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Nothing refreshes like a nice warm (or cold) drink!

N’awlins Citrus Slush

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Recipe Source: Dotty Faulk

Prep/Cooking Time: 10 mins prep / 48 hours freezing

Ingredients:

1 6oz can frozen orange juice concentrate undiluted
2 6oz cans frozen lemonade concentrate undiluted
2 6oz cans frozen limeade concentrate undiluted
3 1/2 Cups water
1 Cup sugar
4 Cups vodka
2 28oz bottles 7-Up or ginger ale
1 can pineapple crushed (to taste)
Cherries (to taste)

Directions:

Combine concentrates, water, sugar, vodka, and soda/ale. Add fruit to taste. Stir to mix. Freeze for 48 hours, stirring often to prevent settling.

Serve frozen as a cold treat, or thaw for a refreshing drink!

Makes 16 servings.

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

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Recipe Source: bhg.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep: 15 minutes / Freeze: 4 hours

Ingredients:

1 envelope or tub low-calorie lemonade-flavor soft drink mix (enough to make 2 quarts)
5 cups water
8 medium strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 envelope or tub low-calorie cherry- or raspberry-flavor soft drink mix (enough to make 2 quarts)
1 1-liter bottle club soda, chilled

Directions:

In a 2-quart pitcher stir together lemonade drink mix and the water. Place 1 strawberry quarter in each of 32 compartments of ice cube trays; fill with 3 cups of the lemonade mixture. Freeze about 4 hours or until solid.

Stir cherry or raspberry drink mix into remaining lemonade mixture in pitcher. Cover and chill until serving time.

To serve, slowly pour club soda into lemonade mixture in pitcher. Put 4 ice cubes in each of 8 glasses. Pour lemonade mixture into each glass. Makes 8 (6-ounce) servings.

Note from Nicki:

Actually, my little wee one isn’t particularly fond of strawberries, so I used cherries instead — they were an instant hit! 🙂

Ain’t Yo Momma’s Chocolate Milk

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Recipe Source: EGrivner / allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 fluid ounce vodka
1 fluid ounce hazelnut liqueur
1 fluid ounce Irish cream liqueur
1 fluid ounce coffee flavored liqueur
Ice cubes

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, shake together vodka, hazelnut liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and coffee flavored liqueur with several cubes of ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice cubes.

Handsome Party Punch

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Recipe Source: Sarah / allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
3 liters lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 quart raspberry sherbet

Directions:

In a punch bowl combine orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, and lemon-lime soda. Stir gently to mix, then slide the sherbet in.

Kiss Me I’m Irish Coffee

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Recipe Source: 101cookbooks.com

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
2/3 cup freshly brewed strong black coffee
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Combine the sugar whiskey, and coffee in an Irish coffee glass. In a small bowl, lightly whisk the cream until slightly frothy. Gently pour the cream onto the back of a spoon resting on the surface of the coffee, so that it floats on top of the coffee. Serve without stirring.

Hot hint: Getting the cream to float on top of an Irish coffee may require a little luck of the Irish. To ensure success, don’t omit the sugar, even if you don’t typically take it in your coffee, and remember not to stir in the cream, as the secret to experiencing the true flavor of an Irish coffee is sipping through the floating cream.

Serves 1.

Garlic Wellness Elixir

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Recipe Source: nevertrustanyonewhodoesntlikegarlic.net

Ingredients:

3 medium cloves of garlic
Juice from 1 medium grapefruit
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Directions:

Mix and drink for a “wake up” when you’re feeling under the weather!

Interesting note:

Raw uncooked garlic will destroy any ill bacteria in your intestines. It has a natural antibiotic affect in the digestive tract and intestines.

Super Iced Chocolate Cappuccino

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Recipe Source: Hershey’s website

Ingredients:

2/3 cup chocolate syrup, chilled
2 cups cold coffee
2 cups vanilla ice cream
whipped cream (optional)
ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

In blender container, place syrup and coffee; blend on high speed. Add ice cream; cover and blend until smooth.

Serve immediately over ice; top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon, if desired.

About six 6-ounce servings.

Punch Bowl Version: Prepare as directed in blender; pour into punch bowl. Immediately repeat, making 2 additional batches and pouring into punch bowl; stir in tray of ice cubes. Serve immediately as above, stirring frequently. (NOTE: A whole bottle of chocolate syrup is needed to make this version!)

About eighteen 6-ounce servings.

Halloween Sparkle Punch

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Recipe Source: Kraft Foods website (Halloween section)

Prep/Cooking Time: prep: 10 mins / total: 3 hours 10 mins

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Orange Flavor Drink Mix (i.e. TANG)
1 qt. (4 cups) cold water
2 cups cold ginger ale
1 pt. (2 cups) blackberry sherbet

Directions:

Place drink mix in punch bowl or large plastic or glass pitcher. Add water; stir until drink mix is dissolved. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.

Stir in ginger ale when ready to serve.

Place 1/4 cup sherbet in each punch cup. Pour drink mix over sherbet.

Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.

Suggestion: Substitute orange or green sherbet for the blackberry sherbet for alternate “looks” and flavors.

Lemon Mulled Cider

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Recipe Source: Kraft Foods website

Prep/Cooking Time: prep: 5 mins / total: 20 mins

Ingredients:

1 tub instant Lemonade Flavor Soft Drink Mix (i.e. Crystal Light)
1 gal. (4 qt.) apple cider
4 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp. whole cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions:

Place all ingredients in large saucepan. Cook on low heat 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. (Do not boil.)

Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves; discard. Serve warm.

Serve with additional cinnamon sticks if desired.

Makes 16 (1-cup) servings.

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