Memorial Day BBQ and Smoretini Shots

On Sunday Chris and I hosted a Memorial Day BBQ. It was the first nice day of the weekend and we really lucked out with the weather! It was so nice to see and catch up with many friends whom we hadn't seen in awhile!
The backyard

 The bar: complete with this Citrus Sparkler drink that was SO GOOD (I had the tiniest sip)

Roasted tomatoes and Mozzarella with Basil

Our friend, Chris, enjoying the food

Love, LOVE this picture with two of my best ladies, Mal and Mandy

 And a shot with the guys - sans Eric who was watching the Indie 500 sick that day ;)

We christened the chiminea! I forsee many summer nights next to this!

We were even responsible for a hook-up that night!
Maria's dog, Cookie, and Anthony hit it off right away.

I made these smoretini shooters last year for a party, and they were a huge hit.
So I pulled the recipe out again for this year.

From How Sweet It Is
makes 8-10 shots

4 ounces marshmallow vodka (or vanilla, whipped cream or cake flavored vodka)
4 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
2 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
6 ounces cream/half and half or milk
Chocolate syrup or hot fudge
Graham cracker crumbs
Vanilla frosting for glass rimming (I used Smuckers Cupcake Magic shell) - agave or maple syrup will work well too.
Mini marshmallows

1. Dip the rim of you glass in a bit of frosting, then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Pour about 1/2 teaspoon chocolate fudge into the bottom of the glass.
2. Combine vodka, Baileys, Godiva and cream in a shaker (or water bottle with lid) with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
3. Pour into glass. Top with mini marshmallows skewered on a toothpick.

Drink and enjoy with friends!!
(Or, watch and take pictures if you're pregnant)


  1. Oh what fun! Are Anthony and Cookie still in touch with each other or was that just a fling? Hahahaha!

    1. Haha! I think it was a just a know how "kids these days" are!

  2. You made shots for people when you couldn't even drink them? You are a saint girl. I would have told everyone no drinking! Hahaha.

    1. Hahaha...I know but just because I can't doesn't mean my guests can't still have some fun! Plus - I wanted to use up the supplies I had...because Lord knows, I won't be!

  3. Looks like a good time, and your s'mores shooters sound delicious!!! I should try making those!

    1. Yea! Let me know if you do, they're delicious!

  4. That picture of Mandy, Mal, and you is adorable!! Reading through some old posts, love your writing :)

    1. Thanks so much for reading and for the compliment, Mal! :)


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