3 Refreshing Summer Cocktails (Easy!)

Hello! Today I am sharing some super quick and easy drink recipes with you. There is nothing better than a delicious cold drink on a hot summer day!!! Here are my faves.

Ranch Water

This one is my absolute favorite because it tastes like a margarita, but not so sweet and heavy.

Ranch Water

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • unflavored sparkling water

Fill your glass with ice. Add in tequila and lime juice. Fill the rest of your glass with sparkling water.

So good and refreshing!!! Perfect for a pool day.

Cherry Vodka Sour

This one is an old favorite of mine. It is a bit sweeter, but still delicious! This tastes like cherry and lemon, and the vodka gives it a nice kick.

Cherry Vodka Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Grenadine

Fill your glass with ice. Add in your vodka and sour mix. Add a drizzle of grenadine to the top.

So delish and pretty to look at! These taste very good and may sneak up on ya! 🙂

Key Lime Cocktail

I’ll admit, I found this one on Tik Tok. This is so good, and tastes EXACTLY like Key Lime Pie in a glass!

Key Lime Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 4 oz limeade

Fill your glass with ice. Add in vodka, and then limeade!

If you are a key lime pie lover, try this! You will love it. It is crazy how much it tastes like the real thing.

That’s it for my favorite summer cocktails! What are your favorite drinks to make in the summertime?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso (Just Like Starbucks!)

So Starbucks has this drink, and you know I had to recreate it at home. This drink uses espresso shots, delicious brown sugar and cinnamon, and then topped off with some foamed milk. It is so so good and has a fall vibe to it. Here’s how I make it at home!

What you need :

– 2-3 shots of espresso (or really strong coffee)

– 2 tsp brown sugar

– 1/4 tsp cinnamon

– 1/4 cup milk (any kind of milk or milk sub works)

Brew your espresso shots into a mason jar, and while it is still warm, add in your brown sugar and cinnamon, and give it a good shake. Mine got really foamy.

Pour it in a cup over ice. It already looks so good!

Now froth up your milk! You can use a hand mixer if you don’t have one of these little frothers. This thing comes in so handy!

Pour over your espresso and there you go! This drink is so good. It tastes better than the Starbucks version in my opinion.

Enjoy! What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew! Just Like Starbs!

If you love seasonal drinks at Starbucks, chances are you have tried or heard of the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Not to be confused with the ever-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is where it’s AT.

I really do not go to Starbucks very often, it’s pretty expensive and I HATE drinking my calories. Usually when I go, I get iced coffee w nonfat milk, BUT in the fall I always treat myself to a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew because it is just so delicious. I’ve been trying different recipes to make a dupe for it at home, and I’ve finally found the perfect way that is better than Starbucks!

What you need:

Let’s make the cream first.

– 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

– 2 tbsp vanilla syrup

– 1 tbsp pumpkin purée

Mix all of this up with a frother. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a hand mixer/blender/food processor, but this frother comes in so handy.

It is so thick and creamy and tastes SO GOOD.

Now, fill up your cup with ice and pour your cold brew over. I do not sweeten this cold brew or add anything to it, because the foam is sweet enough.

Top with all that delicious cream.

Add a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to the top.

I was out of pumpkin pie spice, so I made my own using a very simple recipe.

– 3 tsp cinnamon

– 1 1/2 tsp ginger

– 1/2 tsp allspice

– 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Mix up and you’ll have enough to save for next time!

This drink is like pumpkin pie in a cup. It is SO GOOD.

Have you tried this? What is your favorite fall drink?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | 3 Ingredient Pineapple Dole Whip (Just like Disney!)

It’s Friday!!! Friday is so much more exciting to me now that my girls are in school. No waiting in drop off/pick up lines and no tennis practice on the weekend, whoo hoo!!! I also just really love when my girls are home with me. I look forward to the weekends now.

Today I am sharing a super quick and easy little dessert. If you have ever been to Disneyworld, chances are you have tried Dole Whip. Dole Whip is a pineapple dessert that is basically just pineapple soft serve. They now make it in a bunch of flavors, but my favorite is the classic pineapple. It is such a delicious cold and creamy treat, perfect for a hot summer day!

Here’s how we make it at home! (And pretend we are at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom) 🙂

What you need:

• 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks

• 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream

• 4 oz pineapple juice

Just throw all of this into a blender and mix it up! I use this little personal size Ninja Blender for EVERYTHING!!!

Spoon it into little cups, and serve! This makes two small servings. My girls absolutely love this. It has the sweet vanilla flavor of the ice cream with the tartness of the pineapple. It is so good!

Have you tried Dole Whip?

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | TikTok Snickers CAKE

I’m back today with another healthy recipe! Haha. I saw this recipe on TikTok and I HAD to try it out. Snickers has been my favorite candy bar since I was a child…I mean, chocolate, caramel, and peanuts? How could you not love it?! This is a cake version that seemed so simple to make!

Here’s how I made it:

What you need:

  • A box of chocolate cake mix
  • A jar of caramel
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Peanuts

Make your cake according to the directions on the package.

Pour half of the cake batter into a greased 9×13 pan.

Bake this at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and remove from oven.

Add your chocolate chips and peanuts on top of the cake and spread around evenly. I only used half of this container of peanuts, because in the video she used a smaller container.

Add your caramel sauce on top. HOW GOOD DOES THIS LOOK?!

Next, add the remaining cake batter on top and spread evenly. Make sure to cover up all of the peanuts and caramel.

Bake it at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, and then at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Here is the finished cake! You should smell my kitchen. It smells exactly like Snickers!

This cake was one of the best desserts I’ve ever made, and I can’t get over how simple and easy it was to make!!! The cake is super moist and chocolatey, and the peanuts give it a nice crunch.

If you love Snickers, you will love this cake!

Here is the original Tik Tok video.

Thanks for reading xx

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