Easy Orange Cocktail Recipe

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Three years ago, I chronicled my trip to Los Angeles in the form of a blog post. Little did I know that post would be the beginning of a life changing blogging experience – and later become the career of my dreams. Last week, I celebrated my third blogiversary where it all began – in sunny California with my blogger besties Ashley, Teresa and Meghan. This past weekend, we attended the blogger conference, Create and Cultivate (full recap to come!). After a long weekend of networking, learning and being inspired, I decided to spend the week with Meghan. Meghan and I were in the same communications program in Ottawa, Canada. She is my Canadian babe – now living in sunny LA attending FIDM. Her life is basically #goals, and I try to bum it out in her apartment for as long as possible whenever I visit. Thankfully, her fiancé and adorable pup Biggie love me just as much!

For this reason, I wanted to celebrate my 3rd blogiversary with her and share a taste of my favorite new delicious liqueur! I prepared a fruit infused drink topped off with VINIQ Ruby. It’s a super easy cocktail recipe:

  • Chill all ingredients prior to serving
  • Dice 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 2 oz of Viniq Ruby
  • Dash of orange juice

I love how this cocktail blends the orange and lemon fruit with the berry notes in VINIQ Ruby. Meghan agreed my drink making skills were impressive – but she was even more impressed by the beauty and insta-worthiness of this shimmering cocktail!

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Today, I want to raise a glass and thank everyone who has ever read a blog post, tweeted me, commented on an Instagram photo, and most of all – supported my career path. Blogging continuously pushes me out of my comfort zone. It has allowed me to travel North America, meet amazing people and work with my all-time favorite brands. Ultimately, blogging has made me a more confident version of myself. Sometimes, I still have to pinch myself when I wake up. I am a blogger and I couldn’t love my job any more than I already do. On my third blogiversary, I am making a toast to you, my amazing readers! I am so very blessed by you!


Thank you to Viniq for sponsoring this post. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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