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…

Cocktails & Mocktails: Raspberry Acai Mojitos

Raspberry Acai Mojitos at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post brought to you by Trop50 and Glam Media. Now that I’m a parent, girls’ night has changed.  I feel like it’s a good change!  These days the best way to enjoy some great company is to have a girlfriend or two over.  Sit on the deck and enjoy the spring weather.  Make up… Continue Reading…

Mix It Up With Moscato: White Sangria

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This post brought to you by Gallo Family Vineyards. All opinions are 100% mine. You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, please remember to drink responsibly. If you’ve ever perused my cocktail recipe category, you know I love my Happy Hour.  Yes, it’s true that I often spend… Continue Reading…

Mint Cookie Martini

Mint Cookie Martini at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you tuned into our last episode of Crafty Hour, you may have been curious about our Girl Scout Cookie cocktail!  Since shaking it up with my co-host Tara, I made a little tweak to the recipe that I like even better, and I’m going to share it here today.  I feel weird assigning booze… Continue Reading…

Grab a Juice Box with NickMom

Juicy Apple Martini at www.happyhourprojects.com #MotherFunny #shop

Being a mom is in interesting job.  There isn’t a lot you can do to train for it… you just have to rush headlong into it and embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I know every mom out there is with me when I say this: you can’t imagine your life without them,… Continue Reading…