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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Banana- Ginger Smoothie

















This Recipe is From Meals That Heal


Ginger has long been touted as a rememdy for all manner of the "queezies," including heartburn, as well as nausea and motion sickness.  Her, ginger teams up with a banana, which acts as a natural antacid.  So before you reach for an over-the-counter product for relief, whip up one of these smoothies--it just may do the trick.

Ingredients

Serves: 2 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 banana, sliced
3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon honey add to shopping list
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 157.4 CAL
FAT 1.3 G
SATURATED FAT 0.8 G
CHOLESTEROL 4.3 MG
SODIUM 57.2 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 34 G
TOTAL SUGARS 27.7 G
DIETARY FIBER 1.6 G
PROTEIN 4.9 G

Blueberry-Lime Margarita

















Frozen limeade adds zing to this stellar blueberry margarita.
Serves 2

2 cups ice

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup blueberry nectar
1/4 cup seltzer
2 tablespoons frozen limeade
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 ounces tequila , optional
1 lime wedge
Coarse salt

Combine ice, blueberries, blueberry nectar, seltzer, limeade, lime juice and tequila, if using, in blender and blend until smooth.

Rub rim of 2 glasses with lime wedge and dip in salt.

Divide the margarita between the prepared glasses and serve.

Authentic Margarita Mix

By: Sam Saguaro

Jan 18, 2008

Reportedly the original "authentic" Margarita mix, from scratch, and easy too!  This came from Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) and was named after the inventors daughter.

SERVES 2

Ingredients

2 limes, juice of
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups ice, crushed

Directions

1 Place ingredients in blender and blend well.

2 For an authentic Margarita, mix three parts mix, 1 part tequila and 1/2 part Cointreau or Triple Sec and serve in a glass with salted rim. (To salt the rim, wipe rim of glass with lime skin and dip upside down in a plate of salt.

3 To make bartenders simple syrup, used in bars since it won't cloud or settle in your drink, take 1 cup water, 2 cups sugar and simmer or Nuke (microwave) until the sugar is dissolved, cool to room temperature Keep on hand.

Authentic Mexican Margaritas

Ingredients


4 ounces cranberry juice
4 ounces lime juice
4 ounces orange liqueur
4 ounces tequila
coarse salt, to taste
ice cubes, to taste

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 2 min

Directions

1 Place tequila, Controy, limejuice and cranberry juice in blender.
2 Fill until almost full with crushed ice.  Shake well or blend until very slushy.
3 Wet rim of martini or Margarita glass with water and swirl in small dish of salt.
4 Pour Margarita into the glass. Ole and Feliz Navidad!

Banana Margarita

Categories: Femina, Femina3, The spark

Yield: 1 servings

45 ml Tequila
15 ml Banana liqueur
5 ml Lime juice
5 ml Sugar syrup

Shake all the ingredients together till well blended.  Pour into a salt rimmed cocktail glass.  Garnish with lime slice and cherry.

Frozen Banana Margaritas

8 servings
INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
3/4 cup banana liqueur
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
6 ice cubes
2 large bananas


DIRECTIONS

In the container of a blender, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, banana liqueur, tequila, triple sec, and bananas. Add ice cubes until the mixture reaches the 6 cup line. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into margarita glasses to serve.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Long Island Green Tea















From Food Network Kitchens


Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time: 3 hr 0 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 1 serving


Ingredients

•Ice
•2 ounces Green Tea Vodka, recipe follows
•1/2-ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
•1-ounce orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
•1/4-ounce golden rum
•2 to 3 teaspoons Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Directions

Flowery Ice Cubes, for garnish (optional)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add Green Tea Vodka, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and Simple Syrup. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Strain into a tall glass filled with Flowery Ice Cubes, if using.


Copyright (c) 2007 Television Food Network, G.P., All Rights Reserved.


Green Tea Vodka:

•1 cup vodka
•2 gunpowder green tea bags or 2 tablespoons loose gunpowder green tea

Place both tea bags into the vodka. Cover, shake, and let steep for 2 hours. Remove and discard the tea bags.

Simple Syrup:
•1 cup sugar
•1 cup water

Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

Flowery Ice Cubes:
Edible flowers

•Water
Drop 1 edible flower into each segment of an ice-cube tray; fill with water and freeze.

Peanut Butter Banana Shake


















Prevention's Decadent Desserts for Diabetics


Nothing says smoothie like the combination of smooth peanut butter and creamy banana.  Get your share of protein good-for-you unsaturated fat, and potassium from a straw.

