Sips and Scents

We finally made it to the weekend!

Is it just me or did this week seem like three? Which is why I’m so ready for a cocktail! It might still be winter but I’m thinking Spring with this drink.

Pear Vanilla Rosemary Cocktail

Before we make our fancy cocktail first we’ll add some zing to it with Rosemary Simple Syrup.

What you need:

1 pear, chopped

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup water


What you do:

Add in everything in a small pot and just simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and strain.

Now for our cocktail!

What you need:

2/3 cup pear juice

4 tbsp simple syrup

2 oz vodka


pear slices and rosemary for garnish

What you do:

Simply fill two glasses with ice, divide your vodka, and add two tablespoons of syrup to each glass. Then, add 1/3 cup pear juice to each glass. Garnish and enjoy the amazing smells!


So, since your kitchen now smells AMAZING from this fabulous cocktail I thought since I talked about perfume on Monday, that today along with my drink recipe I would also share five perfume hacks that I swear by.

  1. Never have  your perfume in the bathroom. The steam from the shower will eventually ruin it.

  2. Moisturize first, your scent will stay longer.

  3. The best time to spray your perfume is right after the shower and before getting dressed.

  4. Perfume in your hair lasts longer but will dry out your hair. Spray your brush and then brush your hair.

  5. Spray tissue paper with your favorite perfume and line your dresser drawers with them for a better scent.

    I hope your weekend is full of sweet smells and delicious sips!


Smart Sips

For my first Martini Moment of 2019 instead of a drink recipe I though it would be great to start the year out with some ways to keep your drinks smart and low cal. Typically I try to save my wine and those calories for the weekend. One of the reasons I started drinking martinis in the first place was a low calorie content. So today I’m sharing 5 tips to drink a little smarter.

1. This might be the most important one: never use those sugary drink mixes! Juice lemons, limes, or grapefruits as they are much, much lower in calories.  

2. Pick a “going out” drink. I never drink wine when out because I’m not paying $10 for one glass when that’s more than the bottle they have (I’m talking bars and such not nice restaurants). So I always order a Vodka Soda with lime. Not much sugar and not $10. 

3.  Stock your house with drink fixins’ that you know are low cal. La Croix is a good option or I also use flavored Perrier. I’ll mix that with vodka and splash with Pomagranet juice. 

4.  Drink lighter colored liqueurs. Think vodka, gin, or white tequila. Your body can process these easier. 

5. Know the exact calorie count. For example, 2 ounces of gin or vodka has 130 calories in it. If you’re splashing a little La Croix in there that’s nothing. If you wanted to sweeten up a drink 1 tsp of sugar is only 16 calories. 


So let’s get this weekend started! Now we can all sip a little smarter and have some guilt free cocktails!


Patio Punch

Is it just me or is it really hard to tell which way is up or down this week? Might be the holiday or might be my baby that feels sleep is only for the weak. Anyway, it’s patio season and if you know me then you know I love my wine but also a unique cocktail here and there. And by the time Friday gets here I'm more than ready for just that. So for today's Martini Moment I'm sharing the most perfect drink for Summer days and nights spent outside.  

Pimm's Punch

1 cup Pimm's Liquor

1/2 cup Vodka


Handful of strawberries

1/2 orange

1/2 cucumber

Fresh mint

Get your favorite pitcher and add your booze. Fill 3/4 of the way up with lemonade.  Add fruit and ice, then garnish with fresh mint.


It feels like we get another weekend, no? Enjoy it everyone!