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Do you have a recipe for a Grasshopper?

Grasshopper

To a blender, add...
1 shot of sweet cream
3/4 shot of white creme de cacao
3/4 shot of green creme de menthe
glass of crushed ice

Blend until smooth.

   
How do I make a Mangrove Smash?

Mangrove Smash

1/2 shot dark rum
1/2 shot light rum
1/2 shot coconut rum
1 shot coconut cream
2 shots pineapple juice
2 shots orange juice
2 shots sour mix
Midori
pineapple wedge

Combine all ingredients, except Midori and pineapple, in blender with ice. Serve in hurricane glass with a float of Midori and a pineapple wedge.

   
How do I make a Sidecar

Sidecar

2 shots brandy
1 shot lemon juice
1 shot Cointreau

Fill a shaker with ice, and add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a glass with a sugar coated rim.

   
How do I make a dirty martini?

Dirty Martini

2 shots Gin
1 Tbsp Dry Vermouth
2 Tbsp Olive juice (from the olive jar)
2 Olives

Put an ice cube and a small amount of water in a cocktail glass. Place in freezer for 2-3 minutes. Fill drink shaker with all ingredients including the olives. Cover and shake hard 3 or 4 times. Remove cocktail glass from freezer, empty, and pour drink into the chilled cocktail glass. Add more olive juice if drink isn't salty enough.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Will Rogers?

Will Rogers

1-1/2 shots Gin
1/2 shot Dry Vermouth
Dash of Triple Sec
1 Tbsp Orange Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a short glass, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Kamikazes?

Kamikaze

1 shot Vodka
1 shot Triple Sec
1 shot Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a short glass filled with ice cubes.

   
Do you have a recipe for an Old Fashioned?

Old Fashioned

To a short glass filled with ice, add...
1 shot of whiskey
1 tsp sugar
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Fill glass with carbonated water, and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Day at the Beach?

A Day at the Beach

To a tall glass filled with ice, add... 1 shot of coconut rum 1/2 shot of amaretto Then fill the glass with orange juice, add a dash of grenadine, and garnish with a strawberry and a pineapple wedge.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Georgia Mint Julep?

Georgia Mint Julep

1-1/2 shots of Brandy
1 shot of Peach flavored Brandy
3 sprigs Mint, crushed
1-1/2 tsp of Powdered Sugar
Dash of Water

Add all ingredients to a short glass filled with ice.

   
Do you have a recipe for wine coolers?

Wine Cooler

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add red wine to the halfway point. Fill the rest of the glass with 7up.

   
Do you have a recipe for a sea breeze?

Sea Breeze

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, then add...
1 shot of vodka
Half glass of cranberry juice
Half glass of grapefruit juice

   
Do you have a recipe for B-52´s?

B-52

Fill a small liqueur glass 1/3 full with Kahlua. Very gently add Bailey's Irish Cream to another 1/3 of the glass. On top of the Irish Cream, gently add Grand Marnier to create a layered effect.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Sloe Gin Fizz?

Sloe Gin Fizz

Glass of crushed ice
1-1/2 shots of sweet/sour mix
1 shot of Sloe Gin

Blend ingredients for a short time, until the ice is crushed and blended, then pour into a glass and fill very slowly with carbonated water.

   
Do you have a recipe for hot buttered rum?

Hot Buttered Rum

2 Tbsp brown sugar
1-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups dark rum
6 Tbsp butter, softened

Heat brown sugar and water to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in rum and butter, mixing well. Pour into mugs and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve at once.

   
Do you have a recipe for sangria?

Sangria

2 cups dry red wine, chilled
2 cups Orange juice
2 Tbsp Lime juice
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Club soda, chilled
Sliced orange, lemon & lime

Combine wine, orange juice, lime juice and sugar in a large pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved.

Just before serving, slowly add the club soda, stirring gently to blend. Add ice and sliced fruit. Serve immediately.

   
Do you have a slush recipe for strawberry daiquiri or tequila?