Ingredients

Serves: 1 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 cup fat-free milk add to shopping list
1 ripe banana, sliced
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the milk, banana, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 390.8 CAL
FAT 16.8 G
SATURATED FAT 2.4 G
CHOLESTEROL 4.9 MG
SODIUM 248.6 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 45.8 G
TOTAL SUGARS 28.3 G
DIETARY FIBER 5.1 G
PROTEIN 16.6 G

Body Bag recipe

3/4 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur

3/4 oz Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps

Cafe Mexicano

8 cups water; cold

1/3 cup dark brown sugar; packed
1/2 ounce baking chocolate; fine chop
2 cloves ; whole
1 cinnamon stick;broken in 1/2
1 cup coffee; regular grind, dry
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup brandy
8 tablespoons coffee liqueur

. Heat water, brown sugar, chocolate, cloves, and cinnamon to boiling in
3-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir
in coffee. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in
Vanilla. Strain coffee through 4 thicknesses of cheesecloth.

CAFE DIABLO:
Cafe Mexicano Prepare Cafe Mexicano; keep hot in saucepan after
Straining. Heat brandy just until warm in small, long-handled saucepan.
Remove from heat; ignite. Pour flaming brandy over coffee.  Allow flame
to burn out; stir. Pourcoffee into cups or mugs. Top each with whipped
Cream and 1 T liqueur. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

Servings: 8

. Chocolate Liqueur

2 ts Pure chocolate extract

1/2 ts Pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c Vodka
1/2 c Sugar syrup (see recipe)
1/2 ts Fresh mint (optional)
dr Peppermint extract(optional)


Mix all ingredients and let mature 2 weeks.  The chocolate tends to settle on the bottom and may need to be stirred before serving. Finished version will tend to be thin, but is still quite tasty and excellent for mixing in coffee or pouring over desserts. Add glycerine to thicken if desired.  For chocolate mint, add 1/2 teaspoon fresh mint and a few drops of peppermint extract. Let mature 2 additional weeks. Yield: 1 pint. Container: Quart jar

Spiked Milkshakes

6 ounces coffee-flavored liqueur (recommended: Kahlua)

6 ounces dark rum
6 tablespoons malt powder, plus extra for garnish
6 scoops chocolate ice cream
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, shaved
12 ounces seltzer
3 tablespoons coffee beans, crushed (recommended: espresso roast beans)

Directions

In a blender, combine the coffee liqueur, dark rum, malt, ice cream and chocolate shavings. Blend until frothy.

Pour into 6 glasses, top off with 2 ounces of seltzer, and garnish with the crushed coffee beans and a pinch of malt and serve immediately.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Midnight Star Coffee Cocktail




















From I Love Coffee!  Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks by Susan Zimmer


1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) hot, fresh espresso or strong coffee
1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) hazelnut-flavored syrup
1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) vanilla-flavored vodka
4 ounces (125 ml) crushed ice
Whipped cream, for garnish
Cocoa powder, for garnish

Place the espresso, syrup, vodka, and ice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously—the hot espresso will melt the ice and dilute all the ingredients rapidly, and the mixture should be nice and frothy.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Float the whipped cream on top.
Garnish with cocoa powder in a “star-dusting” fashion

Adam and Eve

1 oz. Brandy

1 oz. Forbidden Fruit Liqueur
1 oz. Gin)
dash(es) Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Barrier Reef Cocktail

60 mL gin

30 ml Cointreau
dash Angostura bitters
2 scoops vanilla icecream
dash blue Curacao
ice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker, shake, then pour into serving glass.

Love in an Elevator recipe

1 oz gin

1/2 oz Green Curacao liqueur
2 1/2 oz ginger ale

Pour the gin and green curacao into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass, Fill with soda, and serve.

Peach- Pear Smoothie

Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way


Ingredients

Serves: 4 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 cup cold peach or mango nectar
2 pears, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup 2% milk or unsweetened soy milk
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Alternate Replace the peach nectar with 1 cup canned peaches in water (drained) and substitute selzer for all or part of the milk. Serve over ice cubes with a sprig of mint.

