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Strawberry Berryoska: Mocktail Series

Strawberry Berryoska: Mocktail Series

What a name. A strawberry berryoska. Perfectly Russian with some Russian vodka, for my Russian co-host. This strawberry berryoska is delicious and refreshing. But, as I like to do, it’s also super simple. In fact, you likely have the ingredients on hand right now. The […]

Blackberry Rosemary Sparkler: Mocktail Series

Blackberry Rosemary Sparkler: Mocktail Series

So I’m about 24 weeks into this pregnancy and mama needs a drink. Luckily I think this blackberry rosemary sparkler will help me wait it out. Sparkling cocktails are my jam if you can’t tell from this Grapefruit Sage Mimosa. Or this Plum Thyme Prosecco Cocktail. Or […]

Spicy Margarita: Mocktail Series

Spicy Margarita: Mocktail Series

It seems we’ve skipped over spring and directly into summer. So I thought I’d really heat things up with this week’s cocktail as well. This spicy margarita is so deliciously spicy, I don’t even miss the alcohol. Not that a nip of tequila wouldn’t be […]

Mint Mojito: Mocktail Series

Mint Mojito: Mocktail Series

The mojito translates so well into a mocktail since the mint and lime are the real stars of the glass. I like my mojitos to really focus on fresh ingredients and simple flavors, but if you like a sweeter beverage, try adding lemonade or a […]

Coconut Cucumber Mint Lime Cooler: Mocktail Series

Coconut Cucumber Mint Lime Cooler: Mocktail Series

It’s finally warm out! Summer weather makes me want a refreshing drink, and this Coconut Cucumber Mint Lime Cooler is so refreshing and delicious. I probably need a more pithy name for this one though, that’s a mouthful. Now that it’s warm out, it’s time […]

Watermelon Margarita: Mocktail Series

Watermelon Margarita: Mocktail Series

Watermelon is my #1 pregnancy craving. I go through at least an entire watermelon in a week. So me being me, I had to figure out how best to incorporate it into a cocktail. This watermelon margarita is just as good without the tequila, but […]

Moscow Mule: Mocktail Series

Moscow Mule: Mocktail Series

This certainly isn’t the first moscow mule we’ve enjoyed on the Crunchy Cocktail Hour since it’s one of my favorites. But it is the first virgin version. This is a simple recipe and a perfect for feeling less uncool while out for cocktails with friends […]

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 […]


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.