Strawberry Daiquiri (or Tequila)

1-12 ounce can orange juice
1-12 ounce can lemonade
1-12 ounce can water
2-16 ounce cans frozen strawberries
1-12 ounce can rum or vodka
Put in blender until well mixed. Freeze. Stir after 1 1/2 hours. Use ice cream scoop to fill glass half full with slush mix, and finish filling with either white or sour soda. If you prefer Margarita's, substitute Tequila for the rum or vodka.

   
How do I make a red cloud?

Red Cloud

1-1/2 shots gin
1/2 shot apricot brandy
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Grenadine
ice

Shake with ice and strain into a glass.

   
How do I brew coffee?

Brewing the Perfect Pot...Coffee at its Best

There are some things you can do to assure a great tasting cup of coffee.

1. Choose your equipment wisely. The coffee press is the preferred method for the true coffee aficionado. Most people probably use a traditional drip coffee maker. We suggest using one with a permanent (i.e. gold tone) filter rather than paper. Paper will taint the flavor of your coffee unless first rinsed well with hot water.

2. Use the right grind. If brewing with a flat-bottom filter use a medium grind. V-bottom filters require a slightly finer grind.

3. Use the right water. The "right water"? Yes. If your water tastes bad, your coffee will also taste unpleasant. Use filtered water whenever possible.

4. Use the right amount of coffee. Two tablespoons per six ounces of water is ideal. Adjust to fit your personal taste.

5. Get it while its Hot! Coffee can only remain on a burner for about 20 minutes before it starts to taste bitter. Put it in an insulated thermos if you would like to keep it for longer.

6. Never place your fresh coffee beans in the refrigerator as this dries them out.

7. Always share your great coffee with great friends and ENJOY!!

   
Do you have a recipe for raspberry slush?

Rasberry Slush

1 pint frozen raspberries, thawed (or fresh - crushed and strained)
12 ounces frozen lemonade
1 envelope raspberry Kool-Aid
1/4 cup sugar
1 quart frozen plain or vanilla yogurt (softened a little for easier mixing)
1/2 large can pineapple juice
2 1/2 cups brandy
Mix ingredients and freeze. Use ice cream scoop to fill glass half full with slush mix, and finish filling with either white or sour soda. You can adjust the slush mix in the glass to your preference.

   
How do I make a maple milkshake?

Shake Up a Vermonter

1/4 cup Pure Vermont Maple Syrup
1 cup milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream (Ben & Jerry's World Famous Vanilla is best!)

Combine all ingredients in the container of a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately. Serves 1

   
How do I make coffee mocha?

Coffee Mocha

No need to spend huge amounts of money on a Mocha when you make it yourself!

2 ounces (2 squares) semi-sweet chocolate 4 tsp granulated sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 4 cups hot coffee, freshly brewed Whipped cream, garnish Grated milk chocolate, garnish

Melt chocolate in a heavy gauge saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar and heavy cream. Blend until smooth, then gradually whisk in hot coffee. Divide mixture among 4 coffee mugs, topping each mug with whipped cream and finely grated milk chocolate. Serve immediately.

   
How do I make a cosmopolitan?

Cosmopolitan

1 shot Vodka
1/2 shot Triple sec
1/2 shot Rose's Lime Juice
1/2 shot Cranberry juice
Lime wedge

Shake liquid ingredients well in a shaker with ice. Place lime wedge on the rim of a Martini glass. Pour mix into the glass and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for hot chocolate?

Thick & Rich Hot Chocolate

1 cup water
2 squares Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Heat water and chocolate in saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is blended. Add sugar; increase heat to medium high. Bring to boil, and boil for 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk and vanilla. Continue cooking on medium heat until heated through.

   
Do you have a recipe for mulled wine?

Mulled Wine

2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
Rind of 2 oranges, cut into 1/4" strips
1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry red wine

Heat all ingredients except wine to boiling in a large pot, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Remove spices and
orange peel. Stir in wine. Heat until just hot (DO NOT BOIL). Serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for flavored cider?

