Holidays

If you’ve been reading Sugar and Charm for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules. From our original Apple Cider Moscow Mule to our blueberry version, we love adding a twist on the classic libation! 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Moscow Mule and we’ve joyfully teamed up with the […]

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Gingerbread Moscow Mule Recipe
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We’re super excited about Thanksgiving and gathering with friends and family this year! We wanted to create an easy cocktail that not only has festive fall flavors, but is also light and refreshing. We mixed up a delicious Hard Apple and Spice Cider Cocktail that’s perfect for serving with dinner or just as a fall […]

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Hard Apple and Spice Cider Cocktail
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Happy Halloween!! I’m super excited to take Romeo trick-or-treating this year! Unfortunately, we live on a private road so we don’t get many kids, but we’ll be wandering the neighborhood, which is very festive. For any of you entertaining or keeping it cozy inside while passing out candy, we have a really fun cocktail for […]

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Smoking Blueberry Lavender Martini
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 Here’s a little cheers to fall, Halloween and the holidays! We’re serving up a super easy and delicious sparkling spiked apple cider punch recipe that’s perfect to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any fall party! The ingredients are simple and it’s a punch that everyone will enjoy. We also love adding a festive ice ring […]

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Spiked Apple Cider Punch Recipe!
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Here’s another easy and fun entertaining idea for you all! Since our floral ice buckets were so popular, we thought it would be “cool” (pun intended!) to make a mini version of ice shot glasses!! I can’t stress enough how easy these are to make! They add such a charming touch when entertaining for even the smallest […]

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How to Make Charming Ice Shot Glasses!
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  Inspired by cozy fall flavors we came up with a spiked pumpkin horchata recipe that perfectly rings in the autumn season. It has all the spicy, deep fall flavors a pumpkin cocktail should and it’s delicious to sip while the weather is cooling down! Traditionally, horchata can be made several ways and with different […]

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Spiked Pumpkin Horchata Recipe
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 This Apple Pie Sangria recipe is definitely  one of the best sangria recipes we’ve had in awhile!! It actually tastes like a delicious, fresh and fruity apple pie and it’s perfect for kicking off the fall season! It’s still hot enough outside to enjoy a chilled cocktail and this apple pie sangria also has all […]

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Apple Pie Sangria Recipe
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Since it’s peach season, and still extremely hot outside, we made some delicious frozen peach Bellinis to cool down with! I love this Bellini recipe because it’s not too sweet and simply refreshing to drink! This peach Bellini is such a super smooth frozen cocktail that you’ll want to enjoy the entire batch, with your guests […]

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Stay Cool with our Frozen Peach Bellinis!
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The Manhattan is one of the finest and oldest cocktails around. It’s a classic and sophisticated cocktail. For this Red Moon Over Manhattan cocktail recipe, we’ve added a twist to it by incorporating red wine! Much like vintage libations, red wine cocktails are also seeing a huge spike in popularity. And while a red wine Manhattan […]

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Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
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We’re so excited for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!! If you’re hosting an opening ceremony viewing party, we have the perfect cocktail for you to serve! In honor of Brazil and the host city Rio, we’ve added a delicious, gingery twist to their most popular libation, the caipirinha. For this Ginger Caipirinha, we used Crabbies […]

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The Best Ginger Caipirinha Recipe!
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 We’re excited to share this delicious cocktail recipe for a Blackberry Margarita party punch I had at a Chambord event! It’s a cocktail punch recipe so it serves 8 and it’s SO good! We made our own, easy-to-make sweet and sour mix for it first and then followed the recipe below. You have to serve this margarita punch […]

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Blackberry Margarita Party Punch!
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How much do we love a refreshing, carbonated cold soda during the summer?! With these DIY fruit sodas you can control how much sugar and flavor you put into it! You can also make your own flavor combinations which is exciting too! I’ve been obsessed with the KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage maker for a few months […]

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Control the Sugar in these DIY Fruit Sodas!
Holidays

To keep the adult guests cool at our 4th of July party this year, we’re creating a fun, boozy snow cone station! It’s a little nostalgic twist on the classic snow cones we all loved growing up. Plus, what better holiday than the 4th of July to surprise your guests with a cold, frozen cocktail […]

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Cool Down with a Boozy 4th of July Snow Cone Bar!
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Playing mixologist and creating refreshing and exciting cocktails is part of what we love doing at S&C! It’s a passion experimenting with unique flavors, herbs, sprits and ingredients. I’ve also been big fan of tea cocktails for quite some time and using tea as a base is nothing new! I once ordered a tea cocktail […]

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The Perfect Beach Bellini Tea Cocktail
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Have your veggies (and fruit!) and drink your cocktail too with these 3 deliciously fresh juice cocktail recipes! We’re keeping these juice cocktails easy and healthy with zero added sugar – it’s just the fresh juice from the fruit and a spirit! Okay, maybe we added just a tad of sugar along the rim! It’s […]

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Have Your Veggies and Drink Your Cocktail Too!
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Summertime is here and we’ve created perfectly deliciously strawberry boozy snow cones, because what’s better than an icy cocktail on a scorching hot day?! I like making my own syrup because it’s incredibly fresh, with no preservatives and you can control the sweetness and flavor. For this boozy snow cone recipe, we used fresh organic strawberries, rum […]

