Homemade Amaretto liqueuer - easy to make Italian almond flavored cordial. homemade gift idea. hostess gift.
Have you ever heard of a "Squash" drink? I am not talking about a pumpkin smoothie. This is a refreshing alcohol free bubbly citrus drink. Traditionally it is a Lemon Squash, and Martha Stewart has a recipe for a Lime Squash. But, I decided to combine lemon, lime and orange to make a Citrus Squash.… Continue reading No Sugar Added Citrus Squash Drink plus Tasty Tuesdays
It is time for another Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when our intrepid bloggers choose two ingredients not normally paired together and try to make a dish with them. This month we chose thyme and lemons as our two ingredients. Not exactly a strange combination. These two ingredients pair together nicely in so many different ways. But,… Continue reading Herb Infused Limoncello – Crazy Ingredient Challenge
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16. No, it is not on May 5th. Really, Google it if you don't believe me. I'll wait. If Mother Nature is blessing you with an extended summer (read scorching hot and humid) like she is us here in Southern California, you might want something cool and refreshing… Continue reading Mexican Independence Day Beverages
Hurricane Blanca, now Tropical Storm Blanca, is on the way to my neck of the woods. It is hot and sticky and miserable outside. The perfect time for a nice refreshing alcohol free Ango Soda. Just three simple ingredients over ice: club soda (or tonic water) aromatic bitters (I use Angostura, but any brand will do)… Continue reading Ango Soda
Today is Irish Coffee Day, and for many of you in frigid temperatures I am sure some spiked creamy coffee sounds pretty tasty right about now. I came over to the site a few hours ago so I could share our recipe on social media (you are following us aren't you?). Oopsy! I quickly realized that… Continue reading Traditional Irish Coffee
January 17th is Hot Buttered Rum Day according to Serendipity and Spice's A Blogger's List of National Days. An extensive 5 minute search found that no one seems to know how or when this holiday was started, but who cares. It gives me something to blog about. Hot Buttered Rum originated in Colonial America when molasses… Continue reading 7 Scrumptious Recipes for Hot Buttered Rum
Rumtopf takes the longest to prepare of any recipe I have on the site. It literally takes MONTHS! But that is all sitting time. The actual work is less than 5 minutes a month. What is Rumtopf? Literally translated it means Rum Pot in German. In Danish it is spelled Rumkrukke. It is a way to preserve… Continue reading Rumtopf Recipe and Printable