Day 23: Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Day 23: Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Cozy hot drinks have been a staple at our house since the colder weather hit. There’s nothing better than snuggling up to a giant mug of festive goodness.

We’ve found a bunch of different pumpkin spice hot white chocolate recipes. We tried a few and just couldn’t land on anything that had the pumpkin spice flavor with a mix of rich chocolate. Even if you use expensive chocolate, it tasted bland.

Then I got to creating my own version. It’s quick, cheap and easy. None of the frilly crap and tons of time. Whip it up, drink it and be happy. After all, it’s the holidays.

We are pinning all of our pumpkin recipes on our Pinterest board “We Love Pumpkin”. Follow us HERE

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Red, White and Blue 4th of July Party Drinks with Free Drink Flag Printables!

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Party Drinks with Free Drink Flag Printables!

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It’s almost party time, and what’s a party without lots of liquid refreshments? Oh yeah! We’ve rounded up some leaded and non-leaded drink recipes for your upcoming Fourth of July Bash. We’ve listed the ingredients below each drink so you can get them added to your shopping, and then just click on the drink image to get the recipes.

If you’re needing food ideas to go with your drink concoctions, check out Red, White and Blue 4th of July Easy Party Food. If there’s one thing we do well, it’s throw a party, and everything we do is quick, cheap and easy. So once we get you set up with your food and drinks, we’ll get you hooked up with some easy DIY party decorations. Watch for it! So let’s get this party started, shall we?

1. Three Pop-Rocks Cocktails

Pizzazerie

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Source: Pizzazerie

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Pop Rocks on the Beach

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Midori melon liqueur
  • Chambord raspberry liqueur
  • Pineapple juice
  • Watermelon Pop Rocks

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Strawberry Popper Rocker

Ingredients

  • Strawberry Schnapps
  • 7-Up
  • Strawberry Pop Rocks

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Malibu Rocks

Ingredients

  • Malibu rum
  • Blue Curacao
  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Fruit Punch Pop Rocks

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For Pop Rocks Rimmed Glasses, dampen the edges of your glass with lemon juice, then dip the rims into a plate filled with pop rocks.

 

2. Melon Mixer

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Source: The Flavorful Life

Ingredients

  • Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie (Blueberry Watermelon)
  • Club soda
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries

 

3. Frosty Fireworks

Spoonful

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Source: Spoonful

Ingredients

  • Red or blue fruit-flavored beverage
  • Seltzer (flavored or plain)
  1. Fill an ice cube tray with a red or blue fruit-flavored beverage (such as Powerade, Gatorade, or Kool-Aid) and let the cubes freeze solid.
  2. Drop three or four colored cubes into each glass
  3. Pour in flavored seltzer water or clear soda, and watch the special effects. As the cubes melt, colored bubbles will swirl through the seltzer.

4. Pop Rocks Shooters

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Source: Celebrations

Ingredients

  • Red or blue Pop Rocks candy
  • Grenadine
  • Half and half
  • Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps

 

5. Blue Lemonade Cocktail | Watermelon Star Stirrers

Celebrations

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Source: Celebrations

Ingredients

  • Lemonade (our recipe or your own)
  • Watermelon
  • 2-inch star cookie cutter
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Blue food coloring (kid-friendly version)
  • Maui Blue Hawaiian Schnapps or vodka and blue curacao liquor (adult cocktail version)
 

6. Patriotic Drink

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Source: MooreMinutes

Ingredients

  • Sobe piña colada
  • Gatorade fruit punch
  • G2 Blueberry pomegranate

Note: The trick to layering the colors is to pour the drinks slowly over the ice so they don’t mix. Also, layer in order of the drink with the most sugar. The most sugar goes at the bottom, next layer less sugar, top layer least sugar.

 

7. Patriotic Drink (Kids Version)

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Source: Food

Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice or Fruit punch
  • Gatorade sports drink (blue)
  • Sugar free 7-Up or Sprite

 

FREE PRINTABLES!!!

Add the finishing touches to your fancy schmancy party drinks with some patriotic flags. Click on the images to download and print these cute little drink flags – for FREE! Print them on cardstock, and attack to toothpicks, straws or drink stirrers.

Drink Flags

Source: PicsandPaper

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Circle Flags

Source: The PolkaDotPosie

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I would recommend testing these drink recipes many, many times to make sure you’ve got them right before serving them at your party (wink). If you missed our Fourth of July Red, White and Blue Party Food blog, read it HERE. Watch for our upcoming Quick, Cheap and Easy Fourth of July Party Decorations post. When it comes to parties, we’ve got ya’ covered!