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Boozy Strawberry Snow Cones
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 This is by far the best sparkling sake sangria recipe ever! Sake sangria? What?! Did you know you can make sangria using sake and plum wine?! It’s similar to the traditional wine sangria, but instead you soak the fruit in plum wine (which is sweet!) and then top it with sparkling sake! We made ours […]

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The Best Sparkling Sake Sangria Recipe
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We’ve had traditional margaritas and margarita popsicles, but have you had a frozen margarita ice pop?! They’re like slushes for adults!! They tend be a little stronger than margarita popsicles because you can add a little more tequila in them since they’re contained in the package. They’re super fun to make and eat during a […]

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Frozen Margarita Ice Pops
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Happy Easter weekend!! We shared a simple recipe for a delicious and refreshing Carrot and Blood Orange Mimosa on Pottery Barn’s blog! It’s perfect for a festive Easter brunch. They’re best with fresh juice (make it ahead!) and a crisp Champagne! Enjoy! See the recipe here!

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Carrot + Blood Orange Mimosa
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We’re taking it back to 1823 with this refreshing Pimm’s Cup recipe! This cocktail was served in an oyster bar in London and drinking it definitely conjures up images of happy patrons drinking this delicious libation. Its light, fruity flavors are perfect for sipping on a sunny spring or summer day. This Pimm’s Cup recipe […]

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A Refreshing Pimm’s Cup Recipe
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There’s a secret to creating the BEST mule cocktail you’ve ever had. I learned about it from the Soho House and once you make it with this, you will know why!! A mule should be full of strong ginger and spice flavor, which sometimes ginger beer can’t do alone! Making the mule with a strong ginger […]

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Pear Irish Mule
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We did a little cocktail mixing and shaking a few weeks ago and created this beauty! It’s an Italian Paloma and it has grapefruit, orange, tequila, lemon juice, Campari and a few other ingredients. It’s VERY tasty and can we all just take a minute to appreciate the color of it?! I mean!! Our lovely […]

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Italian Paloma Cocktail Recipe
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If you’re hosting a “galentine’s” or cooking something special for a loved one for Valentine’s Day, start it off right with these chic and gourmet Champagne and Chambord Jigglers! These are not your college party Jell-o shots. We’re proving that gelatin shots can be luxury! Probably the most classy Jell-o shot we’ve ever tasted! You have […]

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Champagne + Chambord Jigglers
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Ginger and Jasmine – the name sounds like 2 sophisticated ladies who enjoy sipping only the freshest cocktails over small talk at an exclusive club. But we promise you, this drink is far from pretentious. This is one of my favorite cocktails we’ve made. It serves 4 (or 2 extra large, haha!), and it’s so […]

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Ginger + Jasmine Rosé Cocktail
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These Jam and Champagne pops we created for Tablespoon are a fun way to serve up something different for Valentines Day or just any date you want to make a little extra special. They’re so easy to make and taste divine!! Watch the video for the recipe and enjoy!! Video by Madcitizen Productions

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Jam Cham Pops Video
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  Before I dive into this delicious cocktail recipe, I’m sharing my favorite new line of dinnerware and a fun giveaway! Last month we went to Sonoma with Williams-Sonoma and Fortessa to celebrate the launch of Fortessa dinnerware and flatware available in Williams-Sonoma stores! It was a relaxing 3 days of eating, drinking wine and cooking […]

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Easy Hibiscus Gin Sour
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Anytime I make a punch for a party, it always has an ice ring! These DIY ice rings you can make for party punch add such a charming, vibrant touch to the punch bowl, all while keeping the punch cold. They’re also incredibly easy to make! You just need to freeze them the night before. […]

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DIY Ice Rings for Party Punch
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When we were in New Orleans, we stopped in Arnaud’s French 75 cocktail bar for a classic French 75. It was the first time I had the historic cocktail and I enjoyed sipping the classic drink, especially in a cozy, vintage atmosphere! It’s a cocktail made of lemon juice, champagne, gin and simple syrup. It’s […]

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Peach French 75 Punch Recipe!
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Just like that, it’s October! And we’re celebrating this month with a fall twist on Jello shots! We made these hard apple cider Jello shots and they’re delicious! To make them beautiful, we did a batch of apple cider Jello shots and then a batch of white Jello shots with sweetened condensed milk, which gives it […]

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Hard Apple Cider Jello Shots
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When we were having the time of our lives in Alaska (can someone please take me back?!), I picked up a bottle of 50 Fathoms handcrafted gin, made along the shores of the Inside Passage. We heard so many good reviews about the gin and it was no surprise that it won a double gold medal at the […]

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Rosé, Sorbet & Gin Cocktail
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Our favorite Japanese spirit, sake, is known for its powerful health benefits. From anti-aging to reducing allergies, it’s definitely a spirit to drink and learn more about! So, to help us all enjoy a little more sake, we’ve created a sake guide to learn more about it and suggested a few to try! Although we enjoy […]

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A Guide to Sake
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Fig & Olive is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. It’s perfect for a light dinner or fun business meeting. We stopped in last week for a delicious lunch and to learn about olive oil through a tasting, which we’ll be featuring soon! They were so gracious to allow us to share the recipe […]

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The Fig & Olive Cocktail
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As we all know, presentation is important when wowing your guests and this cotton candy old fashioned will do just that!! We skipped the simple syrup and instead added a beautiful puff of orange cotton candy to the top of a classic old fashioned cocktail. The cotton candy acts as the sweetener and melts as […]

