the perfect cocktail for an adult halloween party!

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments


Halloween has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays.

See, it combines all my favorite things: Candy?  Check.  Playing dress up?  Check.  Staying up late?  Obviously!

And as an adult, I’ve added one more item to that list: Cocktails!

I’ve partnered with Kahlúa for the holidays to bring you guys some delicious, fun, easy recipes that are perfect for this time of the year.  This month, I’m kicking off with a delicious Halloween cocktail recipe for… dum dum dum… the Choco-Pumpkin Freeze!

Here’s the thing about this cocktail: it has two ingredients, and they’re both *amazing.* Chocolate ice cream and Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice, a special limited edition flavor that blends natural pumpkin and delicious autumnal spices with 100% Arabica coffee and sugarcane rum. In case it’s not obvious from the description, it is mind-bogglingly good.

And once you add chocolate ice cream? It’s out of this world.

So this Halloween, grab a few of your favorite grown ups for tricks, treats, and libations!  For more ideas on how to throw a wickedly amazing Halloween party, check out, which has custom recipes, entertaining tips and expert advice!  Or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — happy trick or treating!


Choco-Pumpkin Freeze

1 parts Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice
1 part chocolate ice cream

Blend together in a food processor or blender, and serve over ice in a highball glass. Enjoy!

Of course, the best cocktail is one that’s sipped responsibly — don’t overindulge and never drink and drive!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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kanon vodka cupcakes (yum.)

September 1st, 2011 · 8 Comments

Heading out to the launch party for Charlotte Ronson’s new makeup line on Tuesday night was like getting a free pass to the cool kids’ table. 

Check out my wrap-up and photos of the event and get the recipe for these amazing vodka cupcakes, made with Kanon Organic Vodka, over at their blog here!

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fresh rhubarb cocktail

July 26th, 2011 · 17 Comments

Remember back when I made this strawberry rhubarb tart, and I promised you guys a cocktail recipe that features the same rhubarb syrup?  Well, this pretty little pink drink is it!

The best thing about this cocktail is that it’s hardly sweet at all.  I’m partial to cocktails that are light on the sugar and heavy on the less caloric ingredients like seltzer and fruit juices… and don’t even get me started on those pre-made mixes!  I can’t stand when I order a drink and it tastes too sweet for even dessert — who wants to start a meal off like that?

This, on the other hand, is incredibly light and refreshing, and it uses one of the freshest summer ingredients you can find. 

Do any of you guys have rhubarb growing in your gardens this summer?  If so, come on over — I’ll supply the rest! 

Rhubarb Cocktail


1/2 cup water
1 cup sliced rhubarb (1 large stalk)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ounces vodka
1 cup seltzer
Crushed Ice
Strawberries, for garnish


In a small saucepan, cook the rhubarb on medium-low heat with 1/4 cup of sugar, vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of water until broken down and tender, about 20 minutes (add more water if it runs too low). 

Mix together 2 tbsp rhubarb syrup, 1 ounce vodka, and 1/2 cup seltzer for each drink, stir thoroughly, and serve over crushed ice.  Garnish with a fresh strawberry.

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