DIY :: Raspberry Lime Vodka Snocones

There's no better way to escape the heat than with a boozy sno cone, and this one from My Diary of Us will definitely transport you to your happy place!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Raspberries (I used fresh, but frozen would work too, just defrost first)
  • Juice of 3 Fresh Limes (about 1/4 Cup)
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar 
  • 4 Cups of Ice
  • 3 Oz. Vodka

Directions:

  • In your food processor, add your 4 cups of ice and turn on until ice is completely shaved.
  • Once ice is shaved, put back in the freezer until cocktails are ready.
  • Blend raspberries, lime juice, and sugar until smooth in a blender or food processor.
  • Strain the raspberry syrup to remove seeds.
  • Add vodka to the raspberry mixture and stir.
  • Fill cocktail glasses with shaved ice.
  • Pour raspberry syrup over the ice.
  • Garnish with fresh limes and raspberries.

*Serves 2 

DIY :: Pineapple Sorbet Wine Cooler

Happy Thirsty Thursday! Nothing will get you in the mood for the weekend like this Pineapple Sorbet Wine Cooler brought to you by My Diary of Us! Because let's face it, if you can't be in tropical paradise right now you might as well have a sip of something that makes you feel like you are! One of these on the back patio in the sunshine will definitely transport you to a vacation state of mind!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Chilled Crisp White Wine (Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 3 Cup of Pineapple (Frozen or fresh that you freeze the day before)
  • 3 Tbsp. of Honey
  • 3/4 Cup of Light Coconut Milk

Directions:

  • In a food processor or a high powered blender combine your frozen pineapple, honey, and coconut milk and process on high until the mixture is creamy and smooth.  At this point you can eat the sorbet immediately, but for the cocktail you will want to freeze it for at least 4 hours in advance.
  • Scoop out 1-2 scoops of the pineapple sorbet into a glass and pour white wine over top.
  • Serve immediately.

Hop over to My Diary of Us for more cocktail inspirations for your Thirsty Thursday!

DIY :: Spiced Blood Orange and Coconut Daiquiri

Even though it's a bit cold outside in many parts of the world, we promise this drink will transport you to a tropical island. Plus, everyone can use a daiquiri every once in a while! My Diary of Us brings us this amazing cocktail and tells you exactly how to create it.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup of Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange Juice (or use regular orange juice if you can not find blood oranges.)
  • 1 Can of Light Coconut Milk (you can use full fat too and it will be extra creamy)
  • 1/4 Cup of Honey
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Spiced Rum
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Place ice in the blender, about halfway full.
  • Add the rest of your cocktail ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add more ice for a thicker consistency.

For more cocktail inspiration and healthy dishes, hop over to My Diary of Us blog.