Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung at The Blind Pig household.  You may have noticed that we have missed posting a few weekends here and there.  We are in full spring mode.  Craig and I have been working in the yard. This weekend was prom for Piglet #3 and soon we will be focusing on graduation.  We will try to keep posting, but if we don’t, I am sure you will understand!

This weekend we wanted to take a look back down memory lane and remind you of some delicious cocktails that are perfect for sipping on a porch or patio of your choice.  These cocktails are light, springy and fresh with little alcohol content.  Pick out one for the next time you relax on your patio.

Mint Highball

This drink is so easy to make.  It’s crisp and fresh.  Great for a quick afternoon cocktail.

Day Drinking

Rhonda just made this last week for some girlfriends.  It is low in alcohol and just like it’s name suggests — perfect for a daytime cocktail.

Saturday in the Park

Who doesn’t want to have a little sunshine on a Saturday afternoon?

Savannah Special

Yummy, fizzy and refreshing.  Perfect for a crowd.

Double Thyme

The fresh addition of thyme makes this as delicious to smell as to sip.

Branca Collins

This herbally cocktail is a perfect patio pounder.  We enjoy this often for Friday Patio Happy Hours.

Cucumber Gin Spritz

What is more refreshing than a little cucumber in your beverage?  This is fresh with some fizz.

What are your favorite springtime libations?  We would love to know.




Chocolate Negroni

If Willy Wonka did exist and had a chocolate factory, it’s fair to say that we would be first in line to try to win the golden tickets.  The Blind Pig Blog family loves chocolate.  If you have been an avid reader of our blog for any amount of time, you probably have noticed the reoccurring theme.  If there is a recipe with chocolate, we love to try it out and post about it.  This week is no different, we are sharing a recipe that we found that has a twist on the typical negroni with some hints of chocolate.

We make our Chocolate Negroni with gin, Punt e Mes, Carpano Botanic Bitter, Crème de Cacao and some chocolate bitters.  We shared Punt e Mes with you in some of our past posts, such as, Punt e Mes Margarita, Punt e Mes Sangria, and Punt e Mes and Soda. We also highlighted Carpano Botanic Bitter in several cocktails, such as, Carpano Botanic Bitter Fizz, Holiday Margarita, and the yummy Hibiscus Mule.

Craig is the Negroni aficionado in our household, so he gave this delicious cocktail a try and a thumbs up.  If you are looking for something a little different than your typical negroni, stir up this cocktail and let us know what you think.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a printable version of the recipe for the Chocolate Negroni.

Does this post have you craving for some chocolate?  Here are some past posts that just might help you with your craving.

Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars

A Little Tiramisu for You

Borghetti Brownie Caramel Bites

Twisted Mississippi Mud Brownies

TBPB Cannonball!

Espresso Oreo Shake

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert


Easy Espresso Cake

Espresso Fudge


Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Easter Brunch Ideas to Fill Everyone’s Basket

This weekend is Easter, and we are spending time focusing on our family.  We posted an excellent Easter dessert last week with our yummy carrot cake.  If you are looking for some ideas to make your Easter Brunch special,  don’t forget that we have lots of great recipe ideas for your Easter Brunch on our site.  Here is a quick reminder of a few ideas.

Easter Brunch Foods:

Bananas Foster Coffee Cake: This was a game winner in our house and will be sure to be at yours too!

Christmas Morning Bread: It’s not just for Christmas.  This is an excellent recipe for any brunch.

Chocolate Banana Bread: Some good ideas did come out of COVID quarantine. 🙂

Kerrygold Cinnamon Rolls:  This one takes some effort, but is worth it!

Kerrygold French Toast:  Super delicious and very easy.

Easter Toasts:

Sparkling Lemonade

Orange Basil Spritzer (non-alcoholic)

Fernet Branca Collins

Mint Highball

Blackberry Kiwi Mocktail (nonalcoholic)

Pomegranate Paloma

Double Thyme

Raspberry Mojito

Blood Mary

There are more ideas on our site.  Make sure you take a look around.


Disclaimer:  Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.