Adapted from a recipe in A J Rathbun's _Dark Spirits_, as reprinted by Braiden Rex-Johnson at Al Dente http://bit.ly/838o5s This is essentially a mulled wine. For the simple syrup, mix equal parts (by volume) sugar and water; heat until the sugar dissolves. It will keep in the refrigerator... well, forever.
A recipe from my friend Roy Heflin. Note that the recipe calls for blackberries so as to generate a useful nutritional panel (RZ doesn't have nutritional data for the generic "berries"), but any cane berry (blackberry, raspberry, loganberry, boysenberry, marionberry) as well as blueberries can be used in this recipe, as can a mixture of any of them. Frozen berries work fine, as long as they are not pre-sweetened.
I couldn't find any other cold brewed coffee recipes here, but I noticed the large number of iced coffee drink recipes. The benefit of having cold brewed coffee is that you don't have to wait for hot coffee to cool down, which results in an old, bitter coffee flavor, nor do you risk watering down your drink with a lot of melting ice.
This is more of a guideline than a recipe. Amounts will depend on personal taste. Experiment with quantities to find a strength you enjoy.
Prep (active) time refers to amount of time to measure, mix, shake and strain.
Cooking (passive) time refers to time the coffee sits and brews.
A version of this recipe was recently in the New York Times. I've been making it this way for years and it's so much better than the recipes which start with hot brewed coffee. I usually start this at night to have fresh iced coffee the next day.
Adapted from "Peterson's Holiday Helper," by Valerie Peterson (Clarkson Potter, 2008). This is a blend of all the favorite holiday flavors, not really a true sangria. You can use a sparkling cider or grape juice, or even a champagne if you'd like to. Cherries are an excellent addition to this drink as well. This is best left to sit for overnight to let the flavors blend well.
The original recipe that is given to guests upon request at City Hall on Main Street in Disneyland! *Update*: You can find non-alcoholic creme de menthe syrup at this website: www.davincigourmet.com. Thank you, Mr. Adams for that information.
Finally got to try this...it was deeelish, but then again, I've never had "real" eggnog. Mom always makes boiled custard for Christmas and I could literally bathe in that stuff. I love that custard stuff so much I request it year-round. Occasionally, I get some. This is great and I hope other diabetics will give it a try.