Hello my loves! Can you guys believe it’s already Easter? This year is absolutely flying by. I was thinking about Easter and how if you celebrate you always have so many extra eggs left after dying them or after the Easter egg hunt. So, what better way to use those extra eggs than to make a fun cocktail? Egg white cocktails have become such a trendy drink in swanky cocktail bars in NYC so I thought it would be fun to share a recipe with you all. Before I do that, I have to give a huge shout out to my bestie Maggie for helping me come up with this recipe. She is a stellar bartender who is far more sophisticated and knowledgeable with her cocktails than I could ever dream of being. Plus, she gets an A+ for shaking this baby up so I could get cute blog posts shots at a bar!


GIN (your preference of brand)

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

ELDERFLOWER LIQUER (St. Germains is pretty popular and most liquor stores carry it)

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset



SIMPLE SYRUP (you can buy this at the store or make it yourself, it’s only equal parts sugar and hot water)



In a tin shaker add all ingredients without ice

1.5 oz Gin

.5 oz elderflower liquer

.5 oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)

.5 oz simple syrup

one egg white (leave out the yolk!)

•Vigorously shake up the ingredients without ice for about 30 seconds

•Add ice to the shaker and shake again vigorously for another 30 seconds (we are trying to get the egg white nice and frothy)

•Strain into your favorite glass. I would personally use a coupe glass, however we didn’t have one on hand so we improvised and used a martini glass.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

For a fun Easter twist on this drink you could add one small drop of your favorite color dye to make a cute pastel concoction!

Hope you all loved this post and for anyone who celebrates Easter has a wonderful day with their family and friends! Hopefully a little buzzed and boozy egg white cocktails ;)!

Keep up with me on Instagram where I am the most active @denise_whelan and of course tag me if you make this drink at home!

Muah 💋



Processed with VSCO with c4 presetHello my loves! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog post so I thought I’d get a quick little recipe up here for the holidays and New Year. I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been VLOGGING!! For those of you who don’t know what vlogging is, it’s just me essentially documenting my daily life in video form so you can see what I’m up to day to day. I’ve been doing this for the month of December so you guys can get a better feel for what I’m really like behind the words and cocktail recipes! You can actually see me making this Sangria in my Vlogmas Week 4 post which should go up on my YouTube channel the week after New Years! If you would like to watch any of my videos or subscribe to my YouTube channel click HERE.

So, this Sangria recipe is super simple but absolutely delicious. Hope you guys love it and if you recreate it make sure you tag me on any of my socials so I can see!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset


2 bottles of Cabernet (whichever brand you prefer)

Orange Liquer (any brand)

3 Red Apples

3 Large Oranges

Fresh Rosemary



Cut apples into small cubes add them to the container your Sangria is going in

Slice one orange into wheels or half moons and add to apples

Add fresh rosemary on top (I just put the whole container of them in)

Pour the two bottles of Cabernet right on top of all of the fruit and rosemary

Add half of the bottle of orange liqueur (.5L) – you can adjust the amount of this if you don’t want it to be as strong

Juice the two leftover oranges into the Sangria bowl

Stir all of the ingredients together and let sit overnight so the fruit can soak up the booze

That’s it!!!! Just pour over ice, and add some of the sangria soaked fruit in and drink. So simple and it’s such hit at any party or just to keep in your home for the frigid cold days where you don’t want to leave your house! Fair warning though, this Sangria is surprisingly strong and it will creep up on you haha

Cheers guys 🥂

Denise Whelan

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

INSTAGRAM @denise_whelan

YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/denisewhelan


Hello my loves!! Welcome back 🙂 Today I’m mixing up some Moscow Mules for you guys. I feel like this year, the Moscow Mule was the unofficial drink of the summer, and since summer is about to be over what better way to say goodbye than with a recipe for this elegant and easy cocktail. As a bartender, I realized that so many people had just learned about this drink and were wanting to try it out (mainly because of the adorable copper mug it comes in). There are so many delicious variations of the mule but I figured that I would keep it simple this time around! So, let’s just get right into the ingredients shall we?

VodkaProcessed with VSCO with n1 preset


Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Agave syrup (optional) Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Ginger Beer Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Copper MugProcessed with VSCO with n1 preset

I purchased these cute little copper mugs at TJ Maxx but I know you can get them pretty much anywhere at this point. I’ve seen them at Target, Homegoods and on Amazon too.

Now that you have all of the ingredients, building your cocktail is the easiest part. Just fill your pretty little copper mug up all the way up with ice (I prefer crushed ice for this beverage.) Then add right on top of the ice..