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70 Margarita Recipes for the Entire Year

70 Margarita Recipes for the Entire Year

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I tend to do things in excess. With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I wanted to find some great margarita recipes to share. I was looking for the classic flavors and some that stood out as unique. True to form, I went overboard. Instead of a few, I found 70. These recipes look SO good!

These margarita flavors can last you the whole year. In fact, there are recipes for each season. Bookmark this page. If you’re anything like me, you’ll need a quick reference after a tough day. Or any day, really.

The drink names are in alphabetical order. My OCD kicked in.

APPLE CIDER MARGARITA

APPLE CIDER MARGARITA Source: How Sweet Eats Click image for recipe

APPLE CIDER MARGARITA
Source: How Sweet Eats
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BASILRITA (BASIL MARGARITA)

BASILRITA Source: Shockingly Delicious Click image for recipe

BASILRITA
Source: Shockingly Delicious
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BEET MARGARITA

BEET MARGARITA Source: Simply Gluten Free Click image for recipe

BEET MARGARITA
Source: Simply Gluten Free
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BLACKBERRY MARGARITA

BLACKBERRY MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

BLACKBERRY MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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BLACKBERRY CHAMPAGNE MARGARITA

BLACKBERRY CHAMPAGNE MARGARITA Source: Just Putzing Click image for recipe

BLACKBERRY CHAMPAGNE MARGARITA
Source: Just Putzing
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BLACKBERRY THYME MARGARITA

BLACKBERRY THYME MARGARITA Source: Annie's Eats Click image for recipe

BLACKBERRY THYME MARGARITA
Source: Annie’s Eats
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BLUE MARGARITA

BLUE MARGARITA Source: Saveur Click image for recipe

BLUE MARGARITA
Source: Saveur
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BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA Source: Saveur Click image for recipe

BLUEBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA
Source: Saveur
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CANDY CORN MARGARITA

CANDY CORN MARGARITA Source: The Latin Kitchen Click image for recipe

CANDY CORN MARGARITA
Source: The Latin Kitchen
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CANTALOUPE MARGARITA

CANTALOUPE MARGARITA Source: Cookie and Kate Click image for recipe

CANTALOUPE MARGARITA
Source: Cookie and Kate
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CAPRESE MARGARITA

CAPRESE MARGARITA Source: Creative Culinary Click image for recipe

CAPRESE MARGARITA
Source: Creative Culinary
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CARROT MARGARITA

CARROT MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

CARROT MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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CHAI GREEN TEA MARGARITA

CHAI GREEN TEA MARGARITA Source: Epicurious Click image for recipe

CHAI GREEN TEA MARGARITA
Source: Epicurious
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CHERRY MARGARITA

CHERRY MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipes

CHERRY MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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CHILI LIME MARGARITA

CHILI LIME MARGARITA Source: My Life as a Mrs Click image for recipe

CHILI LIME MARGARITA
Source: My Life as a Mrs
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CHOCOLATE MARGARITA

CHOCOLATE MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

CHOCOLATE MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MARGARITA

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MARGARITA Source: Sauza Tequila Click image for recipe (21 and over)

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MARGARITA
Source: Sauza Tequila
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CITRUS MARGARITA

CITRUS MARGARITA Source: My Gourmet Connection Click image for recipe

CITRUS MARGARITA
Source: My Gourmet Connection
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COCONUT LEMONGRASS MARGARITA

COCONUT LEMONGRASS MARGARITA Source: Pineapple and Coconut Click image for recipe

COCONUT LEMONGRASS MARGARITA
Source: Pineapple and Coconut
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COCONUT LIME MARGARITA

COCONUT LIME MARGARITA Source: My Life as a Mrs Click image for recipe

COCONUT LIME MARGARITA
Source: My Life as a Mrs
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COFFEE MARGARITA

COFFEE MARGARITA Source: My Chic Life Click image for recipe

COFFEE MARGARITA
Source: My Chic Life
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CRANBERRY MARGARITA

CRANBERRY MARGARITA Source: Some Drink Recipes Click image for recipe

CRANBERRY MARGARITA
Source: Some Drink Recipes
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CUCUMBER CILANTRO MARGARITA

CUCUMBER CILANTRO MARGARITA Source: 10th Kitchen Click image for recipe

CUCUMBER CILANTRO MARGARITA
Source: 10th Kitchen
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DRAGONFRUIT MARGARITA

DRAGONFRUIT MARGARITA Source: Backyard Bartender Click image for recipe

DRAGONFRUIT MARGARITA
Source: Backyard Bartender
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FROSTY MEXICAN BULLDOG MARGARITA

FROSTY MEXICAN BULLDOG MARGARITA Source: Cooking Stoned Click image for recipe

FROSTY MEXICAN BULLDOG MARGARITA
Source: Cooking Stoned
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GINGER MARGARITA

