Easy Champagne Cocktail

If you happen to be flying solo for Valentine’s Day like I am, today is a great day to get together with friends and enjoy time with the people you care about. And while you’re spending time with the people you love, why not serve a sparkly cocktail? Below is a delicious champagne cocktail recipe I discovered recently.

You’ll need:unnamed (1)

1.5 oz vodka

0.5 oz Chambord

0.5 oz pineapple juice

Champagne

Combine the vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a chilled glass and top with champagne. Make sure you don’t put champagne in the cocktail shaker as that will destroy all those lovely bubbles.

 

To make things even fancier, sugar the rim of your glass.

Cheers!

 

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Recipe Alert: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cups

There’s nothing I love more than waking up in the morning (ok, or afternoon!) and treating myself to a delicious breakfast–eggs, bacon, coffee, etc. So when I stumbled across this amazing recipe from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body on Pinterest recently, I knew my life would be forever changed for the better.

This recipe combines three of my favorite foods (eggs, bacon, and cheese) and it’s ridiculously easy to make. You’ll need a muffin tin, 12 slices of bacon (thick cut bacon worked best for me), 8 eggs, 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (the original recipe calls for cheddar but I used mozzarella and parmesan) and a pinch of salt and pepper. Feel free to kick things up a bit with some garlic powder, basil or even red pepper flakes.

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, wrap each piece of bacon around the inside of your muffin tin cups. Don’t forget to spray your muffin tin first!

Then, beat the eggs, cheese, and spices just like you would if you were making scrambled eggs.

Carefully pour the egg mixture into each bacon-wrapped cup. I filled mine up about halfway. Once all your bacon cups are full, pop the muffin tin into the oven for about 35 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked.

These are best served fresh, but feel free to refrigerate any leftovers for later. This also makes a great on-the-go breakfast!

P.S. You can make this recipe healthier by using only egg whites, adding veggies, omitting the cheese/bacon, etc.!

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2b60b75c366d21b5f45b949f0faece99So as much as I love makeup and clothes, there’s something else I’m extremely passionate about: FOOD. Yup, I absolutely love to eat, try new dishes and share those experiences with the people in my life.

For that reason, I’ve decided to add a new section to my blog that will be all about food, drinks and other culinary-related things. I’ll be sharing recipes I love, foodie pictures, and dishes I want to try. Stay tuned!

My Favorite Holiday Cocktail

Although technically Christmas may be over, I can still feel the holiday spirit in the air. Plus, with New Year’s Eve just around the corner, there’s still plenty to celebrate!

So to keep the holiday spirit going, I thought I’d share my favorite holiday cocktail–the Red Rooster–with all of you. My mom and I make this recipe every year around this time and it’s definitely a tradition I look forward to!

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You can find the original recipe right here, but I like to jazz it up just a bit. For this recipe you will need:

     1 1/2 quarts of cranberry juice (I usually use a low sugar version)

     1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate (You can use a little bit more for some extra zippity pow!) 

     2 cups of vodka (Or, you know, you can use a little more depending on how your day is going)

     Bourbon (This is one way I jazz up the recipe–I find it adds a little extra flavor and you can add as            much or as little as you like)

     Lime/Key Lime juice 

Once you’ve gotten all of your ingredients together, combine them in a plastic container (preferably one with a lid). Pop it in the freezer for a few hours, or until it reaches a slushy consistency. Keep in mind that the more alcohol you add, the slushier it will be. You can also make this recipe sans alcohol, but it was been a little more frozen.

Serve in festive glasses with the garnish of your choice–I’m partial to a lime. You may also squeeze some lime or key lime juice on top for extra flavor.

Do you have any holiday cocktail recipes? Share them with me in the Comments section!

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