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Cotton Candy Old Fashioned
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For our pineapple party, we served the best pineapple mojito…in a pineapple of course!! They were so refreshing and a hit, so we’re sharing the delicious recipe! I actually wanted to do something different and I blended the mint with the ingredients, which I loved! Pineapple Mojito  1 1/2 ounces pineapple puree 1 1/2  ounces gold rum […]

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The Best Pineapple Mojito
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One of the best Moscow Mules I’ve ever had was at the SoHo house in West Hollywood. The ginger and lime taste we’re both very prominent in the cocktail and none of the ingredients tasted watered down! It was absolutely delicious! They generously shared the recipe in their book and the secret is… there is no […]

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Pineapple and Ginger Moscow Mule
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Continuing with our Apothic wine cocktail series, this refreshing ginger and lemon white wine cocktail is definitely one to try! It’s made with white wine, pisco, ginger and lemon juice. The flavors are a beautiful union of sweet and tangy with a little spice from the ginger. This white wine cocktail is extremely easy to make […]

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A Refreshing Ginger & Lemon White Wine Cocktail
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Last year we teamed up with Apothic Wine and created some delicious wine cocktails using their white and red wine. The recipes were featured in grocery stores this past spring and now I’m so excited to reveal them here on Sugar and Charm these next few weeks! We called this one “Totally Fuzzed” and it […]

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Totally Fuzzed Wine Cocktail
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No host wants to play bartender! Instead, create a DIY cocktail station so each guest can be their own mixologist! Start with having 2 different mixtures of gin + tonic water and vodka + soda on ice for guests to choose from. Then buy or make a few different simple syrups. We created 3 simple syrups, […]

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DIY Cocktail Station!
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This is the perfect tiki drink recipe. It will definitely change your view of the tiki cocktail! Tiki drinks are sometimes synonymous with overly sweet, sugary neon libations served in tiki heads. But that’s not a true tiki drink. Tiki drinks and the culture actually started in Los Angeles! It was in 1934 when Polynesian-themed […]

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The Perfect Tiki Drink Recipe
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Rosé is making a come back in a wonderful way! It’s not your overly sweet, light pink wine anymore! AND more people of all ages (including men!) are finding out it’s a great wine that goes with everything. To help you learn some quick facts about rosé, we’ve created a handy, general guide to rosés […]

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A General Guide to Rosés
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Giveaway is now CLOSED! Thank you ALL for entering and congrats to Nicole Flynn who wrote: “My favorite thing about Summer is the socially acceptable late nights and sleeping in that would be frowned upon during the rest of the year. That and amusement parks.” Please email us info@sugarandcharm.com!! Did you know that July 10th […]

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Frozen Coconut Colada and a Giveaway!
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This New Orleans cold brew coffee recipe is one of my favorite summertime drinks! It’s hard to find New Orleans style cold brew at coffee shops, so I decided to make my own, using my Toddy (which I LOVE), some Blue Bottle coffee beans and ground chicory, I bought here. The coffee and chicory brew for […]

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New Orleans Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We’re celebrating with the best fruity frozen margarita recipe! This margarita recipe is fresh, not too sweet and incredibly easy to make. To create these colorful, fruity frozen margarita flights, we made one batch of frozen margaritas and then made 3 fresh fruit purees to add on top. You can have […]

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The Best Fruity Frozen Margarita Recipe
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We’re sharing an awesome recipe for a unique margarita on The Glitter Guide today! It’s called a Salt Air Margarita and we use sucro to create a light and airy foam. We absolutely love them and are excited to share the idea with you all! See the recipe here!

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Salt Air Margarita
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We followed the piper and rounded up 15 of our favorite Saint Patrick’s Day cocktails to celebrate the Irish holiday! Whether you’re staying at home or heading out with friends, one or two of these cocktails will be sure to get your party started! Cheers! Click on each photo to take you directly to the recipe […]

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15 Saint Patrick’s Day Cocktails
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Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we thought you’d all like to celebrate with some Jameson Irish Whiskey Jell-O shots! We handcrafted these little green Jell-O shot squares from fresh lime juice, infused mint water, sugar, gelatin and whiskey. No boxes were used! We actually made a green and a clear layer, […]

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Jameson Jello Shots
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When throwing a party no host wants to spend hours in the kitchen mixing cocktails, that’s why we LOVE a good cocktail punch! It’s really the best way to serve a beverage without “working” during your party. For Saint Patrick’s Day we created a super simple Irish Whiskey Green Tea Punch that has lemon and honey […]

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Irish Whiskey Green Tea Punch
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Edible flowers are one of my favorite ways to instantly add a feminine, natural and beautiful touch to food, cocktails and even ice cubes! So for this Berrylicious Floral Cocktail, we created a delicious cocktail that’s not just refreshing, but absolutely stunning too! It’s made with strawberries, muddled edible flowers, lemonade and some elderflower cordial. […]

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Berrylicious Floral Cocktail
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We put a little blue twist the classic mojito! What make this blueberry mojito unique are the giant round blueberry ice cubes, homemade blueberry syrup and just a little St-Germain. I absolutely love the presentation of these and think the ice cubes add such a fun touch! We used round ice spheres and just blended fresh organic […]

