Banana Split (1 shot vanilla vodka 1/2 shot banana liqueur 1/2 shot creme de cacao)
A Year of Cocktails
FINALLY! apple cider sangria for Thanksgiving 1 bottle (standard size) of pinot grigio 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider 1 cup club soda 1/2 cup ginger brandy 3 honey crisp apples, chopped 3 pears, chopped directions: Combine all ingredients together and stir, stir, stir. Refrigerate for an hour or so (or longer!) before serving.
Apple cider sangria.
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Punch)
Ingredients 8 cups boiling water 8 tea bags 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1/3 cup honey Directions Pour 8 cups of boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add 8 tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Stir in the honey and ginger and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.
Ginger and Honey Iced Tea #brunch
Infused spirits are a great way to get flavor without bulk. The substance that gives herbs and spices their flavor is referred to as the “essential oil,” an apt term that reflects the similarity of these flavorful substances to fats. Like fats, essential oils don’t dissolve readily in water so the most flavorful infusions can be made in fat—or its more drinkable molecular relative, alcohol.
Another infused vodkas method. I don't think this'll work for my famous Starburst vodka. :P
Coconut Limeade (Limonada de Coco) - Heaven in a glass!
Pumpkin banana bread smoothie, from Toadally Primal Smoothies
Blow Pop Martini Ingredients 2/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and strained to remove solids 1 1/3 cups water 1 1/2 cup bubble-gum flavored vodka 4 tbsp sour apple, sour watermelon or berry blue sour liqueur 12 small lollipops, unwrapped, for garnish if desired Directions 1Combine liquid ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.2Refrigerate until serving time.3To serve, pour into martini glasses. 4Immediately before serving, garnish each glass with a lollipop, if desired.
BlowPop Martini Cocktails!
Birthday Cake Martini Pineapple juice Cranberry juice Vanilla rum Ice Vanilla frosting Sprinkles Here's what to do: In a shaker, mix one part vanilla rum, two parts pineapple juice, two parts cranberry juice, and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass rimmed with vanilla frosting and sprinkles.
Birthday Cake Martini
The "Tampa Breeze" cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces rum, 2 ounces pineapple juice, 1/2 ounce coconut cream, and a pinch each ground cinnamon and ground allspice. Shake well and serve over crushed ice.
Earl Grey Lemonade @Binet 's recipe for Arnold Palmer +...1.5kg water, 480g lemon juice, 360g sugar, 12-14 tsp earl grey. Bring half the water & all the sugar to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. remove from heat, add tea & cover for 10-12 minutes to desired strength. Once cooled, add mixture to lemon juice and remaining water. Chill; serve over ice.
Earl Grey lemonade, based on a recipe for rosemary and lavender lemonade. The original recipe is in Italian. Use Google Translate and you'll get the gist. Worth it!
"Tummy Tamer" soda syrup with orange, mint, ginger, and anise.
Key lime syrup for your Soda Stream, mixing with club soda, drizzling over desserts, or eating from a spoon.