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Blueberry Basil Spritz

Elevate your basic Vodka Soda with this Blueberry Basil Spritz recipe that’s bright, refreshing and as tasty to drink as it is pretty to look at!

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A fuchsia cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with blueberries and basil
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Hi, I'm Allie!

Welcome to Parched Around the World, I’m so happy you’re here. I believe that at the heart of everything there's a story waiting to be told, and that's what Parched is all about! This is where I tell my own tales and encourage you to share yours, so join me here and together let’s eat, drink and travel the world to learn about the people, places and things that feed our minds, bodies and souls!  

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An orange-colored cocktail displayed in a rocks, garnished with basil and a peach slice
An orange-colored cocktail displayed in a rocks, garnished with basil and a peach slice

Drink

August 3, 2022

Peach Bourbon Basil Smash

Peach Bourbon Basil Smash

What’s better than an icy cold Smash drink on a hot summer day? A Whiskey Smash cocktail that combines peach and basil for a refreshing Smash cocktail recipe you’ll be reaching for all season long!

Frozen pina colada displayed in a hurricane glass, garnished with a cherry and pineapple fronds
Frozen pina colada displayed in a hurricane glass, garnished with a cherry and pineapple fronds

Drink

July 25, 2022

Frozen Piña Colada

Frozen Piña Colada

What’s in a Piña Colada and what ingredients do you need to make one? This Piña Colada recipe will not only teach you how to make a Piña Colada, but will give you the scoop on the Piña Colada’s origin and a tried and true method for making the perfect Piña Colada at home!

A peach-colored cocktail displayed in a pale pink vintage glass, garnished with a peach slice
A peach-colored cocktail displayed in a pale pink vintage glass, garnished with a peach slice

Drink

July 20, 2022

Bellini

Bellini

What’s the story behind the famous peach Bellini cocktail? Get the scoop on this Italian classic along with a Bellini recipe that will have you popping Prosecco all summer long!

A white-colored cocktail displayed in a glass filled with ice, garnished with mint and a lime twist
A white-colored cocktail displayed in a glass filled with ice, garnished with mint and a lime twist

Drink

July 12, 2022

Coconut Lime Mojito

Coconut Lime Mojito

What tastes better than mint, coconut and lime? Mint, lime and coconut in a yummy Coconut Mojito! This Coconut Rum Mojito recipe whips up quickly and goes down easily.

A bright pink cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with mint and blueberries
A bright pink cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with mint and blueberries

Drink

July 2, 2022

Watermelon Blueberry Margarita

Watermelon Blueberry Margarita

Spice up your 4th of July BBQs with this patriotic red, white and blue cocktail! This Watermelon Margarita is a perfect July 4th recipe and one that will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

A coral colored cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a pineapple frond
A coral colored cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a pineapple frond

Drink

June 22, 2022

Coconut Guavatini

Coconut Guavatini

Coconut water + guava nectar + Rum = guava cocktail perfection in this Coconut Guava Martini that will have you feeling all the island feels!

Section of a wall built using tabby cement that shows the outline of oyster shells
Section of a wall built using tabby cement that shows the outline of oyster shells

Travel

June 20, 2022

What is Tabby Cement?

What is Tabby Cement?

A brief look at how you make tabby concrete, what tabby is used for in construction, and the history of how tabby found its way to America.

A yellow cocktail displayed in a blue wine glass, garnished with a lemon twist
A yellow cocktail displayed in a blue wine glass, garnished with a lemon twist

Drink

June 13, 2022

French Lillet Spritz

French Lillet Spritz

Take your Lillet Spritz to the next level with this French 75-inspired Lillet cocktail! Lillet Blanc is the star of this easy drinking, refreshing summer sipper that will cool you off and keep you hydrated all season long.

The sun setting over the ocean set against a fiery orange sky
The sun setting over the ocean set against a fiery orange sky

Learn

June 5, 2022

Are You Ready to be Found?

Are You Ready to be Found?

Whether you’re hiding behind fear, self-doubt, worry or something more, let these words from Zanna Keithley serve as encouragement to step out from behind the shadows so that what you want can find its way to you.

A red-colored cocktail displayed in a rocks glass filled with ice, garnished with a whole strawberry
A red-colored cocktail displayed in a rocks glass filled with ice, garnished with a whole strawberry

Drink

June 1, 2022

Strawberry Ginger Cooler

Strawberry Ginger Cooler

Everything’s better with berries! And strawberry season is the perfect time to add some extra fruitiness to your tipples. Great for summer BBQs and outdoor entertaining, this Strawberry Ginger Cooler is one cocktail you’ll be sipping all season long!

