alcohol + camping go hand in hand.

it’s day three already. on the agenda: hike around devils tower! & then [J] & I are off to our next destination ..

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I’m excited to have lisa of {two martinis} here today. she’s sharing not one, not two, but three drink recipes with you. and while we’re on the topic .. I must say I was on the fence about bringing booze on our excursion [very unlike me, I know]. basically when I drink I can get a little careless, and the last thing I want is to wind up face to face with a bear. but after reading lisa’s camping story ..I headed straight to the liquor store. [drink responsibly, especially in the woods. but do drink]. does anyone know if there are hyenas in montana?

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Hey everyone! This definitely isn’t Chelsea, because as we all know, Chelsea is enjoying her summer by taking a very extended vacation and camping across the country.

Not that I’m jealous or anything.

Nope, who would be jealous of a 16 day vacation?

Not me, that’s for darn sure. I’ll just stay in my apartment and watch Bravo TV marathons.

Sigh.

Anyway, this is Lisa and I blog over at Two Martinis. I must confess, I’ve had a very limited experience with camping.

It involved me and hyenas.

(I am clearly thrilled to be spending my honeymoon sleeping in a tent.)

And do you know what I wish I had while I was camping? (Besides a flashlight, which also would have helped helped.)

A cocktail. Or seven. And of course cocktails are hard to come by in the Serengeti Plains, but Chelsea should be able to get her hands on a few of these, and I hope you will be able to enjoy some of these drinks too, whether you’re camping or not!

lisa of two martinis // LLinaBC.com

Moscow Mule

(Fun fact, I originally started enjoying this beverage after Chelsea posted about her love for them on this very blog!)

  • 1 half lime
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 4-6 ounces of ginger beer

Squeeze the lime into a glass, add some ice cubs, the vodka, and top it off with the ginger beer. Enjoy!

Mimosa

  • Sparkling wine
  • Orange juice

This drink is so easy, even I can’t mess it up! Add equal parts sparkling wine (or champagne!) and orange juice. You could also use pineapple juice instead, to mix things up a bit.

*Fun fact: Did you know you can make a virgin mimosa by using ginger ale instead of champagne?

Sweet Moscato Strawberry Mix

  • Pink Moscato
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Ginger ale

Put a couple of strawberries in a glass and add equal parts Moscato and ginger ale to it for a super-delicious drink.

Now that you have the recipes, go and get your day drinking on!

(And stop on by to my blog at Two Martinis to say hello!)

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oh my goodness. they all sound great to me. 

[J] & I will be “THOSE” campers – sipping moscow mules at our campsite. in the middle of nowhere wyoming. that’ll be us! I hope I packed the red solo cups ..

[thank you lisa].

go shower her with blog love!

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much needed update.

I’m back.

in more than one way.

on christmas eve [morning], I woke up to a broken cell phone. perfect. sadly, my phone is my livelihood. how else am I supposed to capture every food & beverage put in front of me? thank goodness, [J] came to the rescue .. & my replacement was shipped that day!

I hope you all had the best christmas!!

we are in colorado now, extending our holiday celebration. we left chicago late on christmas day [after dinner ..& dessert], headed for des moines, IA. where we met my parents. loaded suitcases into their car. and joined them for the rest of the road trip to colorado.

we arrived yesterday. I love colorado. it’s beautiful.

let me show you a mini recap of what has taken place the past few days.

[J]'s parent's beautifully lit street.[[J]’s parent’s beautifully lit street].

before proceeding: go to {TwoCoins Gingerbread House Voting} and vote for your favorite gingerbread house. we had a family competition. ten houses were made.

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this MAY or may not be mine. but regardless – you should vote for this one ;)

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thanks grandma for the christmas slippers for christmas morning.

wait this is better - christmas mimosa.

wait this is better – christmas mimosa.

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don’t judge. but we called ourselves JELSEA [jeff + chelsea]. this is the gift [J] got me ..he’s the JE of the LESEA :)

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he’s a clever man. & I would NOT let him wrap my cole haan coat. so he did this …

[but he also got me {kate spade neon pink studs}. love].

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heart melted.

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the family pup [lexi] – a great road tripper!

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[J] & lexi got the front seat.

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“are we there yet??”

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helllllllllllllllo rocky mountains!!

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tell me this isn’t the most beautiful, hand-cut colorado christmas tree?

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I’m currently posted up at the island in my aunt & uncle’s kitchen. drinking beer my dad brought me from his work trip to germany. loving life. & the holidays!

see you tomorrow :)

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