Cocktail Hour

It’s five o’clock somewhere. Becca + I are not the typical party drinkers, but do appreciate an alcoholic beverage every once in awhile. Whether we are mingling at a Rudd family BBQ, eating dinner at a sophisticated restaurant, or even sitting on the couch watching TV, a cocktail is the way to go. Here are a few of our favorite drinks and recipes for the summer.


Red Sangria  (Pitcher)img_2081

  • 4 cups of frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • Two 750-ml bottles rosé
  • 8 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes (optional)


Classic Margarita (2 servings)img_2085

  • 2 cups sweet and sour mix
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1 1/2 cups gold tequila
  • 1/3 cup brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt on the rim


Cherry Vodka Sour  (1 serving)img_2091

  • 1 tablespoon cherry grenadine syrup
  • 3 fluid ounces vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar on the rim



Malibu + Coke (1 serving)img_2096

  • 1 can of Coke
  • 1 ounce of Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 slice of lemon for taste




Let us know in the comments below your favorite summer drink!

Our Bucket Lists

Some of our dreams come true, some of them don’t. But what makes life special is the chase. We usually have a plan, but sometimes we like to step out of our comfort zone and do the unexpected. Below is our bucket list, or “our dreams to accomplish” list. Some of these dreams are almost impossible + some of them are reachable. But what is life if we don’t dream big, right? 

Becca’s bucket list for life:

  1. Eat breakfast in Paris, France at Restaurant Les Ombres overlooking the Eiffel Tower, lunch in London, England at The Clink Restaurant, and dinner at the Asador Etxebarri, in Spain, all in one day. (Private jet required)
  2. Stay in the heart of Rome for 3 nights.
  3. Get married in Santorini, Greece.
  4. Get promoted to “Director of Production” at AWM.
  5. Have a picnic in Central Park.
  6. Spend a week in Bali at an all-inclusive villa resort.
  7. Watch “Wicked” on Broadway.
  8. Live on an island in the Caribbean for short term.
  9. Go shopping in the Upper East side of New York City. (XOXO, Gossip Girl)
  10. Go to Disney World + stay at the Disney Resort.

Liz’ bucket list for life:

  1. Hike Yosemite all the way to the top.
  2. Shop for my wedding dress in Upper East Side of New York City (try to find Blair xoxo).
  3. Watch Carrie Underwood live in concert.
  4. Meet the whole cast of Friends (+ not freak out in excitement).
  5. Travel to a private island in the Bahamas with the love of my life.
  6. Become Coach of the Year for high school basketball.
  7. Take the Lord of the Rings Tour in New Zealand (“I’m going on an adventure!”)  .
  8. Marry my best friend in front of our friends + family.
  9. Travel to Africa and take a picture with a wild lion (call him Simba).
  10. Go to all the Disneylands and Disney Worlds. Compare them all + pick my favorite one.

We will keep you updated if any one of these become true! If you have done anything on our bucket lists, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for dreaming with us!