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A Pear Cocktail, Two Ways

Sublimely sweet pears are a treat during colder months, which is why these refreshing pear cocktails from Waiting on Martha have quickly become our tipple of choice. Craving something a little sweet? The Pear Blossom Fizz combines pear juice with elderflower blossom liqueur and bubbles and is topped off with a dash of cinnamon.   Click here for the recipe. Whichever...

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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR  Either way you shake it, or top...

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Three Spring Cocktails to Try

May Designs Studio is most definitely on to something with their weekly cocktail hours held every wednesday for their staff. Um, amazing! For this number photographed by  Jessica Taylor, they learned how to craft three very yummy cocktails and they're spilling the beans. The Pink Lady, The Aviation and the Jalisco Flower can all be...

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Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

Cocktails always seem a bit more fun and festive when they come in the prettiest shade of pink and this version from Jacquelyn at Lark and Linen is infused with a medley of yummy flavors. Blackberry syrup, thyme and bubbly make this a sparkling cocktail that should most certainly be on the menu this weekend, don't you think?

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Three Boozy Cocktail Floats to Try

You can't get much better than ice cream. Unless you're drowning it in booze, that is.  Once you try one of these bevies your cocktail will never be sans scoop of ice cream again. It's that good. So without further ado, meet your three new besties all crafted by The Little Things  + Sweet Annie Floral Design and ...

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Blackberry & Lemon Gin & Tonics

We are always looking for ways to up the ante on the cocktails we know and love, and thanks to Engaged & Inspired and Michele Beckwith Photography we now know how to put a fun little twist on the classic gin & tonic. Infused with a little blackberry and lemon, I can't even wait to put this recipe to use. ...

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4 Pretty Cocktails to Try

I truly believe in the power of a good cocktail. From a stressful day to a happy celebration, sometimes only a good bevi will do. We have a ton of great options for mixing up in our archives and today we're adding 4 to that rotation. Meet our newest leading ladies crafted by Engaged & Inspired and ...

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Chocolate Caramel Stout Float

Is there anything better than a root beer float? I'm glad you asked. Because there is. Especially if you're a grown up like me. Who doesn't mind themselves a nice frothy beverage once in a while. And particularly when said frothy beveraged is drenched in chocolate and caramel. Which is exactly what the lovely Melissa of Yours Truly did with this grown up version of an old classic. And before you go thinking that it's just too...

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Lavender Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Lavender and lemon sound like a really good time when paired with an aperitif, don't you think? I'm not normally a gin drinker but I will certainly make an exception for this beauty. The Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail from Kristin Alexander and Jodee Debes Photography is a must make next on your list. Grab the instructions for the...

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Sugar Bubbling Champagne Cocktail

Break out the bubbly! It's time to drink champagne and dance on the table... or so the saying goes and we have just the sparkling cocktail to sip this New Years Eve. Meet the Sugar Bubbling Champagne Cocktail mixed by Jessica Hearing and photographed by Michele Hart. Not only is it pretty but I'd bet my last dollar it's...

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Berry Gin Fizz Cocktail

It's Christmas Eve (yippee) and a festive holiday cocktail is certainly in order. Melissa Bilodeau, our LBB editor and the blogging cocktail connoisseur behind Yours Truly is sharing her favorite holiday sip just in time for cozying up by the Christmas tree. Meet the Berry Gin Fizz, perfect for cheersing with this holiday.

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Cocktail Cheer with Pomegranate-Bourbon Reduction

This time of year, I look for anything and everything that I can add pomegranate to. It's such a yummy addition and cocktails are no exception. Case in point this pomegranate-bourbon rendition appropriately titled "Cocktail Cheer". And if you missed it, see it make its scrumptious debut in this holiday party inspiration crafted by ...

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Southern Belle Cocktail

Truth: I’ve been waiting in anticipation to share this tasty, pretty, darling little treat with y’all all week long. It’s a southern sip that we spied in this stunner from Bamber Photography and it’s got ...

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25 Perfect for Thanksgiving Cocktails

Your table is set, the turkey is perfectly roasted, your guests are about to arrive ... and a cocktail is definitely in order! This collection of pretty drinks is perfect for the holiday. From pre-dinner delights to dessert-like sips, you'll find just the right bevy to wet your whistle this coming Thanksgiving. It's time to eat, drink and be merry... In case you missed our other Thanksgiving round ups:...

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Bubbly

We love a good bottle of champagne. Love might not even be strong enough of a word. Bubbly is soul-mate status and thus can never go to waste. And with the holidays fast approaching, chances are you'll have plenty of champagne on hand. Whether that means leftovers from last night's party, not so tasty champagne collecting dust on your bar cart, or empty bottles and corks lying around the house, try these 10 ideas for making the most of your bubbly.

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Leather and Lace Inspired Tablescape + Fig and Bourbon Cocktail

We are true believers that flowers can make a tablescape but in the same breath, we also know there's sooo many creative ways to approach dining decor. Case in point: this leather and lace tablescape crafted by Brita Olsen Creative and photographed by Tory Williams. With natural wood and leather elements paired with delicate...

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Bruleed Grapefruit & Gin Fizz

In preparation for the many celebrations this time of year naturally brings I've been trying to step outside my comfort zone and create new cocktail combinations. Case in point; my Bruleed Grapefruit & Gin Fizz. By combining the sugary-caramelization from bruleeing with the natural tartness of grapefruit and topping it all off with a dash of lime and a sprig of thyme you'll be toasting this season with the most perfect of sips. Cheers!

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Alchemy Hangover Cure Cocktail

Just when you thought this inspiration crafted by Brooke Keegan  and Marisa Holmes (seen here +...

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Blanco Cocktail

We spotted this cocktail over on this wedding and knew we needed the recipe. Aside from the gorgeous jewel toned hue, the muddled blackberry was enough to send us clear over the cocktail edge. And seeing that today is a day of celebrating (right?), we figured why not do Halloween up right with some seriously amazing cocktail treats. Photos by...

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Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Halloween is just one week away, have you found the perfect cocktail to serve at your party? From creepy cocktails like my Black Licorice Widow Martini to this sweet and fun Salted Caramel Apple Martini, there is so much inspiration this time of year. Today's cocktail is tart, sweet, and a bit salty from the Maldon sea salt and caramel sauce rim. Plus the acid green of the...

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