About Jessie Cross

Jessie Cross

Jessie Cross is the founder of the food blog The Hungry Mouse and the author of Slushed!. An avid home cook, her recipes and photography have been featured in O, The Oprah MagazineThe Huffington PostBetter Homes & GardensBon AppétitSaveur, and Gothamist. When she’s not shopping for cheese or baking pies, she works as an ad agency creative type. She lives in Salem, MA with her husband and two dogs.@thehungrymouse

A frozen gin fizz in a martini glass with an orange stir stick and a little piece of lemon on the rim.

Frozen Gin Fizz

We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies–or so you may think. If that’s the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us.

A small orange bowl filled with whiskey and fig gelato

Whiskey and Fig Gelato

This unexpected yet enticing melding of sweet and smoky makes for a sassy summer dessert you’ll be craving year round.