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Grown Up Chocolate Milk

Y’all! Can’t believe that we’re just a few short days away from Christmas. This year has really flown by. Just like last year and the year before that. Who’s with me? I remember being younger and desperately wishing to be older. If I only I knew that it certainly speeds up and never slows down, maybe I wouldn’t have wished for it so hard. But of course there are perks to being able to sit at the big kid table during the Holidays. Like getting to indulge in a few adult beverages. Right? Over the years I’ve grown to be the cousin that brings cookies and a cocktail or two to our Christmas Eve functions. Which is why I’m excited to have teamed up with Patrón to craft two holiday cocktails. One for Christmas Eve and the other for New Years Eve – so stay tuned for that! Not only is Patrón my hands down favorite tequila to use in cocktails this year’s One Liter Limited Edition bottle is quite the showstopper. And I’m already planning on ways to reuse the bottle around my apartment once it’s empty. Making it not only the perfect addition to your bar at home…

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Loaded Tecate

This post has been sponsored by Tecate Light. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. They weren’t lying. Time really does fly as you get older. I can’t believe that I’m sitting here writing this post at the beginning of December when it feels like summer was just a few days ago. This past year has been one of my busiest to date, and this Holiday season is proving to be no different. Pizza parties, gift exchanges, trips to Baltimore and Alexandria, ugly sweater AND wigs for a friend’s birthday. The past few weeks have been crazy busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whenever my friends and I are together it’s a guaranteed good time. Full of laughs, lots of love, and at least one or two funny memories we’ll group text about for weeks to come. A few weeks back we all got together for a build-your-own pizza party, and I was in charge of the liquid refreshments. Well, also in charge of rolling out roughly 20 personal pan pizzas and acting as Pizza Traffic Control. Type A personality, especially in the kitchen, reporting for duty!…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Him

In typical fashion here I am a few days before Christmas and JUST now getting around to shopping. Literally swung by a local shop to pick up a gift for a white elephant party on the way TO the party. Taking procrastination to a whole new level, y’all. And if you happen to find yourself a similar situation – then you’re in luck. Because I’ve teamed up with my friends at Meijer today to share gift ideas for arguably the hardest people in your life to shop for. Yes, that’s right. The guys in your life. So without further adieu here are a few last minute gifts for him that’ll delight and surprise all the guys in your life. Majority of guys (myself included) don’t love shopping for the necessities. Like underwear, socks, and grooming products. It’s more fun to buy things like video games or a bottle of nice bourbon. I get it. Which is why Christmas is the perfect time to load your dudes up with the best grooming products. The beauty and grooming section at Meijer is full of top-notch brands like Cremo, Bulldog, and old favorites like AXE and Old Spice. Meaning they’ve got a little…

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Whiskey Sour Recipe

 Y’all. Can’t believe that it’s already Christmas! This year has really flown by, but I’m definitely excited to spend the next couple of days with friends and family celebrating. Celebrating the year that’s passed, and all that is coming our way. I’ve got a handful of get togethers with friends over the next few days and this whiskey sour is definitely on the menu. It’s the recipe I picked up when I got the chance to sit in on a cocktail class at the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse last week. Can’t go wrong with a classic whiskey sour. BUT you can definitely spice it up a bit. How? By adding your favorite jam to the mix. Want it a bit spicy? Throw in a dollop or two of a Jalapeño infused jam. Something a little sweeter? Strawberry all the way. Plus, this is the PERFECT cocktail for your holiday party. A whiskey sour in itself is super easy to make. Since it’s just whiskey, sour mix, and egg whites. Meaning it’s a breeze to make ahead of time. So go ahead and whip up the base in bulk for your guests, and then have jams for them to choose from….

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Jim Beam Cocktail Class

 I’ve had the chance to visit the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse on 4th Street a few times now and love it more and more each time. If you’re not familiar, it’s a new addition to the Jim Beam® family. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse visitor center delivers the distillery experience in the heart of Louisville. Making it the perfect stop for friends and family that may be visiting over the holidays! Or even those old friends that moved away and are back home visiting. A few friends and I had the chance to check out their latest offering at the Urban Stillhouse, Tableside Cocktails, last week, and it was a fun divergence from our normal routine. Plus, we ended up getting to drink the drinks we made. A win, win, right? Which is why I’m excited to have partnered with them today for this post. Also to get the chance to recreate the cocktail they shared with us at home. Why? So I can show y’all how easy it is. Plus, if you’re hosting a big party this is the perfect cocktail to batch make, and then allow your guest to customize with their favorite jam(s). In other words, it’s almost…

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