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Blueberry Mojito with Blueberry Ice
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This grapefruit strawberry collins cocktail is just divine. It has a very flavorful and present grapefruit taste, one that you can’t just get with using juice! The strawberries add a little extra touch of berry sweetness. The best part about this grapefruit cocktail is that every part of the grapefruit was used… literally! The vodka was first […]

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Grapefruit Strawberry Collins
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There’s a place in LA that serves Soju and Sake fruit cocktails and after I tried a few, I knew I wanted to make some! Soju is a Korean distilled beverage made from wheat, rice or barley. And of course Sake is made from fermented rice and originally from Japan. I personally prefer unfiltered Sake as […]

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Make Ahead Soju & Sake Fruit Cocktails
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‘Tis the season for good cocktails that serve many! My all red sangria recipe is the perfect holiday cocktail to serve! It’s made with red wine and of course all red fruit! I teamed up with Apothic this year to create wine cocktail recipes that will be featured in-store next spring! This is a little sneak […]

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Red Sangria Recipe
Holidays

For me, GODIVA always conjures up memories of decadent indulgence in one of the most delicious chocolates you’ll ever eat. So when I was asked to help create a few fun ideas for them, my sweet tooth and I were overjoyed and ready for the task! I wanted to make something that was as luscious […]

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Godiva Chocolate Truffle Eggnog
Holidays

Frozen cocktails aren’t traditionally thought of as winter drinks, but there’s something cozy about sipping on a wintery cocktail in front of a fireplace. Especially when it’s this Bananas Foster frozen cocktail. Maybe one of the most delicious holiday drinks ever. It’s made with vanilla ice cream, rum, caramel, cinnamon and bananas of course, which […]

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Frozen Bananas Foster
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Cheers to the weekend! With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite spooky cocktails! From delicious punches to smoking martinis there’s definitely a recipe in here for your Halloween party! Click the photos or the links below for each recipe. Enjoy! 1. Sour Green Apple Margarita by Heather Christo 2. […]

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15 Spooky Cocktails for Halloween
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This year I teamed up with Apothic Wines to create some special recipes that will be out in 2015! I know, the wait is long, but it’s been an amazing project I’ve been working on for the last few months and I couldn’t be more excited to share everything next spring. In the meantime, I came […]

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Sangria Granita Snow Cones
Holidays

We had to put the half gallon of apple cider we have from our apple picking adventure to good use, so Moscow Mules it is!! As much as I love a standard Moscow Mule and our popular Blueberry Moscow Mules I wanted to put a fall twist on it and this one is by far my favorite […]

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Apple Cider Moscow Mules
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I’m such a fan of spiked punch recipes when entertaining. Unless you have hired bartenders on hand, you don’t want to be in the kitchen mixing drinks the entire party! This Blackberry Thyme Sparkling Punch recipe is perfect for fall parties. The blackberries and thyme are excellent flavors for fall and the blackberry thyme-infused vodka […]

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Blackberry Thyme Sparkling Punch
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Happy Hump Day! We’re sharing a delicious cocktail recipe to celebrate the middle of the week and end of summer! With Labor Day this weekend, we wanted to create a cocktail that suits both summer and fall. We call it a transition cocktail! This Orange Cherry Vodka Cocktail has a sweet taste, like a vodka […]

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Orange Cherry Vodka Cocktail with Homemade Cherry Simple Syrup
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I was ecstatic when I found out about the new Cocktail Lab, a shop in Hollywood for anyone who wants to play mixologist at home! Me, me!! It didn’t take any convincing when my good friend Jen asked if I wanted to check it out with her! We were both impressed and enjoyed having Eric share some […]

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A Visit to the Cocktail Lab
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When I’m at a dive bar or not feeling a sweet cocktail, I usually go for a classic gin and tonic. They’re pretty plain, but I like the refreshing taste and enjoy sipping on something simple. To give the standard gin and tonic recipe a twist, I added some fresh fruit and herbs to slightly […]

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Fruit Infused Gin and Tonics
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Happy Tuesday! This Blackberry Bramble cocktail recipe is so refreshing and simple to make! And if there’s one thing we love around here at Sugar and Charm it’s yummy recipes that are simple. It’s just gin, lemon juice and homemade blackberry simple syrup. Perfect for a summer evening! Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe 1 1/4 ounce gin […]

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Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe
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In honor of National Ice Cream month, I’ve been dreaming up a few unique concoctions of booze and ice cream. I think it’s an area that needed to be explored! I created 4 indulge-worthy, incredible “cocktail milkshake” recipes with unique and delicious flavors. The boozy milkshakes I made are goat cheese and blackberries with vanilla ice […]

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4 Incredible Cocktail Milkshake Recipes
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Lately, I’ve been enjoying cocktails made with tea. This Peach Tea and Rum Cocktail definitely takes the cake. It’s a “peachy” twist on an old Charleston punch recipe from 1783! Who knew hip tea cocktails have been around for so long?! We’re currently obsessed with this refreshing, lightly sweetened cocktail. We used the peach tea we bought […]

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Peach Tea and Rum Cocktail
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A few weeks ago I took a cocktail class with Talmadge, the owner of Pharmacie — one of Los Angeles’ best mixology companies. When I heard he would be sharing some of his tips on making classic, simple and delicious cocktails I had to join in! It was also held at one of the coolest venues, The Fig […]

