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Crunchy Cocktail Recipes

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 […]

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 […]