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...

Watermelon Cocktails

April 30, 2012

Watermelon Cocktails   These Watermelon Cocktails are refreshing and easy to make. Make sure to use good quality tequila and they will make any summer party a big hit.   INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Water ¼ Cup Sugar 14 Cups Diced Seedless Watermelon ¼ Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 8 Sprigs...

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...

Spiced Apple Cider

December 4, 2011

Spiced Apple Cider INGREDIENTS 8 Cups Apple Cider or Apple Juice 1 Medium Sliced Apple 1 Vanilla Bean Split Lengthwise ¼ Cup Honey ¼ Cup Maple Syrup 3 Whole Allspice Berries 3 Whole Cloves 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Star Anise Peel of 1 Orange Peel of 1 Lemon In a...

Root Beer Float

December 2, 2011

Root Beer Float I remember many a Root Beer Float at the A&W Drive-In when I was young. I still love Root Beer Floats. They are so simple to make and are delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 Quarts Chilled Good Quality Root Beer 8 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream 8 Ten Ounce...

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

August 20, 2011

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Adding avocado to this smoothie really thickens it up and adds healthy fats to the equation. INGREDIENTS 1 Ripe Avocado 1 Cup Wild Blueberries 4 Ice Cubes 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup 1 Teaspoon Vanilla ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 1 Cup of Milk Combine all of the ingredients into...

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