Eat & Drink

Skinny Raspberry Moscow Mule

Calling all raspberry lovers! Looking for a fun new cocktail to whip up? Well, I got ya covered. Serve up these Skinny Raspberry Moscow Mules to your guest this labor day weekend. It will be a fan favorite.

How did the name “Moscow” become associated with this drink? Great question and I have the answer. It’s because folks associate vodka with Russia.
A typical Moscow Mule has Vodka, ginger beer, lime & ice as the classic ingredients. I have tweaked the classic recipe to include some fun add-ins: Raspberries & Mint.

I have been searching & searching for some copper mugs – because a Moscow Mule is never complete without them. I came across Mule Mugs and they had exactly what I was looking for. They even have mini copper mug shot glasses. How Cute!

A popular & delish ginger brew is Barret’s. Did you know there is no alcohol in most ginger beer? News to me.


Serves 2
  1. – 4 shot of vodka (Skinny Smirnoff Raspberry Pomegranate)
  2. – Ginger Beer (Barrett’s)
  3. – 10 fresh raspberries
  4. – Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  5. – A few mint leaves
  1. – Muddle the raspberries, mint leaves and the juice from half a lime in the bottom of a copper mug.
  2. – Top with vodka, ice and ginger beer
  3. – Garnish with a slice of lime, raspberries and an extra mint leave. Enjoy!

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Today has been the best day. Not only because it is my birthday, but because the last couple weekends I got to spend it with family and friends that mean so much to me! Abundantly blessed in so many ways! First day of Spring is tomorrow as well! wahoo!

Here are some of my favorites around the web this week:

1) We are in need of some new curtains in the guest room and our bedroom (via Brittany Makes) Yes, they are stenciled on. This coral color screams spring!

2) “A Beautiful Mess” is one of my favorite blogs and they have this Happy Homemade Home Book out. It’s amazing. It contains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about crafting – painting, decorating, diy – ing! Take a read!

3) Moscow Mule – Bought some ginger beer, now just in need for this recipe (via The Culinary Chronicles) and copper mugs.

Moscow Mule

4) I must admit – I have a heck of a time getting flowers to stay alive longer than a couple of weeks. Succulents are my savior. Love the look and super easy to care for. Neat to see them used in an antique coca-cola crate! Idea (via Charming Zebra)

5) Meal & Wellness Planner. We need to plan out our meals in advance. What better way to do that than use this cute oranizational idea by Thyme is Honey. You can find these in her etsy shop!

6) Colored rocks to add to your succulent. The color possibilities are endless. (via – JenLaurenGrant)

Have a great rest of the week, friends! You can find more of my favorites on my Pinterest Page. Come take a peek!