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Pineapple Fizz: Mocktail Series

Pineapple Fizz: Mocktail Series

It’s podcast official, I am expecting another baby girl in September! Before we confirmed that I was pregnant with a girl, I was just sure that I was. This pregnancy is so similar to my last, in almost every way. How I feel, how I […]

Toasted Marshmallow Coffee Martini

Toasted Marshmallow Coffee Martini

Nothing gets done until I’ve had my coffee in the morning. I’m not even sure I’m actually human until I’ve had my coffee. Hello caffeine addiction!! Yikes… But the truth is, I just love the flavor of coffee. So where better to add that flavor […]

Kombucha Negroni

Kombucha Negroni

You can’t escape it, kombucha is everywhere. Talk about a trend that has taken off! But there is a reason for it, kombucha is that funky, delicious tasting drink with real health benefits. So what could make kombucha even better? Yup, adding booze. My fave […]

Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaiian

During my honeymoon in Hawaii I drank more Blue Hawaiians than I am proud of. It’s beautiful, tropical and delicious. So why not?! Making this blue Hawaiian brought me way back to the time spent as a newlywed on the island, so this is definitely […]

Hibiscus Gin Sour

Hibiscus Gin Sour

I have been dying to make this drink for what seems like forever! When we did our episode on the Importance of Female Friendship wayyy back in episode 4 (what?!), I left the cocktail up to an Instagram vote, and it was heavily weighed towards […]

Bourbon Pear Cider

Bourbon Pear Cider

Sometimes my creative juices aren’t flowing and I need Larisa’s input on a cocktail. Lucky for me, she came up with something awesome! This Bourbon Pear Cider was super easy to make and DELICIOUS. Even if you’re not a big bourbon drinker, I seriously recommend […]

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This Red Wine Hot Chocolate is the perfect night-in cocktail. It warms you from the inside out with a little bit of an adult twist. Want to kick it up a notch? Add some shaved chocolate to the top. I used an orange dark chocolate […]

Clementine Moscow Mule

Clementine Moscow Mule

You guys, I did it. I found Larisa’s favorite cocktail to date! It may have something to do with it being vodka based, but still – victory! I think it’s safe to call this Clementine Moscow Mule a crowd-pleaser. I love Moscow mules, because it […]

Mocha Cappuccino Martini

Mocha Cappuccino Martini

When you record a podcast before 10 in the morning, you need coffee in your drinks. This Mocha Cappuccino Martini was amazing and just the jolt we needed to get through a busy day of recording. Click here to listen to Episode 17 of the […]

Greyhound IPA

Greyhound IPA

A typical Greyhound cocktail is grapefruit juice mixed with either gin or vodka. Super simple and begging for a mix up. This Greyhound IPA take a twist on the classic (my favorite as you may know) by using a citrus-y IPA as the base. It […]


Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Alison is a Canadian-born, American-raised, working mom of one under one. She has been described as a dainty maple leaf with resting pleasant face, but she’d say she’s SLIGHTLY more edgy than that.

Alison is the less-crunchy voice behind the Crunchy Cocktail Hour and SilverLinedandWined.com. Working full-time for a Management Consulting firm, Alison likes to unwind with home projects, baking, soaking up every minute of her daughter and, of course, enjoying cocktails with friends and family. Prior to having her daughter, Alison thought crunchy only referred to pizza crust. Oh the simpler times.

Follow Alison as she fumbles through a healthier lifestyle via @crunchycocktailhour on Instagram and Facebook, or check out her blog SilverLinedandWined.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Crunchy Cocktail Hour on iTunes or Apple Podcasts.