Sangria is one those drinks that brings everyone together and since this is the time of year for gatherings and holidays, I couldn’t think of a more perfect flavor for this batch… Spiced Caramel Apple! With each sip you taste the sweet rich caramel, the flavor of fresh green apples, spices, cool crisp wine, and bubbly champagne. Although this makes quite a bit I would still recommend doubling the recipe… Keep Reading
Do you ever have those days where you just don’t want to be bothered to put pants on and go to the store? Is that day every day? You’re in good company! On one such occassion I was craving a smoothie and decided to work with what I had on hand for the sake of staying pants and makeup free. I had just baked pumpkin bread and still had plenty… Keep Reading
Hot Toddies are one of my favorite cocktails to enjoy through fall and winter. The cinnamon, cloves, and bitters really bring out the flavors in the rum and make this a soothing, aromatic drink that’s perfect for sipping on those chilly days. It’s also an amazing remedy for colds and sore throats making those sick days a lot more enjoyable! Whether you’re actually sick or just faking (I’ll never tell!),… Keep Reading
I wanted a cocktail that captured this transitional time of year as we say goodbye to summer and welcome fall. Instead of jumping to the obvious pumpkin recipes (although I’m quite excited for those too) I went with fresh Granny Smith apples to be the star of this drink. Fresh lime and mint capture that summery fresh citrus component while the freshly juiced apple gives it a tart and crisp… Keep Reading
I had some leftover berries from my Whole Wheat Summer Berry Muffins recipe and I decided to juice them up and add them to my mimosas! Which by the way, can we just take a second to appreciate the invention of the Mimosa.. you’re drinking champagne in the morning like a rich housewife but because you add orange juice it makes your day drinking completely acceptable! That fresh berry flavor,… Keep Reading
I often get asked how I come up with different recipe and cocktail combinations and to be quite honest, sometimes its as easy as looking through the refrigerator and using what’s available. With plenty of basil, oranges, and Sailor Jerry Rum on hand I put together an Orange Basil Rum Fizz! A bubbly summer cocktail that’s simple, sweet, and strong!
Sangria is always a summer staple for me, but I wanted to deviate from the traditional red wine and fruit combination to create something a little lighter. Using crisp white wine and fresh summer fruits, I made two different flavors that embody the taste and aromas of summer. The cucumber strawberry combination turns a beautiful blush color after just one day of infusing and has a sweet finish. The cucumber… Keep Reading
If you’re of legal drinking age then you’re no doubt familiar with the Moscow Mule: A simple mix of lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer, traditionally served in a copper mug. While I always appreciate a classic, I also love to put my own spin on things and added a bit of fresh grapefruit juice to the concoction as well. I can already tell you that this will be my… Keep Reading
With the days warming up and every tree and flower in bloom right now, I was inspired to make a blushing spring cocktail that captured this beautiful season. This bubbly concoction is perfect for a spring or summer brunch and can easily be made into a non-alcoholic drink by using club soda or sparkling white grape juice!
The season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones happens this Sunday and whether you’re watching by yourself of planning a premiere party, your night won’t be complete without a cocktail inspired by the show! The poppy flower is associated with sleep, peace, and death, but lucky for you my cocktail version of the drink is not as strong as what the drink appears to be on the show. If you’re… Keep Reading
I haven’t put up a good smoothie recipe in a while and I figured those of you that had to endure a long winter could use something tropical! I used my favorite fruits to put together a refreshing and filling mix that’s both dairy and sugar-free, making this a GUILT-free treat to enjoy any time of the day!
