Category: Alcoholic

  • Cranberry Sangria

    2 C fresh cranberries, plus a few extra for garnish 1 C water 1 C sugar 750-ml bottle of red wine 1 C orange juice 1/2 C brandy or port Put cranberries in a small saucepan with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the berries are…

  • Buttered Rum Oatmeal

    This was published under the title of “Off-Watch Rejuvenator,” to be enjoyed after a cold night watch. It was submitted to The Best of People & Food Cookbook (copyright 1983) by Ernie Copp. It looks like a intriguing alternative to Killer Oatmeal (although my husband might proclaim me blasphemous for saying so)! Make a mug…

  • Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

    This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t cayenne powder -or- 2 t bottled hot sauce Salt to taste Chill and serve in shot glasses as a chaser…

  • Rosemary Martini

    Rosemary syrup 1 C sugar 1 C water 4 4-inch sprigs of rosemary Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add rosemary, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Cool and discard rosemary. Martini 1 oz rosemary syrup 2 oz vodka 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz…

  • Gingerbread martini

    We usually have butterscotch schnapps, also known as “Buttershots,” on hand, because it goes extremely well in hot chocolate. Here’s another use for the super-sweet liqueur. 1-1/2 oz vanilla vodka 1-1/2 oz Frangelico or hazelnut liqueur 1 T butterscotch schnapps 4 oz ginger beer Extra-dark rum Shake the vodka, Frangelico, and schnapps together with ice.…

  • Holly Jolly Roger (modified)

    Based on a drink I found on barnonedrinks.com. I love the name, and the flavor is unique and very smooth. 2 oz Cruzan blackstrap rum 1 oz amaretto Dash of anisette 6 oz apple juice or cider

  • Fruity cocktail

    This is one of those mixtures that happened serendipitously, and I simply didn’t want to forget it. It was very smooth and potent. 1 shot lemon vodka 1/2 shot triple sec 1/2 shot peach schnapps Splash of amaretto 2 oz pineapple juice Combine and serve garnished with pineapple. This would also be good with selzer,…

  • Mai Tai Mix

    Another party beverage offering from our friend Rob, also known as Don Roberto of the Spanish Coffee. Rob is also the person who first explained to me how to cook a turkey on a charcoal grill. 8 oz orange curação 8 oz orgeat syrup 8 oz Rose’s lime juice 32-oz can unsweetened pineapple juice 1/3…

  • Milk punch for the lactose-intolerant

    Serves: 4 1/2 C dark rum 1/4 C brandy 2 t vanilla extract 1/3 C sugar 4 C Lactaid milk (preferably whole milk) Fresh nutmeg for garnish Combine all ingredients, stir well, and place in freezer for at least 4 hours. Serve sprinkled with fresh-ground nutmeg.

  • Goombay Smash

    The original Goombay Smash recipe is a secret, passed down from mother to daughter at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee bar in New Plymouth (Green Turtle Cay), Bahamas. As you can see from the photograph below, you might need to have a non-alcoholic alternative on hand, such as my Virgin Goombay Smash. At the Blue Bee,…