Thankful for Cocktails and Coffee - Cheers from ss x bretlynshea

Hi Everyone!

Today I teamed up with one of my blogging friends who is also a real life friend...Bretlyn from @bretlynshea!  We both started blogging around the same time and although she is in Seattle and I'm in Chicago, we have been wanting to do a joint post for a while.  On the list of things we both love, fashion and drinking are pretty near to the here goes -- Holiday Cocktail recipes to pair with those pretty holiday party outfits we've been talking about.


Gin-Berry Ale

This one is easy, and it is deeeelicious, both with and without alcohol - so take your pick!  We start with ice, and then add ginger ale, about half-way full.  The other half is 2/3 cranberry juice, and 1/3 gin - I prefer Hendricks but your choice!  Top it all off with fresh cranberries, and voila - a perfect holiday cocktail or mocktail :)


Pecan Eggnog Coffee by Allie

This coffee is for those who definitely want a little more flavor or sweetness to their brew!  Even though its cold outside, I still prefer iced coffee a lot of the time, so thats what I used for this recipe.  I am a big fan of Chameleon Cold Brew, but it is very concentrated so you have to make sure to use 1 part concentrate, and 1 part water - otherwise it will have wayyyy too much caffeine. After that I added ice and soy "egg nog", topped with sprinkled cinnamon and 2 cinnamon sticks inside for a little extra :) Even though I usually add sugar to my coffee it wasn't necessary here.  This is a great drink to serve at the beginning of a party, or even after dinner with decaf for dessert and maybe some whipped cream on top.  Yes pleaseeee.

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Bretlyn's Drinks

Bretlyn made a White Spiced Chai + Pear Thyme Prosecco.  Now I wish she wasn't all the way in Seattle so she could make these for me... but if you're in the mood for either of these - see below for pictures - visit her blog at for the recipes (and/or awesome fashion tips and pics)