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Holiday Spiced Cocktail

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Holidays, Stress, Deadlines, Cocktails, Ahhhhhh

Today, I’m showing you all how to make a Holiday Spiced Cocktail. Literally showing you. Because… drumroll please! I finally published (is that even the right word?) my very first derpy YouTube video. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I have been waiting so long to start my Youtube channel. I’ve been thinking about what to make, what to post, how to edit it, etc. And finally I was like you know what? Screw it. I’m going to make a super simple one and just put it out there. You’re welcome


Gents and the #LexBloggerFam

This is in no way sponsored or paid for by Gents. I just love their stuff. Okay. So I’ve been a big fan of Gents Gingerale for years but have never tried their syrups. I finally bought some and mixed it in a drink one night without thinking and I LOVED IT. Of course, I instantly wanted to tell everyone about it. I think I did on stories… but I wanted to tell everyone in a more permanent way. So blog post, right? Then, the Lex Blogger Fam decided to do a holiday loop where we all share a recipe, outfit, event, etc. This was perfect!

Solo Shoot

I shot the video first which was pretty easy but then I had to take photos of myself using my dslr. I can not figure out how to focus it on me while I’m also the one who is pushing the button. So I spent a good hour getting some grainy decent shots that were at least in focus. Someone help me, I’m new around here. I wanted pics of me drinking and while I didn’t have to actually swallow for the pictures, I was. And I got a little tipsy. By myself. In the afternoon. There were some fun times had! The picture proof is pretty great. I only wish more of them were in focus! I will master this soon…

Holiday Spiced Cocktail Recipe

Let’s get to the actual recipe part! It’s almost funny to me to call this a recipe because it is really more like 3-5 steps. Depending on how föncy you want to get.

1: Grab a glass 😉

2: Put in equal parts vodka and Gent’s Spiced Blood Orange Syrup. I do anywhere from a shot to two.

3: Add a splash of cranberry juice

4: Add ice and any garnish you like. I tried this with raspberries the other night and it was delish!

5: Serve to your friends, serve to yourself, have a photoshoot… The sky is the limit!

I want to hear what you guys think! And if you experiment with the liquor or any additions let me know about that too! Tell me all the things!

xoxo Ella


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Spiced Blood Orange Syrup: Gents

If you loved my post, check out what the rest of the #LexBloggerFam has to offer you this holiday season!

Sarah Caton | Space, Place & Southern Grace

Leela Foley | Lex Eats

Chioma Brown | C’s Evolution of Style

Lindsay Latimer | Bourbon & Lipstick

Nina McClure | Blooming Boldly

Erin Short | The Bliss Between

Sheryl Woolverton | How to Make a Life

Courtney Hastings| Kentucky Girl Ramblings

Whitney Scheibel | Fabulous in Fayette

Desarae Anderson | House Three Thirty Six

Tif Fannin | Bright on a Budget

Bronwyn Butler | Basically Bronwyn

Zac Jones | The Kitchen Gent

Stephanie Hargis | This Lexington Life

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