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Negroni Cocktail with Hendricks Gin. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever my husband and I go out on a date, he orders a Negroni.  I never thought much of his drink until I had a sip. That’s when I realized why he liked it so much! Yum.  This recipe is made with Hendrick’s Gin and it has Chris Wooten written all over it.  The cocktail […]

Hendricks Gin Negroni Recipe for a Date Night With Your Bae

Jameson and Ginger Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Happy Friday friends!  How about we enjoy a little Irish whiskey in honor of the upcoming celebration of the death of St. Patrick. (Did you know that Catholics celebrate the “death day” of saints?)  One of our favorite cocktails is made with Jameson whiskey, lime juice and ginger ale. Check it out — Ingredients — Four […]

A Jameson and Ginger Cocktail for a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

Mexican Mimosas. Howerton+Wooten Events

I’m claiming it friends — Today is Tequila Tuesday! Goodness knows we could use it. If you know me, you know I love a unique and yummy mimosa!  (Have you seen the recipe I created a while back for mimosa smoothies!)  Anyhow, I found this Mexican Mimosa recipe on the Don Julio Pinterest page, and I […]

Mexican Mimosas

Low Calorie Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are trying to figure out what to do with all of those blueberries you recently picked, check out our new favorite recipe for a low calorie cocktail. (yes, we are still counting points) This blueberry lemonade recipe calls for our favorite 15-calorie Minute Maid, and it is perfect for August entertaining.  It can also […]

Skinny Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite drinks to make when I entertain is a two-ingredient low-calorie recipe for strawberry lemonade. But, since the 4th of July holiday is upon us, I wanted to add a little vodka to the situation. Why?  Well, I am counting weight watcher points again, […]

Our Favorite Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Beverage. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever Chris Wooten and I get together with friends at our home, I serve a super easy, two-ingredient lemonade beverage that everyone enjoys.  To top it off, its calorie count is incredibly low. So, what are those two ingredients?  I place the contents of a 16-ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries into a pitcher, then I […]

A Two-Ingredient Beverage Your Guests Will Love

Lavender Hot Chocolate Cocoa. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are looking for a luxurious non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during a winter weekend with your girlfriends, check out this lavender hot cocoa recipe. Ingredients — Four (4) cups of Whole Milk (I actually prefer vanilla soy milk because it’s a little easier on the stomach and a little bit sweeter) 1/3 cup of […]

Lavender Hot Cocoa for a Winter Afternoon with the Ladies

White Cosmopolitan. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Our entire team loves a good cosmo, so this winter white twist gives this classic drink a seasonal look and feel — Ingredients for the Beverage — Two (2) ounces of Vodka One (1) ounce of White Cranberry Juice ¾ ounces of Cointreau Triple Sec One (1) ounce of Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients for the […]

Winter White Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Looking for a fun drink to serve at your 4th of July Barbecue?  You can’t go wrong with watermelon — It’s the fruit of summer. So, check out this recipe for a Fresh Watermelon Margarita! Ingredients — ½ Cup of White Sugar ½ Cup of Water 3 Strips of Orange Zest 2 Cups of Watermelon […]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your 4th of July Barbecue