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American flag flying at half staff

Learn

May 28, 2022

Uvalde

Uvalde

A gripping poem by Michael Albanese in the wake of the horror that transpired in Uvalde, Texas. Let us always remember their names.

A fuchsia cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with blueberries and basil
A fuchsia cocktail displayed in a rocks glass, garnished with blueberries and basil

Drink

May 27, 2022

Blueberry Basil Spritz

Blueberry Basil Spritz

Elevate your basic Vodka Soda with this Blueberry Basil Spritz recipe that’s bright, refreshing and as tasty to drink as it is pretty to look at!

Grey storm clouds hovering above the Atlantic Ocean with a lone palm tree in the distance
Grey storm clouds hovering above the Atlantic Ocean with a lone palm tree in the distance

Learn

May 25, 2022

"I've Had Enough."

"I've Had Enough."

As the United States mourns the loss of 21 innocent lives in Uvalde, Texas, Golden State Warriors’ NBA Coach Steve Kerr expresses the heartbreak and outrage felt by Americans countrywide.

Coral colored cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a yellow flower and sitting on a white fence rail with a palm tree and tropical plants in the background
Coral colored cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass, garnished with a yellow flower and sitting on a white fence rail with a palm tree and tropical plants in the background

Drink

May 19, 2022

Tango Cocktail

Tango Cocktail

Hot days call for cold drinks! This 3-ingredient Tango Cocktail recipe combines Gin, passion fruit and grapefruit for a cool, tropical sip poured quickly into your glass.

A strand of Spanish moss hanging from a 200-year-old live oak tree, illuminated by the golden hour light
A strand of Spanish moss hanging from a 200-year-old live oak tree, illuminated by the golden hour light

Travel

May 15, 2022

A Glimpse at St. Simons Island's Spectacular Avenue of the Oaks

A Glimpse at St. Simons Island's Spectacular Avenue of the Oaks

The Avenue of the Oaks on Georgia’s St. Simons Island is a living reminder of the past and one of the most beautiful places on the island to view its magnificent, decades-old live oak trees.

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Top down view of a red cocktail in a glass filled with ice and garnished with a sprig of basil, sitting on a round white saucer on top of a round straw placemat

Drink

May 12, 2022

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Fresh strawberries and basil come together in this refreshing Strawberry Basil Margarita recipe that will have you making it on repeat!

A pastel sunrise sky above the Atlantic Ocean
A pastel sunrise sky above the Atlantic Ocean

Learn

May 10, 2022

You Are So Much More!

You Are So Much More!

Some empowering words from author Cyndie Spiegel to remind you just how amazing you really are!

A yellow Gin cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass with a small red rose at the base of the glass and a vase of colorful flowers in the background
A yellow Gin cocktail displayed in a vintage coupe glass with a small red rose at the base of the glass and a vase of colorful flowers in the background

Drink

May 9, 2022

Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian

Transport yourself to the islands with this tropical Royal Hawaiian cocktail recipe that’s super easy to make and packs a big beachy punch!

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Seagrass growing on top of a small sand dune, with a pale pink morning sky above it

Learn

May 4, 2022

The Beauty (and the Beast) of Setting Boundaries

The Beauty (and the Beast) of Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is a skill that’s tough for some and comes naturally for others, but the rewards reaped from doing so are universal.

A bright coral-colored cocktail displayed in a wine glass, garnished with a decorative orange twist, and sitting in front of a large green fern
A bright coral-colored cocktail displayed in a wine glass, garnished with a decorative orange twist, and sitting in front of a large green fern

Drink

April 28, 2022

Rosetta

Rosetta

Orange and orange and orange, oh my! This Rosetta cocktail recipe combines Vodka with all things orange in this citrus-forward tipple that’s as pretty to look at as it is tasty to drink!

A full moon shining bright in the sky, half hidden by royal blue and pastel blue clouds
A full moon shining bright in the sky, half hidden by royal blue and pastel blue clouds

Learn

April 26, 2022

In What Phase of the Moon Do You Exist?

In What Phase of the Moon Do You Exist?

Contraction. Expansion. Balance. How the phases of the moon offer important lessons in trusting life’s perfect timing.

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