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Pharmacie Cocktail Class with Tips and Recipes
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Happy Tuesday, Charmers! I’m excited to have Molly from Almost Makes Perfect sharing a delicious and refreshing raspberry Moscow Mule recipe perfect for summer! It’s a super easy cocktail recipe that you can make in just a couple of minutes! If you haven’t checked out Molly’s blog it’s chock full of fun DIY projects and beautiful photography. Definitely one […]

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Raspberry Moscow Mules
Holidays

I’ve been on a margarita kick lately! Must be the summer heat we had last week. This time when Zan got home from work, I made a watermelon margarita with fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, orange juice, tequila and a dash of sugar. Using fresh juice and only lightly sweetening is the key to creating […]

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Refreshing Watermelon Margarita
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When we go to Paradise Cove, I’m always tempted to order the pineapple mojito because they serve it in a pineapple cup and it makes me feel as if I’m on a tropical vacation. This past week I had a lonely pineapple staring at me for a few days and I was inspired by the […]

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How to Make a Toasted Coconut Pineapple Cocktail in a Pineapple Cup
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We’re switching Friday links up to bring you 5 Sugar and Charm-approved margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo! These are recipes we’ve made over the years and are still a hit with guests. I love them all, but the yellow grapefruit margarita and lemonade margarita are my favorites. The yellow grapefruit is from my […]

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5 Delicious Cinco de Mayo Margaritas!
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A few weeks ago Zan and I attended an event for Tastemade, a new app that allows you to make really cool videos for restaurant reviews, etc. At the event, we had a delicious cocktail made with Pisco, which is a Peruvian white brandy made from grapes. The national drink in Peru is a Pisco […]

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Lilac Pisco Cocktail
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We created this handy 15 wines 90 points or more and under $15 chart out of my love for affordable wine! During the week, I rarely open a bottle of wine that’s over $15 since it’s just my weekday glass. We save the pricey bottles for special occasions! It can be frustrating trying to find […]

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15 Wines 90 points + Under $15
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My friend came over the other day and brought me a bag full of yellow grapefruit. I’m usually a pink grapefruit kind of gal, but when I tasted it, I couldn’t believe how refreshing and delicious it was! So when life gives you yellow grapefruit… make a Yellow Grapefruit Margarita, right?! This is the perfect […]

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Yellow Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
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This Carrot Margarita recipe was inspired by the cocktail served at Flora Farm in Cabo San Lucas. I thought there is no way a margarita made with carrot juice can taste good…can’t happen. But I was shocked at how refreshing and delicious a carrot margarita is! The unique combination of carrot juice, lime, orange and […]

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Carrot Margarita Recipe
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Honestly, do you like drinking water or do you have to force yourself to drink it throughout the day? I’m in the middle. I like it, but I enjoy it when it’s lightly flavored with cucumber, lemon or something that adds a fresh twist to it. When I have people over I always add herbs or […]

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3 Charming Ways to Serve Water
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It must be the caffeine in the tea, or maybe it’s the combination of the gin, tea and honey… whatever it is, this Earl Grey tea cocktail is an energy booster! I’ll sip on one when Zan comes home from work and I’m like an Energizer bunny until 12am. It has a very mild flavor, […]

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Earl Grey Tea Cocktail
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This cocktail has changed my mind about whiskey. Really it has! I never enjoyed sipping on any type of whiskey drink because of the strong taste, until this one. And who knows, this might be the only whisky drink I’ll sip, which I would be perfectly fine with! It’s a speakeasy, pub-style sipping cocktail. There […]

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Drunken Leprechaun
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Sparkling wine alone is delicious, but I prefer it in a cocktail! With the Oscars this Sunday, I pulled together 15 of the most beautiful cocktails using bubbly! The sophistication of Champagne and sparkling wine makes them a perfect pairing for an Oscar party. Not only will your guests be swooning over Leo, but also […]

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15 Fabulous Sparkling Cocktails
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I know things are a bit messy in Sochi at the 2014 Olympics, but the Winter Olympics have been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. Regardless of the negativity I’ll be supporting our athletes, watching the opening ceremony and of course the figure skating competitions. I’ll be rooting for Gracie Gold and […]

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Winter Olympics: World Cookies & White Russians
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For those of you who will be whipping up a tasty Valentine’s Day brunch, you’ll love these Lemonade Mimosas with Blood Orange. A twist on the classic mimosa, these fab lemonade cocktails use seasonal blood oranges, lemons and some delicious bubbly. First start off with Sugar and Charm’s classic recipe for the best lemonade ever […]

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Lemonade Mimosas with Blood Orange
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I’m very excited about today’s post because Pharmacie is LA’s premiere company for classic, handcrafted cocktails that whisk you away to the roaring twenties. We were able to chat with Talmadge Lowe, Pharmacie’s owner and insanely talented mixologist, about how he makes a good cocktail taste better! He’s also kindly sharing a signature, old fashioned vodka […]

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Pharmacie Interview and Cocktail Recipe
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You guys are going to love these ginger cocktail recipes and homemade ginger syrup! It’s incredibly easy to make the syrup and extremely versatile when it comes to mixing hand-crafted ginger cocktails. It also makes an awesome gift to give to friends and we’ve provided a printable download to use as tags or sticker labels. Now […]

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Homemade Ginger Syrup & Ginger Cocktail Recipes
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I made this amazing Algonquin Bar punch for Thanksgiving and I’m just getting around to posting it! It’s a classic recipe from the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan. I adapted the recipe from the Bon Appétit Holiday Entertaining magazine and it was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving feast. It’s not weak, as there are three types of […]

