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Category: Adult Beverages

Kombucha Whiskey Sour Cocktail

As I was growing up, my parents occasionally made a traditional Lithuanian drink called “gira.” I remember it as a sour, vinegar-like taste, not exactly appealing to young taste buds. However, our parents told us that “gira” was a very healthy drink that would not only give us lots of energy but would also help us grow taller and stronger! As the shortest of all my classmates, I dreamed of one day towering over my…

THE Cherry Manhattan

With the holidays swirling around us sometimes we need an easy and lovely cocktail to lead us out of our hectic day and into the evening. A wonderful, classic is the Manhattan. This recipe sweetens it up a bit, THE Cherry Manhattan. There is something about the warmth of the bourbon and the sweetness of the vermouth and cherry juice that makes this a perfect holiday drink. Classically the Manhattan is served in a martini glass, however, you can also…

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…

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