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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Sexual Mocha Martini

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As with the Sexual Chocolate Martini, I hope the “Coming to America” reference is not lost on you. If you haven’t watched the original Eddie Murphy comedy yet, please do. Mixed in with all the silliness, you will find some gently told lessons about family, class, and love. You will also find Eddie and Arsenio Hall playing a wide variety of bit parts throughout the film, and my 11-year-old brain finds this hilarious. Yes, there’s…

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Spiked Iced Coffee

Spiked Iced Coffee

Here’s a boozy alternative to your run-of-the-mill iced coffee. It’s gorgeous and refreshing…and the cream ups the fat ante for you Keto folks. This would be a great brunch drink in lieu of your standard Bloody Mary. If you prefer, you can swap out the spiced rum for the aged rum of your choice, or even a Gold. I won’t even complain if you want to use 151.  Food pairing: Ruled.Me’s Mini Keto Pancake Donuts…and do…

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Bushwacker

Bushwacker

  A few years back, I visited Nashville for a work conference. I was lucky enough to have my husband join me, and in the evenings, we would go out on the town for hot chicken and barbecue and Bushwackers. My friends, if you haven’t tried a Bushwacker it’s fundamentally an alcoholic Wendy’s Frosty (TM). What could possibly be wrong with that…except that the original is full of sugar?  So, I adapted a recipe I found…

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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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Boozy Golden Milk

Boozy Golden Milk

  Golden Milk is more or less a turmeric latte. It's meant to have a lot of health benefits because, among other things, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. If we add black pepper, it's even healthier because the pepper makes the turmeric more available for use in our bodies. I only play a doctor on TV, so don't listen to any health advice from me. I just happened to come across a Golden Milk drink mix…

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