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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Brandy Hot Toddy

Brandy Hot Toddy

We've still been having cold weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and with cold and flu (and COVID) rampant, it seems like a good time for a hot toddy. A hot toddy made with brandy, that is. Feel free to substitute the liquor of your choice here. I used Cabernet Barrel Finished brandy from one of my local distillers, Copper Cat. Why not support a local business when I can? Food pairing: Keto Chile Relleno…

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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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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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