Advent Calendar Reveal | Malibu Bay Breeze

There are 15 more days until Christmas!  It is time to listen to some holiday music. It is also time to open another bag!

ADVENT CALENDAR | 15 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Today’s advent bag contains Malibu coconut rum.  Opening the bottle takes me back to college spring break in the Bahamas.  That is a story for another day…

THE DRINK | MALIBU BAY BREEZE

When it comes to rum, the Bay Breeze is one of my favorites.  This drink reminds me of laying on a beach with a good book in hand and the sound of waves crashing in the ocean.

For the drink, I mixed one part Malibu coconut rum, one part Simply Cranberry juice, and one part pineapple juice.  Want something a little stronger, add more Malibu rum.

The Drink

  • 1 ounce of Malibu coconut rum
  • 1 ounce of Simply Cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce of pineapple juice

The countdown to Christmas continues.  Interested in seeing the other reveals?  You can do so by visiting my Advent Calendar page.  Links to all of the reveals are just a click away!

Advent Calendar Reveal | Apple Bourbon and Ginger Ale

There are 16 more days until Christmas!  It is time to shop for gifts for loved ones. It is also time to open another bag!

ADVENT CALENDAR | 16 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Today’s advent bag contains Jim Beam Apple bourbon.

THE DRINK | APPLE BOURBON AND GINGER ALE

Today’s drink was a selection my husband recommended.  Can’t you tell?  This is meant to be an adventure.  The purpose is to try new things.  This was definitely a new thing.

For the drink, I mixed 1 part Jim Beam Apple bourbon with 3 parts of ginger ale.  I served it in a rocks glass with an ice ball. New to bourbon?  This is a good way to ease your way in.  Too strong?  Mix in additional ginger ale and sip slowly.

The Drink

  • 1 ounce of Jim Beam Apple Bourbon
  • 3 ounces of Ginger Ale

We are more than a week into my countdown to Christmas.  Interested in seeing the other reveals?  You can do so by visiting my Advent Calendar page.  Links to all of the reveals are just a click away!

Advent Calendar Reveal | Pink Lemonade

There are 17 more days until Christmas!  It is time to watch holiday movies. It is also time to open another bag!

ADVENT CALENDAR | 17 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Today’s advent bag contains Li’Destri Pink Limonchello.  

THE DRINK | PINK LEMONADE

I was a little concerned when I opened today’s bag.  I struggled a little with the day 23 Limoncello. It took a couple of tries to get the drink right.  We made it the first time and it was too strong.  Today’s drink is super yummy!

For the drink, I mixed one part Di’Lestri Pink Lemon Liqueur with 3 parts Simply Lemonade.  I served it in a martini glass with a sugar rim.  Want a drink that is a little more pink?  Add a splash of cranberry juice.

The Drink

  • 1 ounce Di’Lestri Pink Lemon Liqueur
  • 3 ounces of Simply Lemonade

For the Garnish

  • Sugar rim

We are a week into my countdown to Christmas.  Interested in seeing the other reveals?  You can do so by visiting my Advent Calendar page.  Links to all of the reveals are just a click away!


Advent Calendar Reveal | Grand O

There are 18 more days until Christmas!  It is time to deck the halls. It is also time to open another bag!

ADVENT CALENDAR | 18 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Today’s advent bag contains Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach.  Grand Marnier is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.  This version has been taken up a notch by the addition of raspberry and peach flavors.

THE DRINK | GRAND O

Today I am making a drink I found on the Grand Marnier website: Grand O.  I made a small changes as the original recipe is a group serving.  I have made adjustments for a single serving as well as for taste.

For the drink, I mixed 1 part Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach liqueur, 2 parts of Simply Orange juice, and 1 part of sparking water.  I served the drink in a martini glass.

The Drink

  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach
  • 2 ounces of Simply Orange juice
  • 1 ounce of sparkling water

For the Garnish

  • An orange slice or raspberries

We are about a week into my countdown to Christmas.  Interested in seeing the other reveals?  You can do so by visiting my Advent Calendar page.  Links to all of the reveals are just a click away!