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Category: Beverages

Heavenly Hot Chocolate!

Originally published January 31, 2017 It’s January, it’s cold, it’s raining, and honestly I cannot think of anything that sounds more warm and cozy right now (besides my slippers) than a mug of hot chocolate! When my kiddos were young, I remember they loved to have a big mug of hot chocolate on a rainy day. I was reminded of this when I arrived home earlier this week and was greeted at our neighborhood corner by these…

Creamy and Delicious Homemade Irish Cream

 Can you believe that its possible to make homemade Irish Cream that has the taste and texture of everyone’s favorite, Baileys®? You will be AMAZED at the results of your own homemade Irish cream. The velvety smoothness and delicious flavor is beyond compare. In addition, this recipe for Irish Cream is easy! No cooking required; just blend the ingredients, sip and enjoy!  While store-bought Bailey’s can last for years without refrigeration, when anything has cream…

Pumpkin Martini

A few years ago, my sweet friend Donna gave me a basket of ingredients for Thanksgiving. All the ingredients were liquid and “for adults only”! Included was a recipe for a Pumpkin Martini. Yay! After tasting the yumminess I couldn’t decide if it was a cocktail or a dessert. Well, why not drink your dessert?! This martini is so delicious and will surely remind you of Fall and the holidays; a perfect addition for your Thanksgiving…

Homemade Pumpkin Irish Cream

You will fall in love with this rich and luscious Pumpkin Irish Cream…this is your old favorite Irish Cream with a fall kick! It took several batches to combine just the right ingredients and I believe I came up with a winner! This liqueur offers flavors of cinnamon, baking spices, and chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee. You can serve it alone; over ice or mixed into a cocktail; or make a boozy pumpkin spice latte! This…

A Rosé Cocktail – The Anna Rose

It seems that cocktails made with rosé wine are all the rage right now. And if that’s the case, we should have one here at Great Eight Friends, so I set out to create one! Well, creating a cocktail is more difficult than it may seem. It is much like cooking without a recipe, sure, it can be done…but to do it well takes some practice and much talent. Luckily, the day I was experimenting (and…

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