Grasshopper

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  I was de-carbing Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao, so of course I had to try a classic Grasshopper. It’s a great option for holiday celebrations! The taste of this Grasshopper is appealingly light, not cloyingly sweet like the original. I found it perky and refreshing, and I hope you do, too.  Food pairing: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Headbanger’s Kitchen.

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Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Hot Buttered Rum

  We're having some pretty cold weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and Hot Buttered Rum sounds so good to me. This recipe makes enough for 36 servings of the mix, so you'll have enough for a cozy, winter party or an ongoing indulgence for yourself. I think it's a great after-dinner drink. Below, I've also included the instructions for making just a single serving of Hot Buttered Rum once you have the mix together.…

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Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

  Here's another easy recipe to amp up your party. The classic version calls for club soda rather than prosecco, so feel free to make that substitution if you like. Oh, and sloe gin isn't exactly gin. It's more of a liqueur made by soaking sloe berries in gin or vodka. The tart berry flavor goes wonderfully with the fizzy, festive prosecco, and it's low-carb to boot. Food pairing: All Day I Dream About Food's…

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Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail

  This is the classic Champagne Cocktail, made with brandy, Angostura bitters, and, for us, a low-carb sweetener. It's simple and festive, so perfect for a New Year's celebration, brunch, Mother's Day, birthday, or anytime you want to make things a bit more special.You can make this without the brandy for a different version of the classic Champagne Cocktail. Champagne is recommended here over prosecco, because prosecco tends to be a bit sweeter and more…

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Coquito

Coquito

  I've heard Coquito described as Puerto Rican egg nog, and I agree that it tastes a bit similar to traditional egg nog. However, my version follows a very old recipe and doesn't even contain any eggs! It's incredibly easy and makes enough for your whole party. It does contain the necessary helping of holiday cheer and my delicious DIY Cream of Coconut, so you really can't go wrong. Food pairing: All Day I Dream…

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Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire's Kiss

  I still can't get over Halloween, so I'm going to keep posting my spooky drinks. This one uses my delicious Blackberry Liqueur and grenadine, and between those two ingredients and the cranberry juice, it's a luscious red color. It's also nice and tart, which I appreciate. If you feel like serving it for a fall feast, I won't quibble. I'll just keep the Halloween flow going a little longer. Food pairing: All Day I…

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