Cocktails & BAKES

How to make a Mojito

How to make a Mojito

Since it is Saint Patrick’s week it is the norm to drink green cocktails, and what’s better that an ice chilled Mojito?

This minty drink is very refreshing, and it might be the first non-girly drink I have ever posted.

The Mojito contains six ingredients: Mint, ice, rum, sugar, sparkling …


Mexican Beer Recipe

Mexican Beer Recipe

Mexican Beer Recipe

So the Cocktail Recipes are still my number one hobby, and here is my most ordered one: The Mexican Beer!

I do not know what it is called elsewhere around the world, because when I went to Mykonos the bartender just did not know what it was …


Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita

This should be the official drink of Summer, where no week should pass without having a good pitcher of Strawberry Margarita. I love the sweet and light flavors of this drink, which is always refreshing no matter how hot it is outside. Also, through adding crushed ice this …


Apple Rye Old Fashion

Apple Rye Old Fashion

Courtesy of Tilted Kilt 

Whenever you get the Grace kelly feels remember how fabulous the lifestyle of the good old days. So grab a glass of Apple Rye Old Fashion and enjoy your glamorous night!

This classic drink is made of good rye whiskey,sugar, demerara syrup, angostura bitters, Regan’s orange …


The Arak drink

The Arak drink

The Arak drink

This is my favorite alcoholic drink which I like to enjoy with my all time favorite Mediterranean dishes. The Arak is a popular drink in Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, and of course the high mountains of Lebanon where people usually make this drink at home *FROM …


Manhattan cocktail Recipe

Manhattan cocktail Recipe

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Manhattan cocktail Recipe

For some reason this drink reminds me of the famous “Sex and the City” series, just for the fact that it took place in beautiful Manhattan. My boyfriend keeps on arguing with me saying that this is not a girly drink …


Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart 

The best thing I loved about this Whiskey Sour cocktail is the change of the base liquor, which is the whiskey. We are used to use vodka and rum as a base, but everything tastes very enriched with whiskey in it.

In a cocktail shaker, …


Homemade Mini Pizza

Homemade Mini Pizza

Homemade Mini Pizza

This pizza recipe is the best trick for a successful cocktail party, prepare it ahead of time and you will be more than proud!

Start with the preparation of the dough through pouring 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl and steering in a teaspoon …


Sex on the Beach Drink

Sex on the Beach Drink

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Sex on the Beach Drink

Nothing is more welcoming that a cold glass of Sex on the Beach Drink, with the sweet flavor of cranberry and grapefruit juice it is always a refreshing idea!
Ingredients
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz peach schnapps
  • cranberry juice
  • grapefruit

Light Chocolate cake Recipe

Light Chocolate cake Recipe

Light Chocolate cake Recipe

First let me start by wishing you all a Happy Easter! It is nice to point out that with all the candy and yummy treats, we strive for healthier alternatives. Luckily I have found this Light Chocolate cake Recipe , which I have proudly baked this …


Jello Custard pudding

Jello Custard pudding

Jello Custard pudding

Ever had to deal with last minute guests calling you to say that they are coming over? So you’d start running and jumping in the kitchen trying to prepare something quick and nice, and ending up with a sloppy bowl of jello.

What really happened here, is …


Birthday office Fiesta

Birthday office Fiesta

Birthday Office Fiesta

It was a typical day at the office when I received the sweetest gift from my boyfriend and friends. First, My boyfriend sent me an amazing white orchid with the sweetest handwritten note. Of course, now I’m obsessed about taking care of this orchid and making it …


Holiday Party Treats

Holiday Party Treats

Holiday Party Treats

The most wonderful time of the year come with the most wonderful treats! When hosting any event during. during December it is crucial to include all Holiday Party Treats that includes tree shaped cookies, colorful cupcakes and the ginger bread men. Is is nice to add some …


Coconut Chocolate balls

Coconut Chocolate balls

Coconut Chocolate balls

With my busy schedule it is becoming impossible to bake my usual cupcakes and cookies, that is why I am settling for the unbanked desserts. This recipe was our favorite as kids, I remember my classmates always getting their Coconut Chocolate balls Versions to our picnics. The …


Exotic Sangria

Exotic Sangria

Nothing beats a good drink on a busy Friday, and what’s better than a glass of exotic sangria to end this stressful week? Let me start by saying that I had the busiest week of my life, busy level 100 i.e. I didn’t have time for gym and I canceled …