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Algonquin Bar Punch Recipe
Holidays

It’s a tradition for us to make a batch of creamy homemade eggnog around the holidays. I wanted to switch things up, so I made a Butterscotch Eggnog recipe from the Winter Cocktails book. It turned out better than I expected. Rich and creamy with a touch of butterscotch from the brown sugar. Adding the Maker’s […]

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Butterscotch Eggnog Recipe
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The Old Fashioned can be a little intimidating because of its age, staggering taste of bourbon whiskey and just the simple fact that it’s known to be the original cocktail. In other terms, it’s the old fashioned way of mixing a cocktail. The Old Fashioned is typically made with bourbon whiskey, bitters, sugar, and either […]

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Burnt Orange Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
Holidays

Alright, it’s been about 85 degrees in LA the past week, but on the day I made these there were clouds in the sky and fall was in the air. I think it was a sign that my hot chocolate on a stick would turn out delicious! And since it’s freezing here at night, we […]

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe
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This time of year, I love cozying up on the couch with a good cup of chai tea. The blend of warming spices and fresh ginger make it perfect for the cold weather. Iced chai during the day is very refreshing and easy to grab on-the-go. I have to admit I’ve never made my own […]

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Homemade Chai Tea
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Hellooo Friday! It’s the weekend before Halloween, which means major party time for many of you. You’ll be happy to know that I have the BEST sangria recipe ever for Halloween! I call it the Black Sangria and the name says it all! A sangria made with blackberries, black plums, black grapes and Apothic Dark […]

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Black Sangria Recipe
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The Gin Goblin has arrived! I love how this gin, green tea and cucumber cocktail turned out. It’s perfect for Halloween night, if you’re having a few friends over to pass out candy. You can make 4-6 six in a batch which is easy for entertaining. It’s extremely refreshing and even somewhat healthy! It has […]

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The Gin Goblin – A Green Tea and Cucumber Cocktail
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I’ve gathered 10 of my favorite Halloween ideas from Sugar and Charm. Over the years we’ve made several Halloween cocktails, sweets and craft projects and I wanted to combine my 10 favorite ideas in one post! Read about them below! Decoupage Pumpkin: Romeo was 8 months when I printed all of his baby photos out […]

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10 Charming Halloween Ideas
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This was my first time making almond milk horchata and it won’t be the last! The kids at the Halloween party drank it all up and absolutely loved it. The flavor is richer than store bought almond milk and the texture is so creamy! I added some honey, cinnamon and vanilla to make a healthier […]

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Almond Milk Horchata
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There’s something so nostalgic about the classic glass punch bowl. It reminds me of my mother and my grandmother who would break the bowl out every holiday or special occasion. It was usually a non-alcoholic mix with a few scoops of ice cream…I think sherbet ice cream. I’m going to have to ask my mother […]

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Tropical Ginger Spiked Punch
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I’m a huge iced coffee drinker, it has to be pretty cold for me to order a hot coffee. I just love it cold! So when our friends introduced us to the Toddy Cold Brew System, I instantly fell in love! You guys, it’s life changing! It doesn’t use electricity, it brews coffee with 67% less […]

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Toddy Cold Brew System
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We’re switching it up from the typical red and blue for this upcoming Labor Day. Instead, we went with something refreshing and chilled to cool off with during the last few weeks of warm weather…although here in LA, September is just as hot as any summer month! This cocktail is perfect for an outdoor summer BBQ, […]

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Cucumber Honeydew Freeze Cocktail
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Happy Friday! As promised, I’m sharing the recipe for our Parisian Smasher! A fresh berry muddled cocktail with huckleberry vodka and St-Germain. The recipe is for four 8 or 9 oz cocktails, which makes it easy to whip up a few in just minutes! Chinet was generous enough to put together a kit of disposable […]

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Parisian Smashers Cocktail & Facebook Giveaway!
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This post is sponsored by Turning Leaf Refresh Wine Some of the schools around here started last week. Parents are getting everything ready and sending the kiddos off for another year of learning, growing and experiencing. So to celebrate the last few weeks of summer we’ve created an amazing fizzy white wine sangria using Turning […]

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Fizzy White Wine Sangria
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I’ve made Moscow Mules several times and they’re always a hit and very refreshing. I also like that they’re extremely easy to make (we love simple around here!) and a multi-seasonal  cocktail. Moscow Mules are a great drink to sip on while relaxing by the lake during the summer months and the ginger vibe makes […]

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Blueberry Moscow Mules
Eats & Drinks

Sometimes during the day I get the urge for a refreshing beverage that’s extremely easy and quick to make. I was inspired by the fresh lavender that grows in our front yard. It came with the house and I actually just noticed it the other day when I was picking flowers! I was shocked and […]

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Lavender Pineapple Juice
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If you’ve been sitting around wondering, “What in the world should I do with all these juicy lemons summer provides?!” Well, I have the perfect solution in my new video for Lifetime Moms. Three extremely easy and tasty lemonade cocktail recipes for entertaining. My favorite is the lemonade margarita… I even got my wine-drinking mother-in-law […]

