Drinks

Lavender kombucha gin fizz

  • Posted on: 27 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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Cheers to your health! This cocktail will flood your senses with lavender, elderberry, and juniper. I love kombucha! The fizz, the fruitiness, and the health benefits! Kombucha is said to: Improve joint health Improve digestions Encourage mood stability Boost immune functions We don't usually think about what's good for us when preparing cocktails. We are usually thinking more about what tastes good and feels good. But, why not include some gut-healthy probiotics next time you sip a cocktail! GT's Kombucha flavor Lavender Love™ gives this drink it's distinct, floral flavor.

Giggle Water recipe

  • Posted on: 5 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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After 5 years of creating recipes for you guys I am finally sharing my most SECRET, SPECIAL, AMAZING RECIPE with you- giggle water! String up the banners, call your girlfriends over for a cocktail night, giggle water is here!!!! This recipe uses the classic combo of gin and bubbles, but with a special twist of fluffy, sweet cotton candy. I hope you enjoy it as much as my girlfriends and I do!

Winter Mule Cocktail

  • Posted on: 28 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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I know you guys are thinking... really? Two cocktail recipes in a row? And the answer is yes. 'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Haha. But, seriously this recipe is a play on a traditional moscow mule that invites you to savor the joy of the holidays with orange, cranberry, and ginger you are sure to feel in the holiday spirit!

Spiked Almond Holiday Nog

  • Posted on: 26 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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The holidays are here and it is absolutely the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday food and drink is one of my favorite ways to celebrate. After giving up most of my dairy intake last year, I was concerned I would miss out on egg nog this holiday season. I have tried several alternative soy nogs, and none really hit the spot. As I was strolling through our local grocery store, I noticed my favorite brand of almond milk (Califia Farms) was selling holiday nog. I tried not to get my hopes too high, in fear of being dissappointed once again. But, as soon as I took my first sip, I was...

What wine do you drink?

  • Posted on: 15 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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As some of you may know, I recently gave up beer and liquor almost entirely this last year. I found it was giving me a little digestive trouble and causing me some strange health related issues. I now have a couple of glasses of wine most days, with the occasional beer or liquor mixed in. Photo: Creative Commons So, my question to all my readers... what is your favorite wine to drink? I must admit that I stick to Oregon Pinot Noirs most of the time (and mix them with coconut la croix... don't judge!) I would love to branch out into more earthy, less sweet wines, but feel I lack the knowledge...

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

  • Posted on: 3 June 2017
  • By: jessica
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Hi my name is Jessica and I am obsessed with Autumn. I admit it. OBSESSED! All year I wait for the hot days to change over into cool, crisp mornings. I love Winter even more, but we will save that for another day. I enjoy a rich, indulgent pumpkin spice drink as much as anyone, but I try to be cautious with what foods I put into my body on a daily basis. I make every attempt to eat whole foods that are minimally processed. I decided I wanted to add more pumpkin spice into my life without all of the added sugars so I created this simple recipe. I really like to chill it for few hours before...

Christmas Brunch Cocktail

  • Posted on: 15 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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Christmas is without a doubt my favorite time of year. The crisp air brings hopes of snow, cozy fires, and quality time spent with the ones you love. In my adult years I have grown to love a big Christmas brunch. I enjoy preparing eggs, bacon, biscuits, fresh fruit and of course no brunch is complete without a delightful cocktail! My go to Summer cocktail is a mimosa so for Christmas I decided to do a mimosa with a twist. The combination of cranberry and rosemary always puts me in the mood for holiday cheer. This year as you snuggle up close to those you love, open gifts, and sing carols I...

Crockpot Mulled Wine

  • Posted on: 4 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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The ancient Romans are thought to have brought mulled wine to Europe in the 2nd Century. They believed by drinking warm wine brewed with certain spices they would ward off disease and keep themselves healthy throughout the colder months. I am not certain how or if mulled wine would improve my health, but I know it improves my mood! This recipe is simple and the perfect drink to warm up your home and put you in a state of relaxation and joy. The smell alone is enough to boost your mood- oranges, cinnamon, cider and wine will fill your senses with holiday cheer. We opted to avoid any added...

The Abbey: Coffee Shop and So Much More

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
  • By: jessica
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The first time I stepped foot into this lovely establishment located in the heart of the Avondale community, I fell in love. The vibe that greets you is one of warmth, neighborly love, and friendship. I have frequented a few times a month over the last year and loved chatting with Carrie and Noah as they made my whole milk lattes. The Abbey proudly serves a vast array of local products including Red Bike Coffee , Leaf N Petal teas , Bread Works Breads and they make their own pastries and sandwiches in house. Their pimento cheese sandwich is one of my very favorites! In my most recent visit, I...

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

  • Posted on: 13 January 2016
  • By: jessica
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There is nothing like the perfect cup of bright, chocolaty espresso made right in the neighborhood. This lovely new shop is called Woodlawn Cycle Cafe- combo handcrafted coffee bar/cyclist shop. The Euro-Industrial style cafe will have your heart yearning to snap photo after photo of this lovely space. They are serving up MapCap Coffee from Grand Rapids, Michigan and selling some pretty rad cycling gear. The idea of the shop comes from Armand Margjeka and Kyle Campbell, who are leasing the location from Rev Birmingham . Our city is coming back to life and spots like this are ushering in new...

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