A Trip To Wine Country – Visiting the Russian River Valley

The Caves at Thomas George Estates Winery!

More of our trip to California Wine Country – Russian River Valley wineries, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek, along with Napa and Sonoma Valleys! Cheers!       We got to northern California about a week after the fires had broken out and headed up towards our vacation rental near Guerneville, which is a smallRead more

Mini Berry Bites – A Holiday Dessert

Mini berry bites feature Smirnioff Ice Strawberry gel, candied cranberries and a whipped cream toping all in a pasty shell!

A great holiday party dessert – boozy and sweet! Check out these Berry Bites!       We love a great and easy holiday dessert that looks like you took a lot of time, but it’s easy and elegant! Some of the best holiday desserts are small portions that are finger food so that yourRead more

Holiday Berry Sparkler – A Holiday Cocktail

The Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail features Smirnoff Ice Original and Smirnoff Ice Strawberry, apple cider, cranberry simple syrup and and triple sec to make a delightfully delicious holiday party drink!

A sparkling holiday berry cocktail perfect for parties featuring Strawberry Smirnoff Ice!       This sparkling holiday cocktail is perfect for the upcoming season of parties and events! We loved the flavor combination of tart and sweet in this drink, and the addition of some homemade cranberry simple syrup to make it even moreRead more

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with cliantro and green onions with Smirnoff Ice

A great Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer made with original Smirnoff Ice!       We love a great appetizer during the holidays as we do a lot of entertaining, and we are always looking for something new we can make to share with our guests. Smirnoff Ice contacted us to create some holiday appetizers usingRead more

Caramel Green Apple Cocktail

Detail shot of the caramel green apple cocktail featuring Smirnoff Ice Green Apple.

Caramel green apple cocktail? Perfect for fall or all year long featuring green apple Smirnoff Ice!       So we love getting together with friends and family during the holidays at various parties and events, and somehow we always get elected or we volunteer to bring the cocktails, hmm, we wonder why? These CaramelRead more

Tomato Water Bloody Mary – A Vodka Cocktail

Tomato Water Bloody Mary Cocktails

A twist on the classic Bloody Mary, this is a lighter version tomato water Bloody Mary cocktail!       Let’s talk for a second about that classic brunch cocktail that helps chase away hangovers and in some cases comes with a full meal in the glass, the Bloody Mary! A favorite of weekend breakfasts,Read more

Napa Valley is Open and Needs You!

A toast to great friends at Frog's Leap Winery!
A toast to great friends at Frog's Leap Winery!

If you are taking a trip to Napa Valley, we have some suggestions for you!       If you have watched the news over the last few weeks, you probably saw some footage of the horrific wildfires that swept through Santa Rosa, California and the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valleys. If you have aRead more

Bourbon Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Bourbon and bacon cinnamon rolls are a perfect fall treat.

What a better way to warm up than with cinnamon rolls with bacon AND bourbon! Yeah, I said bacon cinnamon rolls!       When the weather starts turning cooler and the leaves start changing colors, we get a hankering for some fresh baked goods! Here in Nebraska, one of the most popular baked goodsRead more

Homemade Allspice Dram – For Tiki Cocktails

Homemade Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram is a great addition to any cocktail, but especially Tiki Cocktails!       With fall coming, it is the time for everything pumpkin spice and apple cider which means it is time to find new ways to bring delicious warm baking spices into our cocktails. Most people think about cinnamon and nutmegRead more

Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A Tart and Herbal version of a Moscow Mule, this Grapefruit Moscow Mule is great for anytime of year!       A crisp refreshing Moscow Mule is delightful drink! It’s a pleasing combination of sweet, tart and fizzy, which is why Moscow Mules are some of our favorites. We are always looking for newRead more