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Video: Three Lemonade Cocktails
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Happy Monday! I know you all enjoyed the first weekend of summer, yay! With a plethora of lemons that grow around here I’m always thinking of different ways I can use my favorite homemade lemonade recipe. This time I gave it the ultimate summer twist and spruced it up by adding fresh, puréed watermelon juice […]

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Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
Eats & Drinks

Hello rum granita!! I love that granita is so simple to make. It’s a recipe you can whip up the night before, freeze it and it’s ready to serve (when you are!) the next day. It’s a frozen treat, kind of like a slushy but made from pureed fruit. So in honor of Memorial Day […]

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Rum Granita Recipe
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  It’s kind of funny because I’m actually not just a plain Champagne kind of girl, which might surprise you! Somewhere, at sometime, I lost my appetite for Champagne, maybe I had too much one night? Ha! Who knows?! But what I do love are different ways to spruce up a plain glass of Champagne, […]

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Grapefruit Mimosas
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I love sipping on a good margarita when it’s a beautiful, sunny day, but sometimes margaritas can be a pain to make because of all the ingredients. There’s also an art to making a good one, as they tend to be  either too sweet or too sour. So I simplified the margarita and just added […]

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Lemonade Margarita
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Who’s dreaming of sitting on a giant wraparound porch in the south with a book and chilled glass of spiked sweet tea? Me, me! I’ve had the south on my mind as Zan and I have been contemplating a trip to New Orleans or maybe Charleston… two charming cities I’ve yet to visit. Probably because […]

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sweet tea and bourbon
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When we were in Turks and Caicos this past Christmas we learned how to make the Island’s signature drink recipe — a Rum Punch. We made them a few times everyday in our villa and ordered some when we hung out on the beach. I fell in love with the beauty of this cocktail and […]

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Turks and Caicos Rum Punch Recipe
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Grapefruit and Gin Cocktail Make a grapefruit gin cocktail when life gives you grapefruit! We have a large grapefruit tree out front and once in awhile I can reach one of those luscious fruits to make a cocktail with. Grapefruit is actually my favorite citrus fruit to make a cocktail with as it’s easy to […]

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Candied Grapefruit and Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
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Cucumber and ginger martinis, yum! The star-studded Oscars are here and this is the perfect mini-cocktail to serve! I love martinis, but since they tend to be significantly strong, I actually prefer mini ones. These minis are extremely charming and are just the right size to sip! The cucumber gives the martini a light and […]

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cucumber and ginger mini-martinis
Holidays

Who doesn’t love a delicious, rich cup of hot cocoa? We had guests over the other night and our friend Brandon asked for a cup of cocoa. After Mariah told me about this recipe, I wanted to try it. I added even more chocolate and a touch of heavy cream in with the milk and it […]

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Easy Ways to Top Off Your Hot Cocoa
Eats & Drinks

I’m obsessed and have gone Teavana crazy! No really, I’m drinking tea like I used to drink Starbucks’ lattes. I’ve always loved their teas, but these tea blossoms are just way too charming. The little green balls turn into beautiful flowers once hot water is poured over them! Amazing : ) By far the most […]

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floral tea time and party favors
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These aren’t as sugary as they look! They’re definitely sweet because I used marshmallow vodka with the cotton candy, but you can use regular vodka too. I think the presentation of these is what makes them so much fun. Fill each shot glass with a yummy flavor of fluffy cotton candy, then pour the alcohol […]

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well hello cotton candy shot
Holidays

I made this festive candy cane peppermint punch for General Mills and it was so incredibly tasty and easy, I had to share it on Sugar and Charm! It’s only three ingredients, so if you need a last minute holiday treat, this is great! You wouldn’t think eggnog and peppermint ice cream would go together, […]

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Candy Cane Peppermint Punch
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This is a sponsored post from Sierra Mist  With the holidays being so busy, sometimes it’s nice to have an easy go-to drink recipe. Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash comes once a year and I’ve tested one of their signature mocktails. It’s made with real sugar and nothing artificial, which is great! This mocktail is created […]

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Sierra Mist Mocktail and Cocktail
Holidays

I’ve always been attracted to the color and odd shape of dragon fruit. The gorgeous hues of vibrant pink and red makes this one of the most beautiful fruits. It’s similar in texture to a kiwi, but has a mild sweetness and taste. It’s rich in vitamin C, B and contains a good amount of […]

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Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail
Holidays

I truly enjoyed this drink for days and it is my beloved cocktail for fall. Not only was the cocktail incredible, but the process of making homemade apple cider was so much fun! The apples boiling in the pot with fall spices made the house smell so incredible. I couldn’t help but smile the whole […]

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The Best Homemade Apple Cider Cocktail Ever!
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Jolly Rancher punch? Oh yes. I made this last year for our Halloween party and not only was it a total hit, but it was super easy to make! And it tastes like a yummy Jolly Rancher, but not as sweet… I obviously prefer a handcrafted and muddled cocktail, but when you’re hosting a party […]

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Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch
Eats & Drinks

A few weeks ago my friend Mara and I went to People Magazine’s Style Watch party at the Palihouse in West Hollywood. I’m madly in love with the Palihouse decor and every time I turned a corner, I would see another brilliant idea that I had to capture! The tile throughout the lobby was gorgeous and I especially loved […]

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guess-tini – ginger beer and st-germain cocktail
Eats & Drinks

