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Music & Cocktails -Happy Songs Playlist

This is for when you want to be uplifted & happy   

and maybe dance around a little with a cocktail nearby.  Now how to pair a happy songs playlist with a cocktail?  It could be argued that ALL cocktails could be considered happy.


Well, this may be a bit subjective but I thought that I would come up with a recipe that has a couple of variations.


The recipe for Vodka with Basil Lemonade is below the song videos listed for you to try out. This drink is fabulous even without any vodka, so anyone can enjoy!


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We added a bonus appetizer that coordinates perfectly, Parmesan, Basil and Lemon Wafers. We want to help you create the PERFECT moment, Cheers!

Happy Songs Playlist with Vodka


 K.C. & The Sunshine Band- Shake Your Booty


Van Morrison- Bright Side of the Road

B-52’s- ” Love Shack”

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Deee-Lite – Groove is the Heart

Keith Urban- The Fighter ft. Carrie Underwood

Imagine Dragons- On Top Of The World

Portugal. The Man- “Feel It Still”


Hope you enjoyed this Happy Songs Playlist

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Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail vodka basil Lemonade


Vodka with Basil Lemonade

4 servings

Homemade Lemonade

4 cups water

3/4 cup lemon juice

3/4 cup plus 2 tbs. sugar

Add 1 cup water in a saucepan with the sugar, put on low heat and dissolve sugar.  Mix the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher along with the dissolved sugar from the saucepan. Chill.


For the Cocktail


Assorted cut up fresh fruit ( I used Oranges)

but many fruits will work, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches etc.

Fresh Basil

Add one part Vodka to three parts lemonade plus an added sprig of basil. This drink is terrific without vodka also for anyone to enjoy!



Parmesan basil lemon wafers

Parmesan, Basil, and Lemon Wafers

Giada De Laurentis (original recipe)  

photo Food Network

1 Cup Shredded Parmesan

2 tbs. shredded Basil

1/2 tbs lemon zest


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer a heaping tablespoon of Parmesan mixture onto a silicone or parchment-lined baking sheet and lightly pat down. A silicone baking sheet is highly recommended for this recipe. Repeat with the remaining cheese mixture, spacing the spoonfuls about 1/2-inch apart. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool and use a flat spatula to transfer from a lined baking sheet.





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