rose 101:  the ultimate guide to buying (& drinking!) rose wine.

a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé | rosé wine, rosé all day, rosé pairing, girls night, girls night drinks, summer drinks, wine guide, rosé guide for beginners, rosé basics |

 it’s that time of year again: summer is right around the corner & rosé season is coming into full swing!  read on for a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé this summer!  we’ve all been there. you know, those times on a beautiful summer day.  the weather is perfectly warm but still a little bit breezy & the sun is shining.  you’re…

read more!

smoky pineapple vanilla bean mezcal margaritas

smoky pineapple mezcal margaritas with vanilla bean are the perfect fun cocktail to celebrate cinco de mayo! the smoke & bite of good mezcal is balanced with the natural sweetness of pineapple juice & vanilla bean. | cinco de mayo party, margarita recipe, mezcal, easy cocktail recipe, cocktail, summer drink, party drink |

smoky pineapple mezcal margaritas with vanilla bean are the perfect fun cocktail to celebrate cinco de mayo! the smoke & bite of good mezcal is balanced with the natural sweetness of pineapple juice & vanilla bean.  these pineapple mezcal margaritas are seriously easy to make, seriously elegant to serve, & seriously delicious! happy cinco de mayo week!!! i’m having such a hard time containing my excitement right now.  i freakin’ love cinco de mayo.  is…

read more!

three ingredient weeknight palomas with izze sparkling grapefruit

weeknight palomas with three simple ingredients, perfect for when you need a cocktail without frills or fuss. these weeknight palomas are perfect for whenever you'd like to have some girlfriends over on a whim for some laughs (+ chips & guac, of course). plus…cinco de mayo is right around the corner…#justsayin! | cinco de mayo recipe, cocktail recipe, girls night idea, girls night cocktail, paloma recipe, easy cocktail, tequila |

weeknight palomas with three simple ingredients, perfect for when you need a cocktail without any frills or fuss thanks to the beautiful grapefruit flavor of izze sparkling grapefruit!  these weeknight palomas are perfect for whenever you’d like to have some girlfriends over on a whim for some laughs (+ chips & guac, of course). plus…cinco de mayo is right around the corner…#justsayin! you know those weeks when it’s tuesday but it feels like it should be…

read more!

porter spiked cold brew iced coffee

porter cold brew iced coffee is a rich & creamy iced coffee cocktail perfect for springtime & summer weekend brunch vibes! the intense coffee flavor of cold brew coffee meets its perfect match in the slightly sweet & roasty flavors of dark porter beer. porter cold brew iced coffee will be your go-to coffee treat this summer! | cold brew coffee, brunch cocktail recipe, coffee cocktail recipe, spiked coffee, iced coffee |

porter cold brew iced coffee is a rich & creamy iced coffee cocktail perfect for springtime & summer weekend brunch vibes!  the intense coffee flavor of cold brew coffee meets its perfect match in the slightly sweet & roasty flavors of dark porter beer.  finished with a splash of cream (or two!), porter cold brew iced coffee will be your go-to coffee treat this summer! two years ago, when chris & i moved to minneapolis,…

read more!

the best bloody marys (+ tips for a diy build your own bloody mary bar!)

these best bloody marys are going to be your favorite addition to your weekend brunch line up! they start with the perfect homemade bloody mary mix, which infuses tomato juice with tons of flavor. invite your friends over for a casual saturday brunch & prepare diy build your own bloody mary bar for a fun way to let your guests build their own best bloody marys!

these best bloody marys are going to be your favorite addition to your weekend brunch line up! best bloody marys start with a perfect homemade bloody mary mix, which infuses tomato juice with tons of flavor from citrusy lemons & limes, tang from worcestershire, & punchy heat from hot sauce & fresh horseradish.  invite your friends over for a casual saturday brunch & prepare diy build your own bloody mary bar for a fun way to…

read more!

winter citrus mimosas with blood orange & honey

an update to a classic mimosa, these winter citrus mimosas are lightly sweetened with a homemade blood orange & honey syrup | mimosas | mimosa recipe | brunch cocktails | cocktails | cocktails recipe

an update to a classic mimosa, these winter citrus mimosas are lightly sweetened with a homemade blood orange & honey syrup. the deep flavor of the blood orange & the floral sweetness of the honey are balanced perfectly with bright acidity of grapefruit.   winter citrus mimosas are SO easy, elegant, & most importantly: seriously delish.  invite your best gals over for a weekend brunch & enjoy winter citrus mimosas aplenty…& hell, i’ll definitely say…

read more!

chai cocktail with golden raisin rum & vanilla chai syrup

chai cocktail | cocktail | hygge ideas | date night | a chai cocktail with golden raisin-infused spiced rum & a homemade vanilla chai simple syrup. this chai cocktail is just as perfect for date night at home as it is for celebrating with friends & loved ones this winter season.

a chai cocktail with golden raisin-infused spiced rum & a homemade vanilla chai simple syrup. this chai cocktail is just as perfect for date night at home as it is for celebrating with friends & loved ones this winter season.  the rum takes on the subtle golden sweetness of the raisins, & the simple syrup is infused with chai spices, ginger & vanilla.  shaken with fresh-squeezed lime juice & topped with fresh grated nutmeg, this chai…

read more!

perfect mai tais

perfect mai tais via playswellwithbutter | your hawaiian vacation may be over but your enjoyment of tropical cocktails doesn't have to be! make a mai tai at home easily with ingredients you already have at home!

your hawaiian vacation may be over but your enjoyment of tropical cocktails doesn’t have to be!  the amazing hotel wailea staff taught us how to make their lilikoi mai tai at home with 7 easy steps & i’ve been sipping away this liquid sunshine ever since we made it back to the mainland.  read on & make one of these delicious island cocktails asap – you SO won’t be sorry!  cheers! like i mentioned the other…

read more!

tiki cocktail mixology at hotel wailea | wailea, maui

perfect mai tais via playswellwithbutter | your hawaiian vacation may be over but your enjoyment of tropical cocktails doesn't have to be! make a mai tai at home easily with ingredients you already have at home!

tiki cocktail mixology with hotel wailea’s head bartender?  sign me up!  we learned tricks & tips for recreating hotel wailea’s delicious tropical tiki cocktails at home in a 1-hour complementary mixology class taught poolside at hotel wailea.  it was a highlight of our stay & has been keeping us very well refreshed ever since!  when we arrived at hotel wailea, i was so excited to learn that the next morning before the pool opened, hotel…

read more!