Summer Mocktails with Tervis

Color Pineapples Tervis

Summer mocktails with tervis

I love sparkling water, especially flavored! It’s a great alternative to soda but still so satisfying. It also makes a great mixer for cocktails. What about for those days when you don’t feel like drinking alcohol but still want a fun sipper? Introducing my favorite summer mocktails. These fizzy drinks are great for by the pool, on a boat, or running errands!  Continue reading


Michelada Beer Cocktail

Michelada Beer Cocktail

I hate when people ask if I’m a beer or wine person. Truth be told, I’m a beer, wine, and cocktail type of person! I don’t enjoy every single drink I taste but I like to think I’m fairly open to trying new things. That being said, I definitely have my favorites. Since Cinco De Mayo is coming up, you may be searching for the perfect margarita or Paloma recipe. I’m here to share something different–the Michelada beer cocktail!  Continue reading

Paloma Cocktail

The first time I had this drink was in Mexico during a weeklong cruise. It was served in a tall obnoxious yard glass and I enjoyed every sip of it! When we returned, I just had to learn how to recreate this cocktail.  Continue reading

Mulled Apple Cider


Warm up this winter with some homemade mulled apple cider!  Continue reading

My Top 4 Sparkling Wine Choices

Bring on the champs!!

I love sparkling wine and I love finding new bubbles to taste. I recently tasted a flight of rose sparkling wines with my mom while visiting her. THEY WERE ALL SPECTACULAR! I typically wouldn’t put rose bubbles at the top of my wine wish list, but they’re quickly making their way up there. Continue reading

Taco Tuesday 101

Flavorful Homemade Guacamole // The Urben Life Blog


There’s a few key parts to a successful and filling Taco Tuesday…

The filling – ground beef, ground turkey, veggies, fish, fajita chicken or steak?
The rice – will you make it from a bag, cook it on the stove, or use the rice cooker?
The beans – black beans, pinto beans, refried beans?
The extras – guacamole, salsa, cheese, hot sauce?
The drinks – margaritas or a cerveza?

Once you can answer these questions, you’ll be well on your way to serving up a delicious Taco Tuesday dinner! I enjoy cooking on Tuesday’s so much because both my husband and I are in the kitchen together. He chops everything and makes the guac while I do the rice, beans, and meat–whoever is done first prepares the drinks!

So find yourself a sous-chef and let’s get started! Continue reading

Unicorn Blood Cocktail

I did not invent this recipe, I found it in a BuzzFeed article and had to share. I see a Harry Potter movie marathon in my near future! Continue reading