Hi Friends! How are you? How was your Christmas? Did you eat ALL the cookies?
We had some crazy warm weather here in New England. I wore flip flops and a tank top. Sat outside in my beach chair. Grilled lamb chops. And even debated going for a swim in the ocean. Which I decided against doing in the end, opting instead to send this cake into the crashing waves in place of myself. It was all very bizarre.
Anyways, now I’m busy trying to avoid consuming any more cookies and thinking about New Year’s Eve plans. What do you traditionally make or eat on New Year’s Eve? Do you slurp noodles? Sauté fish? Or just skip straight to the champagne?
I hope you answered “skip straight to the champagne”. Because if so, then I have the perfect drink recipe for you today.
The history of this blog tells me that I apparently have a thing for grapefruit juice + champagne on New Year’s Eve. Last year, I posted these Pink Grapefruit-Champagne Sorbet Floats. And this year, I’m sharing these easy Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails. I suppose the brightness of grapefruit juice is what makes it such an appealing way to celebrate the start of something new. And grapefruits are at their peak right now, so I just can’t help buying up armfuls of them at the grocery store. And of course, bubbles are a must-have for any New Year’s Eve party!
Given the seasonal abundance of grapefruits, squeezing your own juice is ideal. But if you’re going to be making these Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails for a big crowd, then store bought grapefruit juice would do just fine.
Disclosure: Thank you Lavazza for sponsoring this post! I am grateful for opportunities like these, which allow me to continue to develop and share unique content with you. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s Friday AND it’s just two weeks until Christmas. So do you know what that means?
It’s cocktail time!!!
And not only do I have a great cocktail recipe to share with you today. But I’ve also got a recipe for an easy to make homemade liqueur. Hip hip hooray!
The inspiration for this intoxicatingly delicious post (see what I did there?) comes from my friends at Lavazza, who sent me some of their Gran Selezione and asked me to come up with a way to spread some #LavazzaCheer with my friends and family this Holiday season. So I decided to make a Homemade Coffee Liqueur, because I knew it would make a great gift for any cocktail lover, coffee aficionado or hostess with the mostess.
And because you can’t just give someone a bottle of homemade liqueur without a suggestion for how to use it, I created this Coffee Dark and Stormy recipe (with a tangerine twist instead of the more traditional lime garnish) to go along with it. Move over Martha Stewart. There is a new blonde lady in town!
The coffee liqueur is super simple to put together, but it does take a few days to complete the whole process. So you might want to get started on that, like, now. Just saying.
For more ideas on how to spread #LavazzaCheer this Holiday season, be sure to follow along with Lavazza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. And if you make my Homemade Coffee Liqueur and have some awesome ways to use it (I’ll give you another hint: try adding some to a porter or stout beer!) come back and tell me all about it!
P.S. Be cool and drink responsibly. You know the drill.
Recipe for the coffee liqueur adapted from Serious Eats