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Grapefruit & Mint Mojito

If you're searching for the perfect summer cocktail, look no further. Featured at Lauren Kelp, this mojito recipe is light, refreshing and lovely to look at thanks to a simple garnish of pink grapefruit and mint! It's quick to make and perfect for sipping any day of the week, so what are you waiting for? Every sip you take, you'll be one step closer to the weekend. Trust us. For the full post and more delicious recipes, check out ...

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How to Perfectly Pop a Champagne Bottle

It will come as no surprise to anyone that champagne always tops our list of lovely little luxuries. From the pop, to the fizz, and the clink, we love everything that comes with drinking a glass of bubbly. And with the help of our friends at Refinery 29, popping that chilled bottle just got a whole lot easier! Get their tips below. Unusual Uses for Champagne Film:...

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Rose Lemonade

Rosé or lemonade? We can't get enough of either during the summertime, and thankfully you won't have to choose with this cool concoction from Dessert For Two! It's the best of both worlds: a combination of tart and tangy homemade lemonade with the fruity brightness of wine that'll keep you cool all summer long.   "If the two most refreshing things about summertime got together in a glass, it would be this rosé lemonade," says Christina...

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18 Essential Entertaining Pitcher Drinks

With spring in the air, and thirsty friends popping by at every turn, it's always a great idea to have a favorite pitcher of beverage -- boozy or not -- on hand just in case. With that in mind, we pulled together eighteen of our favorite flavored waters, sangrias, margaritas, and lemonades -- all so good that they each deserve their own pitcher at your next backyard bash!

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Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Did you know margarita in Spanish means "love at first sight"? Actually we made that one up, but looking at this beauty from A Happy Food Dance you'd never know. It's a tantalizing twist on the classic made with roasted strawberries, and we've finally found our spring fling. "Roasted strawberry margaritas are delicious for two reasons – the roasted strawberries basically make their own simply syrup so you’re using some of the berries natural...

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Mint Julep Mocktail

This goes out to all the mamas-to-be who are sick of sipping water or lemonade at your weekend parties. Say yes to the Mint Julep Mocktail crafted by the most adorable pregnant lady we ever did see, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach. Not only does she run her own blog, but she's also the editorial director at Glitter Guide and in her spare time...

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Inside-Out Coffee

Are you addicted to iced coffee? We can't drink enough of it during the warm weather months, which is why we're excited to try this easy twist on the ice-cold cuppa from Mara of M Loves M. Perfect for when you're in a pinch, this recipe tosses leftover coffee ice cubes in your choice of milk for a refreshing treat! Get your fix with the recipe below, and be sure to check out...

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Flu-Fighting Elixir

Feeling under the weather? Give yourself a fighting chance against the cold, flu and other nasties with this potent concoction from Nomad Luxuries. Made with pineapple, ginger and garlic, this juice is chock full of vitamin C and ingredients with antimicrobial properties. Whether you feel a bug coming on or you're in the full blown sniffles and sneezes stage, whip up this magic elixir!

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Homemade Almond Milk

Making your own almond milk is actually really simple. All you need is a little prep time and an open mind! We added some natural sweeteners to make it a little tastier because it definitely tastes like almonds! But its not a necessity. This is a great option for those that need dairy free ideas. I use it for my morning cereal (and coffee!) and it's great for baking and cooking too! xoxo, Irrelephant...

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Root Beer Float with a Twist

I'm pretty sure that the Root Beer Float is sort of like the cupcake. Universally loved by all. But, the lovely Sarah at Juniper & Dash, is taking the classic to new places by adding a hint of Root Tea and a drop (or five) of warm caramel and the result is anything but ordinary. With photos by Alexandra Whitney, we're literally mixing one up as we speak. From Juniper...

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20 Infused Water “Recipes”

Confession: I have an aversion to water. Truth: sometimes I'll accidentally go for days without having a single sip until I wake up one morning with a raging headache. It's terrible! But in the last few months I've found a tried and true solution: fancy water. I literally throw whatever delicious goods I have lurking around my fridge into said water and before I know it I'm four glasses in. Revolutionary! Here are some of my favourite concoctions:...

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Ultimate Iced Tea Round Up

Shaken, stirred, spiked and the like, we love iced tea in all it's glory and we're not ashamed to admit it! Not only is it basically sunshine in a glass, but it can be made in a million and one different ways making it versatile and delicious. In honour of National Iced Tea Month, summer, and all of the goodness that comes along with it, we've rounded up a handful of our all time favourite versions. Oh and make sure...

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Huckleberry Lemonade

If you only ever try one of the recipes from today's Farm to Table feature, trust me when I say this should be it. Not only is it pretty in pink, it basically takes like sunshine in a glass and for that, I'm a mega-fan! Plus, it's the perfect thing to help you wash down that entire...

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15 Ways to Help Detox This Spring

Though I'm sure we're all aware we should be taking care of our bodies year round, it's always when Spring hits that we realize we've inadvertently succumbed to that pesky winter slump. Heavy meals and a lack of sunshine have left many of us feeling sluggish and plain ol' icky. But no longer! From the tip of our toes to the top of our heads, here are 15 ways to help each one of us get back in action this season!

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Hot Chocolate Party + Free Template!

Is everyone else as sick of winter as I am? I don't think I'll be the first to say that this year has been bad. Brutal, even! But instead of whining about the cold, damp, terrible, no-good conditions (oh, I could go on!) I'm thinking we should try to capitalize. And what better way to do so than with a super simple, super adorable hot chocolate party a la Christina Vo. Captured by Sonya Yruel, it's...

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

How good is strawberry milk? And how gross is that stuff that you pour into it with 15 unidentifiable ingredients. So we gave this favorite treat a little SMP makeover with fresh strawberries, real sugar and a touch of vanilla. And the result? Not sure, it was gone in about 6 seconds.

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Lavender Lemonade

We spotted this beauty of a cocktail - or I should say mocktail that is begging for some vodka - tucked inside this beautiful party. We, of course, had to have it so the lovely Buffy Dekmar &...

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Tunisian Tea from Nancy Neil

Tunisian tea is a new-to-me beverage, but it's one I think I could happily get on board with. There's something about the tradition behind a simple tea ceremony that will forever remain sacred to me. And the resulting warm cup of deliciousness is just an added bonus. Beautifully captured by Nancy Neil, I'm confident that this...

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Rose Iced Tea from Victoria Cameron

You may remember this utterly perfect Moroccan inspired birthday dream we featured not that long ago. But did you happen to catch a glimpse at that pretty concoction the birthday girl was holding? Because I couldn't stop awkwardly staring and wondering what...

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Rosemary Lemonade Rhubarb Spritzer from Valley & Co.

In my humble opinion, everyone should have a signature cocktail. It's that one delicious beverage that you become known and loved for. Now, I've yet to try Valley & Co.'s rosemary lemonade rhubarb spritzer, but I have all the confidence in the world that it should become mine. It's fancy, without being pretentious, and sounds infinitely more complicated than...

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