Happy 21st Birthday, Nicole! Here’s a drink!

A birthday drink recipe

Today my little sister is turning 21. This means that for 21 years she’s been stealing my clothes, singing too loudly and talking over my favorite TV shows. But 21 years also has brought great things like shared responsibilities of the parentals, bringing Catan into my life and lots and lots of laughter. I think the trade off is worth it.

In honor of her momentous birthday, we’re kicking off a new line of posts here on WLB- drink recipes! We’re starting off with one that’s sweet, cold and definitely worthy of a birthday celebration.


strawberry manilow- homemade strawberry milkshake & whipped vodka

Strawberry Manilow- a strawberry shake & whipped vodka


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (~6 whole berries)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice cream
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 shot of whipped vodka
  • (topping: whipped cream and sprinkles)


  1. Put everything in a blender and pulse until all ingredients are crushed and mixed well
  2. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles

strawberry manilow- strawberries,ice cream and vodka

strawberry manilow- strawberries,ice cream and vodka

Let’s all raise our glass and cheers to Nicole and her birthday weekend celebration. Long Island- we’re comin’ for ya! Happy birthday, sister!


PS- Oh and while you’re going to buy strawberries, here’s my favorite strawberry shortcake recipe.


  1. Thanks sister! I think…haha love you and can’t wait to see you, Dean, and the pup!

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