Can I Have a Sip?

A weekly “all things boozy” series because sharing is caring. Cheers and Happy Friday!

Check out Tina’s Tinto de Verano! She explains that it’s basically a mix of fizzy lemonade and red wine that is popular in Spain. You know how I feel about mixing juice and wine.

Also …

Bailey’s Banana Colada – Where have you been all my life?!?!

Roasted Garlic Infused Vodka – Mmmmmmmm perfect for bloody marys.

Browned Butter Old Fashioned – This guy is amazing.

White Sangria with Figs and Anjou Pears — A white sangria that’s still fall-ish. Love.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Strawberry-Vodka Sauce — Boozy breakfast sauce. Shhhhhh. I won’t tell if you don’t.

Gummy Bear Sangria — Gummy bears in EVERYTHING please.

Margarita Ice Cream Pie – I just discovered this blog and I can’t get enough!

Grilled Surf ‘n Turf Party Nachos with Spiked Pico de Gallo — I could eat these every night.


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pudding Shots

Dear caramel apple everything,

I’m not sure it’s time yet. There are no crunchy leaves or cool breezes. I’m not in long sleeves and shorts or boots with my dresses. But lucky for you I love you more than pumpkin spice (who has to wait longer) and I’m ready to let you come on over a little earlier.

I guess the caramel apple party can start now. Break out your butterscotch Schnapps and Kissed Caramel vodka.

You have two options for these pudding shots. The knock your socks off boozy pudding shot, or the “Mmmm, I can taste the booze a little, this is nice” pudding shotI like them both, I suppose it depends on how rowdy you’re feeling. 😉

Blue and Yellow College Football Jello Shots

It may be too early for pumpkin spice lattes but football season has officially arrived and after talking to a few people I realized that my jello shot portfolio is lacking in the sports department.

I was worried about starting my new football jello shot series with Michigan. I’m an Ohio State fan… This is craziness, I know. Classic rivalry and my grandpa is going to kill me.

I’m so sorry grandpa, but the flavor combo was just too good to pass up.

My co-worker Kim told me about a drink she makes called a “Wolverine” made with blueberry Smirnoff and lemonade and I had to try it.

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos make me think of summer time. Maybe even a tropical summer with a Corona on the beach. Can you tell I’m not diving into pumpkin spice yet?

It’s Labor Day and I’m not ready yet. I’m clinging on to my iced coffee and flip flops for dear life. Where did this summer go?

Life Lately and My Spa Day at The Salamander

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately. With a few new projects at work and crashing on my book deadline (which I promise to stop complaining about) the blog has had to take a back seat.

I knew things were going to get crazy toward the end of the summer so a few months ago I planned a little get away to reward myself and decompress.

I ended up doing a solo spa day at The Salamander Resort and it was exactly what I needed. This place is like a little piece of heaven 45 minutes away from my house. Amazing. 

Nick took on daddy duty all day and I booked a blueberry facial for 10:30am. I showed up a few hours early so I could use the other spa amenities.

Guys, I’ve never been to a spa before. I was actually a little bit clueless when I walked in but I think I picked the right one for my first experience.

I got my own soft cushy robe and a locker. I was able to shower first and shave my legs (I don’t have time for even that lately, poor Nick). I soaked in this “vitality pool” for awhile and let the waterfall massage my shoulders.