Homemade Happy Hour: Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mule

Ingredients:
1 Shot of Vodka
1 Cup of Ginger Beer
3-4 Ice Cubes
Slice of Lime
Frozen Blueberries (Optional)
1/2 T Agave Nectar (Optional)
*My Twist: Add blueberries and mint leaves

My all-time favorite happy hour drink is a Moscow Mule. I love the mixture of ginger beer and vodka, with the hint of lime! Since the ingredients are so simple, I decided to give it a try, and add my own little twist. In my opinion, there is really no particular order to add the ingredients, but I did ice, vodka, ginger beer, lime, blueberries, mint leaves, and agave nectar. After topping it off and mixing it up, I thoroughly enjoyed every sip! It was so easy to make, so I suggest you try it! If you have copper cups that you plan on using, I highly suggest placing them in the freezer the night or hours before – it helps keep the drink a bit cooler and refreshing!

What is your favorite happy hour drink?

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Date night dinner: Homemade pizza

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If you’re into simple, healthy meals that are a ton of fun to prepare, this is for you! There’s something special and super entertaining about making pizza from scratch… this is a great go-to date dinner because it takes the pressure off of cooking! It’s something you can do together, while simultaneously being creative & personalizing your pies so that they’re made just the way you like ’em!

Here’s what you’ll need:
♥ 1 package Pamela’s Pizza Crust Mix
♥ 2-1/4 tsp or 7grams active dry yeast
♥ 1 cup plus 2 TBSP very warm water (110°optimum)
♥ 2 TBSP oil
♥ Pizza sauce
♥ Toppings of choice (we love mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh tomatoes, & arugula)

The how to:
♥ Mix & form pizza crust as directed on Pamela’s Pizza Crust
♥ Par-bake pizza crust (aka cook about halfway through)
♥ Spread pizza sauce onto par-baked crust
♥ Cover pizza with toppings of choice, then return to oven for another 5 – 10 minutes
♥ Remove, slice, & enjoy!

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If you’re having guests over, making personalized pizzas can be the “event” of the evening. Start your peeps off with a fun cocktail or drink, and make sure to put out some snacks so that no one is tempted to eat the ingredients! ;) See below for one of my favorite light & easy drinks:

What you’ll need:
♥White wine
♥Splash of Chambord
♥Frozen berries to taste

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How perfect / delicious is this meal!? Comment below to share some of your favorite pizza topping combinations!