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Advent Calendar Reveal | Pineapple Rum Punch

December 16, 2017

There are 9 more days until Christmas!  It is time to hang garland on the tree. It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 9 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Captain Morgan Pineapple rum.  THE DRINK | PINEAPPLE RUM PUNCH I was so excited when I opened today’s advent calendar bag.  Pineapple rum!!  I have so many good rum and pineapple memories.  Most of them are memories of being on…

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Advent Calendar Reveal | Blueberry Lemonade Martini

December 15, 2017

There are 10 more days until Christmas!  It is time to build a snowman. It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Veil Blueberry flavored vodka. THE DRINK | BLUEBERRY LEMONADE MARTINI I have shared previously that I am a fan of vodka.  I really enjoy berry flavored vodkas.  Today’s advent calendar reveal is a very special treat! For the drink, I mixed one…

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Advent Calendar Reveal | Chocolate Pie Martini

December 14, 2017

There are 11 more days until Christmas!  It is time to light a fire and read A Christmas Carol.  It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 11 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Veil Whipped Cream flavored vodka. THE DRINK | CHOCOLATE PIE MARTINI I was at a bit of a loss for what to do with the whipped cream flavored vodka that wasn’t exactly like something else that I…

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How-to's

Keep Warm | Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

December 14, 2017

A few years ago, the husband and I got the Las Vegas bug.  For years we have gone the second weekend of September.  This is the perfect time of the year because there is football for sports betting, warm weather for hanging by the pool, and nice weather for walking down the strip.  One of the places we fell in love with was Serendipity.  They have a number of locations, but we have only been to…

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Advent Calendar Reveal | Godiva Frozen Hot Chocolate

December 13, 2017

There are 12 more days until Christmas!  It is time to hang a wreath. It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 12 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur.  THE DRINK | GODIVA FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE Today’s drink is a cross between a daiquiri and hot chocolate. I got the drink idea from a trip I made to Serendipity in Las Vegas.  If you have never been…

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Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2017

One of the things I wanted to do this holiday season was to bake cookies.  I have never made gingerbread cookies and wanted to give it a try.  I found a recipe online that I promised fluffy, tasty cookies.  However, when I tasted the dough, it didn’t make me excited to bake it.  I added a bit more vanilla and brown sugar to get the recipe that I am sharing below.  When the cookies came…

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Advent Calendar Reveal | Peach Pit Punch

December 12, 2017

There are 13 more days until Christmas!  It is time to get a kiss under the mistletoe.  It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 13 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Veil Peach flavored vodka.   THE DRINK | PEACH PIT PUNCH Today’s drink is a cross between a Sex on the Beach and a Screw Driver.  It isn’t quite a Sex on the Beach because I didn’t include Peach…

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Advent Calendar Reveal | Apples & Pears Vodka Tonic

December 11, 2017

There are 14 more days until Christmas!  It is time to get guest rooms ready for house guests. It is also time to open another bag! ADVENT CALENDAR | 14 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Today’s advent bag contains Three Olives Apples & Pears flavored vodka. THE DRINK | APPLES & PEARS VODKA TONIC Today’s drink is a spin on a classic vodka tonic.  I mixed one part Three Olives Apples & Pears flavored vodka with 3…

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