Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler

A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

Boozy Green Tea Mint Cooler- A boozy green tea mint cooler that is perfect for capping off the end of summer blues! #drinkthesummer

Helllooooo summertime cocktails! As the end of the month starts closing in around us (nooo!), I’m tempted to squeeze in every single summery drink and food I can think of. To start off, I bought a huge bag of sweet corn on the cob at the farmer’s market last week (if you are in Milwaukee, go here on Saturday and look for him, it’s his birthday this weekend!) and am muddling up all the mint that has taken over my poorly neglected garden. Even though my parsley leaves a lot to be desired (more…)

Strawberry Ginger Kombucha Cocktail

A perfectly sweet and fizzy kombucha cocktail spiked with the season’s best strawberries, drink up!

Strawberry Ginger Kombucha Cocktail- a perfectly fizzy and refreshing drink!

Let’s talk about the first time I tried kombucha. It was summer about a year ago and it was high time for me to try it. There are at least 2 local kombucha companies in the area, so it really was turning into a have to at this point, right? Plus, it seemed like EVERYONE on the internets was trying/loving the booch, so it was my time too! I happily picked out a bottle from my local grocery store, plunked it down on the counter and went on my merry way. As I was sipping on the bubbly drink (I got a hibiscus ginger flavor), I was thinking ‘this is great! So great for me, pretty delicious, I think I”m on convert!’ Yep, I kept thinking that, until I got to the last of the bottle. (more…)

Aero Whiskey Sour+ Book Giveaway!

Aero Whiskey Sour+ Book Giveaway!

Aero Whiskey Sour// heartofabaker.com

Are you a whiskey lover or a whiskey hater? For a long time, I was NOT a whiskey fan (hello college+too much whiskey, yuck!), but within the last few years I’ve found that I actually enjoy a nice whiskey or bourbon, especially in baking. Otherwise, my absolute JAM for cocktails was an Amaretto Sour, for the longest time. My best friend suggested it on the night of my 21st birthday and from then on to my late 20’s, it’s been a favorite. It was so delicious and easy to order, perfect! Since then, I’ve moved on to my go-to cocktail being the Old Fashioned (holler at you Wisconsin!), among all the craft beers we have here in WI. So, when I got the opportunity to receive and giveaway a copy of The North American Whiskey Guide, I jumped at the chance. Booze reviews and aero whiskey sour cocktail recipes abound! (more…)

Summer Fruit and Strawberry Sangria

Summer Fruit and Strawberry Sangria

Summer Fruit and Strawberry Sangria

 

Summer Fruit and Strawberry Sangria

 

I was going to call this “End of Summer Sangria” but I’m holding onto this season a bit longer, ok? Let’s not talk about the sun going down earlier yet, because I’m just now quite in the headspace for that nonsense.  This strawberry sangria is one of my favorite recipes over the last few week, one I’ve made at least 3 times over the past few weeks, (more…)

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