5 Ways to Add Smoke to Your Cocktails

5 Ways to Add Smoke to Your Cocktails

Early on in my blogging career, I was exposed to the concept of grilled cocktails at Kingsford University and it forever changed the way I think about adding smoke flavor to cocktails - and was the brainchild for my Grilled Margarita Recipe!  Just like great BBQ,...

The Sunshine State of Mind Margarita

The Sunshine State of Mind Margarita

Who else loves a good margarita? No junk ingredients in this one, just pure Florida Sunshine! Start with high quality blanco tequila, add fresh squeezed lime juice, a splash of orange juice, triple sec or Cointreau, simple syrup (make your own with stevia and keep it...

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma (Tequila and Grapefruit Cocktail)

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma (Tequila and Grapefruit Cocktail)

Who else here loves a good margarita? I mean REALLY loves a good margarita? 🙋‍♀️ If you have been following me on this site you know I have developed a few margarita recipes over the years- the grilled margarita (which is Bomb AF), the Perfect skinny margarita (also...

Boozy Bourbon and Coke Gummies

Boozy Bourbon and Coke Gummies

Y'all I was inspired by one of my friends who did vodka soaked gummies and thought to myself, what about bourbon and coke gummies? If you've never tried this before, think of it this way- the gummies serve as a tasty vehicle for absorbing the alcohol, like a jello...

Smoked Quick Pickles

Smoked Quick Pickles

Who else loves, I mean LOVES pickles? If pickles are your jam, wait til you try them smoked! Kissing your veggies with smoke before turning them into pickles makes for an EPIC, I mean EPIC pickle! I originally developed this recipe for my cookbook, Healthy Electric...

Mighty Mezcal Mint Cocktail Recipe

Mighty Mezcal Mint Cocktail Recipe

The motivation for this Mighty Mezcal Mint Cocktail was inspired by the Kentucky Derby and my feeling that I SHOULD like Mint Juleps, yet simply don’t enjoy the bourbon-based drink. But I DO like Mezcal and I do like mint, so I went from there for this variation on a...

Smoked Jalapeño Simple Syrup and the Perfect Smoked Margarita

Smoked Jalapeño Simple Syrup and the Perfect Smoked Margarita

Although whipping up some smoked jalapeño simple syrup is a fantastic idea at any point of the year, it’s a no-brainer when the calendar starts approaching Cinco de Mayo. Easy to make with the help of any smoker, five minutes of prep time will yield 30 servings that...

Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes Not to Miss

Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes Not to Miss

Big News!! My first cookbook, Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes with All-Natural Ingredients and Fewer Carbs!, will be coming out on May 7th! This book is a labor of love, with many of my most popular blog recipes included in this book that will show you...

Award Winning Bloody Mary Recipe

Award Winning Bloody Mary Recipe

I just entered my first Bloody Mary contest at a recent SCA steak competition and won 3rd place out of 45 people so I thought this recipe was worth sharing with you!!   Team Grill Girl! My dad and I competed on team GrillGirl along with our friend Jeff Romero,...

Key Lime Smoked Mojito Recipe

Key Lime Smoked Mojito Recipe

Have a hankering for a cold cocktail this summer? This recipe mojito with a twist is super easy with awe inspiring results! By smoking the ingredients including water and making ice out of them, you easily add smoke flavor to this refreshing cocktail. Plus, it has a...

The Best Skinny Margarita

The Best Skinny Margarita

I love a good margarita, but I don’t love all the calories! I developed this Perfect Skinny Margarita so I can still enjoy one of my favorite cocktails without the extra calories! Did you know the average margarita can top up to 500 calories! Those sugary mixes are...

Smoked Old Fashioned

Smoked Old Fashioned

How do you add smoke to a classic cocktail? By infusing it with smoke of course!  Adding smoke to this classic cocktail adds depth of flavor that compliments the bourbon, while the simple syrup is infused with rosemary, which also plays a role as a swizzle stick....

Coconut Mojito

Coconut Mojito

My all-time favorite drink is a mojito - they're so refreshing and you can add different ingredients to give it new life. Sip on this Coconut Mojito by the pool and you'll quickly feel like you're on a Caribbean vacation!

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito

Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito is the perfect cocktail for entertaining, you can easily prep a pitcher (or 2) before your guests arrive and leave cooling in the fridge. If I had to choose a favorite summer cocktail it would be the mojito. It's simple to make, it's...

The Wine Lover’s Survival Kit

The Wine Lover’s Survival Kit

I’m going to be drinking a lot of wine for the next 3 days. You see, Scott and I are going to our first “barrel tasting” in Sonoma, which means we will be sipping, and stumbling our way through wine country in search of great wine buys. What is a barrel tasting...

GRILLED WATERMELON + CUCUMBER COSMO

GRILLED WATERMELON + CUCUMBER COSMO

There is nothing like grilling during the summertime and while we're enjoying the high temps and endless cookouts its nice to relax and cool off with a refreshing cocktail. Robyn really put me on to grilled cocktails before meeting her I never had one and now I'm...

Grilled Grapefruit & Ginger Fizz

Grilled Grapefruit & Ginger Fizz

Hey everyone it's Michelle here and I'm so thrilled to share this Grilled Grapefruit & Ginger Fizz recipe with you all! The rainy season is upon us here in South Florida and I keep reminding myself that April showers bring May flowers, until then here is a grilled...

Watermelon Agua Fresca Cocktail

Watermelon Agua Fresca Cocktail

Agua fresca is a Mexican drink that basically consists of water infused with fruit.  It's light, refreshing and amazingly delicious. You can substitute with any type of fruit as long as you are able to puree it in a blender. This is an easy drink to make...

Black Tea Tangerine & Ginger Cocktail

Black Tea Tangerine & Ginger Cocktail

  Earlier this week I headed to one of my favorite restaurants, Buccan in Palm Beach to celebrate award winning Chef Clay Conley's flavor collaboration with  onli™ Beverages. The flavor – Black Tea Tangerine Ginger is exotic with hints of ginger and kiwi, but is...

So You Think You Want to be a Home Brewer?

So You Think You Want to be a Home Brewer?

Blake Daniels is the newest contributor to GrillGrrrl.com. Beer and Grilled food go hand in hand and Blake will be sharing his knowledge on homebrewing and craft beer, read more about him on our contributor page... In addition to being a very fruitful hobby, home...

Grilled Grapefruit and Vodka with Ginger Honey Cocktail

Grilled Grapefruit and Vodka with Ginger Honey Cocktail

I love grilled cocktails. I learned about the idea at Kingsford University a few years back and it has been a major game changer for me. By throwing your beverage ingredients onto the grill you can add serious flavor depth, not to mention it just looks cool when you...

Memorial Day Inspired Red, White and Blue Pina Colada

Memorial Day Inspired Red, White and Blue Pina Colada

Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the summer and grilling season. Celebrate the holiday weekend with a tall refreshing cocktail like this Red, White and Blue Pina Colada. While sweating it out over the grill cool off with this Red, White, and Blue Pina Colada. The...

Grilled Margarita Recipe

Grilled Margarita Recipe

I love grilling and I love cocktails so when I learned all about the concept of grilled cocktails it was a GAME CHANGER for me! You may recall in previous posts that I learned about the "Grilled Cocktails" food trend while attending Kingsford University earlier this...