Cocktail Club Tuesdays & A Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about living in Cincinnati is being close to family. Almost every Tuesday evening, Alice, Arthur, Sam and I head over to my brother in law’s house for family dinner. We get to spend time together, eat whatever delicious meal Andrea has whipped up, and hang out with the cutest nephew in the world (I may be biased). This month, we added a new element to our family dinners – Cocktail Club!

Each week, someone makes a new cocktail for the group to drink with dinner. It’s been really fun and a great way to discover new drink recipes. So far, they’ve all been winners. Here’s a roundup of what we drank in January!

Week 1: Blood Orange Margaritas

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{ image via Cookie + Kate }

Andrea kicked off Cocktail Club with Blood Orange Margaritas. Blood oranges are in season and a hold a beautiful crimson color. They were pretty tangy, but Andrea says to make sure to add the vanilla. It makes a big difference and is really yummy! Get the recipe from Cookie + Kate. Be warned that juicing these beauties by hand was very laborious for the amount yielded. But, absolutely worth it.

Week 2: Winter Sun Cocktail

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{ image via two tarts }

I pinned this recipe from two tarts over two years ago (seriously – I checked), so I was really excited when Sam made it for our second week. It was light and citrusy, with the right amount of sweetness. I’m also just a sucker for drinks with rosemary in them.

Week 3: Raspberry Bourbon Smash

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{ image via Minimalist Baker }

Alice’s contribution to Cocktail Club was a sweet and delicious bourbon smash from Minimalist Baker. The best part about this drink is that it uses raspberry jam, so you don’t even need to take the time to smash berries! It was fruity and bourbon-y and great.

Now, onto the giveaway…

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We are very excited to share that we’ve teamed up with 9 lovely Cincinnati bloggers to spread some love for Valentine’s Day! We are giving one lucky winner this gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff handbag, along with one L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolor, one bottle of Essie Nail Polish in “Marshmellow”, and a pretty little vanilla hand lotion.

In order to win, you’ll need to follow us on Instagram. Following us on Bloglovin will get you an additional entry. We’re running this through Rafflecopter, so all you need to do is click HERE to enter! Also, be sure to check out the links below to get to know the other awesome ladies!

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In addition to this giveaway, we have something super exciting in the works with these ladies so stay tuned for that! The giveaway is good through Friday, 2/6, and we will announce the winner on Saturday! Good luck!

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