Friday, 25 July 2014

Apple Kiwi Kooler

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I was glancing at the drinks this month on my Instagram account. It got me thinking I’m missing blue and green drinks. Since I had no intention of wasting money on a bottle of blue curacao that I would never finish blue was immediately ruled out.  I figured I could definitely make a drink that was green. The first two fruits that came to mind were apples and kiwis. Now you can tell from the image above that this drink is not green, why? Because I could not find Kiwi juice, I searched all four grocery stores in my area to no avail. And I was far to lazy to make some from fresh kiwis. Thankfully I found a kiwi juice blend. This drink is green in spirit

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Strawberry Mint Daiquiri

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The moment you drink a strawberry daiquiri it’s officially summer. I don’t think any other drink reminds me of summer and the beach more than a strawberry daiquiri, not even a Pina Colada. My sister and her best friend love this drink so much. I find it to be a lovely drink but ultimately most versions I’ve had are way too sweet and the flavor is a bit one note. So I decided to add some mint to see if I could give this drink a refreshing makeover.

Friday, 18 July 2014

My Milestones frozen peach bellini

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About four years ago, which feels like a really long time ago , I went on a trip to visit some friends in Toronto. They took me to dinner at a restaurant called Milestones, really good food, but what got my attention was the most delicious drink in life. A frozen peach bellini, I can’t even describe the deliciousness, I have always wanted to replicate the drink but never had a reason, until now!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Jamaican Lemonade

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 I remember as a child I figured out how to make lemonade by accident. I was thirsty and mixed a little sugar in a glass of water, I thought it tasted a little boring and squeezed the juice of a lime in it. I remember exclaiming, wow this taste like lemonade! And my mother replying; how do you think they make lemonade? This is the way lemonade is made in Jamaica, with limes and brown sugar, one of the most refreshing drinks.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Pina Colada Mojito

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Home alone one Saturday I created this concoction. A hybrid of two drinks, pina colada ( my mother’s favorite) and my go to drink the mojito. It was a no-brainer that I had to figure out a way to incorporate the amazing cocomania coconut rum into something this month.  A few days after I purchased the bottle, two small but sweet pineapples were picked from the yard and the light bulb went off immediately.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Cherry Ginger spritz

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The best thing about summer (next to the good weather) is the abundance of fruits. Not everyone drinks alcohol, so it’s only fair that a few of the drinks this month are virgins.  I will say that when I opened the refrigerator and saw a box of cherries I was quite happy.  This drink is easier than ever, and very tasty. It’s the perfect complement to a hotdog and potato salad.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Super citrusy long island Iced tea

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Happy Independence day!  
Make this drink tonight to celebrate

Am I the only one who thought there was actual tea in a long island ice tea? I’ve always assumed that the drink was an ice tea with the addition of the spirits. Come to find out it’s all a fraud, just some cola added for color. This drink is a close cousin to the Long island iced tea. It has a few similar ingredients and almost the same flavor profile. I’ve always wanted to make a drink using gin, so this iced tea was as great an excuse as any.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blueberry Mojito

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This is the month of the drink, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. I am not a drinker myself; I’ll take an ice cool limeade or water over any alcoholic beverage any day. However there is one drink that I love love love and it’s a mojito. I’m pretty sure it’s because it’s basically spiked limeade with mint.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Banana Orange cupcakes

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To be honest, this isn’t really a cupcake, it’s kind-of a banana bread/muffin hybrid. I was all set to make orange cakes in the orange cups with orange butter cream, but as luck would have it, the bananas I had stored away in the refrigerator were ready to be baked. So instead of baking two things I decided to combine the banana bread with my orange cupcake idea to create banana bread infused with orange flavor, turned out pretty nice.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Strawberry shortcake-ish

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My family members are always the catalyst for recipe ideas. That cookie and cream ice-cream cake for my cousin, the entire vegetarian month was for my mom, and now this strawberry shortcake for my beloved little sister. Her middle name is “strawberry short cheesecake” because if there is anything she loves more than strawberry shortcake it would be cheesecake. Cheesecake I detest, but strawberry shortcake on the other hand can be delicious.