Cinnamon-Citrus Cider

1 bottle (64 ounces) apple cider
1 quart orange juice
1/3 cup red cinnamon candies
1 Tbsp whole allspice
3 Tbsp honey

Heat apple cider, orange juice, candies and allspice to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove allspice; stir in honey. Serve hot.

   
Do you have a recipe for Wassail?

Wassail

1 gallon apple cider
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp whole allspice
2 tsp whole cloves
2 (three inch) sticks cinnamon
2 oranges, studded with cloves

Heat all ingredients except oranges to boiling in a large stockpot; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, strain. Pour into a punch bowl,
float the oranges in the bowl. Serve hot.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Golden Cadillac?

Golden Cadillac

1 shot Galliano
2 shots White Creme De Cacao
1 shot Light Cream
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend at low speed for ten seconds. Strain into a short glass and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for a banana drink?

Banana Cow

1 shot Light Rum 1 shot Creme De Banana 1-1/2 shots Cream Dash of Grenadine Shake rum, creme de banana, cream, and grenadine with crushed ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a banana slice, sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Hot Toddy´s?

Hot Toddy

To a warmed coffee mug, add...
1 shot of whiskey
1 tsp of sugar

Fill to top with boiling water, and garnish with a lemon slice.

   
Do you have a recipe for chocolate rum?

Chocolate Rum

1 shot of rum
1/2 shot of brown creme de cacao
1/2 shot of white creme de menthe
Dash of sweet cream
Dash of 151 rum

Mix all ingredients in a short glass filled with ice.

   
Do you have a recipe for irish coffee?

Irish Coffee

1 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
6 cups hot black coffee
3/4 cup Irish whiskey

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream with 1 Tbsp of the sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside.

Combine remaining sugar, coffee and whiskey. Pour into mugs and top with lots of the whipped cream. Serve immediately.

   
Do you have a recipe for coffee punch?

Irish Coffee Punch

1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3 cups strong coffee
2 cups milk
1 cup rum
1/2 cup bourbon
2 quarts coffee ice cream
1 large container whipped topping (cool whip)

In a blender mix sugar, cinnamon, 1 cup of the coffee and 1 cup of the milk. Mix until well blended, and pour into a large pitcher.

Add 2 more cups of coffee, and the other cup of milk. Add the rum and bourbon, and then mix together gently. Cover and let stand in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

Pour into a punch bowl and add the ice cream in scoops, and the container of whipped topping. Mix until well blended.

   
Do you have a recipe for smoothies?

Mocha Smoothie

1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1 tsp instant coffee or espresso powder
1 cup milk
1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup

Add to blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

   
Do you have a recipe for smoothies?

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

1 ripe banana
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup milk
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed ice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for a coffee drink?

Coffee Cooler

1 cup of Coffee, sugar and cream added
Coffee ice cream

Put the coffee in a blender. Add 1 or 2 scoops of Coffee ice cream. Blend until smooth, serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for a smoothie?

Tropical Smoothie

1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed
1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
1 container (8 ounces) low-fat piña colada yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1-1/2 cups ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender except for the ice cubes; blend until smooth. Gradually add ice cubes with motor running; blend until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for punch?

Lemon Berry Punch

4 (6 ounce) cans frozen lemonade, prepare as directed
2 quarts cranberry juice
1 quart chilled ginger ale

Combine all ingredients in punch bowl and mix well.

   
Do you have a recipe for Orange Julius?

Orange Julius

1/2 of a (6 Oz) Can Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
5 to 6 Ice Cubes

Pour all ingredients in blender in order given. Mix well and serve immediately.

   
Do you have a recipe for punch?

