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Strawberry Daiquiri with Basil Simple Syrup

You’ll feel like you’re on vacation when you’re sipping on this Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri recipe! It’s easy to make at home & perfect for parties or poolside sipping! A delicious combination of basil simple syrup, strawberries, rum and lime juice create the perfect summer cocktail!

Frozen strawberry daiquiri in glass with lime wedge and strawberry on the side

Do you ever sit at home wishing you were on vacation on a tropical island? While I can’t instantly transport you to Jamaica (man I wish that was a thing!) I can give you this delicious strawberry daiquiri recipe to whip up! Just close your eyes, take a sip and you’ll instantly be transported into vaca-mode!

Growing up, it was a real treat when my parents would let me order a strawberry daiquiri at a restaurant. (A non alcoholic one, of course!) Now that I’m a grown up (sometimes, haha!) I get to enjoy the same delicious drink, with booze!

For this daiquiri recipe, I added my own little spin with basil simple syrup. Simple syrup is easy to make by boiling a combination of half water and half sugar together until the sugar dissolves.

I love to make flavored simple syrup’s to add to cocktails. It’s as easy as adding an herb, vegetable or fruit to the simple syrup while it’s boiling. Strain the simple syrup at the end, then add it to your favorite cocktail.

I’ve made grilled jalapeno simple syrup to go in a Watermelon Margarita, it’s sweet, spicy and so delicious! I’ve also made mint simple syrup to add to this Frozen Coconut Mojito. So refreshing in a cocktail with that minty, fresh flavor!

The basil simple syrup in this cocktail adds just a hint of basil to this sweet strawberry daiquiri. After you whip up the simple syrup, all you have to do is toss all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and the cocktail is ready for sipping!

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Sparkling pomegranate soda replaces cranberry juice in this bubbly twist on a traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, topped with champagne, perfect for parties or happy hour any day!

Sparkling pomegranate soda replaces cranberry juice in this bubbly twist on a traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, topped with champagne, perfect for parties or happy hour any day!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, this Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan recipe is perfect for the occasion!

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Port Coffee Martini

This easy coffee martini recipe combines Port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

This easy coffee martini recipe combines port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Croft Reserve Tawny Port.

The holiday season is upon us and that means hosting friends, cocktail parties and lots of celebrations! When searching for the perfect Port cocktail to make for your next party, or as an after dinner drink, this coffee martini with Croft Reserve Tawny Port is an easy drink that will impress all of your guests!

Cold brew coffee, Croft Reserve Tawny Port and Irish cream liqueur are combined for a fun, festive and delicious drink!

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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it’s light, refreshing and flavorful!

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that's perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it's light, refreshing and flavorful!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!

For those of you that follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen an Instagram story, or caught a Facebook Live recently, where I’ve been sharing all about the “Fixer Upper” I purchased with my boyfriend Kurt!

We did all of the demo ourselves and then spent the last month sitting around waiting for permits to be approved by the city of San Diego. Magically this week, it happened! The permits were approved and that means the remodel can begin. This definitely called for an impromptu celebration!

I grabbed a bottle of Tropicana Lemonade and made a super simple cocktail. Simple, but so delicious and definitely going in my happy hour regular rotation!

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Spiked Ginger Lemonade

This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it’s so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it's so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

I partnered up with Bundaberg to create this delicious cocktail with their tasty ginger beer!

It’s summer time, and the living’s easy! Time to pour up a glass of this refreshing ginger lemonade recipe and relax!

Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon (like it starts tomorrow, woo hoo!) and I came up with the perfect cocktail to celebrate the occasion, Spiked Ginger Lemonade.

It’s essentially a combination of homemade lemonade and a Moscow Mule and it’s incredible!

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Frozen Mango Margarita

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

On Friday, I hosted my last segment on CW6 San Diego. Unfortunately the station closed after over 60 years on the air. For the last four years, I’ve hosted dozens and dozens of segments on CW6 and loved every one of them!

Hosting a segment on their last day on air meant the world to me and I couldn’t think of a better way to send them off than with a deliciously refreshing Mango Margarita!

Over the years, we’ve drank mimosas, Moscow mules and martinis together on the show, so I only found it fitting that our last segment together would include a cocktail!

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Sparkling Grapefruit Gin Mule

This delicious twist on a gin mule combines tart grapefruit juice with sweet sparkling wine for a refreshing cocktail that’s also so easy to make!

This delicious twist on a gin mule combines tart grapefruit juice with sweet sparkling wine for a refreshing cocktail that's also so easy to make!

You know when you meet someone and you instantly want to be best friends with that person?! That’s exactly how I felt when I met my friend Laura!

She’s a fellow blogger at Distillerista.com and the owner of the only craft destination distillery in California, You & Yours Distilling Co. in downtown San Diego. Needless to say, she’s a boozy boss lady, which I love! In addition to dominating in the distillery world, she’s also the sweetest person ever and so much fun!

