5 Cocktails for National Tequila Day

If you needed an excuse for a friday happy hour…today is national tequila day! So, I have a round-up of fancy tequila cocktails for all you Friday happy hour needs. Cheers! 5 Tequila Cocktails to Make on National Tequila Day… 1. Fresh Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail Ingredients needed: Tequila, 1 grapefruit, 1 lime, simple syrup, clubContinue reading “5 Cocktails for National Tequila Day”

Lavender French 75 Cocktail

Happy Friday, friends. I hope you had a lovely week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend…maybe with this cocktail (or two). A French 75 combines some of my favorite things: gin and champagne. I am very in to gin and tonics lately, and there is something so lovely about popping a bottle ofContinue reading “Lavender French 75 Cocktail”

Lavender Simple Syrup

Living in 2020 has really upped my cocktail game (and ignited my inner wannabe mixologist). My happy hours very quickly went from trendy cocktail bars to leggings on the couch. So naturally I made the couch my very own trendy cocktail bar. Without a doubt I have made more cocktails in the past 4 monthsContinue reading “Lavender Simple Syrup”

Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

I made salted dark chocolate chunk cookies a few weeks ago and have been dreaming about baking them again. I said it then and I’ll say it again: anything with a salty/sweet combo is unquestionably delicious. But this time we’re adding ice cream! It has been HOT in Chicago lately. Not that I’m complaining. I’mContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches”

Strawberry Tequila Soda

This cocktail is exactly my mood right now…bright, bubbly and screaming *summer*! It’s July, it’s Friday, it’s a long weekend and I’ve got a fresh Strawberry Tequila Soda in my hands…I have literally zero complaints. To make a great day even better, I’m about to take one of these outside with a book and baskContinue reading “Strawberry Tequila Soda”

Tomato Basil Goat Cheese Crostini

I love anything on crusty toasty bread: crostini, toast, bruschetta…or any other variation. Ricotta cheese spread on toasted ciabatta, tomatoes on crunchy french bread, something with a little honey drizzle or sliced strawberries. Yes, please. This combination in particular is my all time favorite appetizer. If I’m being honest, I have 100% had these asContinue reading “Tomato Basil Goat Cheese Crostini”

Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz

I had my very first Aperol Spritz in Italy three years ago and my life has forever been changed. Not to be dramatic or anything. We saw this bright orange drink as the happy hour special all over Florence and were very intrigued. We learned that it’s a common apertif in Italy…and is absolutely delicious.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have always loved a salty sweet combo: PB&J, caramel popcorn, chicken and waffles. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. So these salty sweet cookies really hit the spot. The dark chocolate chunk cookies would probably be pretty darn good on their own, but add the flaky sea salt and *boom* it takesContinue reading “Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies”