Some of my favorite people!

So I tried to do a fun thing last week for my friends. I threw a “favorites” dinner! I asked each of them their favorite dish for different parts of a meal. Appetizer, Drink, salad, main course and dessert. They … Continue reading

Quick Cocktails for the Holidays

Christmas this year is a far cry from the white Christmases Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye sang about. With highs reaching the mid-fifties, it certainly doesn’t feel like Christmas outside. In an effort to embrace these unorthodox temperatures, why not celebrate the holidays in true Texas style – with fruit-infused cocktails? We’ve put together two fun recipes that have added a splash of color to our holiday functions while tipping our hats to sunnier seasons. With only a few simple ingredients, these beverages will be ready in a matter of moments and will have your friends and family asking for seconds.

Blueberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • 8 blueberries
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • 2 ounces Bacardi Limon
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 lime wedge or a splash of fresh limejuice
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Muddle the blueberries and mint with a splash of soda in a shaker until they are crushed. Fill a shaker with ice then add the lime, simple syrup and Bacardi. Shake well. Strain into a glass and add the soda. Garnish with mint sprigs as desired. Enjoy!

Raspberry and Lime Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of fresh raspberries or about 1 cup of frozen
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup limejuice
  • 1 cup of tequila, give or take

Combine the raspberries and citrus juices in a blender. Pulse until well blended. Use a fine mesh strainer to transfer the mixture into a bowl, which will remove the seeds from the berries. Add the tequila and pour the mixture into a pitcher or salt-rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy!

Baylor Magazine’s “90 Things to do at Homecoming”

Baylor Homecoming is right around the corner, y’all, and we couldn’t be more excited. What’s better than an entire weekend spent celebrating past, present and future Baylor students? It’s always so much fun to see all the alumni return for the weekend, check out the Homecoming Parade, and of course, go watch the Bears take on their opponents at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Whether you’re a proud alum making the trek back to Waco for this joyous weekend or are a current student looking for the best way to celebrate your time as an undergrad, Baylor Magazine has compiled an excellent list of 90 activities to keep you entertained over the weekend. Check it out here!

They’re got a great list of things to do, new additions to campus to see, as well as some yummy places to eat – they graciously listed us as a must-eat location 🙂 Although we’ve got a full week to go before Homecoming Weekend, we’re already gearing up to welcome all our hungry Bears. We’ll be open all weekend and would love to see you decked out in your finest Homecoming gear!

Fall Weather + Spiced Chai

Aren’t these cooler mornings just the best? I’ve heard rumors that our lows are expected to get into the 40’s, which is such a welcomed break from the non-stop heat! Those 70 degree highs are even feeling a little like fall to this Texas girl. 🙂

In the spirit of fall coming into town (albeit ever-so-slowly), Leah has cooked up a spiced chai recipe for y’all! A good, warm beverage is perfect for enjoying the sunny, cool mornings we’ve got coming our way. Don’t forget to stop by for a bag of one of our coffee blends to enjoy at home, too!

Spiced Chai

Steep 1 chai teabag in 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Add 1 1/2 cups of milk and heat until 165 degrees or until almost boiling. Don’t let it boil.

Stir it constantly with a whisk. Remove teabag and pour into 1 large or 2 small mugs. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and add a cinnamon stick stirrer if you want.

Here’s hoping for more good weather coming our way!