Easy Drinks and Appetizers!

Cheers, and thank you for visiting my blog, Easy Drinks and Appetizers. I’m glad you stopped by. I’ve been blogging about easy drink and appetizer recipes for about a year and enjoy blogging. I want to share what I’ve learned about making cocktails taste great and whipping up a quick appetizer in the process! Here you can learn how to make the best-tasting drinks and look pro!

Almond Latte made with Baileys, Godiva Chocolate and DiSaronno
Almond Latte made with Baileys, Godiva Chocolate and DiSaronno
Want something pretty in pink? The pink glitter Gin Martini – I Glitterally Can’t
Want something pretty in pink? The pink glitter Gin Martini – I Glitterally Can’t
Fabulous Coconut Espresso Martini – You’ll Wish You Tried this Sooner!
Fabulous Coconut Espresso Martini – You’ll Wish You Tried this Sooner!

I started with several quick and easy drinks for beginners, classic drink recipes & holiday favorites. Now I’ve added a few tips and tricks and a section on ‘must have’ bar and kitchen tools. My newest addition to the blog is a travel twist and drink recipes from around the world! Here you can watch bartenders from different cities mix their unique cocktails and demonstrate how to make them! Check in often for my exclusive features: drink of the week and appetizer of the month!

Tis the season! The Winter White Cosmo. Clearly Christmas. Clearly delicious. The icy cold Winter White Cosmo is what dreams are made of. This unique-tasting Winter White Cosmo martini is made with Vodka and Elderflower Liqueur. The Elderflower liqueur gives the martini a hint of pear and passionfruit flavors. The Winter White Cosmo is perfect if you want a great-tasting, quick and easy martini to kick off the holiday season.

Tis the season! The Winter White Cosmo. Clearly Christmas. Clearly delicious
Tis the season! The Winter White Cosmo. Clearly Christmas. Clearly delicious

This blog will give you everything you need to know about making great-tasting drinks. From quick and easy drinks, seasonal favorites, holiday classics, traditional staples, and many of the most popular drinks today! I’ve compiled an extensive list of the most popular, best tasting, people-pleasing cocktails, all with step-by-step quick, and easy recipes. Just click here to get started! Soon you’ll be pouring like a pro and enjoying the best-tasting cocktails EVER!

Make these Amazing Oreo Cookie shots for your next party - Watch what happens next!
Make these Amazing Oreo Cookie shooters for your next party – Watch what happens next!

You’ll score a touchdown on game day with these incredible Spanish Style Chicken Wings! These easy Spanish Style Chicken Wings taste great and will be a hit at your next game day or family gathering. I love the flavor combination of cumin, paprika, and garlic, and the Sherry dipping sauce is incredible.

You’ll score a touchdown on game day with these incredible Spanish Style Chicken Wings
You’ll score a touchdown on game day with these incredible Spanish Style Chicken Wings

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Appetizers for all occasions!

Charcuterie Board
Fast and easy – Charcuterie Board – pairs with so many different cocktails

Now that you’re off to mastering the drink-making process with my simple and easy-to-make drink recipes, it’s time to add an appetizer or two to go along with those tasty drinks! My easy appetizer recipes will satisfy everyone’s craving. From traditional holiday delights, and seasonal goodies, to game day favorites, most recipes use just 4 ingredients! Click here to find a bunch of easy appetizer recipes. 


Celebrating the holidays by hosting a party? Decorating is time-consuming, so you don’t want your food and drinks to be as well.

Tis the season! The Winter White Cosmo. Clearly Christmas. Clearly delicious
Tis the season! The Winter White Cosmo. Clearly Christmas. Clearly delicious
Candy Cane goodness in your glass. The minty indulgent Peppermint Martini
Candy Cane goodness in your glass. The minty indulgent Peppermint Martini
Pomegranate Martini
Pomegranate Martini and Bling Martini Glasses make a great hostess gift
Romantic Champagne Cocktails for Valentine's Day
Romantic Champagne Cocktails with Elegant Champagne Flutes, perfect gift for that special someone
Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!

Bar Setup for your next party

Party Bar Setup
Party Bar Setup

It’s easy to set up a bar for your next party. You’ll need Vodka, Rum, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequilla, White & Red wine and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.

