Archive for Beverages

Pineapple Beverages

I can’t even believe that I’m thinking about Super Bowl recipes already.  It feels like Christmas was just here.  Nonetheless, I’m making sure that your next event, whether it’s a Super Bowl party or a Jack and Jill baby shower, is absolutely delicious with these pineapple beverages. Pineapple Beverages This is sponsored by DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice. We’re serving up a Bourbon Pineapple Cocktail for the guys.  They get their taste …continue reading


Top Holiday Cocktails

There is nothing more that I love than creating a fresh cocktail with the flavors of the season.  I love using the fresh fruits of the season in pomegranates, cranberries, oranges and apples.  These Top Holiday Cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Top Holiday Cocktails Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Top Holiday Cocktail in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The …continue reading


Top Hot Chocolates

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  Especially when there’s a glass of one of these Top Hot Chocolates in my hand!  They are just too good not to share! Top Hot Chocolates Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Top Hot Chocolate in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The collection is in order according to the slider below. You …continue reading


Pomegranate Orange Sangria

I enjoy a glass of wine throughout the year, but I especially enjoy a glass of sangria around the holidays.  I love incorporating the fabulous colors and flavors of the season into one perfect glass.  This Pomegranate Orange Sangria is the perfect combination of fruits with Moscato wine. Pomegranate Orange Sangria Not only does this sangria taste amazing, but it is just so pretty.  It’s the perfect beverage to serve …continue reading


Refreshing Cocktails

The warm weather always seems to get me in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail.  I think it’s largely due to all the fun and fresh flavors that come with the Spring weather.  Plus, I honestly believe that you can never go wrong with fruity cocktails.  This collection of cocktails is one that you’re definitely going to want to pin for future reference. Refreshing Cocktails Click NEXT to …continue reading


Lavender Lemonade

Very soon the snow is going to be gone and we’ll actually see the green of the grass again.  In the meantime, I plan on convincing myself that Spring is actually here already by enjoying gorgeous foods and beverages.  Our Lavender Lemonade is definitely the ultimate relaxing beverage.  We took our Best EVER Lemonade Recipe and gave it a twist and turned it into Lavender Lemonade that tastes and smells …continue reading


Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria combines seasonal fruit like cranberries, pomegranates, apple and orange slices with white wine, white grape juice, and sparkling seltzer to create a beautiful, sweet, and crisp holiday drink. Follow my tips below on how to make my favorite winter sangria recipe. Ingredients you will need:               I couldn’t wait any longer to share this amazing recipe for Christmas Sangria.  Over  Halloween, we spent the weekend with my husband’s family, …continue reading


Decadent White Hot Chocolate

Hey Melrose Family readers! I’m here today to treat you with some White Hot Chocolate that is topped with a fluffy, decadent Peppermint Whipped Cream, with some sprinkles on top. Of course we have to have the sprinkles. This is such an easy treat to make and you can have it hot and ready to serve up for yourself or you and some lucky friends (or kids) in no time at …continue reading


Caramel Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The cold weather arrived this week.  It’s the kind of cold where you want to curl up with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate and stay in your pajamas all day long.  The cold weather also means cold and flu season at school so I’m constantly washing my hands, which …continue reading

Holiday Mixed Drinks

My family and I recently traveled down to Virginia to spend time with his siblings before his brother was deployed with his new bride to Japan for 3 years.  We had an amazing time and enjoyed every second that we had with them.  While we were there we spent a great deal of time down in Papa’s Pub.  My father-in-law is definitely a mixologist in the making.  I collected some …continue reading


Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Sometimes the summer just calls for the perfect cocktail that’s made for one. I adore a good mojito and I’m definitely not partial to a margarita, but as you’ve seen from the majority of my recipes I’m all about quick and easy.  During the Summer we always have our Lemonade Recipe on hand so combining it with fresh fruit just seemed like the perfect cocktail.   This cocktail is done …continue reading

Lemonade Teagarita Mixed Drinks

Summer is officially in full swing and I’m enjoying the sunshine and time with my kiddos.  I’m also enjoying the fact that I have more time to spend with my teacher friends outside of school.  During the school year we make a point to go to dinner once every couple of months, but we are always on our best behavior because even though it’s the weekend we have papers to …continue reading

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