GINGER MARGARITA Source: Flamboyant Eats Click image for recipe

GINGER MARGARITA
Source: Flamboyant Eats
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GINGER MINT MARGARITA

GINGER MINT MARGARITA Source: Martha Stewart Click image for recipe

GINGER MINT MARGARITA
Source: Martha Stewart
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GINGERBREAD MARGARITA

GINGERBREAD MARGARITA Source: The Daily Meal Click image for recipe

GINGERBREAD MARGARITA
Source: The Daily Meal
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GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA

GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA Source: Just Putzing Click image for recipe

GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA
Source: Just Putzing
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GREEN GRAPE PASSION TEA MARGARITA

GREEN GRAPE PASSION TEA MARGARITA Source: Daydreamer Desserts Click image for recipe

GREEN GRAPE PASSION TEA MARGARITA
Source: Daydreamer Desserts
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HABANERO MARGARITA

HABANERO MARGARITA Source: WikiHow Click image for recipe

HABANERO MARGARITA
Source: WikiHow
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HIBISCUS MARGARITA

Hibiscus Margarita Source: Bon Appetit Click image for recipe

HIBISCUS MARGARITA
Source: Bon Appetit
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HONEYDEW MARGARITA

HONEYDEW MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

HONEYDEW MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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JALAPENO LIME MARGARITA

JALAPENO MARGARITA Source: Drink of the Week Click image for recipe

JALAPENO MARGARITA
Source: Drink of the Week
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KALE MARGARITA

KALE MARGARITA Source: Saveur Click image for recipe

KALE MARGARITA
Source: Saveur
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KEY LIME PIE MARGARITA

KEY LIME PIE MARGARITA Source: Kitchen Meets Girl Click image for recipe

KEY LIME PIE MARGARITA
Source: Kitchen Meets Girl
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KIWI LIME MARGARITA

KIWI LIME MARGARITA Source: Mama Mommy Mom Click image for recipe

KIWI LIME MARGARITA
Source: Mama Mommy Mom
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LAVENDER MARGARITA

LAVENDER MARGARITA Source: Cooking Channel TV Click image for recipe

LAVENDER MARGARITA
Source: Cooking Channel TV
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MANGO PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

MANGO PINEAPPLE Source: Awesome Cuisine Click image for recipe

MANGO PINEAPPLE
Source: Awesome Cuisine
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MEXICAN AVOCADO MARGARITA

MEXICAN AVOCADO Source: Food Tastes Yummy Click image for recipe

MEXICAN AVOCADO
Source: Food Tastes Yummy
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MIAMI MARGARITA

MIAMI MARGARITA Source: Martha Stewart Click image for recipe

MIAMI MARGARITA
Source: Martha Stewart
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MINT MARGARITA

MINT MARGARITA Source: Bookcooker Click image for recipe

MINT MARGARITA
Source: Bookcooker
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MISTLETOE MARGARITA

MISTLETOE MARGARITA Source: She Knows Click image for recipe

MISTLETOE MARGARITA
Source: She Knows
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ORANGE MARGARITA

ORANGE MARGARITA Source: The Faux Martha Click image for recipe

ORANGE MARGARITA
Source: The Faux Martha
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ORANGE SALTED CARAMEL MARGARITA

ORANGE SALTED CARAMEL Source: Daydreamer Desserts Click image for recipe

ORANGE SALTED CARAMEL
Source: Daydreamer Desserts
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PAPAYA MARGARITA

PAPAYA MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PAPAYA MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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PEACH MARGARITA

PEACH MARGARITA Source: Spicie Foodie Click image for recipe

PEACH MARGARITA
Source: Spicie Foodie
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PECAN PIE MARGARITA

PECAN PIE MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PECAN PIE MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PINEAPPLE MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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PINEAPPLE AND CUCUMBER MARGARITA

PINEAPPLE AND CUCUMBER MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PINEAPPLE AND CUCUMBER MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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PLUM PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

PLUM PINEAPPLE MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PLUM PINEAPPLE MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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PUMPKIN MARGARITA

PUMPKIN MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

PUMPKIN MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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RASPBERRY MARGARITA

RASPBERRY MARGARITA Source: Or Whatever You Do Click image for recipe

RASPBERRY MARGARITA
Source: Or Whatever You Do
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RASPBERRY AND KEY LIME MARGARITA

RASPBERRY AND KEY LIME Source: Drinked In Click image for recipe

RASPBERRY AND KEY LIME
Source: Drinked In
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RED CHILI MARGARITA

RED CHILI MARGARITA Source: Food Republic Click image for recipe

RED CHILI MARGARITA
Source: Food Republic
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RHUBARB STRAWBERRY MARGARITA