Mixers should consist of cranberry juice, sour mix, club soda, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprint and tonic water.

Make in advance carafes of Ransom Note Martinis, Pomegranate Martinis, Pumpkin Pie Martinis and Oreo Cookie Shooters. I placed them in 32- ounce carafes in the large beverage bucket for convenience. The Cranberry Jello Shots should be kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

A cooler with ice is next to the bar. A small scoop is handy, so people don’t pick up the ice with their hands.

Other essentials are a shaker, fresh fruit (lemons, limes, and oranges), some mint, a knife, a small cutting board for slicing the fruit, glasses, straws and napkins.


NCAA College Football Jello Shots! 9 Flavors! Team Colors!

Are you ready for NCAA College Football season! Now’s the time to get a head start and prepare for the new season so that you can support your favorite football team like a pro. Check out these recipes for NCAA College Football Jello Shots. There are 9 different flavors of Jello Shots to choose from, and all you have to do is use your Team colors as the food coloring in the recipe.

Team colors for NCAA College Football Jello Shots
Team colors for NCAA College Football Jello Shots

Who’s your favorite Team? Check out the NCAA College Football Jello Shots. If your Team isn’t listed, leave me a comment, and I’ll create a Jello Shot recipe just for you.

Jello Shots that every TRUE Georgia Bulldogs fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE Georgia Bulldogs fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE Ohio State Buckeyes fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE Ohio State Buckeyes fan needs to try!
The Jello Shots that every TRUE Michigan Wolverines fan needs to try!
The Jello Shots that every TRUE Michigan Wolverines fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE TCU Horned Frogs fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE TCU Horned Frogs fan needs to try!
Jello Shots every TRUE USC Trojans fan needs to try!
Jello Shots every TRUE USC Trojans fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE Alabama Crimson Tide fan needs to try!
Jello Shots that every TRUE Alabama Crimson Tide fan needs to try!

5 Easy, Amazing and Unique Drinks from Nashville, TN

Recently my friends and I traveled to Nashville for a 50th Birthday celebration. While in Nashville, I found 5 great-tasting, easy drink recipes that I know you’ll love to try. Check out the local Bartenders sharing their recipes for these easy drinks. You can also read about our trip and check out the pictures of the most fun people in Nashville! Click here for the recipes and story.


The Best Ever Chocolate Martini, from The Vault, Cleveland, Ohio

Planning a trip to Cleveland, check out The Vault, and order the best tasting Chocolate Martini ever! Brooklyn shows you how to make this delicious cocktail!

Brooklyn from the Vault
Brooklyn from the Vault making a Chocolate Martini! Thank you Brooklyn!!!!

8 Exotic, Amazing and Effortless drinks the British Virgin Islands have to offer

Travel and photography have always been my passion. Now I can share my travel stories and photographs with you, along with the best exotic cocktail recipes the BVIs offer.

Click here to check out the videos of local Bartenders mixing some of the best exotic tropical drinks the BVIs have to offer. Enjoy!


5 Traditional Irish Cocktails for St Patrick’s Day

While traveling in Ireland I learned how to make 5 traditional Irish drinks to serve on St Patrick’s Day!

On a trip to Ireland, I learned how to make 5 of the most traditional Irish Cocktails. I serve them at St Patrick’s Day and any day that I feel the luck of the Irish.


Easy Seasonal Drink Recipes

Feeling a little Halloween fright? Stir up a cauldron of Pumpkin Pie Martini delight!
Feeling a little Halloween fright? Stir up a cauldron of Pumpkin Pie Martini delight!
Don't be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!
Don’t be a witch this Halloween night. Cast a spell of Pumpkin RumChata Jello Shots delight!

Santa's little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!
Santa’s little helper. This quick, easy, and incredible Cranberry Mule!

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Drinks | Holiday | Vodka

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Looking for a minty fresh cool Candy Cane blast? Peppermint Jello Shots!
Drinks | Holiday | Jello Shots | RumChata | Vodka

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Appetizers | Holiday

Sweeten up this holiday season with these amazing Sugar-Coated Cranberries

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Naughty or nice? Santa doesn't have to think twice about these Cranberry Jello Shots!
Drinks | Holiday | Jello Shots

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Santas little helper. This easy, quick and incredible Cranberry Mule!
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