This past Christmas my cousin gifted me a beautiful mid-century cocktail shaker that came complete with classic cocktail recipes printed on the glass. One that stood out in particular was the Sidecar. Traditionally made with cognac, but we all know I’m a rum-swilling woman so I switched it up a bit and produced the Sailor Jerry Sidecar! The potent blend of rum, orange liqueur, and lemon juice makes for a sweet and sour… Keep Reading
We’ve all had our hearts broken a time or two and have probably crushed a few hearts along the way as well. We can all agree that no matter which part you play, the feeling (for lack of a better expression) completely sucks! Instead of wallowing in your misery, get back on your feet, and make yourself a drink to celebrate! You’ve got a fresh start and there’s no sense in wasting it by feeling… Keep Reading
For years I’ve been enjoying mugs full of delicious hot cocoa that I had convinced myself could not be improved anymore… then I came across Smitten Kitchen’s Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix recipe and realized I’d been doing it all wrong.. Rich, frothy, chocolatey amazingness so easy to make that there’s no excuse for why you would ever have to buy store bought mix again! It was so good that I… Keep Reading
I’m starting this post off with a disclaimer… I hate.. I mean like really passionately hate those people in front of you at Starbuck’s or any other coffee shop with the ridiculous orders. “Ummm can I get a venti soy half-caff extra whip mocha latte with caramel?? And that’s one of the shorter orders I’ve heard! When my girlfriend brought me a pumpkin spice chai latte I scoffed a bit… Keep Reading
Before I get into how dangerously amazing this mulled wine is I first need to discuss what I call, “The Grocery Store Conspiracy.” I don’t know if anyone else experiences this, but every time I set out to our local grocery store to get items for dinner or blog posts, I find they’re always missing that one KEY ingredient that makes the recipe complete! Anyone remember the Mummy Manicotti recipe… Keep Reading
A little while back, Cheryl from 40 Aprons, asked me to participate in a virtual baby shower surprise for her good friend and fellow blogger, Melissa of A Teaspoon of Happiness. I was honored and excited at the chance to help celebrate this joyous occasion! Obviously some of my past boozy concoctions would not be too appropriate for a real baby shower, so I set out to make something… Keep Reading
If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive dessert/drink combo, look no further than these Raspberry Sorbet Champagne Floats! Sweet, tart, light, and refreshing! You can easily substitute strawberries or blackberries for the sorbet for a different flavor. These are perfect for parties or when you’re just having a “Treat Yo Self” kind of moment! Check them out for yourself and see just how easy it is!
I can’t help but feel like this cocktail is the perfect representation of our summer.. Sweet and hot! I made this several months ago for a party we had at our home and I’ve been anxious to make it again ever since so I could share it with you! Since the season doesn’t show any signs of stopping, mix up a batch for yourself to enjoy on these balmy summer days!
Happy National Rum Day my fellow rum swillers! Even if you’ve only been a Tattooed Martha reader for a short time, you know I post A LOT of rum cocktails and even rum spiked food recipes. I thought I would compile some of my favorite Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails that have been posted here on the blog to share with you on National Rum Day! Pineapple Jerry Ginger Blackberry Mojito… Keep Reading
About a month ago I had an entire pineapple that I had no clue what to do with. I sliced it up into chunks, froze them, and there in the freezer they stayed until just a few days ago. Since Portland has had a sweltering summer so far, I’ve been craving icy cold slushy drinks and couldn’t think of a better way to use up that frozen pineapple than with… Keep Reading
Every time I make a Bloody Mary I use it as an opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I put a slightly different spin on each one to see how much I can change the flavor while still remaining true to the classic. And of course you can’t forget about the garnish! I’ve seen everything from an entire slice of pizza, to a slider, to crab legs.. which is… Keep Reading
Last week I was convinced that all of our Midwestern friends and family in town caused Portland to have a heat wave! When the temperatures heat up I turn to my go-to summer cocktail, the Lemon Basil Gin Fizz! A refreshing and crisp cocktail that I almost always have the ingredients on hand for. Enjoy one to yourself or make up a whole batch for your next summer get-together!
Happy Fourth of July America! Like most Americans I’ll spend the day barbecuing, drinking, and blowing things up.. ‘Merica! In addition to the Red, White, and Booze Slushies I created last week, I also wanted to whip up something classic and it doesn’t get more classic than homemade lemonade! Of course I had to put a Tattooed Martha spin on it though and added homemade raspberry syrup and a healthy… Keep Reading