Beverages

Honey-Lemon Gin Rickey

June 26, 2015
Honey-Lemon Gin Rickey | A quintessential drink for warm summer afternoons - tart and refreshing with background notes of honey that lend the perfect bit of floral sweetness.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet (or long and a little tart if we’re talking about this cocktail), because it’s FRIDAY and anything more just feels overwhelming at the moment. Is anybody else this ready for the weekend? Please share your AMENS!! The truth is that you really don’t want to hear me […]

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Cucumber-Mint Gin Fizz

June 18, 2015
Cucumber-Mint Gin Fizz - a crisp, refreshing spin on the gin fizz with an added hint of basil and elderflower liqueur. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO – I’m calling this a cucumber-mint gin fizz, but really, there’s wayyy more going on with this cocktail. It’s a spin on the gin fizz that I first discovered at a bar in San Francisco and immediately set out to replicate, and it’s one of those drinks that surprises you with how good it […]

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Ruby Red Greyhound Spritzer with Palm Breeze {Vacation Every Day!}

May 2, 2015
Ruby Red Greyhound Spritzer - a bubblier, easier-drinking version of the classic greyhound cocktail - perfect for feeling the tropical vibes wherever you are! | www.brighteyedbaker.com #VacayEveryDay #CleverGirls

My excitement for summer is at a serious high right now. Like – YOU GUYS – beach days, summer cocktails, and sunshine allll the time? I’m stoked. And as if that weren’t enough, I now have the perfect midday drink for those warm summer afternoons. It’s fresh, it’s citrusy, and it’s practically made for poolside-sipping. (←AKA, […]

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Goose in Spring {Cocktail}

April 20, 2015
Goose in Spring - Lavender-infused vodka mingles with lemon, raspberry, and elderflower to create this refreshing spring cocktail.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO, today I have something a little different for you. The D.W. Alexander Lounge in Toronto asked if they could share a cocktail recipe with you all, and the recipe they had in mind was so intriguing that I couldn’t say no! I tested it out myself over the weekend and – all credit to […]

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Mint-Citrus Green Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

January 27, 2015

I’m sure I have no excuse for saying this, since I live in California and winter has been completely mild here this year, but I’m really starting to crave summer again. I’m ready for long sunny days, beach trips, cool-down cocktails, and sunsets at 7:30PM. Since I can’t have that yet I guess I’m trying to compensate, […]

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DIY Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

December 2, 2014
Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha  -  a warm, creamy coffee treat for cold winter days that totally beats the coffeehouse version.

If I learned one thing in the making of this post, it’s that adding cold whipped cream to a (very full) hot mocha is a mess waiting to happen. But then again, everything I do is pretty much a mess waiting to happen, so I really shouldn’t be surprised. My only consolation is that I got […]

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Cucumber Moscow Mule

October 4, 2014
Cucumber Moscow Mule - cool cucumber balances out the warm ginger notes in this easy Moscow Mule recipe.

Currently, I’m chilling on my sofa with my laptop (quite appropriately) placed on my lap, typing this post and wishing that I had one of these cocktails in my hand. There’s something about Friday nights that always makes cocktails sound like the best idea ever. Course, Saturday nights are kinda like that too — evidence. […]

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Classic Mojito

September 12, 2014
Classic Mojito - a light and refreshing cocktail with a bright lime flavor and cool mint undertones.| www.brighteyedbaker.com #cocktail

I was trying to decide what recipe to share today and then I just figured, Friday = TGIF = cocktails, obviously. You with me? I’m sure there are about a million and one ways to make a mojito, just like there are a million and one ways to make a margarita (<—- my favorite!), but the fun thing […]

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Boozy Blended Caramel Macchiato with Rum and Cocoa Whipped Cream

July 30, 2014
Boozy Blended Caramel Macchiato with Rum & Cocoa Whipped Cream | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You know those people who can’t function without their morning coffee? I am one of them; it’s sad but it’s true. My norm for the mornings involves my own little iced-coffee routine: chilled coffee —> frothed milk —> caramel sauce —> ice, and it’s one of my favorite things ever. But for that to happen […]

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The 3-2-1 Margarita

July 26, 2014
The 3-2-1 Margarita - a super simple and spot-on take on the classic summer cocktail. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is one of those recipes that I never really intended on posting, but then I realized that holymoly these margaritas are good and – hey! – the recipe is wayyyy easy. There are times for fancy schmancy drinks with a little more going on, and then there are times for I’d-like-a-drink-I-can-make-in-my-sleep drinks, and this […]

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