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Recently I watched an episode of Psych, titled “Ferry Tale”.

 

In this episode the character Gus (Dule Hill) is given a glass of the Mexican drink Horchata. He falls in love with its sweet taste and can’t stop sipping it.

 

It reminded me of a drink my childhood friend Sylvia’s mom would give us after a day of playing in the summer sun. She called it “My Horchata” and gave my mom the recipe because I loved it so much.

 

Here is Sylvia’s mom’s recipe of this delicious drink.

 

SERVES: 10

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of uncooked white rice, coarsely grounded

8 cups water

1/2 cup sugar

5 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

2 cups milk

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

 

The weather is only getting cooler...

 

Thought I would start posting warm / holiday favorite drinks, and this drink is a holiday favorite! It warms you right up in the cold winter, and brings that holiday feel to your family dinners.

 

SERVES: 4

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 gallon apple cider

12 cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup lemon juice

(Photo by: www.inspiredtaste.net)

 

SERVES: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 ounces chilled cranberry juice

5 ounces chilled champagne

5 whole cranberries (optional for garnish)

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Stir all of the ingredients into a chilled champagne flute. For garnish drop the cranberries into the glass.

(Photo by: www.kblog.lunchbox.com)

 

The sweetness of the strawberry against the tartness of the lemon makes this a wonderful surprise to drink on a hot day.

 

SERVES: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 large strawberries with the tops removed

1 lemon

1 tablespoon sugar

4 large ice cubes

(Photo by: www.freecocounutrecipes.com)

 

SERVES: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 large strawberries with the tops removed

1 large banana sliced into 5 pieces

1 tablespoon cream of coconut

4 large ice cubes

My friend Amy uses any excuse to throw a party. At one of her dinner parties, Amy had this watermelon flavored drink as her signature drink.

 

I love watermelon. In fact, using the word love would be an under statement. Any drink flavored with watermelon will be my drink of choice for the evening.

 

She happily sent me the ingredients and instructions to make this delicious drink. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 part vodka

1 part rum

1 part Midori melon liqueur

2 splashes triple sec

Fill with sweet and sour mix

1 splash lemon-lime soda

1 splash grenadine syrup

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Add equal parts vodka, rum, and melon liqueur in a tall cocktail glass with ice.

 

Add a couple of splashes of triple sec (orange liquor).

 

SERVES: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. pineapple flavored rum

1 oz. vodka

2 oz. pineapple juice

 

I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Harry’s Bar in Venice last spring. Naturally, I tasted the worlds best tasting Bellini. The hype of having one of Harry’s famous Bellini did not disappoint. I went back every night I was in Venice and had a Bellini. I highly recommend this drink!

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 oz. peaches

Dash lemon juice

Maraschino liqueur

Prosecco (substitute Champagne)

 

Although my usual drink of choice isn't a Margarita, I often order this drink whenever I am having Mexican cuisine.

 

Below is the recipe for a basic margarita.My personal preference is a  strawberry flavored frozen margarita

 

How do you like your margaritas?

 

SERVES: 1

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. silver tequila

1 oz. cointreau

Splash of margarita mix

Splash of fresh lime juice

Salt

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