Need a cocktail for brunch this weekend. Look no further than this outstanding libation!!! Mom, Dad and everyone will love this. It is quick and easy to make and if you leave out the alcohol the kids will like it too!! I got this recipe from my great friend Cheryl who’s daughter is bartending until she goes back to school in the fall. Thanks Lindsay for this recipe!!! This is my final day of #BrunchWeek and I hope you have really enjoyed yourself and I hope you have now some new ideas for brunch now or at anytime of the year.
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Then on Sunday sit back and enjoy this amazing mojito with mom and the family.
We have another fun #SundaySupper. All about showers, baby, wedding etc. Don’t you just love a good shower. Oh the food! From lovely little bites to yummy dessert!! And then there is almost always a punch, alcoholic or not. When I make a punch lately I serve the booze on the side, so you can have it either way. I thought people might just pass on the alcohol but nope if you want one it is there for the taking!! With this punch a vodka or lemonade vodka would be perfect. An easy delicious punch that anyone can enjoy.
Don’t have punch glasses, who cares, use mason jars. If you don’t have them lying around they are inexpensive to buy. Add a little ribbon and a button and “voila” you have a fun glass. Change the color of the buttons and people will know it is theirs. I use Zots to glue the ribbon on. They are little glue dots used for scrapbooking and they work so well for this. You can whip up a bunch of these glasses ahead of time. Have them cleaned and ready to go with the lids on and they won’t get dusty inside.
Enjoy this punch the next time you are celebrating the birth of a loved ones baby or the beginning of a life time of romance. Enjoy!!
Amber had to have a baby tooth pulled so out came the blender that day. I wanted to make a big batch of smoothies to tied her over until dinner. Something that I thought she would love, something special. I hit a home run with this one. She adored it and lapped up two big glasses!! I didn’t take a picture at the time but made them again for her. She was waiting with baited breath for me to finish the picture and then off she went with her prize!! They really are very good.
Ken had bought some gorgeous blackberries but we had too much fruit at the time so I popped them in the freezer still at their peak. This is a great idea to do so that you have fruit at the ready for smoothies. You are probably more inclined to make one then. They whip up so quickly and are full of nutrition, we love smoothies here.
With little skiffs of snow still on the ground I long for nothing more than the long hot days of summer. They are coming and quickly. I love sitting on the porch with a nice refreshing cocktail and here are two to get you in the mood for the summer, brought to you by Voga, one of my favorite wines for the summer time. Light and refreshing on it’s own but jazzed up in a cocktail, even better. Enjoy!!
2 oz coconut flavored rum
3 lime squeezes (then discard)
1 oz simple syrup
5 oz VOGA Sparkling
5-6 mint leaves
In a shaker, combine ice, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice
Shake and pour into a chilled Collins glass
Add VOGA and mint leaves and gently stir to combine
1 ½ oz of peach schnapps
3 ½ oz of VOGA Pinot Grigio
In a shaker, combine ice, VOGA Pinot Grigio, and peach schnapps
Stir gently and strain into a chilled champagne flute
S. Pellegrino kindly sent me some Sparkling Grapefruit and I decided to do a cocktail with some. Amazing flavor, I absolutely loved it. I am a big fan of grapefruit as long as it is not too bitter. This beverage is the perfect balance of sweet and tart and is made with 16% grapefruit juice from concentrate. I wanted to enhance the already wonderful flavor and I think I nailed it with this cocktail. A perfect porch sipper for spring/summer!! Enjoy!!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be elaborate. It is meant to be with the ones you love!! So making and sharing something as easy as a smoothie can be all you need. We love smoothies here as you might already know. There are countless combinations. I also love the tropical addition of coconut to them. This smoothie I made for Amber and she could barely contain herself until a clicked the picture. Rich, creamy but full of goodness.
Try a little smoothie love on someone you care for!!!
I was looking at my maraschino cherries that I soak each year in Grand Marnier and then dip in chocolate and got the inspiration for this cocktail. Something red and festive, sweet but yet still refreshing and light tasting. I threw around some ideas in my head and came up with this cocktail. It is oh so good and perfect to celebrate the holidays with. I added one of my soaked Grand Marnier cherries for the garnish but you can just add a plain one, just as effective.
The Sunday Supper Team is having a Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers party and we would love to have you join us this week! We have an amazing assortment of recipes to put together a fabulous holiday party on any budget. We are honored to have Conni from The Foodie Army Wife hosting our Party. We hope to see you Around the Family Table Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time.
Over at This American Bite he is featuring Eight Nights of Hanukkah Cocktails and to start off with he has included our Strawberry Pineapple Daquiri. I feel very privileged to have our drink among these gorgeous sippers that he has chosen to celebrate the holidays with.
Well up here in cold Canada (at least where I live) we are not celebrating Thanksgiving. It has long past us by. This is nothing but another Thursday. We have lots of snow and have had it for sometime now. This is when I start to dream of tropical locations. Since our vacation holiday is far off, I wanted to over the next three days, before we pull out all the stops for Christmas, delve into some tropical flavors.
We will start off today with a tropical smoothie. If you follow us you will know Amber is a big smoothie fan and is usually the one creating these. She was off at school and I was poking around the grocery store when I came across coconut water, not milk but water and thought that would make a great smoothie by first freezing it into ice cubes. It is healthy for you, high in potassium and low in calories. We usually use just plain ice cubes in our smoothies but here it is bumped up. It doesn’t give a huge coconut flavor so you can add a little extract if you like.
Enjoy, close your eyes and think of sitting under a palm tree while sipping on your smoothie.
I have been enjoying sipping on a Steam Whistle beer every once in a while and I was trying to marry the flavor with something else to make a cocktail. It then came to me that I thought I would really enjoy lemon with it. I had lemonade vodka that I had never tried so I add a shot of that and 1/2 shot of lemon juice and through in few cubes so that it was icy cold and topped it off with the Steam Whistle. Wow, talk about refreshing!! It went to nicely together. It almost tasted sweet but then you go to the refreshing notes of lemon. A great combination. Try one of these while watching the game or hanging out with friends this holiday season. You will love it!!