Whether you are looking for an easy nightcap or planning a wine-and-food pairing party with your bestest gal pals, here we feature some popular and homemade libations from the Ozarks.  We even have the history and scoop on some of your favorite cocktails, ranging from the Long Island Ice Tea to the famous 90’s concoction, the cosmo.  We won’t judge Springfield – just invite us along!

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Fun 4th of July Adult Beverages

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays – there is food, fun, family, friends and a myriad of other f-words which describes this holiday (words like fireworks, fascinating, favorable, foment and fire up..in case you were wondering). And where many families and friends come together over BBQ and beer, some like to put…

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas For Adults

Easter egg hunts have been a fun tradition for American families for years.  There’s food, games, Easter-egg dying and so much more.  For other families, Easter is more focused on religion and for others, it’s hardly anything to celebrate. Whatever tickles your fancy during this spring solstice, one thing is certain – Easter Egg hunts…

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2018 Restaurant and Cocktail Trends

With so many things to do in Springfield, MO., and places to eat, it’s no wonder there seem to be other awesome restaurants popping up year after year.  Not to mention the variety of eateries already present in Springfield, MO., including an array of street foods, Thai restaurants, a myriad of other Asian restaurants, Greek food,…

10 Bubbly New Year’s Cocktails

I love living in Springfield, MO because there are so many fun things to do as an adult, with your kids, or with your extended family, especially around the holidays.  However, there are certain holidays you would rather stay in and avoid the crowds and drama, curl up on the couch with your blanket and…

End of Summer Red Wine Spritzer

Fall is such a pretty season, and it’s even prettier when seeing it through rose-colored glasses…and by rose-colored I mean after having a red wine spritzer or two!  One of the things I love about this drink is it goes perfect with meaty BBQs, or warm summer nights spent on the patio or balcony watching…

Foods and Cheeses That Go With Malbec

Ahhh Malbec – a delicious medium to full-bodied red wine which stains even the whitest of teeth.  With its pitch-black coloration, this versatile wine is becoming a fast favorite of connoisseurs the world over.  Rich in tannins, this grape variety (one of the six allowed to use in the creation of Bourdeaux wines) can be…

Pumpkin Spiced White Russian

A spin on the classic White Russian cocktail, which ignites memories of The Dude in his bathrobe and sandals, a milky glass of deliciousness in hand, the pumpkin spiced white Russian has arrived just in time for November.  Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin spice lattes are awesome, but sometimes you need a kick in your…

The Bourbon Old Fashion

Simple, elegant and tasty – this sums up an Old Fashion.  This delightful cocktail is easy to make with few ingredients, and it is oh so smooth when it goes down.  It is no wonder this drink has captivated its’ audience for over 200 years, and will continue doing so for another few hundred. The…