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Easy Homemade Blended Butterbeer

"Wizarding World Copycat Recipe: Homemade Blended Butterbeer

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about the blended butterbeer that I had inside the park. Non-alcoholic butterbeer is available in a soda form and as a blended drink. Both options are topped with a foamy, beer-like “head” that tastes a bit like marshmallow fluff and both taste like butterscotch, with the soda option being lightly carbonated ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Tequila Sunrise

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

I love making Tequila Sunrises when I’m entertaining for brunch. While champagne cocktails and bellinis have a festive carbonation to them, I like the colors and the simplicity of these a bit better. Plus, I feel obligated to use up the whole bottle of champagne when I’m making cocktails with it because I don’t want it to lose its carbonation. That means that when I’m ... Read More »

Irish Cream Egg Cream

Irish Cream Egg Cream

The other day, I showed you how to make classic Chocolate Egg Cream at home. These soda fountain treats were all the rage back when the counter at the local pharmacy was the hottest spot in town to hang out – and they still have plenty of fans today. Despite the name, egg creams contain neither egg nor cream. They’re made with chocolate syrup, milk ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade

I’ve always had a soft spot for Cherry Limeade. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and tart, and I’m a sucker for that vibrant pink color. The problem with many cherry limeades is that they aren’t made with fresh juices, so you get an artifical cherry flavor instead of an authentic one. I don’t mind artificial cherry flavor in a lollipop, but I don’t want ... Read More »

Coconut Mocha

Homemade Coconut Mocha Coffee Drink

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations – after chocolate and coffee, of course. Starbucks and other coffee chains tend to put coconut on their spring and summer menus, when consumers are in the mood for a cold beverage with a tropical flair. While I enjoy coconut mocha frappuccinos, I also enjoy hot coconut mochas. Fortunately, they’re easy to make at home, so ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Milk punch is an old fashioned cocktail that originated sometime in the 17th century. Fans of eggnog will note that it is similar to the classic holiday drink, but it doesn’t include any eggs. It uses brandy (or bourbon or rum), a bit of sugar and milk to make a cocktail that is rich and creamy without being too heavy. Since it is such a ... Read More »

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