A New Post? Whaaaaaa?!

So, it seems to me that I’ve been gone for a quick minute….almost. I’ve been so busy with school and work I haven’t had time to update my blog, BUTTTTTT I have been on Pinterest.

That could only mean one thing….come find me and follow me. I have over 15 thousand pins (I can safely admit I have a problem) and over 42 thousand followers. I have lots of cooking/baking boards as well as drink boards because every one loves a good beverage now and again. Plus there’s lots of other things I love!

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Dirty Pirate Popsicle

This comes to us from Endless Simmer. The recipe is super easy and fun. It’s great for a summertime¬†barbecue. Check out their site and check out the recipe below:

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 1/2¬†cups Coke
  • 1/3¬†cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
  2.  Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

*Slightly flat Coke will produce a popsicle that stays frozen longer. To quickly and manually flatten out the carbonation, empty out enough Coke from a 2-liter bottle to leave a 3-inch space from top of bottle to top of coke. Place cap back on and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Set aside to leave bubbles to subside.

Enjoy xo!

Liquid Marijuana

Yes, you read right. The drink’s name is in fact Liquid Marijuana and no there isn’t actually marijuana in it. Check out the recipe below:

What You’ll Need:

1/2 ounce Malibu rum
1/2 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce blue curacao
1/2 ounce apple pucker (or melon liqueur)
Equal parts sweet ‘n sour mix + pineapple juice
Garnish with a cherry
Enjoy! xo

Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens here is their Peppermint Eggnog Punch. Check out their site as well as the recipe below:

Makes: 18 servings
Serving size: 4 ounce
Start to Finish: 15 mins

ingredients

  • 1¬†quart¬†peppermint ice cream
  • 1¬†quart¬†dairy eggnog or canned eggnog
  • 1¬†cup¬†rum (optional)
  • 1 – 2¬†10¬†ounce¬†bottles¬†(1-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups)ginger ale, chilled
  • Additional peppermint ice cream (optional)
  • Peppermint sticks (optional)
directions
1.Place ice cream in a large chilled bowl; stir until softened. Gradually stir in eggnog. If desired, stir in rum.
2.Transfer to a punch bowl; add desired amount of ginger ale to reach desired consistency. If desired, top each serving with additional peppermint ice cream and peppermint sticks. Makes 18 (4-ounce) servings.
Enjoy! xo