Living a happy life with a glass of wine in hand

Author: alisonthompson215

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 […]

Barbotage

Barbotage

Another classic champagne cocktail you may have never heard of! Introducing the Barbotage. I love that these champagne cocktails are super simple to make but can feel fancy and have complex flavors. Here are a few others I love: Champagne Cocktail Kir Royale Plum Thyme […]

White Cranberry Martini

White Cranberry Martini

I love doing fun martinis for girls nights. Maybe I was way to impressionable when Sex and the City was on TV, but it just seems to be the perfect compliment to gossip and catching up. This White Cranberry Martini is simple to make, but […]

Blackberry Whiskey Sour

Blackberry Whiskey Sour

I feel like this blackberry whiskey sour would be best enjoyed in a dimly lit bar where everyone else is wayyy cooler than I am. Or in my basement next to my daughter’s playroom while recording an episode of the Crunchy Cocktail Hour. That works too. Dark […]

Ginger Turmeric Margarita

Ginger Turmeric Margarita

This delicious concoction is proof that drinks don’t have to be unhealthy to be an electric color. Enter turmeric. Ah, what a wonderful spice. This Ginger Turmeric Margarita was so delicious and beautiful, that it almost felt like a detox. Ok, minus the tequila. Detox […]

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail

Classy Classic Champagne Cocktail Oh the classic Champagne Cocktail, how I love thee. Seriously, it’s just such a perfect drink. You feel super classy drinking it, like a classic movie star. No? Too far? The best part about it is that it is super easy […]

Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria

During the holidays I always tend towards large format cocktails that can please a crowd. If it’s super easy and can be made in less than 10 minutes? Even better! This Holiday Sangria is the perfect addition to any holiday party. Sangria is typically wine, […]

Charred Blood Orange Negroni

Charred Blood Orange Negroni

I’m clearly on a bit of an apéritif world tour right now, last week with the French Kir Royale and this week a Negroni. An apéritif is meant to be served before a meal to stimulate appetite (as opposed to a digestif which follows a meal to […]