While certainly time-consuming*, these striped “party” ice cubes are sure to take your shindig to the next level!
The party planning people at Martha Stewart Weddings created three versions of this striped concoction: two boozy and one non-alcoholic. Perfect for any and all guests! Check out what you’ll need to make your own right here.
*Definitely make these well ahead of time! Each layer needs about an hour or so in the freezer. Continue Reading
Yesterday I had a great idea for today’s installment of Foodie Friday: a roundup of recipes using Oreo cookies. Little did I know that Nabisco has that pretty much covered. From beverages to pies to candies and everything in between, you can find dozens and dozens of recipes on their website featuring that quintessential black and white sandwich cookie. What they DON’T have in their collection, however, is alcoholic drinks made with Oreo. Yup, Oreo cookies and booze. Continue Reading
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I can almost smell the sulfur in the air! Although The Fourth wouldn’t be The Fourth without fireworks, it also wouldn’t be The Fourth without some festive libations. Awhile back I posted a few red, white and blue boozy recipes, including non-alcoholic options for each. I thought it was time to add to our patriotic, bar tending arsenal. A search of the internet came up with some doozies. Continue Reading
Who knew you could turn vodka into ‘flavored’ gin? Megan did, which compelled her to give it a go. With the help of a Brita filter (it takes the harshness out of the vodka, (especially if it’s cheap vodka) some berries, spices,herbs, and zest, she made her own flavored gin. You can read all about her adventure at Not Martha.
As always, there's more than one. You'll note the original list includes fifteen items, but an episode of Mythbusters debunked that vodka helps with poison ivy/oak, and that it deters bees. Still, thirteen other uses can't be beat.
1. Remove a bandaid with less pain.
2. Clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
Let’s face it, the Fourth of July is less about independence than fireworks, food and adult refreshments. For the sake of my digits, I’ll leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, and as I’m a vegetarian, you’d be better served getting barbecue advice from a meat eater, but as a kid who played ‘Bar’ with her older brothers and sisters, I feel somewhat qualified to pass on a few drink recipes.
Yankee Doodle Combine and serve in a rocks glass over ice:
1 part UV Blue Raspberry-flavored vodka
2 parts sour mix
1 part tonic water
(For a non-alcoholic version, substitute raspberry-flavored fruit juice for vodka.) Continue Reading