Super Fruity Punch

3 Large cans frozen Hawaiian Punch
2 Large cans frozen Orange juice
2 quarts Ginger ale
3 Large cans frozen Lemonade
1 quart Raspberry sherbet

Follow directions on can for each frozen juice, mix and add to large punch bowl. Spoon in raspberry sherbet and stir until frothy. Just before serving, pour the ginger ale slowly around the edge of the punch bowl.

   
Any ideas for a good holiday drink?

Cranberry Punch

A nice holiday punch for the whole family....serve in a holiday punch bowl for effect.

3 cans (12 ounce size) frozen lemonade, thawed and diluted with 3 cans of water 1 quart Cranberry juice cocktail 1 cup Frozen orange juice thawed and undiluted 1 28 ounce Bottle of ginger ale 1 Orange, thinly sliced

Combine juices and chill. Add ginger ale just before serving. Garnish with orange slices.

   
How do I make a chocolate cocktail?

Death by Chocolate

1 shot Irish Cream
1/2 shot dark Crème de Cacao
1/2 shot vodka
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
1 cup crushed ice
whipped cream
chocolate curls

Blend the first four ingredients with 1 cup crushed ice until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

   
How do I make a Napoleon?

Napoleon

1 shot Amaretto
1 shot peach schnapps
splash orange juice
4 shots sparkling mineral water
orange peel

In a cocktail shaker partially filled with ice, mix Amaretto, peach schnapps, and orange juice. Shake well. Pour mixture, including ice, into an old-fashioned glass and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with an orange twist.

   
How do I make a gin rickey?

Gin Rickey

2 shots gin
juice of 1 lime
8 ounces carbonated water
ice

In a mixing glass with ice, combine gin and lime juice. Stir. Strain into tall glass and add chilled carbonated water.

   
How do I make a Colorado Bulldog?

Colorado Bulldog

1-1/4 shots Kahlúa
4 shots half & half
splash of cola
maraschino cherry

Fill an 8 ounce glass with ice and add all ingredients. Garnish with a cherry.

   
How do I make a Manhattan?

Manhattan

1-1/2 shots blended whiskey
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
ice
stuffed olive

Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Top with an olive.

   
How do I make a Goombay Smash?

Goombay Smash

1 shot Spiced rum
1 shot Malibu rum
1/4 shot Apricot brandy
2 shots Pineapple juice
2 shots Orange juice

Mix all ingredients in a tall glass with ice and shake. Garnish with orange slice and a cherry.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Zombie?

Zombie

1 shot Light Rum
1/2 shot Creme De Almond
1-1/2 shots Sweet/Sour mix
1/2 shot Triple Sec
1-1/2 shots Orange Juice
1/2 shot 151 Rum

Shake all ingredients (except the 151 rum) with ice and strain into a tall glass over ice cubes. Float the 151-proof rum on top, garnish with a cherry, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for whiskey sours?

Whiskey Sour

2 shots Blended Whiskey
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/2 tsp Powdered Sugar

Shake whiskey, lemon juice, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a short glass. Garnish with a half-slice of lemon and a cherry.

   
Do you have a recipe for vodka gimlets?

Vodka Gimlet

1 shot Lime Juice
1-1/2 shots Vodka
1 tsp Powdered Sugar

Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a short glass, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Salty Dogs?

Salty Dog

5 shots Grapefruit Juice
1-1/2 shots Gin
1/4 tsp Salt

Pour all ingredients over ice cubes in a short glass. Stir well and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Hurricanes?

Hurricane

1 shot Light Rum
1 shot Dark Rum
1 Tbsp Passion Fruit Syrup
2 tsp Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Creamsicles?

Creamsicle

To a tall glass filled with ice, add...
1-1/2 shots Vanilla Liqueur
3 shots Orange Juice
1-1/2 shots Milk

Stir well, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Margaritas?

Margarita

1-1/2 shots Tequila
1/2 shot Triple Sec
1 shot Lime Juice

Rub rim of cocktail glass with rind of lime,
dip rim in salt. Shake ingredients with ice and
strain into the salt-rimmed glass.

