Amy Brinkley

Brinkley lives in coastal North Carolina, and blogs about all things food. She is regular contributor on the Our State website, Parade Magazine’s CommunityTable.com, and SheKnows.com.

Recipes

Peach Tea Cocktail

At the height of summer, nothing tastes better than fresh peaches — that is, until you add them to a glass. Try this refreshing spiked peach tea tonight.

Recipes

Carolina Blue Crab Cakes Recipe

Try this recipe for Southern-inspired crab cakes that are hearty, zesty, and have plenty of meat packed in every inch.

Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Sweet and tender scallops are complemented by salty applewood bacon in this recipe. Whip up a refreshing chipotle-lime mayonnaise, perfect for dipping.

Drink

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

A bright and fruity hurricane cocktail is the quintessential summer drink. Drop a couple of extra maraschino cherries in your glass and enjoy this drink while lounging poolside, because summer isn’t just a season ruled by the solstice — no, summer is a state of mind.

Drink

Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

In this bourbon lemonade recipe, everyone’s favorite picnic drink gets a splash of spirits and a sprig of rosemary. Whip some up at an outdoor get-together.

Recipes

Baileys Chai Cocktail Recipe

For all those rainy, chilly days in March, this Baileys Chai cocktail recipe will certainly soothe the soul.

Drink

The Our State Lounge: Cocktail of the Month

Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, made with gin or whiskey, there’s a handcrafted cocktail that’s sure to suit your style. Find your new favorite drink recipe below.

Recipes

Chocolate Cherry Cream Cocktail Recipe

We sure are sweet on this chocolate cherry cream cocktail. The smoothness of the half and half and chocolate perfectly complement the tart of the cherry.

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