Happy birthday to me! What better way to celebrate than with tiny alcoholic jello cupcakes? I found this recipe (and many more I’d like to try) for Birthday Cake Jello Shots on the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth. Cake vodka, cream soda, cran and heavy cream gelled together into an adorable cupcake shape and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles - they’re any girls dream! (Note: The boys in my life were pretty fond of them too).

Birthday Cake Jello Shots (from the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth)Recipe adapted from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

+ 2/3 cup cream soda

+ 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
+ 1 tbsp heavy cream
+ 2 envelopes plain gelatin*
+ 2/3 cup cake-flavored vodka
+ Few drops food coloring, if desired
+ Whipped cream - fresh or store-bought
+ Sprinkles for garnish

- Lightly spray the mold with non-stick spray and wipe excess off with a paper towel. Don’t overdo it or the residue will affect the taste of the jello.
- Pour the soda, juice, and cream into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 2-3 minutes, then begin to heat on low, stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes).
- Remove saucepan from heat and add vodka and food coloring.
- Pour into molds and chill for several hours, or until set.
- Remove from mold, top with whipped cream, and enjoy responsibly!

*The original recipe suggests 2-3 envelopes, depending on how long your jello shots will be left out (more gelatin for more time). I opted for 3 because we were traveling an hour to get to the party, but I found them to be a little too firm , so I suggest you stick with 2 and plan accordingly for the best results!

Recipe yields 30 small jello shots using this mold

Happy birthday to me! What better way to celebrate than with tiny alcoholic jello cupcakes? I found this recipe (and many more I’d like to try) for Birthday Cake Jello Shots on the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth. Cake vodka, cream soda, cran and heavy cream gelled together into an adorable cupcake shape and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles - they’re any girls dream! (Note: The boys in my life were pretty fond of them too).


Birthday Cake Jello Shots (from the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth)
Recipe adapted from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

+ 2/3 cup cream soda
+ 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
+ 1 tbsp heavy cream
+ 2 envelopes plain gelatin*
+ 2/3 cup cake-flavored vodka
+ Few drops food coloring, if desired
+ Whipped cream - fresh or store-bought
+ Sprinkles for garnish

- Lightly spray the mold with non-stick spray and wipe excess off with a paper towel. Don’t overdo it or the residue will affect the taste of the jello.
- Pour the soda, juice, and cream into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 2-3 minutes, then begin to heat on low, stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes).
- Remove saucepan from heat and add vodka and food coloring.
- Pour into molds and chill for several hours, or until set.
- Remove from mold, top with whipped cream, and enjoy responsibly!
*The original recipe suggests 2-3 envelopes, depending on how long your jello shots will be left out (more gelatin for more time). I opted for 3 because we were traveling an hour to get to the party, but I found them to be a little too firm , so I suggest you stick with 2 and plan accordingly for the best results!

Recipe yields 30 small jello shots using this mold

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Jul 11
8:45 am
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Yesterday I had my first taste of Fall. The temperature never went above 70 degrees, the sky was cloudy and dreary, and a mist settled over the town. It was definitely time for the comfort of this deliciously thick milk stout.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Yesterday I had my first taste of Fall. The temperature never went above 70 degrees, the sky was cloudy and dreary, and a mist settled over the town. It was definitely time for the comfort of this deliciously thick milk stout.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Sep 8
8:31 am
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A bichon frise at Ziba’s Wine Bar in Grant Park: grapefruit, mint, soda, vodka & elderflower.
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bichon frise at Ziba’s Wine Bar in Grant Park: grapefruit, mint, soda, vodka & elderflower.

Photo credit: Lush Lady

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Sep 6
9:06 am
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Nothing is better than having a margarita under a tree in your favorite park. I’m really looking forward to another Grant Park Festival. 
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Nothing is better than having a margarita under a tree in your favorite park. I’m really looking forward to another Grant Park Festival. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Sep 2
10:00 am
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Don’t be bitter.
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Don’t be bitter.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 27
12:05 pm
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What does chili have to do with drinking, you ask? This is a Guiness Chili at Deckard’s in Atlanta. (Nice website design, by the way). This was the only food item I needed to order. I paired it with a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning, and was one happy lady.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

What does chili have to do with drinking, you ask? This is a Guiness Chili at Deckard’s in Atlanta. (Nice website design, by the way). This was the only food item I needed to order. I paired it with a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning, and was one happy lady.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 22
9:00 am
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Shown here is a Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout at Hand in Hand Pub, Virginia Highlands, Atlanta. Winner of my Best Smelling Beer award (if I had one). Made by Southern Tier brewery in New York, it boasts an ABV of 9.6%, so the serving glass will be short, but the richness of the brew will compensate. If you see this on a menu, I beg you to try it. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady

Shown here is a Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout at Hand in Hand Pub, Virginia Highlands, Atlanta. Winner of my Best Smelling Beer award (if I had one). Made by Southern Tier brewery in New York, it boasts an ABV of 9.6%, so the serving glass will be short, but the richness of the brew will compensate. If you see this on a menu, I beg you to try it. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 21
10:00 am
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