You can add some soda to this if you need to, but this is no bathtub cocktail! During Prohibition you cannot waste your time drinking a lighter drink. Lillet is a blend of rigorously selected wines and fruit liqueurs, aged in oak vats for around 12 months. Lillet Blanc has a golden color with candied orange, honey, pine resin, lime and fresh mint aromas. This is the stuff in the James Bond cocktails like the Vesper.
New York's Colony was no ordinary speakeasy. It was where Vanderbilts and Windsors went to dine in a civilized manner, and if that included a drink or two, then bartender Marco Hattem would provide one, no questions asked. http://www.prohibitionrepeal.com/history/cocktails.asp
Along with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, the golden-haired Mary Pickford was at the pinnacle of the first generation of movie royalty. This 1920s Cuban concoction does her honor. http://www.prohibitionrepeal.com/history/cocktails.asp
This recipes is directly from #56 Nick Barnett of the Green Bay Packers football team. He was on the cooking segment of the local morning news making this really great drink. Nick Barnett owns a club in Green Bay called Five Six, so he knows his drinks.
This is a drink that's as pretty as it is a sweet indulgence. In fact, we like to call it dessert in a martini glass. It tastes a bit like those Chocolate Orange Cream candy eggs, but a whole lot better and more grown up. Wanna really make this pretty? Drizzle some chocolate syrup lightly across the finished drink in a zig zag pattern. Oh yummy!
Just as the title says, this ranch dip is crazy easy to make. You just stick it in the processor and VIOLA! It's done. Just like that. It's nice and creamy with just enough spices. Use some of the chopped scallions as a garnish. I also sprinkle some sweet paprika over top.
This is by far the best cranberry butter I have ever had. I just made this to spread on some fresh bread from the oven. I think I may just be in foodie heaven! I use my kitchenaid mixer with the paddle attachment. You can use whatever you want. Frozen cranberries may be used in place of fresh - Chop before thawing.
This is taken from the BH&G June 2011 issue. The scrambled egg adds protein and makes the smoothie creamy, while the blueberries give it purple color. I know... an egg in a smoothie. I nearly flipped past it too. But the egg is such a good source of protein and so easy to make. I keep frozen grapes on hand for smoothies and as a cool treat for the kids. Try it with greek yogurt for a thicker smoothie and even more protein.
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.
I got this recipe from the Door County Coffee & Tea Co. It makes a great dessert dish. Watch your blender when mixing this because the ginger ale can get really fizzy. Did you know that you can remove cherry stains from the ceiling with lemon juice?
This is a great pick-me-up. I was given this recipe from a friend who was juice fasting for Lent. I give this to the picky 4yo DD. Be sure not to give honey to babies. UPDATED: V-8 would work for the vegetable juice if you'd like. I have a juicer, so I make fresh juice from whatever I have on hand. You can use what you like.
This recipe is from an old cookbook I found. Homemade wine or beer was legal as long as it contained no more than one-half per cent alcohol. From Every Woman's Cook Book by Mrs. Chas. F. Moritz (1926) p. 617. If you can find a bootlegger in your area, I think some rum or whiskey would really perk this up. This recipe makes a LOT! Please keep this in mind when preparing this party punch for your local Speakeasy :)