In my world of casual beers at the brewery and sipping hearty red wine cuddled up on the sofa, I love an excuse to have a fancy cocktail. And what better excuse than ringing in the new year?

Fun fact: I worked as a bartender for a few years in my early twenties. So, I’ve concocted 5 different holiday-flavored cocktails for you. Whether you’re throwing a small soiree and want to impress your guests with some easy yet stunning libations, or if you’re taking it easy at home but still want to level up your drink of choice for the occasion, these cocktails will do the trick.

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Each made with a different liquor, there’s something for everyone. You will notice they are all either a cranberry & lime or a holiday spice flavor. I wanted to create a number of drinks with similar flavor profiles in order to simplify the ingredients and shopping list. Fancy cocktails don’t have to be intimidating!

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Daily Dose of Green

Making Green Juice with My Omega J8006 Juicer

When I lived in Chicago, my apartment was just down the street from the cutest little juice shop. They offered wheat grass shots, a selection of cold pressed bottles, and freshly juiced specialty drinks. It was here that my deep affinity for wheat grass and green juice came to be. It took almost a full year before I found a juice shop in Minneapolis that’s even close to what I was used to. Check out the links to both establishments at the bottom of this post.

Now, I’ve never tried a juice fast – or bought into juicing as a meal replacement. I use it to supplement nutrition that is otherwise missing from my diet. I usually have fairly healthy eating habits, but I know I’m not getting enough of that good stuff that’s packed in leafy greens. This juice helps to gap that bridge, and I know exactly what’s going into my body.

Morning Green Juice

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