I’ve been drinking mojitos all summer. Anytime I order a cocktail at a restaurant, it’s a mojito and I tell the bartender to go easy on the sugar. I’m not a fan of super sweet cocktails as I prefer lightly sweetened, freshly muddled drinks that use real fruit ; ) The trick to making the […]

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Strawberry Pomegranate Mojito
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I’ve always been a huge fan of St-Germain, so when I received a beautiful package on my door step showcasing their new wedding cocktails, I had to try one! I’ve made several of their cocktails (see them here) and they always turn out delicious and refreshing. Check out their full line of cocktails here. I adore […]

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La Neige Russe St-Germain Cocktail
Eats & Drinks

I have a new favorite drink now after visiting the fabulous mixologist, Nikko, at Mare’ka in Studio City. He made us an organic chocolate martini, but made with REAL cacao powder. I had to try and create one of my own! Cacao powder is full of antioxidants, which makes this chocolatey libation packed with health benefits! […]

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Organic Chocolate Martini
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This is a Mai “Tie” a man won’t be embarrassed to drink this Father’s Day! I’m not sure where Mai Tais got their girly connotation from. Maybe it’s the ubiquitous umbrella garnish or the fruitiness, but this Mai Tai is opposite from any girly drink. It’s concocted with three different rums and slightly sweetened with […]

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Manly Mai “Tie” Mai Tai
Eats & Drinks

I made this cocktail with a rare liquor called Agave Wine. It’s popular in Mexico and I’ve tasted it a few times at authentic restaurants in LA. It’s made from the same agave plant that tequila comes from, but it’s a little lighter in flavor and alcohol content. I really like it and it’s cheap! You […]

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mango agave wine blended cocktail
Eats & Drinks

Last week I made three cocktails for Style Me Pretty and Macy’s. I wanted to share my favorite one with you… the Honey Citrus cocktail. It’s fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice, with Skyy Infused Dragon Fruit vodka and lightly sweetened with honey! I also added a sugared rim to dress it up ; ) There […]

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Honey Citrus Cocktail
Eats & Drinks

I wrote yesterday that I would post the recipe for the Moscow Mules I made while we were camping. I adapted the recipe from Oprah, ha! I have to agree with her that they are the perfect drink for camping. I changed the recipe by adding Agave Nectar instead of sugar and ginger-infused vodka instead […]

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Moscow Mules Recipe
Eats & Drinks

It’s been one of those weeks! Sorry I haven’t posted too much, but I’ve been doing really fun things like organizing our new apartment (since we moved two weeks ago), preparing our documents for taxes (worst day ever, but it has to get done!) and growing a baby! It’s been a little crazy over here. The good […]

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Lavender Mojito
Eats & Drinks

Since Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday I thought it would be fun to share a cocoa-infused tequila cocktail! How unique is that!? The brand is Tanteo and their tequilas are infused with fresh, natural ingredients. This one is infused with real cocoa and a hint of jalapeno, to give it a little spice. It’s not necessarily chocolate […]

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Tanteo Cocoa-infused Tequila!
Eats & Drinks

Happy, happy Friday! I must be dreaming about a giant margarita or something because I started gathering bar items that I thought were cool and came up with a few of my new favorite things! I love coming across genius products like the Corkcicle (chills wine in seconds without being watered down! Amazing!) and Swirl Shatter-Proof Wine Tumblers, […]

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my new favorite products for the bar
Eats & Drinks

How’s this for a signature cocktail? A popular sushi restaurant in LA serves a similar cocktail to this and I LOVE it!  I finally decided to recreate them so I can serve something different at parties. It’s perfect for any event and versatile in terms of what liquor and juice you can to use. The […]

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Soju-Juice Cocktail
Holidays

Just because I can’t drink at the moment doesn’t mean I don’t need to make the other person living in this house delicious festive cocktails this Christmas! Last night was the perfect night to do so, we watched a Christmas movie and I whipped up a festive treat for Zan to sip on. He is […]

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Bulldog n’ Baileys Holiday Cocktail
Eats & Drinks

Espolon Tequila and a few talented mixologists came together to create three delicious cocktails for Halloween and Day of the Dead. Besides the fact that these one-of-a-kind drinks are super tasty, I also love the way they are garnished! Especially the skeletons… definitely inspiration for garnishing cocktails for your own Halloween party! So if you’re up […]

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espolon tequila halloween cocktails
Eats & Drinks

If Violet Beauregarde didn’t turn into a big blueberry and float away, she would’ve been around (and old enough!) to enjoy this Blueberry Mojito! Okay, my husband wrote that line, but I thought it was cute so I left it ; ) Anyway, HAPPY 4TH of JULY!!! You should all celebrate with this oh so […]

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oh so blueberry mojito
Eats & Drinks

I was reading the magazine Edible Santa Barbara the other day and I came across the best two-page advertisement I’ve ever seen. It was for St-Germain and inside the magazine they provided card stock tear-outs of vintage postcards with a cocktail recipe on the back, three AMAZING St-Germain summer drink recipes and a guide to Artistic Expression… […]

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Summer Drink Recipes from St-Germain
Eats & Drinks

Anytime Enjoy Cupcakes and Jose Villa team up, a masterpiece is created! Once again, I fell in love with this adorable margarita photo shoot that was featured on Design Sponge. The styling, setting and of course the pictures are just beautiful! Enjoy and read the recipe below ; ) Read more at Design*Sponge   Margarita Recipe […]

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Margarita Time with Enjoy

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