more than anything, I just like being around my friends. It’s great to decompress, laugh and have a little girl time – all the good vibes. I love making punches for parties because they are self-serve, super…

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Almond Joy Martini

With Halloween so close at hand, it’s no surprise that we have candy on the brain. And since the love of candy is not just for kids, it’s also fun to have a sweet treat that’s just for your adult self as well. So while the little ones go door to door filling their bags with candy, have a seat and fill your glass with this Almond Joy martini instead!…

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Moscow Mule Jello Shots

I can vividly remember being out for drinks with Elsie and Emma about a year ago and hearing them order a drink that was unfamiliar to me—a Moscow Mule. I had no idea what the drink actually was, but the name intrigued me, and once I saw it brought to them in the shiny copper cups, I really had to know what this drink was. Thankfully, they are totally the…

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Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

What could say summer more than a nice big slice of watermelon? Well, what if that watermelon slice was actually a giant jello shot?? I know, I know, total dream come true. We’ve filled a lot of fruit with jello and alcohol before (check out our orange creamsicle, lemon drop and mojito lime jello shots), but when I saw you could fill a watermelon and slice it up into slices,…

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Pineapple Coconut Daiquiri in A PINEAPPLE CUP!!

Wanna know the easiest way to wow your dinner party guests? Pineapple cups! These are so easy to make. I’m so excited to show you how! And I’ll give you two yummy daiquiri recipes to fill your cups with, but spoiler—anything that’s blended with rum is gonna be wonderful! I researched all the different ways to remove the inside of the pineapple and there are methods that don’t need a…

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Key Lime Pie Jello Shots

The weather is getting warmer, the shorts are getting shorter, and all I can think is, "Summer is on its way!" One of my favorite things about the nicer weather is going to lots of picnics and outdoor parties with friends. I always looked forward to those outings as a kid and would usually save a lot of room for the giant dessert table full of summery sugary treats. Key…

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