Fruit Sangria Drink

Fruit Sangria Drink

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The Fruit Sangria Drink is the perfect summer cocktail, made with different kinds of fruits with either White or Rosé wine. In fact, I cannot imagine a hot day spent by the pool with a Sangria in my hand, to be precise my favorite one …


Kale Margarita

Kale Margarita

Image courtesy of Iris Bar

You realize that you are living in the Kale era when there is something called kale salad, kale chips and even Kale margarita in almost every restaurant you step in to! And I’m not gonna this phenomena on Beyoncé who’s openly faming her kale obsession …


Orange cocktail

Orange cocktail

The orange Cocktail is the most refreshing drink of all time. It is a highly needed refreshment after a long friday, that is unusually packed with hard work and long to-do lists. Post leaving home for an unplanned date night, and struggling to find a place in the packed clubs, …


Healthy Cocktail

Healthy Cocktail

I decided to start sharing some healthy cocktails for a change, and the best way to make a drink will be through removing all the alcohol and sugar.It might seem odd to you after sharing too many alcoholic beverages, but I am trying to lower the consumption of alcohol. Of …


Localeberry cocktail

Localeberry cocktail

Localeberry cocktail comes in handy whenever you are having an intense craving for something sour. The density of flavours coming from the fresh basil enriches this cocktail, making so refreshing and entertaining. The Localeberry cocktail is made of Gin, cranberry juice, blueberries, fresh basil, ice. Since blueberries are my favourite …


Banana Daiquiri cocktail

Banana Daiquiri cocktail

Going for the Banana daiquiri was a new phase for me since I wanted to decrease alcohol and add more fruits to my diet. At least I’m trying! As a matter of fact, the Daiquiri is a cocktail that could be made with any kind of fruit; such as: strawberries, …


Cocktail of the week – Dirty Martini

Cocktail of the week – Dirty Martini

After flying for fourteen hours one must need a martini, a dirty martini. This is the drink that I’ve been obsessing over ever since I watched “The wedding date” movie, where they only drank dirty Martini with those cute little olives. By that time I was an underage who couldn’t …


Cocktail of the week – Caipirissima Cocktail

Cocktail of the week – Caipirissima Cocktail

Caipirissima Cocktail is a soury yet sweet drink that will bring the fizz to your Friday. This drink might be all you need in case you just want to sip on something tasty. What I loved about it the most is the sour mixture from the lemon juice or grapefruit …


Cocktail of the Week- Peach Mango Passion Fruit Martini

Cocktail of the Week- Peach Mango Passion Fruit Martini

Peach Mango Passion Fruit martini is my favourite summer drink. With a recipe as simple as the following:

Captain morgan rum, fresh peach, mango, passion fruit, ice ; it is very fast and easy to create such a tropical drink. I recommend this cocktail to the pregnant ladies going out …


Piña Colada – Cocktail of the week

Piña Colada – Cocktail of the week

Picture this: summer, sun, pool, and a cold glass of Piña Colada; that’s my little piece of heaven. I wouldn’t call this a girly drink, but so many girls are in love with it. I always get so nostalgic every time I have this drink, since it reminds me of …


Cocktail of the week- Strawberry cheesecake drink

Cocktail of the week- Strawberry cheesecake drink

Another fruity drink is up on the menu, this strawberry rich drink is must try due to its unique mixture of flavors; it is the Not-so-famous Strawberry cheesecake drink . To be honest, it was my first time to order this drink, which was recommended to me by the bartender. …


Cocktail of the week – Anti Stress drink

Cocktail of the week – Anti Stress drink

The Anti Stress Drink is the best way to fight back the negative things in life, I believe that staring at this cocktail is enough to give me a calming feeling. It is basically made of watermelon juice mixed with sugar, ice and gin, which makes its taste so sweet …


Frozen Lime Margarita – Cocktail of the week

Frozen Lime Margarita – Cocktail of the week

Frozen Lime Margarita

Today is labors day and I decided to celebrate it while sipping some Frozen Lime Margarita near the seaside. In fact margaritas are made for the sunny beach days, since they are extra icy and refreshing. To make the Frozen lime Margarita you need: lime juice, vodka, …


Cocktail of the week – Yokatta Martini

Cocktail of the week – Yokatta Martini

It is one of those TGIF days, tired from work and projects I found myself in the streets of London searching for the best bar experience. A typical Friday afternoon would mean crowded pubs and streets, with people standing in front of the bars holding their drinks and chatting with …


Reeses chocolate cookies

Reeses chocolate cookies

I simply woke up one day thinking about using Reeses chocolate instead of chocolate chips to create a Reeses chocolate cookies, and this was my best invention ever!

