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two simple, yet delicious at-home cocktails

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disclosure: thank you, five farms for providing the irish cream liquor featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

as the weather changes in the pacific northwest, my energy levels seemingly decline. after work, i lack the motivation to do much other than watch an episode of tv and prepare for bed. (daylight savings hasn’t helped either—it’s now dark before 5:00pm.) on weekends, i also crave relaxation. curling up with a cozy blanket and new book in hand—is there anything better?

however, in an effort to welcome the upcoming holiday season—i can’t wait—i thought it would be fun to share two of my favorite cocktail recipes! i have to admit, i’ve also enjoyed putting together my bar cart. i recently picked one up on sale at world market, along with a few other kitchen essentials. bar-cart accessories to accompany delicious drinks? yes, please!

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the recipes i’m sharing are simple, tasty, and require few ingredients. (i love easy-to-follow recipes.) you can throw them together on the fly. these drinks are perfect to serve to guests during—and after—the holidays. a special thank you to five farms irish cream for providing the liquor used in both drink recipes!

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irish chocolate truffle martini:

ingredients

(prep time 2–3 minutes)

3 ounces five farms irish cream liquor

1 ounce 360 double chocolate flavored vodka

ice

martini shaker and glass

directions

in your martini shaker, add ice, five farms, and 360 double chocolate vodka. shake until chilled. pour into martini glass. (optional: garnish with chocolate shavings.) enjoy!

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irish cream cold brew:

ingredients

(prep time 2–3 minutes)

3.5 ounces five farms irish cream liquor

7 ounces cold-brew coffee

ice

directions

in tall glass, add your ice, coffee, and five farms irish cream. stir ingredients with spoon until evenly mixed. (optional: add a dollop of whipped cream.) enjoy!

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diary of this girl, drink recipes, at-home drink recipe

photos by jenn from hello rigby

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if you’re like me and craving delicious fall food and drinks, i encourage you to try both recipes asap! they’re great to serve during brunch with friends or following dinner. (i would love to try a variation of the irish cream cold brew with hot coffee.) additional quick drink recipes, featuring five farms irish cream, can be found here.

have you tried five farms irish cream? if so, what are some of your favorite recipes? send them my way!

(also pictured, jenn’s adorable shiba inu, rigby)

**please drink responsibly.

post-work bites with caviar

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disclosure: thank you, caviar for providing shop credit in my account. (credits were given in exchange for an instagram post, but i loved my food and these photos so much, i opted to create a full blog post.) as per usual, all opinions are my own!

why is it that i always feel seemingly famished after work? i eat both breakfast and lunch during work hours and enjoy (moderately) healthy snacks in-between. without fail, however, when 5:00pm strikes, i am ravenous for dinner!

caviar to the rescue! caviar is my favorite food-delivery service, providing an array of food options at my fingertips. (warning: do not “casually” browse caviar’s list of restaurant partners when famished. the variety of offerings—including dessert—will leave you drooling.)

during one of my recent “hangry,” post-work moments, i craved tacos. is there anything better than tacos, chips, and an extra-large side of guacamole? i don’t think so.

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barrio mexican kitchen and bar is one of caviar’s featured partners. i’ve visited their restaurant location in seattle in the past and fondly remembered the braised-pork taquitos! mexican food craving + prompt food delivery, all from my phone? it was settled. like i said, caviar to the rescue!

while caviar is not yet available everywhere, they are expanding—find them in select cities, including: seattle, brooklyn, manhattan, boston, chicago, philadelphia, los angeles, sacramento, and a handful of others. (if caviar is not yet servicing your city, my apologies; if it is, keep reading for a rundown of the delivery process.)

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upon logging in on your phone, peruse to your heart’s content. browse by category, such as “delivery in less than 30 minutes,” “only available on caviar,” or by a particular food genre. caviar has something for seemingly everyone (and something to satisfy every craving).

after choosing your restaurant, add one of each item to your online cart. oh, wait. select the items you’d like delivered, and upon completion, confirm your phone number and delivery address. (you can also save personal information in your profile, allowing for a more efficient checkout.) you will receive updates on your phone when your food is done being prepared, when it’s out for delivery, and when it arrives at the desired location.

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i’ve ordered food via caviar 15+ times, and i’ve had to modify my order (after hitting “confirm”) twice. whoops! caviar’s customer service is outstanding. i was able to quickly update my delivery location with customer service and still receive my order in a timely manner.

during my taco feast, i enjoyed barrio’s infamous chopped salad, braised pork taquitos, chips and pineapple salsa, and of course, a jarritos mandarin soda. after confirming my order, my food arrived at my office in less than 30 minutes. #foodcravingsolved

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photos by sarah wolfe photography

top: abercrombie, jeans: 7 for all mankind, mules: target, backpack: asos, necklace: lace & pearls jewelry

have you visited barrio mexican kitchen and bar? i highly recommend both the chopped salad and taquitos! have you utilized caviar’s food-delivery service? if you’re new to caviar, use code “MEGAN10” for $10 off your first order!

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