2oz of your favorite vodka

.5oz of lime juice

As much or as little agave syrup as you’d like (I don’t like any, my husband likes about 3/4 oz in his)

Fill to the top with ginger beer (whichever brand you prefer, they have a ton of options at the liquor store and they all taste so different, the one I chose is more spicy and less sweet which is why my husband likes the agave syrup added to his!)

Stir and enjoy!

Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

How crazy easy was that? It’s such a simple yet elegant drink that’s so fun to drink and plus it’s adorable. Makes for a great insta post, am I right? 😉 Some like to garnish this cocktail with a mint/basil leaf, I just kept it simple with a lime wheel.

If you try this cocktail at home, take a picture and tag me on Instagram @denise_whelan!!

Muah 💋

Denise ✖️


Processed with VSCO with m6 preset

Welcome back my loves! It’s a new week, so I’ve got a new cocktail recipe for you guys. I decided to do a spicy Bloody Mary because, well why the heck not? Everyone knows that millennials love their brunch but sometimes I’d rather stay in bed and brunch with my hubby at home. So, for those weekends that we decide to stay in, this is the perfect Bloody Mary recipe to go with whatever you decided to cook up!


Absolute Peppar Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Tomato Juice Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Olive Juice (Jar of olives) Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Lime Processed with VSCO with n1 preset

Horseradish Processed with VSCO with n1 preset


Processed with VSCO with n1 preset


Processed with VSCO with n1 preset


Fill glass of choice with ice

Add 1 can of tomato juice over ice

Add 1.5oz of Absolute Peppar

Juice half of a lime into glass

Add a pinch (seriously barely any) horseradish into glass

Add a splash of olive juice

Add .25oz of  Worcestershire sauce

Add Tabasco to taste (I like mine EXTRA spicy)

Stir in glass with a stirrer or spoon

Garnish with celery sticks and a lime wheel

Ta Da!!! You’re done. Repeat as necessary haha

FYI: I rarely ever measure ingredients except for the liquor! I usually adjust the ingredients to taste depending on my mood. For example, my husband doesn’t like it as spicy so I only put two to three splashes of Tabasco and extra like juice in his. When it comes to me, I like the first one to be SUPER spicy, so I load up the Tabasco and horseradish and then usually go heavier on the Worcestershire and olive juice for the second round.

What cocktails do you all want to see next? Leave me a comment below.

Processed with VSCO with n1 preset


Denise Alexandra





Hello loves, it’s me again! I’m back, but this time with something super delicious. For those of you who do not know me, I am actually a bartender in NYC. So, naturally I’m going to make sure that you guys get some yummy cocktails out of this deal, right? DUH! For my first cocktail on my blog, I couldn’t think of a more perfect choice than my favorite drink; a spicy margarita!

Processed with VSCO with 4 preset

There are so many different variations of the spicy margarita and I’ve loved every one that I’ve tried so far. When it comes to making a drink at home, let’s be honest, the easier the better. So I put together the most simple, yet freaking yummy, spicy marg for you guys! Also, because of how simple it is, it keeps the calories very low. What more could you ask for?

WHAT YOU NEED: (ingredients)

Silver/Blanco Tequila (pick a favorite) I used Deleon but I also like Herradura and Patron

Organic agave nectar


Fresh jalapeños

Cocktail shaker


Fruit juicer (handheld)


Step 1: Slice jalapeños into 1/4 inch slices and remove the seeds.

Processed with VSCO with 4 preset

Step two: Add 3 slices of jalapeño and 3/4oz of agave syrup into your cocktail shaker.

Step three: Muddle the jalapeños and agave together with a wooden muddler if you have one. Full disclosure, I couldn’t find my muddler so I used the clean backend of a screw driver to muddle it!! I’m not even joking people, use what you’ve got (I told you this was easy.)

Step 4: Fill the shaker up with ice and add 1.5oz of tequila.

Step 5: Cut 2 limes in half and hand juice them into the cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a hand juicer just literally squeeze the juice out with your hand. It should create about 2oz of juice if you feel the desire to measure it.

Step 6: Shake it!!!!! The more you shake it, the better it tastes. Okay, not really, but make sure you shake it enough to get it super chilled.

Step 7: Pour ALL of the contents from the shaker into a glass of your choice. Then top with more ice if you need it.


Obviously, you can make more than one at a time in the shaker (just double the ingredients.) Also, you can adjust the ingredients to your particular taste. For example, I don’t like mine as sweet as my husband does so I add a little less agave syrup to mine. I hope you all enjoy this spicy margarita as much as I do.


Denise Alexandra 💋