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Published May 15, 2014 by
A baby shower isn’t exactly the place to start drinking, but nothing like a few cocktails can get the room relaxed and talking. The compromise, of course, is a few great mocktail ideas. Here are some to consider for your upcoming baby shower. The Mint Breezer: If you’re looking for a refreshing twist at your baby shower, this is certainly the mocktail you’ll want to consider. From the lime to the pomegranate juice, it’s likely to thrill and refresh at the same time. You’ll need two ounces of pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and club soda. You’ll also need ¾ of an ounce of lime juice, a pineapple slice, and some mint leaves. Mix the fruit juices together in a shaker. Add some ice and shake hard. Strain it into a highball glass, then top it off with soda. Use the pineapple
Published April 30, 2008 by
Photo Credit: Mulled Cider by Jonny Hughes, on Flickr Mulled cider is such a great addition to any cold fall or winter day, add a few holiday cookies and you are set! This recipe is used to make homemade cider easily and quickly. Ingredients: 2 qt. apple cider 3/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 8 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 3/4 cup rum, optional Additional cinnamon sticks, optional Directions: In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except rum and additional cinnamon sticks; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove spices; add rum just before serving if desired. Serve hot with cinnamon sticks, if desired.
Published October 11, 2007 by
3 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk, divided 6 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-processed 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup half-and-half or light cream Recommendation: Use Dutch-processed cocoa powder, which has a milder flavor than regular unsweetened cocoa powder. In a 1-quart microwave safe pitcher, heat up 1/2 cup of milk 1 minute. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar. Add to the hot milk, stirring with a long spoon until mixture is smooth and syrupy. If lumps form, whisk to break them up. Add the vanilla and half-and-half or light cream. Fill the rest of the pitcher with milk, stir, and heat in the microwave 2 minutes. Remove and stir, and then heat another minute, or until almost steaming. You'll