Beverage Recipes

BEVERAGES
Arnold Palmers
: May 24, 2010

Butterbeer: November 1, 2010

Champagne Margarita: April 2, 2013
Sooo, mine uses gold tequila and Triple Sec in place of the silver and Cointreau; and we used Prosecco instead of champagne. Still a mighty fine sparkling cocktail. Try one (or three) today!

Cherry Smash: April 25, 2017
A nice bourbon and cherry cocktail, perfect for warmer weather and long walks on the beach.

Cherry Tree Fireball: September 2, 2013
Close out the summer – or greet the coming fall season – with this fine blend of cherry lemonade and cinnamon whisky.

Chocolate Smoothie, Frozen: July 18, 2013
A dairy-free, sugar-free frozen treat that is actually pretty good, and good for you! Of course, then I had to go and turn it into a wicked fine frozen dessert. Still good for you, though.

Coffee, Iced, Vietnamese: June 29, 2015

Crazy(?!?) Coffee: December 8, 2015
Take it from me; do not try this at home. Or away. Or anywhere, for that matter.

Double Orange Cooler: August 12, 2o13
Bitter orange liqueur, orange soda, and fresh orange slices all dressed up and rarin’ to go with a splash or two of prosecco. Try it. It’s good.
Parfait! Double Orange Spritzer: June 27, 2014

Gin Blossom: September 12, 2013
Door County Gin, orange and pineapple juices. Simple, not too, too sweet, and quite refreshing on a warm September’s day.

Iced Coffee, Vietnamese: June 29, 2015

Iced Tea: May 21, 2010
Yes, I know the heading begins ‘Jello’… just scroll down a bit.

Kalimotxo: September 21, 2016

Lemonade: May 24, 2010
Scroll down under the iced tea in the Arnold Palmer recipe – it’s worth it.

Limoncello: December 10, 2011
Plan ahead – you really need a good month for this to come together.
Limoncello, New and Improved!: April 2, 2012
Still takes 2 weeks to make, but now with less sugar and, I think, better taste. Also, killer with:
Limoncello Spritzer
: April 2, 2012
A perfect brunch cocktail, even if it does require advance planning and (ideally) cute little ice cube trays.
Parfait! Limoncello, The Best!: November 9, 2012
Just in time for the holidays, and my best batch yet! I think the key is to use an ever-so-slightly disreputable vodka; one that is never going to be among the very best, but that really hopes to be considered ok, kinda, if you don’t look (or taste) too closely. That little extra edge of not-so-great liquor may be just what one needs to mellow out properly in a lemon peel marinade and then a bath with simple syrup.
Parfait! Limoncello (mebbe besterer): November 15, 2013
A bad batch o’ lemons cut down the usable amount of peel available, so I improvised and added the peel of an orange, then, later, a cube of fresh frozen lemon juice to the simple syrup to boost the flavor. Nice! Try it in the sangria, just below.
Parfait! Limoncello: December 5, 2014
‘Tis the season, and the perfect time, to make this tasty little treat.

Orangello: September 14, 2015
Like limoncello, but made with oranges instead. Nice.

Orange J Cocktail: October 4, 2016
Tasting a lot like a Creamsicle, this slushy vodka treat will be welcomed by most everyone.

Sangria: November 18, 2013

Sangria, Book Club: May 12, 2016

Sangria, Riesling & Rum: July 25, 2016

Sangria, Watermelon: September 15, 2015

SoCo Punch: January 3, 2011

Spiced Rum Cocktail: November 22, 2012
Officially known as ‘The Old Oakheart’ after the Bacardi spiced rum called for, this is Rich’s current favorite fall celebration libation. Try one yourself, just be prepared to make an investment in tart cherry concentrate, which will cost you almost as much as the rum.

Sweet Tea: September 13, 2011
Just like they have at that place down every street, so Rich says. But better, I say, because I’ve cut way down on the sugar and no one has seemed to notice.

Wassail Bowl: January 4, 2016
A warm rum and ale punch that’ll brighten up the darkest of wintry days.

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