Beverages

Christmas Punch

December 6, 2012

Christmas Punch Everyone needs a good Christmas Punch to serve to guests. INGREDIENTS 8 Cups Cranberry Juice 2 Cups Orange Juice 3 Cups Ginger Ale Ice Cubes In a pitcher combine the cranberry and orange juices.  Just before serving stir in the ginger ale.  Serve over ice.  Feel free to...

Eyeball Punch

October 23, 2012

Eyeball Punch Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re having a party and in need of a creepy drink then look no further.  INGREDIENTS 8 Cups Grape Juice 3 Cinnamon Whole Sticks 1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves 1 Tablespoon Whole Allspice 3 Slices of Fresh Ginger 3 Cups Peeled Green Grapes 3...

Classic Martini

August 2, 2012

Classic Martini Here’s an idea, why not have a martini party? INGREDIENTS 2 Ounces Gin 1/2 Ounce Dry Vermouth 3 Green Olives Lemon Peel Thread 3 green olives on a cocktail pick and set aside.  In a cocktail shaker combine the gin and vermouth.  Add ice cubes.  Cover and shake until...

Cosmopolitan

July 31, 2012

Cosmopolitan Ever wondered how to make a Cosmopolitan?  Perfect for backyard barbeques, holiday or dinner parties.  INGREDIENTS 2 Ounces Vodka 1 Ounce Orange Liqueur 1 Ounce Cranberry Juice 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice Lime Slice For Garnish In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime juice.  Add...

Victoria’s Iced Coffee

July 18, 2012

Victoria's Iced Coffee It’s going to be another scorching hot day today. Forget going to an overpriced coffee place and cool off by making yourself a tall glass of iced coffee. INGREDIENTS 8 Ounces Brewed Coffee 4 Coffee Ice Cubes (Optional) Milk Sugar To make iced coffee it is a...

Strawberry Milkshakes

July 5, 2012

Strawberry Milkshakes It’s hot out and time for a good old fashioned Strawberry Milkshake!    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Pound Fresh Strawberries 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Pint Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream 1/2 Cup Milk   Hull and slice the strawberries.  Place the sliced strawberries in a medium size mixing...

Thyme Lemonade

June 29, 2012

Thyme Lemonade Since the weather has turned hot I have to admit that I’ve been really into making iced drinks lately.  Lemonade is hard to beat as the summer beverage.  Here is a nice variation on the much loved basic lemonade.  If you want to make this an adult drink...

Iced Darjeeling Tea

May 16, 2012

Iced Darjeeling Tea   The best quality Darjeeling is what makes the best brewed iced tea.  The rich and smoky flavor of this black Indian tea holds up well in iced preparations.  Not easily diluted with a few ice cubes a few sprigs of fresh mint soften the flavor.  I...

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

April 18, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade   Lemonade is good, but Strawberry Lemonade is better!  So easy to make and a great spring and summer treat.    INGREDIENTS Wide Strips of Lemon Zest (of 1 Lemon) 2 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Chopped & Hulled Strawberries 2 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice 1 1/2 Cups...

Champagne Cocktails

December 31, 2011

Champagne Cocktails By the mid 1800’s the classic Champagne Cocktail was all the rage in genteel society. Cocktails using champagne as a base are as old as the beverage itself. Add fruit to anything that fizzes and you’ve got a drink that’s been around for hundreds of years. One has...

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