October 6, 2015

Sparkling Cider Pumpkin Beer-tails


Nothing says fall like pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. My favorite seasonal pumpkin variant? BEER. Yep, I like my pumpkin flavoring combined with some hoppy goodness.

This past weekend, my room mate and I hosted a celebration at our new apartment, from which I had some leftover Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale.  It was so delicious on its own, I decided that I wanted to make use of it for this weeks post. I found this recipe from on Brit + Co.’s Pinterest and got to work.


What you will need:
-at least 2 bottles of your favorite pumpkin-flavored beer
-one bottle of Martinelli’s sparkling cider
-cinnamon sticks
-ground cinnamon for garnish
-a lemon for garnish

What to do:
1) Add one cinnamon stick to each of your cocktail glasses.  I borrowed these super cool, Gastby-esque coupe glasses from Seri, and i’m pretty obsessed with how gorgeous they look.

2) Fill half of your glass with the pumpkin beer.

3) Fill the other half of the glass to the brim with the sparkling cider.

4) Garnish the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on the foam on the top of your cocktail.



Admire your handiwork for a minute, and then sip! I love how these maintain the pumpkin beer flavor, but are also lighter and bubblier than an entire beer. And they are SO easy to make!



Enjoy! See ya next week.


xx, Abby
categories: Cocktail party, Cocktails
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September 29, 2015

Apple Cider Margaritas


Fall is upon us, and though some of you may groan that summer is over, I could not be more excited for the change of season.  Bring on the apples, sweaters, leaves… all of it!

I decided that I wanted to celebrate the change of season with a refreshing, fall-inspired cocktail.  Many fall recipes that you will see are meant for colder weather, but I was looking for something that was still refreshing in the transition days.  Enter Apple Cider Margaritas! Aka, a combination of some my favorite things… margaritas, apples and cinnamon. It was also a perfect way to use some of the tequila that I had bought over the summer for when I made more traditional, summery margarita recipes.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, originally by How Sweet It Is, and adapted it a bit.


Here’s What You Need:
-Fresh Apple Cider
-Ground Cinnamon
-Cinnamon Sticks
-Cocktail stirrer

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Here’s What To Do:
1) Combine sugar and ground cinnamon on a plate.  Slice orange wedge and use wedge to wet the rim of your glass. Rim your glass with cinnamon and sugar combo. Lick the plate. (Just kidding)

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2) Add ice to each of your rimmed glasses. Add 1 oz. cointreau, 1 oz. tequila, and 5 oz. Apple Cider to each glass and stir with a cocktail stirrer.


3) Add 1 cinnamon stick to each glass to garnish. Take your apple and cut horizontally, to create flat apple slices to add to the top of each drink.  It’s okay if you get seeds, it will add an extra design detail!

4) Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on the top of your apple slice. And you’re done!

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This cocktail turned out to be as delicious as it sounds.  Perfect for sipping on those warm September days.



Enjoy! See you next week for my new weekly cocktail post series!

xx, Abby
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July 27, 2015

Mandy’s Meals & More

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Ok, so no complaints here…but it’s been hot!
What better way to cool off then with a delicious summer cocktail/mocktail if your preggers like me.
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To accompany my summer drink I made fruit ice cubes with everything I had in my fridge.
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No need for any specific instructions as its only water and fruit. But the variations are endless!
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Lemon slices
Lime wedges
Orange juice
Lime/lemon juice
Coconut water
Pear nectar
Rose water
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Stay cool, and enjoy!
M xo
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xx, Seri
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July 20, 2015

Flowers & Figs

This weekend was all about the ladies. My friends from Toronto came for their annual visit to the Hamptons for some R&R, cocktails and tons of great food. The weekend was perfect as always.
To kick it all off, we served mojitos, figs, cheese and crusty bread when the girls arrived. They brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers which tied it all together.
Abby whipped up the mojitos with the following recipe…
Mojitos in the Garden: 10 servings
Ingredients – 
10 limes, fresh pulp and juice
30 leaves of fresh mint
3/4 cup sugar (it was a little sweet so I would start with 1/4 sugar and keep tasting from there)
1 cup white rum
Club soda, chilled
Directions –
1. Place lime juice, mint and sugar into a pitcher.
2. Using a muddle stick mash to release mint oils, and dissolve sugar into juice.
3. Add rum and lots of ice topped with club soda. Adding more club soda to glasses if a lighter drink is desired.
4. Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices.
Abby took a cut lime to wet the rim of our gorgeous pink glasses and then swirled each through a plate with a mixture of sugar and lime zest which looked as pretty as it tasted. She styled the pitcher of mojitos + glasses on a lucite hexagon shaped tray, all from CB2.
We served sliced figs, champagne grapes, manchego and brie cheese all on a tiered platter with toasted crusty bread that I laced with olive oil and garlic. Was seriously, delish.
The girls never felt so welcome and were thrilled to arrive to a snack.
What are you serving for cocktail hour this summer?  Tell us in the comments. We’re always looking for new ideas!

xx, Seri
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July 6, 2015

Summer’s hottest sips

So here we are guys….we asked and you delivered. We LOVED seeing all your beautiful and delicious looking cocktails!

We have rounded up our favorite summer sips and are so excited to show you what we’ve got…

1.) @pamsil
spicy cocktails? yes, please!
2.) @daniellavisconti
Could this be any more gorgeous? fun fact…Daniella is the creator of those cute toppers…you can find more at her shop All that Glitters. We are obsessed.
3.) @csilv2
What a combo…Favorite popsicle + holiday ever.
4.) @joeyserlin
It’s a good old fashioned old fashion.
5.) @gambitofficial
Just stick your head under it. We feel ya.
6.) @mommiede 
Oh no she didn’t…A campfire cocktail inspired by S’mores.
7.) @mommyshorts
Rose wine the day after the fourth of july…and all summer long.
8.) @kwhite555
Sunflowers + lemons + cocktails. check, check, check.
9.) @avhq1982 
Picnic perfect? Ah, yeah!
10.) @carabraude
Looks like someone hit the farm stand. So fresh. We love!!
We will be choosing our favorite cocktail and will feature the winner at cocktail time, 4pm sharp. Make sure to check back then!

xx, Seri
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