Drinks Archives - Spiced

Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Garnished with lemon sugar, this Blueberry Bourbon Smash makes for
one heck of an awesome summer cocktail!

Garnished with lemon sugar, this Blueberry Bourbon Smash makes for  one heck of an awesome summer cocktail!I love northern summers.  Growing up in the south, summers were still awesome…but the temperatures could be a bit much at times.  When we lived in Atlanta, we’d wake up at 7am on weekends to do yard work because it was too darned hot to do anything outside by 10am.  But northern summers are incredible!  It could be because the temperature doesn’t tip over 100°F each day, or it could be the mere fact that there’s no snow.  Throw in the fact that my grill is in use almost every night, and I am one happy camper!Continue Reading »

Watermelon Daiquiris

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!4th of July.  For all of us here in the States, that means a mid-summer vacation day, BBQ’s with friends and of course fireworks.  Ah, fireworks.  I have good memories of going to the fireworks show every year with my family.  I remember sitting on a hillside waiting for it to get dark enough for the show to start.  I’m pretty sure I would ask my mom what time it was about every minute or so.  Ah, the joys of parenthood, right?  Haha…I kid!  I’m sure it would be fun to see the excitement on your kids’ faces when they see fireworks for the first time.  Or maybe they would just run away crying.Continue Reading »

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

Beat the summer heat with a cold glass of this Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!

Beat the summer heat with a cold glass of this Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!“Would you like sweetened or unsweetened?”  Huh?  Oh yeah, there is such a thing as unsweetened tea.  I grew up in the deep South.  Charleston, SC.  Raleigh, NC.  (Ok, Raleigh isn’t deep south…but it’s still very southern.)  Baton Rouge, LA.  Tea just comes sweetened in these places.  You don’t have to ask.  (In fact, you have to ask for unsweetened tea.)  But up here in the Northeast, tea comes unsweetened.  And more often than not, sweet tea isn’t even an option.  You have to grab a sugar packet and make your own.  I don’t mind at all, but it’s strange little things like this that make me miss the South!Continue Reading »

Sparkling Maple Lemonade

I’ve partnered with SocialStars and Johnsonville® to share this fun and refreshing Sparkling Maple Lemonade.  Grab a glass of lemonade and fire up the grill! #SausageFamily

A little over a year ago, my wife and I wandered over one weekend to a maple farm in western Massachusetts.  This farm had a little cafe with legendary pancakes, and of course they served those pancakes with fresh maple syrup.  This place lived up to the hype!Continue Reading »