Category Archives: Drinks

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cranberry Orange Cocktails for New Year’s

Baking Bites' Cranberry Orange Cocktails

I’ve made quite a few homemade vodka infusions over the years. They’re an easy way to create a custom vodka flavor that you can use to make your own signature cocktails. They’re also great gifts, when you want to give friends and family something homemade besides a batch of cookies! Two flavors I love are my Orange, Vanilla and Clove Vodka (which makes a delicious holiday cocktail) and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka

Homemade Cranberry Orange Vodka

I love making infused spirits at home. They’re easy to put together and they taste worlds better than similar products that you can buy at the local liquor store. Making your own infusions also means that you have a lot more options for flavor combinations than what you can find on a retail shelf. This year, for instance, I made an amazing Orange, Vanilla and ... Read More »

Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit, reviewed

Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit, reviewed

As much as I love coffee, I am always up for a cup of hot cocoa when it is cold outside – especially if I can dress that cocoa up with a shot or two of espresso and a couple of marshmallows! I often make homemade marshmallows during the holidays, as they’re both a good hot cocoa topper and a great gift, but I won’t ... Read More »

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always incredibly refreshing. Those base ingredients are also a good starting point for creative variations on the classic mojito because you can add other fruits and flavors easily to create endless options for summertime entertaining. These Watermelon Mojitos ... Read More »

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshakes are delicious when they are done well. A milkshake should be flavorful and indulgent, as well as the perfect way to treat yourself on a hot day. Too often, however, strawberry shakes don’t have enough fresh strawberry flavor or are so light and fluffy that you don’t get that rich ice cream consistency that you want to have in a milkshake. My Ultimate Strawberry ... Read More »

Tiki Iced Tea

Tiki Iced Tea

Iced tea is a wonderful summertime drink because it is always very refreshing when it is hot out. Much of the time, however, iced tea doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves because it is considered by many to be plain and a bit boring. Iced tea doesn’t have to be boring. It can easily be dressed up with all kinds of different flavors to ... Read More »

Homemade Auga de Jamaica

Homemade Jamaica

Agua frescas, or “fresh waters”, are one of my favorite types of drinks to cool down with on a hot day. The drinks are made with fruits, flowers, grains or seeds that are blended with sugar and water to create a refreshing beverage. Horchata is just one example of this type of beverage, and it is a staple at most of the Mexican restaurants I ... Read More »

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Last year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn more about wine. Wine is complex, and it goes without saying that there is a lot out there to learn about it. I didn’t necessarily need to become a wine expert – but I wanted to enjoy it more and increase my chances of picking out a bottle that I’d like when I went ... Read More »

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