Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

I know summer’s coming to a close, but I’m just not ready to give up the fresh fruit cocktails on the back deck at night.  It’s just getting dark a lot sooner after the kids’ bedtime now… boo. ;) There are a lot of things I love about fall, but I do really love Michigan… Continue Reading…

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

I know, I know, I usually wait until Friday before I share cocktail recipes, but this has been a crazy week, and I had blackberries calling my name.  I LOVE blackberries, and they’re wrapping up for the season, so I’m enjoying the fresh-picked local ones while I still can.  So I whipped up a quick… Continue Reading…

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini at www.happyhurprojects.com

Well, we had a few days of cooler weather here in Michigan – cool enough to make me realize that fall is not that far off!  The cool nights gave me a late-summer apple pie craving… though there was enough heat in the day to make the oven feel like just a little too much…. Continue Reading…

Jose Cuervo Iced Teagarita

Jose Cuervo Teagarita Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Friday!  I thought I’d celebrate the weekend by sharing a new cocktail with you – and this one is totally easy.  Pour.  Sip.  Repeat.  That’s about it.  You can garnish it with a bit of lemon if you like, but there is bliss in simplicity too – meet the new Jose Cuervo cocktail: The… Continue Reading…

Stoli Lemonade Cocktail, a Summer Getaway, and Let’s Meet Up In Traverse City!

Stoli Lemonade Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. Happy 4th, friends!!  I’m SO EXCITED for this weekend!  Okay, so it’s really no secret that I enjoy a nice cocktail when my husband and I get time away from the kids. We’ve got mini-getaway planned this weekend to Traverse City, and… Continue Reading…

Friday Finds: 15 Fresh Summer Cocktails

15 Fresh Summer Cocktails at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s post is brought to you by Foodie.com, and I had so much fun putting this collection together.  If you read here often, you already know I’m a bit of a cocktail-ista.  (That’s totally a thing.) But every season brings a specific flavor palette, in my opinion.  Summertime entertaining, to me, is fresh.  It’s things… Continue Reading…

Classic Mint Mojito

Classic Mint Mojito at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my all-time favorite cocktails is the mojito.  The classic version, and probably like, every single variation I’ve tasted.  I love the mint – adding fresh herbs to drinks just screams summertime to me. My husband bartends, so of course when he gets home, making fancy drinks is one of the last things he… Continue Reading…

Lemon Basil Gimlet

Lemon Basil Gimlet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s warm-weather beverage is a great summer cocktail recipe, especially if you love a lemon-herb combination this time of year.  Lemon and basil go great together in this grown-up version of lemonade, and it’s one of my all-time favorite cocktails. To make the gimlet, first you will need to learn how to make a herb-infused… Continue Reading…