   
Do you have a recipe for Alabama Slammers?

Alabama Slammer

To a tall glass filled with ice, add... 3/4 shot of amaretto 3/4 shot of sloe gin 3/4 shot of Southern Comfort Fill to top with orange juice, and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

   
Do you have a recipe for Tom Collins?

Tom Collins

To a tall glass filled with ice cubes, add...
1 shot of a sweet/sour mix
1 shot of gin
Fill almost to the top with carbonated water
Add a dash of grenadine or cherry juice

Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

   
Do you have a recipe for White Russians?

White Russian

Fill a short glass with ice, then add...
1 shot of vodka
3/4 shot of kahlua
1/2 shot of sweet cream

   
Do you have a recipe for Long Island Iced Tea?

Long Island Iced Tea

3/4 shot of sweet/sour mix
3/4 shot of gin
3/4 shot of vodka
3/4 shot of rum
3/4 shot of triple sec
A dash of coke for color

Add all ingredients to a tall glass filled with ice; stir.

   
Do you have a recipe for a banana daiquiri?

Banana Daiquiri

Glass of crushed ice 1-1/2 shots of light rum 1-1/2 shots of lime juice Dash of triple sec 1 sliced banana 1 tsp of sugar Put all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for Pina Coladas?

Pina Colada

glass of crushed ice
2 shots of pineapple juice
1-1/2 shots of rum
1 shot of coconut syrup
1/2 shot of sweet cream

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with a cherry & orange slice.

   
How can I make my party drinks special?

Dress up your ice cubes

To add something special to your beverages, simply freeze cherries, lemon peel, orange peel, mint leaves or lemon verbena in your ice cubes.

   
Do you have a recipe for a fruit cooler?

Sparkling Fruit Cooler

1-1/4 cups pineapple juice
1-1/4 cups pink lemonade
26 ounces sparkling mineral water
lemon or lime slices

Fill three ice cube trays with each of the juices and freeze until firm.

Place 2 or 3 cubes of each juice in a tall glass, and pour in chilled mineral water. Garnish with a lemon or lime slice.

   
Do you have a recipe for the lemonade served at State Fairs?

State Fair Lemonade

8 Lemons
1 cup Sugar
10-12 Ice cubes

Bring lemons to room temperature. Roll lemons under your palm on the counter, slice in half and squeeze into a gallon pitcher. Put the lemon rinds into the pitcher as well. Pour sugar over lemon rinds. Let this sit for one half hour. Add ice cubes and enough water to fill container. Stir well and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for homemade Irish Cream?

Irish Cream

14 oz. Irish whiskey
14 oz evaporated milk
14 oz heavy cream
2 eggs
2 oz chocolate syrup
2 T instant coffee
1 T vanilla
1 T almond extract

In blender, add eggs, beat, then add the rest of the ingredients in order. Blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator.

   
Do you have a recipe for raspberry punch?

Raspberry Pineapple Punch

5 cups Pineapple Juice
1 quart cran-raspberry drink
1 pint fresh or frozen raspberries
1 lemon, thinly sliced
ice

Chill ingredients. Combine in punch bowl. Makes 9 cups.

   
How do I make an Apple Pie Smoothie?

Apple Pie Smoothie

1/2 cup skim milk
3 Tbsp apple juice concentrate (frozen)
1/2 cup fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a blender to desired consistency.

   
How do I make a Tahitian Paradise?

Tahitian Paradise

6 fresh strawberries
1 shot Coco Lopez coconut cream
2 shots milk
1 shot orange juice
1 shot pineapple juice
crushed ice
fresh mint leaves
strawberry

Blend first 5 ingredients for 15 seconds, adding crushed ice for the last few seconds. Do not over blend.

Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a strawberry.

   
How do I make orange punch?

Orange Punch

1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (6 ounce) can frozen pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 cup water
2 quarts ginger ale
Orange slices
Strawberry slices

Combine juices and water until mixed and smooth. Just before serving add ginger ale and garnish with orange slices and fresh strawberry slices.

