Non-Dairy Eggnog

Non-Dairy Eggnog

Are you enjoying to this year’s holiday season as much as me? I am so excited to experiment with new recipes including cookies, cakes and lots of hearty savoury dishes. To stay in shape I like to come up with some easy healthy dishes to survive the holidays. This non-dairy eggnog is super creamy, sugar free and makes for an excellent holiday beverage!

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APPLE CINNAMON WHISKEY SMASH

APPLE CINNAMON WHISKEY SMASH

Get into the Christmas spirit with these Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smashers. It’s a smooth and warming cocktail that’s easy to create, refreshing, and delicious. Bonus…this drink can be made ahead of time for easy holiday entertaining, and will you thaw you from the inside out!

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CRANBERRY ROSEMARY SPRITZER

Hello Lovely,

Lately my body hasn’t been tolerating alcohol very well, which is a huge bummer, because this is the season for drinking! There’s so much to celebrate! So I’ve had to create a delicate balance between a really healthy diet and gaps in between my drinks so that it doesn’t make me sick.

One of the things I enjoyed this season is this drink. I love the dark smoky feel of it. Feels like there should be a lit cigar next to it (I’m totally against cigars and cigarettes though). I was feeling a little down that my North Pole Cake didn’t turn out quite as expected, so I made this to cheer myself up. This is a great drink to whip up for family and friends at your next holiday gathering. You’ll put in a little work making the rosemary simple syrup, but, come on guys. Isn’t this drink worth it?

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CRANBERRY ROSEMARY SPRITZER

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle prosecco

  • 2 ounces peach schnapps

  • 4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 4 ounces pom juice

  • 1 small bottle mango flavoured soda water

  • 6-8 sprigs rosemary

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 slices oranges


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add 1 cup of water to a small pan with 2-3 sprigs of rosemary, bring to a boil.

  • Add sugar to boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves.

  • Remove from heat, strain rosemary leaves and set to cool.

  • Wash cranberries. Set aside.

  • Pour Prosecco evenly into 4 cocktail glasses.

  • Add .5 ounces of peach schnapps, .5 ounces rosemary simple syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 ounce pom juice and a splash of mango soda water to each glass and stir.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of cranberries to each glass.

  • Allow the cranberries time to float to the top of the glass and garnish with 1 sprig of rosemary.

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Spiced Pear Bellini Recipe

Spiced Pear Bellini Recipe

This pear Bellini recipe is the perfect party drink. It’s unexpected and delicious and who doesn’t love when you bring out the bubbly? You also don’t have to buy top of the line brands since the pear juice will give whatever sparkling wine you are pairing with it a little help in the quality department. 

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CRAWLS-MOPOLITAN

Hello lovely, 

I'm just getting back from a really short girls trip to Miami for the weekend. I can't believe Halloween has essentially come and gone! Because Halloween is on a Wednesday, every Halloween party was this weekend, meaning I didn't get a chance to dress up at all. Travelling doesn't allow for costumes and unfortunately my friends weren't up to a Halloween party but we did enjoy some sites and sounds at R House in Wynwood on Friday. Every Friday there is ladies night with tasty champagne for only $1 per glass. You really can't beat that. People came in costumes and if you were driving around Wynwood this weekend, you would've seen everything from Reno 911 cops to black panther and other superheroes.

With all of the excitement I was really inspired to create one more ghoulish drink. Since my martini glass broke, I knew I needed to buy another one  I looked for a martini glass in several stores, but just wasn't able to find one. I was ready to give up. But I decided that just because I couldn't find the right glass didn't mean I couldn't still enjoy the drink. Sure presentation matters but after the stress of packing, rushing to meet deadlines and facing returning to work, I needed a little something to help me mellow out.

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To make this spooky drink, all you need is a peach flavoured drink like , a little bit of vodka and some Brandy. A squeeze of fresh lime really bonds the flavours. It's spooktacular!

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CRAWLS-MOPOLITAN

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz vodka

  • 1.5 oz peach nectar

  • 1 oz cherry brandy

  • .5 oz fresh lime juice 1 lime yields about 1 1/2 oz of juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wet the edge of a martini glass and press into gold sanding sugar and set aside.

  2. Add the vodka, peach nectar, and cherry brandy to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  3. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

  4. Garnish with an orange peel twist, a cherry, and a cuddly spider.

Check out these other holiday drinks for a spook-ta-cular celebration!

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