Pizza and beer!?! How bout a heart-shaped pizza and a Mead Mule! This spin on a Moscow Mule takes its ancient notes from the process of creating an alcoholic beverage by fermenting honey with water. Part beer, part wine or maybe just its own gig, dry mead and ginger will rock your pizza. Look for dry mead at your local packaging store. Good news for novices, you don’t have to concoct the mead. On a side note, age-old mead was made with fruits, spices, grains or hops, and the finished product ...
As if the shear horror of the calorie intake associated with sipping on eggnog isn’t enough, try adding peppermint ice cream, even more rum and ginger ale to the mix! Don’t worry, New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner. You can deal with it then. On to the decadent minted nog recipe…
Prep Time – 10 minutes | Calories – Disregard and enjoy
1-quart peppermint ice cream
4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles ginger ale, chilled
Nothing like a douse of swamp juice to toast All Hallows’ Eve, wouldn’t you say!?! The Swamp-tini is a glistening green brew, sweet and tart with an underbelly of apple cider to add a spooky sip to your nightcap routine, dinner party or holiday event. For drama, place dry ice in a container near the tray of martinis when serving for that extra eerie fog-like effect. But beware! Dry ice should never be ingested (toxic) or directly handled (can cause burns), so use caution. Serve swamp-tinis ...
A Crisp Taste of Autumn
Sip on this cocktail recipe that captures the scrumptious taste of apple crisp! And just in time for the harvest season. It combines a dessert-flavored vodka of choice, spiced whiskey, maple syrup and apple juice. The result is a peppery, not too sweet and comfy cocktail reminiscent of chilly autumn days.
Apple Crisp Cocktail
Prep time: 3 minutes | Serving size: 1 cocktail
1 oz. dessert flavored vodka
1 oz. spiced whiskey
½ oz. maple syrup
2 oz. apple juice ...
A Mint of a Southern Classic
Alexa: Play “My Old Kentucky Home” and pour me a Mint Julep ! IF ONLY Alexa was a knowledgeable barkeep with a well-stocked bar (perhaps a future model)…
Did you know 120,000 mint juleps are sold during Derby weekend in Louisville? This cocktail, traditionally served in a silver cup, has been associated with the Kentucky Derby for almost a century. If you are in the post-Derby blues, the bet didn’t pay off, or your rather obnoxious party hat just joined the stowaways under the bed, ...
Green Fairy Irish Beauty
Try this Irish beauty made with whiskey, maraschino, dry curacao, bitters and a touch of green fairy (anise-flavored absinthe with a natural green color and made from culinary herbs). A bit more on the green fairy thing…
Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It rose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. The consumption of absinthe was opposed by ...
A box of chocolates? Forget about it. Make me a Cocoa-tini, Don Juan-style and shake it like you mean it! Let’s skip the commentary and get on with the recipe.
Prep time: 2 minutes | Servings: 2 | Glassware: Martini
1 ounce Vodka (preferably Vanilla Vodka)
2 ounces Dark Chocolate Liqueur (preferably Godiva)
2 ounces skim milk
½ ounce chocolate syrup
½ teaspoon cocoa powder
Milk chocolate shavings
(optional) Strawberry slices with stem ...
Mighty Fine Hot Spiced Wine
Who in their right mind doesn’t enjoy a glass of warmed goodness this time of year? Ditch the mulled cider to the curb and go to town on your next exploratory toddy! Red wine and kirsch (a brandy made from cherries) are the base for this yummy seasonal drink, laced with citrus and spices.
Prep time: 15 min | Yield: 12 servings
2 bottles light-bodied red wine
1 1/4 cups sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
3 black peppercorns, crushed
2 cardamom pods, crushed