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Peppermint Tea Recipe

May 6, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

Peppermint tea is sweetened with honey and flavored with lemon. Served hot in the winter, this tea is soothing and warming. Served over ice in the summer, this tea is refreshing and thirst quenching. I like to serve this tea on Christmas morning.

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Mango Lassi Recipe

May 3, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

Lassi is a yogurt based drink commonly enjoyed in India and Pakistan. This lassi recipe is made with mangoes and garnished with cardamom. If you want to liven up your book club party, this would taste great with a little rum or vodka 🙂

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Afghan Chai Recipe

May 1, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

In Afghanistan, tea is often served in small glasses on a silver tray. I could not find Peshawari style green tea so I used regular green tea. The tea was delicious.

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Milk Punch with Bourbon and Brandy Recipe

April 19, 2016 | by Marilyn | beverages

This is a fabulous recipe for milk punch. I thought it would have the consistency of eggnog but was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness and lightness of this body warming drink.

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Brandy Alexander Milkshake Recipe

March 23, 2016 | by Annie | beverages, sweets

This milkshake is for adults only!

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Scandanavian Glogg Recipe

| by Lisa | beverages

Glögg is a Scandinavian mulled wine.   The main ingredients are red wine, sugar, spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and bitter orange.  Some have  stronger spirits such as vodka, akvavit or brandy.   Glögg is generally served with raisins, blanched almonds and ginger biscuits or snaps.  

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Golden Apple Sangria Recipe

March 9, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

One of my favorite ways to get a party started is with a fruity sangria.  You can use a variety of fruits to match the season.   I walk the grocery store aisles and pick up fruit that I think would look good together.

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English Breakfast and Earl Grey Tea Custard Recipe

March 7, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

This creamy tea custard recipe is ideal for a tea party on a hot day.

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Blackberry Mint Tea Recipe

March 3, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

Blackberry Mint Tea is a refreshing summer drink. Spike it with some rum to liven things up a bit.

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Chocolate Espresso Martini Recipe

February 29, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

This Chocolate Espresso Martini Recipe makes a delicious rich martini with a nice caffeine jolt.

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Mint Julep Recipe

February 23, 2016 | by Lisa | beverages

Nothing is more refreshing than a mint julep on a hot southern day.    Leave the mint on as you sip so you can take in the aroma.

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Afghan Black Tea with Cardamom Recipe

January 17, 2016 | by Annie | beverages

The tea-loving Afghans enjoy their traditional drink flavored with cardamom and simmered in milk. If you have never had the pleasure of enjoying your tea steeped in milk and flavored with cardamom, do so now! You may never go back!

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Cointreau Bengal Tiger Cocktail Recipe

May 30, 2015 | by Annie | beverages

The refreshing and fruity Bengal Tiger Cocktail is made with brandy, a cherry liqueur an orange liqueur (Cointreau) and pineapple juice.

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Hot Wassail Recipe

July 6, 2014 | by Annie | beverages

Wassail originated in Germany and is a hot mulled cider. This recipe is tart, spicy, and not overly sweet. The wonderful aromas wafting from the simmering wassail will have you singing Christmas carols. Add red wine to taste for a spiced wine wassail.

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Chi Chi Drink Recipe

May 27, 2014 | by Lisa | beverages

This drink is similar to a piña colada, but uses vodka instead of rum. I like mine with lots of coconut, so feel free to add more pineapple if you like a fruitier tropical drink.

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