RHUBARB STRAWBERRY Source: Serious Eats Click image for recipe

RHUBARB STRAWBERRY
Source: Serious Eats
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ROASTED GRAPE MARGARITA

ROASTED GRAPE MARGARITA Source: Sweet Life Bake Click image for recipe

ROASTED GRAPE MARGARITA
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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SKINNY MARGARITA

SKINNY MARGARITA Source: Living Frugal Tips Click image for recipe

SKINNY MARGARITA
Source: Living Frugal Tips
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SOUR PATCH KID MARGARITA

SOUR PATCH KID MARGARITA Source: Wiki How Click image for recipe

SOUR PATCH KID MARGARITA
Source: Wiki How
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SPARKLING POMEGRANATE SKINNY MARGARITA

SPARKLING POMEGRANATE SKINNY MARGARITA Source: Virtually Homemade Click image for recipe

SPARKLING POMEGRANATE SKINNY MARGARITA
Source: Virtually Homemade
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SPICY GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA

SPICY GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA Source: The Lifstyled Blog Click image for recipe

SPICY GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITA
Source: The Lifstyled Blog
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SPICY WATERMELON MARGARITA

SPICY WATERMELON Source: Sweet Life Bake Click for recipe

SPICY WATERMELON
Source: Sweet Life Bake
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STRAWBERRY BANANA MARGARITA

STRAWBERRY BANANA MARGARITA Source: Rusted Who Click image for recipe

STRAWBERRY BANANA MARGARITA
Source: Rusted Who
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STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA

STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA Source: The Daily Meal Click image for recipe

STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA
Source: The Daily Meal
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STRAWBERRY BLACKBERRY MARGARITA

STRAWBERRY BLACKBERRY MARGARITA Source: A Bit of Bees Knees Click image for recipe

STRAWBERRY BLACKBERRY MARGARITA
Source: A Bit of Bees Knees
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STRAWBERRY BLOOD-ORANGE MARGARITA

STRAWBERRY BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA Source: The Devils Food Advocate Click image for recipe

STRAWBERRY BLOOD-ORANGE MARGARITA
Source: The Devils Food Advocate
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STRAWBERRY SRIRACHA MARGARITA

STRAWBERRY SRIRACHA MARGARITA Source: Domestic Fits Click image for recipe

STRAWBERRY SRIRACHA MARGARITA
Source: Domestic Fits
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TAMARIND-MEZCAL MARGARITA

TAMARIND-MEZCAL MARGARITA Source: Bookpage Click image for recipe

TAMARIND-MEZCAL MARGARITA
Source: Bookpage
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TROPICAL MARGARITA

TROPICAL MARGARITA Source: My Man's Belly Click image for recipe

TROPICAL MARGARITA
Source: My Man’s Belly
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ULTIMATE MARGARITA

ULTIMATE MARGARITA Source: Cocktail Atlas Click image for recipe

ULTIMATE MARGARITA
Source: Cocktail Atlas
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So…

Thirsty?

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4 Cocktails & Appetizers for your Last-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Party!

4 Cocktails & Appetizers for your Last-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Party!

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We do everything last minute here. It’s just how we roll. We love a challenge!

So you want to put on a party tonight but don’t know if you can pull it off in one day?  Oh HELL yeah. Cake! You just need to be efficient and have a plan.  Here’s how we do it…

Day of Party:

  1. In the morning, call your friends and invite them over for a casual get-together tonight.
  2. Hang up the phone and immediately start the 10-Step Quick Clean of your house. Don’t get all cray-cray, just hit the visible spots and tidy up everything else.
  3. Make out your grocery list and liquor list. Don’t dawdle (love that word, it sounds British or something).
  4. Grab your lists and head to the liquor store for your cocktail ingredients.
  5. Next, stop at the Dollar Store to get a few awesome decorations that nobody will believe you got at the Dollar Store. Remember to grab some napkins, plasticware, tablecloth, etc.
  6. Your last stop is the grocery store. Stay focused, and just systematically shop your list.
  7. Get home, put your groceries away, and take a break to have a little lunch.
  8. Refreshed? Okay. Now, do as much food prep as you can for tonight (might as well clean out that fridge before you store all your goodies away).
  9. Get out all your decorations, tape, Command hooks, etc. and make your house all festive. Set out your plates, napkins, glasses (turn upside down), etc.
  10. Take a quick look around. All good? Look at you go! Now go take yourself a shower and get ready.
  11. Make yourself a drink, pop anything that needs to be warmed in the oven, and wait for everyone to show up.
Pretty proud of yourself, right now?  It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you just get yourself organized and keep things simple. Find your recipes below.

Green Cocktails

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 Cocktail Recipes…

Green Appetizers

appetizer collageAppetizer Recipes…

Have fun at your party, and YAY YOU!
Talk soon!
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