Citrus Squash - alcohol free sparkling drink made with lemon, lime and orange. No sugar added. Can be used in mixed drinks. Lemon Squash. Lime Squash.

No Sugar Added Citrus Squash Drink plus Tasty Tuesdays

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

Strawberry Shrub - simple syrup of fruit, sugar and vinegar. Use to make a delightful summer drink, salad dressing or dessert topping.
Beverages, Fruit, Sauces

Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

While perusing one of my favorite linky parties I stumbled on this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shrub from at The Whole Serving. And I knew I had to try it. And not just because I had a half flat of strawberries in the fridge a friend gave me. It intrigued me. A "shrub", you ask?… Continue reading Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

Margaritas, Micheladas and Agua de Jamaica

Mexican Independence Day Beverages

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

Hot Buttered Rum recipe

7 Scrumptious Recipes for Hot Buttered Rum

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

Berry Hibiscus Cooler

Berry Hibiscus Cooler

Technically this is not a copycat recipe from a certain chain of coffee houses that shall remain nameless, you know, the omnipresent one that is on almost every street corner, mall and grocery store these days. Their Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher is made with fresh blackberries and "a boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract". Mine is a tisane, a… Continue reading Berry Hibiscus Cooler