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How to Make Mulled Cider

There’s nothing like a cup of hot mulled cider to keep you warm when it’s cold outside. It’s such a simple drink to make…and it fills your home with the most deliciously fragrant aromas of the holiday season. Think  cinnamon, orange peels, warm cloves and star anise…I can smell it already!  The key to a great mulled cider is to start with good, quality cider. I like buying local unpasteurized cider which  has more of a cloudy appearance. Then you add in your spices and for a bit of extra warmth you can even spike your glass with a shot …

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Recipe: Cranberry Sparkler Cocktail

One of the reasons I appreciate the holidays so much is that it makes for the perfect excuse to enjoy a good cocktail! 😉 Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or entertaining a guest that dropped by unexpectedly, you should always have ingredients on hand for at least one amazing signature drink that you can whip together at a moment’s notice. I love a sparkling cocktail made with champagne or prosecco for the holidays. A little bit of bubbly always feels festive for the season and this cranberry sparkler couldn’t be easier to make. Lightly sweet and infused with the …

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Cocktail Hour: The Four Diamonds Strawberry Frozen Cocktail

Summer is finally here which means its time to mix up some frozen cocktails! Last year I took a trip to the Dominican Republic and fell in love with a frozen drink called the Four Diamonds which was served at the resort where I stayed. This rum based cocktail is mixed with strawberries, coconut, Irish cream and ice. I probably shouldn’t admit this but it’s SO good I pretty much inhaled several of these a day during my stay and loved the drink so much I convinced the bartender to give me the recipe! Now I’m sharing it with you! …

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How to Make Infused Water

I’m totally guilty of never drinking enough water but as I’m sure you know, staying well hydrated SO important! Whenever I do drink ample water I always have more energy plus I see a major difference in my skin! I have less breakouts and off the charts moisture levels! Plus water helps boost metabolism, aids digestion and is just good for your body overall. So even if it’s just for the purposes of vanity (ha!) I’m making it a habit to drink more water no matter what. To make drinking water way more fun, I’ve been spicing things up by …

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The Best Natural Remedies to Help You Battle Cold & Flu Season

I’m a big believer in homeopathic medicine and try my best not to take prescription or over the counter medications unless its absolutely necessary. Since we’re in the thick of cold & flu season, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite natural remedies to help fight common cold and flu symptoms as well as shorten the duration of your illness. Read on to learn about my five favorite natural ingredients and the three immune boosting recipes I swear by to help me fight the cold and flu.

These are the five natural ingredients which have been incredibly effective …

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Day of The Dead: Calavera Cocktail

Coinciding with Halloween is the Day of the Dead, an annual holiday celebrated in Mexico to honor loved ones who have passed on. Traditional elements of a Day of the Dead celebration include candied sugar skulls, beautiful floral crowns and lots of vivid colors. While everyone’s talking about Halloween, my friends from His & Hers Weddings are here sharing a fun Calavera Cocktail recipe inspired by the Day of the Dead. (Calavera is the Spanish word for sugar skulls!) Made with tequila, grenadine and garnished with a hint of chili powder, this drink is a little sweet and a little …