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The Mimosa Mojito

May 31, 2017
Mimosa meets mojito - this fun spin on a mojito combines two classic cocktails for a refreshing (but strong!) summer sipper.

HAPPY HUMP DAY! Actually, I’m cheating; I’m sitting here writing this on a Friday. But by Wednesday when you’re reading this I’ll be in Boston for a week (← exciting!!!) so this is me being semi-responsible and not ditching the blog without cocktails to keep things going in my absence. I’ll keep today’s post on the short side […]

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Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {gluten-free}

December 14, 2016
Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: These tartlets are dangerous. They’re rich and sinfully chocolatey, topped with a little boozy meringue, and guaranteed to prevent you from stopping at just one bite. Don’t blame me if “just a taste” turns into an entire tart; you were warned, after all. Other reasons why I love them (and possibly also […]

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Tropical Rum Punch

August 10, 2016
Tropical Rum Punch - An extra-tropical take on a fruity summer sipper. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Be honest with me here – is “Tropical” Rum Punch kinda a dumb name? Are you sitting there thinking, “DUH Alex, all rum punch is tropical”? Because the truth is, in my mind, this is just “that-tropical-drink-I-had-at-a-Kenney-Chesney-concert-and-then-recreated”.  It has no real name and I’m not even 100% sure rum punch is an appropriate one, but […]

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Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream

December 18, 2015
Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream - a rich, sweet, creamy, and cozy winter drink - with a little kick! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

For the first time in what seems like forever, we’re actually having something of a real winter here in California. I’m talking actual cold weather – to the point where I’ve even had ice frosting over my windshield at night – and SNOW in the mountains. Obviously I could do without the icy windshield and freezing […]

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Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups {GF}

November 6, 2014
Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups - dark chocolate cups filled with a rich rum caramel and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Dark chocolate + boozy spiced rum caramel + a sprinkle of sea salt and sparkling sugar. This basically must be what heaven looks like, right? These actually started out as heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day (wayyy back in February, that is), but then I realized that my genius plan to use an Ikea ice cube tray […]

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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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