Laura will be appearing as a guest on my web series “29 Minute Meals” next Wednesday, so be sure to subscribe on YouTube to watch the episode & see what she’s mixing up!

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Pineapple Whip Fizz

The famous Pineapple Whip is turned into a delicious fizz cocktail in this simple 3-ingredient drink recipe, perfect for any special occasion!

Disney's famous Pineapple Whip is turned into a delicious fizz cocktail in this simple 3-ingredient drink recipe, perfect for any special occasion!

Sweet, creamy and bubbly, this Pineapple Whip Fizz Cocktail is the perfect holiday drink!

Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but this cocktail is also made with only 3 ingredients, making it an affordable and easy drink for entertaining!

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Pomegranate Coconut Mojito Punch

Sparkling pomegranate soda & coconut water are added to this mojito punch recipe, perfect for celebrating everything from holiday parties to Summer BBQ’s!

Sparkling pomegranate soda & coconut water are added to this mojito punch recipe, perfect for celebrating everything from holiday parties to Summer BBQ's!

Holiday season is upon us and it also happens to be my birthday today!

I started off the birthday celebration on Friday night by mixing up this festive Pomegranate Coconut Mojito Punch.

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Mocha Coconut Iced Latte

Learn how to make a Mocha Coconut Iced Latte at home in under 10 minutes! This refreshing, flavorful coffee drink can be served over ice or blended.

Mocha Coconut Iced Latte Recipe

I am SUPER EXCITED to share this post today for three reasons:

  1. I’m totally obsessed with espresso.
  2. I’m on a mission to start making my own iced coffee at home.
  3. I’ve had a lot of espresso so I’m just really excited about pretty much everything right now, lol!

I don’t know about you, but I have a not-so-secret love affair going on with coffee. Iced coffee, espresso, cappuccino, frappuccino, I want them all!

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Frozen Coconut Mojito

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is given a summer twist in this Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe, perfect for sipping poolside or at a BBQ!

Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe

Ok, so let’s take a minute to talk about this coconut kick I’m on right now! Does anyone else go on kicks where they’re really loving one ingredient or cuisine or cooking method for like a month straight? Is that just a food blogger thing, or is it just me?!

Sometimes I’ll look at my upcoming recipe content calendar for the blog and all of the sudden realize that every recipe is in a bowl, or grilled, or has coconut in it, like this month! I guess we’ll just call this “The month of the coconut” on WhitneyBond.com! 😉

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Pink Starburst Martini

The Pink Starburst Strawberry Martini is a delicious blend of strawberries, vanilla and citrus that will remind you of your favorite chewy candy!

Starburst Strawberry Martini Recipe

Haven’t you always thought it would be fun to turn your 5 favorite candies into boozy martinis? Well that’s exactly what I’m doing today!

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Pop Rocks Watermelon Martini

This watermelon martini recipe is given a fun twist with the addition of a Watermelon Pop Rocks rim, perfect for Halloween parties!

Pop Rocks Watermelon Martini Recipe

Hello Pop Rocks! The candy that’s not only delicious, but also fun to eat!

Now take that fun and delicious candy, and turn it into a martini, and we have some serious fun on our hands!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini

This creamy chocolate peanut butter cup martini, made with an easy homemade peanut butter cup vodka, will remind you of the delicious Reese’s candy we all know and love!

Reese's Martini in martini glass with skewer of mini reese's peanut butter cups and orange bag of reese's peanut butter cups

My favorite candy ever, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, turned into a martini! Life doesn’t get much better!

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Snickers Martini

The Snickers Martini is rimmed with crushed peanuts & filled with a chocolate caramel martini that tastes just like a boozy version of the popular candy!

Snickers Martini Recipe

If you missed the first post today on M&M Martini’s, then allow me to welcome you to candy martini day on WhitneyBond.com, where I’m turning all of the most popular Halloween candies into martinis!

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M&M Martini

The M&M Chocolate Martini is rimmed with crushed M&M’s & filled with a chocolate martini that tastes just like a boozy version of the popular candy!

M&M Chocolate Martini Recipe

Halloween is only two days away and I couldn’t be more excited to get the party started with 5 recipes that turn your favorite Halloween candies into martinis!

Because who says that kids get to have all of the fun on Halloween?! We’ll just call this “adult trick or treating”! 😉

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Grapefruit Lime Sherbet Float Cocktail

Fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime juice are shaken with vodka and served over lime sherbet for a boozy, delicious summer float cocktail recipe!

Grapefruit Lime Sherbet Float Cocktail Recipe

Eating scoops and scoops of delicious rainbow sherbet was one of my favorite things about hot summer days growing up in Oklahoma!

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