Festive Christmas Cocktails

Under the Oaks blog: Festive Christmas Cocktails(photo via)

If you haven’t done so yet, I highly suggest you hit up the liquor store today if you plan to have any type of holiday cocktails at your Christmas celebrations. Not sure what to get? Check out my suggestions below!

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Thanksgiving Cocktail Menu

Under the Oaks blog: Thanksgiving Cocktail Menu

Y’all, I can taste the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and the rest of the trimmings already! I can’t wait till we hit the road and head a few hours north to Lake Gaston (the same place we were for Labor Day) for some time away and time with family.

In addition to our menus (here and here) last week, I thought I’d add some yummy cocktails to the mix. I’ve been seeing some amazing ones come across my blogroll the past month and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

(1) Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria from The Kitchen
(2) Cinnamon Apple Crisp from Angry Orchard
(3) Pumpkin Pie Martini from We are Not Martha
(4) Concord Crush fromĀ Gramercy Tavern in NYC on Serious Eats

What are you favorite cocktails to serve on Thanksgiving?

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Memorial Day Recipes: Low Country Boil + more!

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Happy [almost] long weekend and Happy Memorial Day! Tomorrow, Jason and I are headed down to a beach front cottage in Surf City with my sister, her husband, and kids. It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, a much needed break from the rain lately. After the last few weeks I’m ready for some sunshine and downtime. It’s been a while since I’ve felt like I can relax and I’m determined to this weekend.

Along with relaxing, this weekend usually means I’ll be eating my favorite meal: Low Country Boil. Growing up in the north, I had no idea what I was missing out on. Even though it sounds so “Southern”, the dish is pretty simple. The way you eat it might be the most Southern thing about it. If you’ve never heard of it either, you may have heard of “Frogmore Stew”; that’s what it used to be called. Below is the best recipe for Low Country Boil. Continue reading