TGIF! Cool Cocktail Recipes for a Chill Weekend

Can I get a TGIF?! Does anyone say that anymore? Have I ever said it before and, if not, why am I using it now? Because it’s Friday! And I’m almost done with work! And the weekend is looking sunny and warm over in my neck of the Pacific Coast. So sunny and warm, in fact, that I’m craving a good cocktail to kick things off. But alas, I have nothing in my home and so I’ll look to these cool cocktail recipes to prep for the next round. Let’s start with the Rosé-Aperol Spritzer (above) via Bon Appetit. A perfect combo of light and refreshing. And how about these Glitter Guide bevvies made using mimosa ice cubes? Awesome, huh? Lest we forget a good Pimm’s punch recipe. Oh my gosh, pretty. See its full recipe over on Vegetarian Ventures. One more? Try this brunch cocktail!

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Seasonal Garden Cocktail Recipe with Beet Simple Syrup

I’m not much of a drinker, but I for sure love a tasty seasonal cocktail every now and again. It’s why Sama Sama Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in town; their drinks are well flavored, refreshing, just the right strength to get this lightweight girl tipsy… and they’re super pretty, too. The Fresh Exchange crafted this delicious sounding bevy, including gin, beet syrup, mint, fennel, and a splash of fizz. I want it right this second, but my coffee and toast with almond butter and smushed bananas will have to do until Happy Hour strikes. Check out the full recipe here!

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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes for the Win!

What are you up to for this New Year’s Eve? Heading out for the bash of the century? Playing Cards Against Humanity with a smaller group of pals? Nestling in for a chill night with your love/dog/kitty/self? Whatever you’re up to, why not try a cocktail or two to bring the festivities up to dance-level fun? I’ve gathered a list of some of the coolest drink recipes making their way around the interwebs. Ready? Here ya go… Snow Bunny Recipe (above – via Sarah Sherman Samuel) 12 Holiday Cocktail recipes (via 100 Layer Cake) Sparkly NYE Cocktails ( via Gimme Some Oven) And I’d of course be remiss if I didn’t include this Cotton Candy + Edible Glitter Sparkling Wine (via A Bubbly Life) That should do the trick!  

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Salted caramel White Russian

How lovely would it be to kick back on this Sunday afternoon with a most delicious salted caramel white Russian cocktail in hand? Sounds good to me. It’s one fine mix of the tastiest sweets, plus a special ingredient to get your buzz on. If you need a respite from anything or everything, this might be your ticket there. Enjoy! Check out the full recipe over on kate la vie.

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Rosé Slushee Recipe

I think we can agree that rosé has become a cultural thing. It’s everywhere. Is it because it’s pink? Is it because we like red and white wine equally and this is the perfect medium? Is it none of these or all of these and some of us are just happily jumping on the buzz train? Ah, no matter. If it’s there for the sipping, I’ll try it out. So of course A Beautiful Mess created a fun cocktail spin on the beverage… a rosé slushee. Which, I mean come on, is Summertime brilliance. I think I’d add a splash of grenadine, because it’s a favorite and I think the perfect personal touch. Want to try the recipe? Check it out here. Cheers!

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Pink Lemonade Jello Shots

Not only are these pink lemonade jello shots a great party treat, they’re also adorable.  The yellow and pink puts my Summery aesthetic senses in a heart flutter, but the alcohol content sure helps that along, too.  Who wants to come over and make these and then scarf ’em down with me? Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for putting together another fun cocktail for the likes of us to enjoy. Full recipe here!

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