Clementine Rosemary Champagne Cocktail

This clementine rosemary champagne cocktail combines bright citrus flavors with fresh rosemary. Delicious and gorgeous!
Clementine Rosemary Champagne Cocktail | chezcateylou.com

It’s Friday! Who’s ready for a cocktail? That was a rhetorical question…I know the answer is, “ME!” for every single person reading this blog. So how about a Clementine Rosemary Champagne Cocktail?

I have something pretty fun to share with you today – I am part of a cocktail contest! Veuve Ambal and Hella Bitter invited me to join their Bubbles, Bitters and Blogs contest – so of course I said YES PLEASE!!

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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

Blood orange juice is added to a gin fizz, putting a modern twist on this classic cocktail. So refreshing and so pretty!

Blood Orange Gin Fizz | chezcateylou.com

Does anyone else need a cocktail today? Because I could sure use one! This week seems to be never-ending! I blame the cold. It is March, and the “feels like” temperature is 5 degrees. 5. I walk to and from work everyday, so I get to spend 50 minutes outside in these lovely conditions. If I was back in South Bend, I would expect this kind of weather. But NYC isn’t supposed to be this cold! So…I need a cocktail!

One good thing about winter though is Blood Oranges! I love blood orange juice, and it tastes amazing in this blood orange gin fizz.

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Thanksgiving Punch

Thanksgiving Punch is a delicious rum cocktail full of warm spices and fresh lemon juice. It is perfect to serve before, during, or after your Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Punch, a rum based cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving!  | ChezCateyLou.com

Last week on ChezCateyLou, Cate gave you all the recipes you need to put together a successful Thanksgiving meal.  That’s all well and good, but surely you’ll need something to help you survive the other seven hours of the day when you’re not stuffing your face.  That’s where this delicious Thanksgiving Punch recipe comes in handy.

* This post also appears on The Nobler Experiment.  The Nobler Experiment is an excellent blog that focuses on all things alcohol related.  You should head over there right now to check out their Thanksgiving content, including more cocktail recipes and wine and beer recommendations for the big day.   … 

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Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

This healthy pineapple coconut smoothie tastes rich and creamy, but the whole thing only has 214 calories! It is like a tropical vacation in a glass!

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

It is finally starting to feel like summer!  Which means I want to eat ice cream pretty much all the time (TheBetterhalf: How is this different from winter?).  NYC is dangerous for me – there is an ice cream or fro-yo store on almost every block.  But rather than giving in to the temptation the other day,  I decided to make a coconut smoothie to satisfy my craving for a frozen treat.  I like to make my smoothies with yogurt and milk so that they are creamy and make it seem like I’m drinking a milkshake.  But I use almond milk and fat free yogurt, so the calorie count stays low and there is very little fat.  I went with a pineapple coconut smoothie to really make myself feel like I was on vacation!  The entire thing only has 214 calories, and this make a huge smoothie!  For those looking for a fun drink to make over the long holiday weekend, this pineapple coconut smoothie would also be great with a little rum added in.  Cheers!   … 

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