   
How can I make fruit flavored tea?

Fruited Tea

Add leftover apple, orange or lemon rinds to your tea pot while it's brewing. Then just strain it when you pour it. You'll have a delicious fruit flavored tea.

   
Do you have a recipe for hot buttered rum drink mix?

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

1 pound softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups brown sugar
Mix well with your hands. Add 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream, softened. Add nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Put in airtight container and freeze. To serve, use one scoop of slush mix, one shot of rum, and fill the rest of the cup with hot water. Delicious.

   
Do you have a recipe for cappachino drink mix?

Cappucino Mix

1 cup Coffeemate
1 cup Swiss Miss
2/3 cup instant coffee crystals
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix together above ingredients. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the powdered mix to a cup of hot water. Top with a little whipping cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. Store the rest in an airtight container in a dry place.

   
How do I make a Bay Breeze?

Bay Breeze

3 parts Vodka
1 part Cranberry juice
1 part Pineapple juice

First, add ice cubes to a tall glass, then add the three parts vodka, then the pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Stir well, and serve.

   
Do you have a recipe for Keoke coffee?

Keoke Coffee

To a warm coffee mug, add...
3/4 shot of brandy
3/4 shot of Kahlua

Fill to top with coffee, and garnish with dollop of whipped cream.

Note: Often topped with whipped cream

   
Do you have a recipe for wine spritzers?

Wine Spritzer

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add white wine to the halfway point. Fill the rest of the glass with carbonated water.

   
Do you have a recipe for Mudslides?

Mudslides

1 ounce vodka
1 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
2 to 3 scoops vanilla ice cream

Place all ingredients into container of an electric blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

   
Do you have a recipe for smoothies?

Tangerine Smoothie

1 cup tangerine juice, or tangerine/orange
2 bananas, peeled and frozen
1 cup mango, diced and frozen

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for smoothies?

Cocoa Smoothies

1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp warm water
1 banana, peeled and sliced
2 cups vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1-1/2 cups milk

Stir together cocoa and sugar in a small bowl. Add water; stir until well blended. Place the banana and cocoa mixture into a blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Add ice cream and milk. Cover; blend until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for punch?

Dreamy Punch

1 (46 ounce) can of pineapple juice
1-1/2 pints vanilla ice cream
1 quart orange sherbet
2 liters ginger ale

Scoop the ice cream and sherbet into a punch bowl. Slowly add the pineapple juice and then the ginger ale; stir gently.

   
Do you have a recipe for punch?

Frosty Lime Punch

2 cans (6 oz each) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3 cups cold water
2 cans (12 oz each) lemon-lime soda, chilled
1/2 pint lime sherbet, softened
Lime slices

Mix the limeade concentrate and water in a large pitcher. Just before serving, stir in soda. Pour mixture into a punch bowl and float scoops of sherbet and lime slices on the top.

   
Do you have a recipe for coffee punch?

Iced Coffee Punch

4 cups chilled double strength coffee, divided
1 pint chocolate ice cream
dash of salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup half and half
1 pint vanilla ice cream
cinnamon

Combine 2 cups of the coffee with the chocolate ice cream, salt and extracts in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl, add cream and remaining coffee; stir to blend. Spoon small scoops of vanilla ice cream on top, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

   
Do you have a recipe for a slushy?

Pineapple-Vanilla Slushy

1 (6 Ounce) Can Frozen Pineapple Juice Concentrate
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Milk
1 (8 Ounce) Carton Vanilla Yogurt
2 Tbsp Sugar
1-1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Ice Cubes

In blender combine the pineapple juice concentrate, water, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Blend mixture until smooth. Gradually add ice cubes and blend until mixture is slushy.

   
Do you have a recipe for white hot chocolate?

