Category: Cocktails

Salty Dog Cocktail Recipe

This might be the world’s easiest cocktail recipe. It’s not a margarita, but it sure does remind me of one! It’s called a Salty Dog and it’s already one of 2016’s trendiest drinks. That’s not a scientific statement or really based on any fact… but all of my friends seem to be drinking them as it warms up here in Phoenix.

How do you make one? It’s easy! It has 4 ingredients.

Crushed ice.

Sea Salt.


Grapefruit juice.

In this version, I used Cascade Ice Pink Grapefruit because it has ZERO calories. That makes this a *skinny* drink!

Normally, you’d shake your juice and vodka in a shaker… but Cascade Ice is a sparkling flavored water… so shake gently!

Salty Dog

*much love*


Grapes and Caicos: A tropical cocktail recipe

Grapes and Caicos: A tropical cocktail recipe

This week, the whole family will be in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean! I visited the amazing Beaches resort last year, but I was on my own with some other bloggers. One of the supremely talented bartenders showed our group how to mix a few drinks! I’m going to share this tropical cocktail recipe with you. Grapes and Caicos! It reminds me of one I recently got hooked on… at of all places… Applebees. Their version is called Bourbon and Berries. Anyway…

cocktail recipe

Grapes and Caicos

(there isn’t actually anything grape-like in the recipe)

Add the following items into a cocktail shaker + shake well:

  • Blackberry Brandy
  • Lemon-Lime Soda
  • A Squeeze of Fresh Lime
  • Ice

After a good shake… top off with another dash of soda + garnish with a blackberry and lemon zest!

I’m sure I’ll have more delicious recipes to share after we return from this trip! Follow along by searching #beachesmoms on Instagram and/or Twitter!

Kelly Loubet can be found on Twitter @kellyloubet and Instagram @kellyloubet.

Jägermeister + Tea = Delightful


We *love* entertaining at home! What better way to show off your new fancy pants bar set than by serving up a custom cocktail!? This recipe was shared with us by the awesome people at Jägermeister. We’re often sent fun things to share with you by a variety of people… but this one was so unique… we couldn’t pass it up.

Awaken your senses this spring by pouring a Jägermeister cocktail with tea! Imagine your guests sipping this drink while the sun is setting, the air is cooling off, and the food is grilling. How do you make it? I”m so glad you asked…


1.5oz Jägermeister

.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5oz Black Tea

1 barspoon Maple Syrup

1 barspoon Orange Marmalade

Orange Peel to garnish


Now What?

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and give it a few good shakes. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel. Then sit back. Sip + enjoy!


A brief history of Jägermeister

Jägermeister, the favorite shot of millions, is an iconic and legendary German tradition with a rich and mysterious heritage of craftsmanship. Jägermeister’s name and trademark derive from the legend of the Patron saint of hunters, St. Hubertus.  As legend has it, while on a hunt, the wild and unrestrained hunter Hubert was moved to devote his life to good work after he was confronted by a white deer carrying an illuminated cross between his antlers.  It is this story that inspired the prominence of the stag in Jägermeister trademark and poem around the label, which was trademarked in 1935.

*Note- This was not a paid endorsement. It’s actually not an endorsement at all. We’re just in the sharing kind of mood and thought you might like an interesting new cocktail.