Blackberry, OJ, & Spiced Rum Cocktail

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

Summer evenings require something fruity and refreshing to beat the heat and keep things interesting. This cocktail does just that. With fresh summer berries, refreshing tangy orange juice, and Kraken Black Spiced Rum, you’re in for a sweet sumer party.

You’ll need:

  • Blackberries- 4 per drink (or more if you’re feeling extra fruity)
  • 1 shot of your favorite spiced rum
  • orange juice



Start with your blackberries. Drop three into each glass and muddle them into a juicy pulpy mess.

muddled blackberries

Add ice cubes for extra chill


Pour one shot of your spiced rum. I use Kraken Black Spiced Rum. It’s absolutely my favorite and we always have a bottle of it around. We keep ours in the freezer so it’s always extra chilly. It makes the bottle look all frosty and cool when it comes out, too.

Kraken Spiced Rum


blackberries and spiced rum


Finally, add your orange juice, stir, and top with one last blackberry for garnish. This would be wonderful with a few leaves of mint as well.

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

–disclaimer– this is NOT a sponsored post. Kraken is just my favorite rum.

Berry Delicious Green Vegan Smoothie

It’s no secret that I’m a smoothie addict. I can make a smoothie out of basically anything I find in the fridge. They’re such a quick and delicious way to get lots of nutrients. This is my standard smoothie, the one that I make time and time again.


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 c silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 or 2 big handfuls of baby spinach


  1. Put frozen fruit and banana into the blender.
  2. Add almond milk.
  3. Add in rest of ingredients.
  4. Let smoothie sit for 15 minutes or up to overnight. This lets the frozen fruit start to thaw and gives everything some time to mellow out. I like to prep my smoothies the night before so all I have to do in the morning is…
  5. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses, and enjoy!