Holiday Drink Roundup – 12 Easy Recipes


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12 Easy Holiday Drink Recipes Last year we spent a lot of time putting together new, unique and easy recipes for you to use for your New Years Eve parties so we thought we'd share it again.  I would venture to say that the drink recipes were probably our absolute favorites! Not because we made them and then drank them, but because they presented such an interesting fusion of flavors.  It was really neat to see the differences in each of the posts from each of the different authors.  Because … [Read more...]

Sparkling Blueberry – Easy Drink Recipe


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Sparkling Blueberry Drink Sparkling Blueberry Ingredients: ¼ of a cup of small frozen blueberries 4 ounces of sparkling wine splash of blueberry liqueur Sparkling Blueberry Directions: Fully chill your sparkling wine ahead of time. When ready to serve, pour the sparkling wine into a long stemmed glass, add the splash of blueberry liqueur and then ¼ cup of frozen blueberries. The berries will instantly add brilliant color to the glass and infuse more of their flavor then fresh … [Read more...]

Blood Orange Vodka – Easy Drink Recipe


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Blood Orange Vodka Drink I can tell you that beyond a shadow of a doubt, this will be made at our house at some point. We are huge fans of the Blood Orange Margaritas and Mojitos, so I don't know why vodka would be any different. While it may not appear to be a traditional holiday party beverage, I think I am safe in saying you will definitely turn heads (in a positive way) if you serve this up at your New Year's party this year. If you do, please come back and leave us a comment to … [Read more...]

Hangover Cure – Italian Bloody Mary


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Italian Bloody Mary THE Hangover Cure Known as a common breakfast cocktail, the Bloody Mary is a common “hangover cure” beverage to enjoy after a night of fun. In this twist, the flavors of Italian cuisine pair with the tomato juice for a unique variation. This recipe is nonalcoholic, however alcohol could be added if desired. The Hanover Cure Ingredients: 28 oz tomato/vegetable juice 2 oz balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon red … [Read more...]

Creme Brulee Martini


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Creme Brulee Martini Creme Brulee Martini Ingredients: 1 ounce Kahlua 1 ounce vanilla vodka 2-3 ounces heavy cream 1 cup of ice Directions: Add the vanilla vodka, Kahlua and the heavy cream to a drink shaker with the ice. You may use more or less heavy cream depending on how strong you would like it to be. Shake thoroughly for 1 to 2 minutes. Strain and pour into a martini glass. You may make a few at a time by doing a 1-1 to 2 or 3 ratio per glass … [Read more...]

Satsuma Mimosas for Christmas Brunch


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Satsuma Mimosas In Florida, you would be hard-pressed to find a brunch that didn't have Mimosas. This Satsuma Mimosa recipe is a unique and tasty way to include this brunch favorite in your Christmas morning brunch. A delightful mix of tart, tangy, sweet and refreshing, you are sure to love this perfect beverage accompaniment to any brunch, holidays or otherwise. Satsuma Mimosas Ingredients: 1 bottle of your favorite champagne, bubbly or sparkling wine 12 small or 6 large … [Read more...]

Homemade Peppermint Coffee Creamer


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Homemade Peppermint Coffee Creamer This simple recipe will impress your family and guests this holiday season. Homemade peppermint coffee creamer is incredibly easy to make and a cheaper alternative to the store-bought varieties. Best of all, you control what is in the recipe, so you can tailor the strength of the flavor to your personal preference. If you can make it look as good as the picture above, we are all in for a treat! Make sure you come back and let us know when you have made it by … [Read more...]

Pineapple Coconut Milk Shake, Paleo, Organic


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Pineapple Coconut Milk Shake This milk shake is very Paleo & organic friendly. It goes to show you that eating healthy does not mean eating boring tasteless food. This decadent pineapple coconut milk shake is proof of that. I poured the extra shake into 1 cup containers and put them in the freezer to enjoy another day. You can use any fruit you prefer. Milk Shake Ingredients: 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups crushed ice 2 frozen bananas 1 cup unsweetened fresh, frozen or … [Read more...]

Flavored Water DIY, the Way Nature Intended


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DIY Flavored Water Why spend money on water and artificial flavor when you can make flavored water without all the junk? These are fabulous for company too, especially during the hot summer months. Choose about 5 different fruits and let your guests make their own. Have a couple of sweetening items, such as cane sugar or honey, on hand in case someone wants it. Seltzer water or light herbal tea can be used in place of regular water. I use mason jars, but any wide-mouth classes will do. I … [Read more...]

Homemade Smoothies Recipes for You


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Homemade Smoothies Do you indulge in homemade smoothies? Dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. I can't always eat what I need each day, so I drink them instead. Nothing beats the nutritional value of making your own smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables without all the added sugars and additives. Some people prefer juicing, I personally prefer using food in its whole form so I don't lose any nutrients or the necessary fiber our … [Read more...]

Adult Beverage 101 for Your Next Bash


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Have an Adult Beverage If you entertain on a regular basis then you know how fast the beverages can add up. I used to keep a very well stocked bar meaning 12-15 + bottles of anything you can think of, but I've learned through the years that all I really need is four alcohols, 2 wines and a few basic mixers. You can now cover just about any adult beverage that your guests request. The following is a list of what I now keep on hand for 'everyday entertaining.' Except for the whiskey, I … [Read more...]

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe


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Mexican Hot Chocolate               Not only is this Mexican hot chocolate one of those warm you the bones feel good comfort food recipes, it's also the one thing my husband asks for when he is sick. This is another good example of recipes of  being a guideline. If you don't want to add the corn meal then don't add it or add just a little at a time until you discover the consistency you prefer. This Mexican hot chocolate recipe can … [Read more...]

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