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Friday, April 27, 2012

Pineapple Agua Fresca - Great Signature Drink For Your Wedding

Looking for a fresh tasting light drink to serve as the signature drink for your wedding? Visit the Chow website and find the easy recipe for this fruity drink that is a combination of citrus, water, and sugar that you can find throughout Mexico. For your signature drink replace the water with rum and the results are perfect for a summery wedding where you want something cool and thirst quenching. Sometimes you just want a cocktail that is a little bit different from the norm... this will do it.

For those of your guests who are non-drinkers, make them the version with the water instead of the rum.  CHOW's recipe is for 8 drinks, but you can easily make more. 

Let me know how you like CHOW's version of Pineapple Agua Fresca, spiked or not!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Root Beer Floats With A Kick?

Do you love Root Beer Floats? The folks at Creative Culinary's website offer this great option to root beer lovers.  Would you love to serve these at your wedding but add a 'kick?' These floats have an addition of some 303 Vodka (from Boulder Distillery in Boulder CO), just the thing to give your root beer a bit of an extra 'boot!' 303 Vodka calls this 'Vootbeer.' So head to the webpage of this Boulder based distiller of gin and vodka and look down the page for the recipe for 'Vootbeer.'

These are great for a summer wedding or a picnic wedding! Ah! Reminders of our youth with real adult flavors!

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A New Take On Gin and Tonic

The geniuses at The Kitchn have recommended this rosemary and cucumber gin and tonic! A new combo for me! They recommend Hendrick's splashed in a glass with a few slices of cucumber and the addition of some rosemary to give it an extra kick of flavor. For the recipe go here.

Be sure to read the comments where there are still more ideas posted by readers of The Kitchn.  It's always key to read the comments, you  never know what great nuggets you'll find there! 

Be sure to spend some time 'paging' through the website, it's filled with great photos and great ideas you are sure to love!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Individual Signature Drinks Sealed In Mason Jars

Mason jars pre-filled with your favorite signature drink and kept cold on ice, all prepackaged and ready to drink. No bartender needed! A simple idea, easy to execute and so easy for guests to make their choice of their favorite drink. Add your personalized labels with your monogram and the name of the drink enclosed.

 I know mason jars are big at weddings recently and this is one of the best ideas I've seen. Putting the drinks together yourself can save a bridal couple big bucks by purchasing their own liquor and mixers and not having to pay and tip a bartender. Hope this idea helps some brides out there!

Rolo Infused Vodka? Oh Yeah!

With all the hoopla lately about making your own infused vodkas, and my personal love of chocolate, I decided why not combine the two! Imagine my delight to discover this recipe on Nom Nom Cupcake for Rolo Vodka!  I was thrilled to find one of my favorite secret pleasures (Rolos) added to Vodka, so had to offer you this recipe to try out for yourselves! 

Add a homemade marshmallow to the rim of the shot glass and you have a shooter from heaven! Whether you offer these to wedding guests or guests at your next party, shooters of Rolo Vodka are sure to be a success! 

If you don't want to go to the trouble of making your own marshmallows a shot of whipped cream on top is a reasonable substitute.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Peach Lemonade!

Peach lemonade? I must admit I'd never heard of it until I found this fabulous idea by Mirch Masala! How good does this look? Great to serve at your wedding or shower during peach season!


  • Peaches ( or nectarines) – 2 or 3, depending on how big/small they are
  • Lemon – 5 ( use more or less depending on the level of sourness you need)
  • Sugar – about 4-5 tbsp or as per your need for sweetness
  • Water
  • Crushed ice

  • For exact directions go to Mirch Masala. Fall in love with this great summer drink (and the rest of the website! You can add some alcohol if you must but this is one drink that really is great 'as is.'