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Baby Shower Mocktail Ideas

Published May 15, 2014        by Rae Ann

shutterstock 150406793 600 150x150 Baby Shower Mocktail IdeasA 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 Read more

How to Make an Oreo Cookie Milkshake

Published October 18, 2011        by Nicole

oreo milkshake1 150x150 How to Make an Oreo Cookie MilkshakeLovers of Oreos will want to learn how to make an Oreo milkshake. It’s another way to use your favorite cookie in an innovative way. Many recipes exist for the beloved milkshake. Here is one you can easily commit to memory. Take a dozen Oreo cookies, any flavor. Place them in a blender. Add 1-1/2 cups of cold milk. Swirl it up. Next add one pint of your favorite ice cream and a tablespoon of good chocolate syrup to the blended mix. Swirl. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy. It’s so easy to make this milkshake that you can offer Oreo milkshakes at your next party. Set up an Oreo cookie favor bar complete with blender and have ice cream on ice or in a small bar freezer so guests can make their own shakes. Some restaurants offer Oreo cookie milkshakes. They use a vanilla syrup in theirs Read more

Mulled Cider

Published April 30, 2008        by Nicole

5263488571 3a995d8d6f z 150x150 Mulled Cider 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. Read more

Hot Cocoa

Published October 11, 2007        by Nicole

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 Read more