Maybe it’s me trying to make things differently, or maybe it is very common to have a Reeses chocolate cookies instead of …


Artsy Easter Eggs

Artsy Easter Eggs

Happy Easter Everyone! I am so happy with my Easter gift this year, where one of the professors at my school got me those Ukrainian egg sleeves to help me make some artsy Easter eggs. (She’s so sweet).

Back in my childhood, my grandma used to make us colored Easter …


Cocktail of the week – Ginger Gin Fizz

Cocktail of the week – Ginger Gin Fizz

Fresher than a bucket of ice, is the Ginger Gin Fizz drink. I have been having this drink at every occasion (and happy hour) since the moment I tasted it. I love ginger since it has a lot of benefits and since I’m a huge sushi fan. So I’m very …


Easter Nutella cupcakes

Easter Nutella cupcakes

Easter is here and it is time for some festive desserts. I had my oven preheated, wrote down my list of groceries (gave it to mom) and then started baking my Nutella Cupcakes. The thing is that I was skeptical about this recipe since I wasn‘t sure how much it’s …


Cocktail of the week – colored line drink

Cocktail of the week – colored line drink

This week’s cocktail is the Colored line drink, which I had that after I asked the bar tender for an artsy drink. He got so excited about this cocktail post and dragged me into trying the colored line drink. I should note that If you are a fan of red …


how to bake Oreo Cupcakes

how to bake Oreo Cupcakes

This week, I decided to spend my Sunday at home, where I planned to do some readings, research, and baking. I have been on to baking Oreo cupcakes for months now, due to my usual cupcake cravings. I was surprised how simple this recipe is, it actually took me about …


Cocktail of the week – lychee martini

Cocktail of the week – lychee martini

The Lychee Martini

Thank God its Friday! Now, it’s cocktail time. This week’s cocktail is another favorite of mine, especially when I’m in a good mood, my all time best friend the Lychee Martini.

Lychee is a tropical fruits that is very soft, sweet, and has a beautiful scent, it …


Chocolate Chip cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies

The making of chocolate chip cookies is one of the easiest bakes out there, so if you want to learn more about baking you can start with with recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that it takes less than 15 minutes to e njoy your afternoon coffee with …

Cocktail of the week – Apple Martini

Cocktail of the week – Apple Martini

Apple Martini

And it’s Friday, again! So it is time for a martini, and this week I will be featuring the Apple Martini also called Appletini. I will be sharing the things I like about this martini as well as it’s main ingredients.

The main alcohol of this martini is …


Cocktail of the week – Cosmopolitan

Cocktail of the week – Cosmopolitan

A Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite, a girly cocktail, a pure mainstream; yes I’m talking about the Cosmopolitan cocktail. It became famous in the 90s due to its sweet flavor yet intense effect. This drink is very refreshing due to the presence of a hint of orange. I like to ask for …


Sunday Swiss Rolls

Sunday Swiss Rolls

Waking up on a Sunday morning might either feel happy, because it is still weekend, or sad because Monday is only few hours away. My Sundays are usually spent in my PJs at home especially when it’s raining and cold outside. A hot cup of tea along with a piece …


Santa’s Treats

Santa’s Treats

It’s Christmas Eve, children will not sleep today before putting cookies and a cup of milk beside the tree, so they secure Santa’s happiness when he reaches their house and grant them a bigger gift. Smart!

As a person who likes to snap out of reality from time to time, …


The Making of Gingerbread

The Making of Gingerbread

The Making of Gingerbread

1- Preheat oven to 180°. And place wax paper on the tray to avoid the dough from sticking.

2- Beat 125g of butter and half a cup of sugar in a bowl until creamy. Then, add 1/2 cup of maple syrup, 1 egg yolk and beat …


Coloring with Cupcakes

Coloring with Cupcakes

It’s Thanksgiving and so i wanted to say “thanks” to my loved ones through giving them colored cupcakes. Since I’m invited to a dinner I decided to make dessert in an artistic way, and what’s a better desert than cupcakes? I just love baking as well as decorating cupcakes as …


Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

As an occasional baker, I decided to challenge myself this time and go for something a bit more complicated.

And nothing beats the warm smell of the soft Cinnamon Rolls (Trust me on this!)

They give me the feeling of security, actually they feel like “Home”! I think that’s the …


Yellow cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes

I wanted to make yellow and pink cupcakes but my mom forgot to buy me the pink colorant, so I ended up with only yellow which is fine for a first time baker.

I was so excited about this post and I’m very happy with results, please check here the …