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The Ultimate Margarita Round-Up

We're all friends here, right? Which means you won't judge me when I confess that I'm somewhat of a margarita junkie. Shaken, stired, blended... I don't discriminate. And seeing as it's Cinco de Mayo and all, it only seemed fair to pull together a margarita bar of sorts. From cajun spiced to perfectly nice, here are just a handful of my very favourite versions. Cheers, friends!

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Guava Sangria

I happen to be a sangria girl through and through. I'm unsure if it's the sweet vs. tart combo that's won my heart, or the fact that it goes hand and hand with particularly wonderful evenings (think: Mexican date nights with my mister or catch up sessions with girlfriends). But in my mind, sangria = magic. And ONEHOPE's guava version, which arrived...

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Mint Julep, Three Ways

I've always had a love for The Kentucky Derby. Maybe it's because it falls on my birthday each year? Maybe it's because I'm fond of any event you can wear extra large hats and dainty lace gloves to? Or maybe, and let's be honest, most likely it's because of the mint juleps. The crisp combination of Kentucky bourbon and mint leaves in a silver julep cup, well it just doesn't get any more classic and...

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14 Amazing Mother’s Day Recipes

Though it's important to make mom feel great every day of the year, I truly believe that most of em' more than deserve an entire day to themselves. It doesn't take much to show a little appreciation: breakfast in bed, a homemade dinner, or maybe a cocktail (or two) go a long way. And this year I've come prepared with a handful of delicious recipes, guaranteed to get mom's seal of approval. And if you're looking for more, we have a ton of...

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Mango Mojito

Mango Mojito, say that 5 times fast! Or better yet, just get out your favorite white rum and make one... fast. I can't think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with a quick summery cocktail, which makes Krista Perez a weekend genius in my book! Trust me, you'll be drinking these all season long- so it's a good time to devote an entire ice cube tray to mint cubes.

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Persimmon Smash

We're always on the hunt for cocktails that feel seasonal and fresh. So when Lynn at Easton Events, along with photographer Tec Pataja, sent us images from their recent harvest fest, our eyes went straight to the gorgeous Persimmon Smash cocktail. With fresh persimmon juice and a splash of St. Germaine, this is a champagne cocktail taken up a few notches.

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Boozy Peach Lemonade

There's nothing more symbolic of warmer weather or more refreshing than lemonade. Scratch that- there's nothing more refreshing than peach lemonade. The tart of lemons combined with sweet Georgia peaches and spiked with a little infused vodka, well you now have the perfect warm weather libation. Cheers! Truly, MKR Photography: Rustic White | Recipe & Styling:...

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Apricot Tea & Ginger Cocktail

We are so close to barbecue season I swear I can taste it! I've already got a million and one ideas floating around my head to celebrate the upcoming warmth and sunshine. But at the forefront: Rebekah and Carlene's recipe for apricot and ginger cocktails. It's essentially sunshine in a...

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Dragonfruit Margarita

It’s my firm belief that margaritas should be served year round. None of this summer-drink nonsense. In fact I recently had the perfect springtime drink, a Dragonfruit Margarita at a local Los Angeles Mexican restaurant and was inspired to recreate it at home. Dragonfruit is a brilliantly pink, exotic and slightly intimidating looking fruit. I was never quite sure what to do with it or how to eat it. But...

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The Perfect Dinner Party Menu

Boy do we have a treat for you! Not only is renowned chef Herve Riou and  his fiancee, owner of Naturally Delicious, letting us peek at a typical Sunday dinner in their Brooklyn abode, they're also sharing their entire menu.  From cocktail to dessert, it may not be for the faint of heart, but what it lacks in ease it makes up for tenfold in flavor! Captured by Tory Williams...

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Cranberry Raspberry Margarita

My weakness for a good cocktail knows no bounds. It's the perfect way to end a long week, and the best thing to sip on while catching up with your girlfriends. We're no stranger to delicious concoctions around here (there are a whole BUNCH to choose from right here), but I'm more than happy to add Valley & Co.'s recipe for...

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12 Delicious Spring Recipes

I know I'm going to sound like a broken record soon, but I couldn't be more thrilled that Spring is finally here. And to celebrate? I've dusted off a handful of my all-time favourite recipes that are perfect for the upcoming season. We're talking light, fresh, flavourful dishes that taste like love and sparkles combined. Without further ado, here are 12 recipes that are simply made for the season.

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

With spring around the corner, we can't help but daydream about sitting on our back deck with a refreshing drink. With that in mind, we decided to try this cocktail with a St. Patrick day's twist. We came to find that this is one of those drinks that is easily "eyeballed". A dash of sugar, some club soda, a hearty...

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Best Ever Bloody Mary

Whether you're enjoying Sunday brunch, tailgating with friends, or a happy hour libation, there's never a bad time for a Bloody Mary. Truth be told, I consider myself somewhat of an aficionado. In fact, I've been perfecting my recipe for years! Borrowing a little inspiration from the River Run Lodge in Idaho, to The Lantern in Illinois. And after all this time, I finally feel like I've perfected it. Enjoy! Truly, MKR...

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Gin & Lillet Cocktail

Let's be honest, you can't throw a successful Mardi Gras luncheon without a signature cocktail. That is why people go to these things, right? Just me? And, oh, wouldn't you know it, we've got just the thing. Have you ever tried a lillet cocktail? Because it's totally my new favourite thing and I have a feeling you'll be nodding your head right alongside me after just one sip.

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Oscar Saki-tini

It doesn’t get more Hollywood, or more LA for that matter, than sipping on a frosty Saki-tini. It’s part crisp and refreshing Japanese Saki, part chilled vodka, and all kinds of delicious. The perfect Hollywood style cocktail to serve this Oscar Sunday. The Oscar nominees are all talent and glamour but I’m casting my academy vote for this sleek beauty! Cheers to the Oscars. For more, head on over to...

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The Whiskey Smash

Had you offered me a cocktail infused with whiskey a few months back, I would have politely declined. But then I went out for dinner and accidentally ordered a whiskey ladden bevvy, and at $10 a pop, you better believe I was going to drink it. And wouldn't you know, it was delicious! I promise you if said whiskey cocktail is done right, the results are exquisite. And The Urban Grape's take is very, very right.

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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail With Lime

I'm of the belief that champagne should not be reserved for celebrations alone. In other words? There is absolutely nothing wrong with sipping bubbly on the regular. Life's too short to wait for weddings and New Years, if you ask me! Which is why I'm thrilled that the idea of champagne cocktails is becoming more mainstream. And this beauty, from JoPhoto? It's my new favourite.

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8 Cocktails to Try This Weekend

Helloooooo Friday! It's been a busy week here at the SMP offices and I think we could allll use a bevvy or two to celebrate. And, wouldn't you know it, we just so happen to have a whole bunch tucked neatly within our archives. So, because I love you guys, I've taken the liberty to round up 8 of my favourites. With these babies in hand, I'm fairly certain your weekend will be a good one!

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Sweet Mint Raspberry Cocktail

Though we're still technically in the throws of winter, Valley & Co.'s take on a sweet cocktail has me craving the warmth and sunshine. A touch of mint, some homemade raspberry puree, and a splash of champagne makes for a bevvy that simply can't be beat. PS - for more cocktail inspiration...

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