Sweet Baked Life

my sweet journey through life…


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Sparkling Amaretto Sour {second blogiversary}

Celebrations just got a little better with the addition of this refreshingly delightful Sparking Amaretto Sour!

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

You see, with today being my second blogiversary, it’s also St. Patrick’s Day, and spring just around the corner, there is no better time for me to raise my glass and toast all of you then during this most happy time of year!

Spring is one of my favorite seasons — it signifies rebirth, renew, rejuvenate, and rejoicing! I feel incredibly lucky to have this little blog of mine that I adore so much! And, blessed that my family is supportive of my creative and crazy culinary journey that I began 2 years ago. I love my guys (aka hubby and son) so much that it hurts! They are the best things this girl could ask for and not only that, but they are my built-in, ever-so truthful taste testers.

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

And to all of my extended family, friends, followers, fellow bloggers, it is you I thank for giving me the courage and determination to continue, to grow, be inspired, and to help me find my way amongst this large, vast food blogging community.

You all have certainly given me hope to carry on, and on the days when I need a little lift, there it is…a like, a comment, a new follower — and the feeling that someone actually read my post! I love hearing about how you have tried my recipes, switched it up, and made it your own!  It’s the simple things, the small acknowledgements which really brighten my day! It does make me feel proud knowing that little old me, touched someone with some special sweetness.

So I want to toast all of you from the bottom my heart. First,, here are some of my favorite cocktails that I have made over the years that I would like to share again with you, they include: pretty Pink Lemonade Margarita, classic Dry Vodka Martini, fruit infused Fresh Blackberry Margarita, a warming Starry Night Cocktail, and the nutty Homemade Amaretto.

And now, let me introduce my new cocktail that is truly refreshing and has a delightful flavor; it’s my Sparkling Amaretto Sour. It’s distinguished flavors and will proudly stands out as one of my favorites. As with most of my recipes, it’s super easy to make. You start with some flavorful Amaretto combined with sweet and sour mix, give it a whirl and then top it off with 7-up and a lemon slice.

The amazing outcome is a pleasurable combination of a sweetly tart libation with a nutty twist. It’s quite tasty and quite festive!

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

2 oz. Amaretto
2 oz. Sweet and Sour mix
Ice
7-up
Lemon slice for garnish

Into a glass add the amaretto and sweet & sour mix. Stir. Add ice to fill glass. Top off with 7-up and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Sparkling Amaretto Sour

Come on friends, get your taste buds ready for this tasty Sparking Amaretto Sour and celebrate with me!

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty. Cheers!

Sheila


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The Pin Junkie Blogiversary Link Party!

Hey friends…do you know The Pin Junkie? Well you should!

Bonnie’s blog, The Pin Junkie, features all things done from Pinterest! Not only does she have an amazing blog, she also has an incredible Pinterest site too! Be inspired and help me celebrate The Pin Junkie’s 2 year blogiversary! And I’m just saying, Bonnie recently posted a Pumpkin Spice Cake recipe that looks incredible and I hope to try making it myself real soon!

Be sure to link up your favorite craft or recipe and visit the other bloggers who are hosting!!! Have fun!

 

http://www.thepinjunkie.com

Two years ago, Bonnie a.k.a. The Pin Junkie decided to actually do the things she pinned on Pinterest.  She made a few crafts, tried a few recipes and had so much fun, she wanted to share her love of Pinterest with everyone and The Pin Junkie was born!  Now she’s completely addicted and working her way through Pinterest one project at a time.  You can join her at:

http://www:thepinjunkie.
com

The Pin Junkie is celebrating it’s two year blogiversary and these bloggers are helping to celebrate in style with a HUGE link party! When you share your crafts and recipes at this party, they will be seen on all 40 of these blogs!

Party Rules
1.  Share anything family friendly – crafts, recipes, DIY projects.
2.  Visit other links at the party.  It’s always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.
3.  Visit and follow a few of the co-hosts.  They’d love it if you dropped by to say hello!

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