Category: Things I drink

Piña Colada Raspado

Piña Colada Raspado

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The Piña Colada Raspado Celebration:

I’m a girl’s girl! There I said it. Being raised by a single mom with the help of her sisters I first handedly saw the power of female. How they came together to support each other as they were building their young lives. It wasn’t long before I realized women are innovative, brave, determined, powerful, loving, smart, and stronger together. I’ve always had the utmost respect for other women and involve myself in solid female long-term relationships. I cherish all my femme friendships with all my heart and sometimes they need to be celebrated.

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Mushroom Tempura Sushi #SocialClubRecipe

Mushroom Tempura Sushi #SocialClubRecipe

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I was seriously missing Date Night on the town with my man. On occasion he and I would head out for an adult night and venture downtown for the most delicious vegetarian sushi and a good solid mixed drink. Those days have been scaled back drastically and I’m finding new ways to recreate an equally upbeat Date Night here at home.

I recently discovered the premium Social Club Seltzer – It comes in 3 fantastic flavors: Sidecar, Old Fashioned, and Citrus Gimlet. Social Club Seltzer reminds me of the sophisticated attitude of the golden 20’s. It is the epitome of elevation in seltzer beverages with quality and superiority. I pride myself on having a penchant for bubbly drinks and these being top shelve are a must for my Date Night at home.

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Sparkling Spiked Limonada

Sparkling Spiked Limonada

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I just need to gather my myself and take a seat after the weeks we just had. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed my city of Los Angeles in such unrest and unity at the same time.  A beautifully tragic dichotomy to behold.  It’s taken us a long time to get here, and we still have a long way to go.  Like I said, it’s a lot to process.  In that process I have been seeking more time for myself.  Taking comfort in the simple things such as finding serenity in my patio surrounded by my plants with a little ‘trago’ in hand.  I usually make a pitcher of Sparkling Spiked Limonada and keep it in the fridge for an easy go-to drink.

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Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

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Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration  and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults. 

I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.

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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cream of roasted cauliflower leek soup with empanadas

Keeping warm with a bowl of Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup has been the trend in my house lately. With all these record breaking temperature lows this decadent soup will definitely sizzle up your belly in the most pleasant way.

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Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

This post is sponsored by Logra Mas Con Tu Cocina. All opinions are my own.

Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño made with Lipton Green Tea

A delicious fruity drink that will surely brighten all your holiday festivities: Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

December is a big month for us here in the Lopez-Presley household. It’s my husband’s birthday month, Christmas tree trimming time, and gotta tamalada with my family. I can’t forget holiday school activities for my son, light ceremonies, and Posada festivities better known as let’s drink Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño all night long. Of course, it’s also Christmas. I run around like mad trying to get everything just right. (more…)

Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake

Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake Recipe is my own. #ToraniEndlessSummer #CollectiveBias Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake made with Torani.

Ugghhhhh this heat. I seriously want to drink all my meals through a straw these days, and call it “The Summer Of SHAKES!” My favorite shake right now is Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake. I know it sounds like it may give you a cavity,  but I use Torani syrup and sauces for the perfect amount of sweetness and it’s incredibly light too. Torani flavors are crafted in such a way to (more…)