White Hot Chocolate

3 cups Half-and-Half
2/3 cups chopped white chocolate
3 inch Cinnamon Stick
1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Almond Extract
Ground Cinnamon

In a saucepan combine 1/4 cup of the half-and-half, the white chocolate, stick of cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir over low heat heat until chocolate is melted.

Add remaining half-and-half. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in vanilla and almond extract.

Sprinkle each serving with ground cinnamon.

   
Do you have any variations for hot chocolate?

Hot Mocha Milk

2 Tbsp Chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp Instant coffee
1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
Whipped cream

Combine chocolate syrup, instant coffee and cinammon in a microwave safe mug.

Stir in milk and heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 1-2
minutes or until hot. Do not allow milk to boil.

Add whipped cream and enjoy!

   
Can I make my own flavored coffees?

Flavored coffees

To make your own flavored coffees, simply mix some chocolate, toasted almonds or cinnamon sticks with the beans before grinding.

   
I love gourmet coffee, but can´t afford it...any ideas?

Cheaper Coffee

To stretch an expensive brand of coffee, just mix a small amount of your favorite along with a cheaper brand. The flavoring of the gourmet coffee will permeate the less expensive variety.

   
How can I keep my lemonade from getting watered down by ice?

Lemon Ice

Make a double batch of lemonade. Freeze half of it in ice cube trays. As the lemon ice melts, your drink will stay nice and tangy.

   
Do you have a recipe for Orange Julius?

Orange Julius #2

1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1-6 ounce can frozen orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
10-12 ice cubes

Mix together in a blender until foamy.

   
What can I do with brown banana´s?

Banana's turning brown?

New idea for when your banana's are turning brown too fast. Place them in the freezer to use in a fruit smoothie. When desired use a sharp knife to remove peel. Slice in blender with other smoothie favorites. For easier peel removal, take banana out of freezer about 1/2 hour before using.

   
How do I make a Passion Cruise?

Passion Cruise

4 shots Malibu rum
1 shot Bacardi Gold rum
5 shots orange juice or pineapple juice

Mix all ingredients and serve over ice.

   
Do you have a recipe for Bloody Mary´s?

Bloody Mary

To a tall glass filled with ice cubes, add...
1 shot of vodka
Dash of Tabasco sauce (or more to taste)
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Fill glass with tomato juice, and garnish with a celery stalk and wedge of lime.

   
Do you have a recipe for Fuzzy Navels?

Fuzzy Navel

1 shot of peach Schnapps
Orange juice

Add to a tall glass filled with ice.

   
Do you have a recipe for Brandy Alexanders?

Frozen Brandy Alexander

1 shot of sweet cream
3/4 shot of dark creme de cacao
3/4 shot of brandy
glass of crushed ice

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.

   
Do you have a recipe for a fruit drink?

Fruity Freezes

1-1/3 cups milk
1 pint pineapple sherbet
1 cup chopped pineapple, frozen
1 cup frozen strawberries

Combine milk, 1 cup sherbet and fruit in a blender and process until smooth. Pour mixture into glasses and top with another scoop of sherbet. Serve immediately.

   
Do you have a recipe for spiced cider?

Hot Spiced Cider

4 cups Apple Cider
2 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Whole Cloves
2 Cardamom Pods
1 Orange

Place the cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and cardamon pods in a saucepan. Carefully peel the orange, using a vegetable peeler to remove only the outer orange skin, none of the white.

Bring the cider to a boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Strain before serving.

   
Do you have a recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger?

Harvey Wallbanger

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.

Add...
1 shot of vodka, then fill almost to the top with orange juice. Finish off with a 1/2 shot of Galliano. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

   
How do I make lemonade?

Bubbly Lemonade

4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 quart carbonated mineral water

In a large saucepan, bring sugar and 2 cups water to a
boil. Boil uncovered five minutes; remove from heat
and cool. Mix lemon juice and 2 cups water. Add to
syrup; mix well. Chill until ready to serve.

To serve, combine equal amounts of lemon syrup and
mineral water.

   
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