Beverages

White Sangria Popsicles

White Sangria Popsicles

The only thing better than a frosty beverage is… okay, there’s nothing better than a frosty beverage. But a grown-up popsicle is darn close Sangria popsicles. Sangria on a stick. We had such fun with the margarita popsicles that instead of drinking the pitcher of White Sangria, we poured it into small cups and froze [...]

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Homemade Lemonade

Basil & Mint Lemonade

Lemonade is one of those beverages that have the ability to transform your mood almost instantly. 103 degrees outside? Make lemonade. It’ll still be 103 degrees outside but I promise that, for a few minutes, you’ll no longer care. Homemade lemonade is such a simple drink to make. Our favorite lemonade packs a lemony punch [...]

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Jalapeno-Cucumber Margaritas

Jalapeno-Cucumber Margarita

It’s cool. It’s refreshing. It tastes like something you’d get at a spa on Cinco de Mayo. It tastes like the color light green. When we were creating our menu for Chile Fest, there was no doubt what our signature cocktail would be: Jalapeno-Cucumber Margaritas. Years ago, we watched one of the funniest 10 seconds [...]

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DIY Margarita Mix for Classic Lime Margaritas

Classic Lime Margarita

When I first made the world-(in)famous margarita cupcakes back in early 2007, we used Jason’s recipe for margaritas, which were made with a bottled mix, and a boxed cake mix. Since then, we’ve become a little more serious about our cupcakes and our margaritas… I mean, as serious as one can get about cupcakes and [...]

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Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

With grapefruit season dwindling, the area of my kitchen that was previously devoted to 18 pound bags of ruby citrus from south Texas now sits empty. We do our part to support the local industry, averaging a bag every week/week and a half. That’s a lot of grapefruit for breakfast. And lunch. And dessert. But [...]

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Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margaritas

When it comes to cocktails, we are margarita people. You know it’s the weekend when you walk into our kitchen and see the small mountain of juiced lime halves on the counter. Life is too short to use the neon green stuff from a bottle so we pooled our fun money to buy an electric [...]

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12 Days of Homemade Christmas: Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Mix

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is Homemade Chocolate/Hot Cocoa Mix. With vanilla beans and two kinds of chocolate, it’s richer, more decadent, and levels above any mix you can buy from a store. I’ve included a bag of mix in our goodie baskets for the last several years. Pick up cellophane [...]

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Watermelon Lemonade

Ashley of Delish chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe: Watermelon Lemonade. This recipe is the perfect example of why baking projects like Project Pastry Queen are so fun – I wouldn’t have ever made this recipe on my own. When it gets hot, my beverage of choice is usually an ice cold beer or [...]

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