Directions

1. Combine half of the nectar, pears, and milk in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with half of the nutmeg. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve cold. Store extra servings in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 112.6 CAL
FAT 1.3 G
SATURATED FAT 0.8 G
CHOLESTEROL 4.9 MG
SODIUM 30.2 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 24.4 G
TOTAL SUGARS 19.3 G
DIETARY FIBER 3 G
PROTEIN 2.5 G

Witch's Brew Slushy Punch

2 bottle margarita mix, 2 liters each

3 cups tequila
3/4 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup blue Curacao
1 bottle lemon lime flavored carbonated beverage, chilled, 2 liters
In large freezer safe container, mix margaria mix, tequila. Triple Sec, Lime juice and blue Curacao.  Cover and freeze until slushy, 4 hours. To serve transfer margarita mixture to punch bowl. Stir in carbonated beverage, and serve at once. . To make frozen hand, mix water and desired food coloring.  Pour into powder free latex gloves and place on baking sheet. Freezer overnight or until solid. When ready to serve punch, cut away glove and float hand in punch.

Makes about 2 gallons

Source: Celebrate!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Berry Burst



















From Cosmopolitan

Total time 5 minutes
Makes 4 cocktails

6 oz. Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka
2 cups skim [fat-free] milk
4 oz. heavy cream
1 pint strawberries
Crushed ice
Blackberries [for garnish]

In blender, combine all ingredients [put strawberries in last] and a handful
crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Garnish with blackberries.

Each cocktail about 266 calories, 5g protein, 13g carbohydrate, 11g total fat
[7g saturated], 2g fiberm, 44mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium.

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana Smoothie

















This Recipe is From:  Prevention


Ingredients

Serves: 1 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

3 tbsp water
1 green tea bag
2 tsp honey
1 1/2 C frozen blueberries
1/2 med banana
3/4 C calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk


Directions

1. In small glass measuring cup or bowl, microwave water on high until steaming hot.  Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag.  Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.

2. In blender with ice crushing ability, combine berries, banana, and milk.

3. Add tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve

Recipe Tips If stored for several hours in a Thermos, shake vigorously before pouring. The smoothie will be tasty but thinner than when freshly made.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 269 CAL
FAT 2.7 G
SATURATED FAT 0.2 G
CHOLESTEROL 0 MG
SODIUM 52.3 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 63.4 G
TOTAL SUGARS 38.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 7.8 G
PROTEIN 3.7 G

Cappucino Cocktail

3/4 oz. coffee brandy

3/4 oz vodka
3/4 oz Light cream

Shake all ingredients well with cracked ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Christmas Cookie Cocktail

Serves: 1

Courtesy Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

Ingredients:

chocolate sauce
2 oz. White Godiva Vodka
2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz. half and half

Instructions:

Drizzle chocolate sauce on a chilled martini glass. Add White Godiva Vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, Peppermint Schnapps and half and half. Garnish with a miniature candy cane or chocolate shavings.


Notes:
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the largest privately owned home in America, celebrates Christmas with some traditions begun when George W Vanderbilt first welcomed his friends and family to the French Renaissance chateau on Christmas Eve 1895.

This beverage, though, is made from modern ingredients and served at one of the estate's restaurants, Deerpark. It's all part of Biltmore's Christmas festivities that include holiday ensemble music and candlelight Christmas tours of the 8,000-acre, 250-room estate.


Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktail - Sandra Lee

Show: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Episode: Retro Show

1 serving

* 1 shot green creme de menthe
* 1 shot white creme de cacao
* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
* Fresh mint sprig, for garnish
Place creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and ice cream into a blender. Blend until thick and creamy.
Pour into a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.



Raspberry-Champagne Cocktail

SERVES 6


6 tablespoons raspberry vodka
1 (750 ml) bottle chilled Brut champagne
6 fresh raspberries

Pour 1 T. vodka into each of six Champagne flutes. Swirl glasses to coat with vodka. Fill with Champagne. Add raspberries and serve.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dreamsicle





















5 servings
INGREDIENTS

1/3 (10 fluid ounce) can frozen BACARDI® Mixers Fuzzy Navel mix
1/2 cup BACARDI® Rum
12 fluid ounces Minute Maid® Orange Juice
1 cup vanilla ice cream
5 cups ice
Oranges and whipped cream for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Blend together BACARDI® Mixers Fuzzy Navel mix, orange juice, ice cream and BACARDI® Rum.

Add ice and blend for 45 to 60 seconds or until uniform.

Garnish with orange slices and whipped cream.

Mango Bellini

Categories: Beverages

Yield: 4 Servings

-------------------------------MANGO BELLINI------------------------------
1 c Diced peeled mango, (1 -medium)
2 1/2 tb Fresh lime juice
6 tb Sugar Syrup (see recipe), -chilled
2 c Extra-dry champagne, chilled
2 ts Grenadine syrup
Instructions for MANGO BELLINI: Place first 3 ingredients in a food
processor, and process until smooth. Strain mango puree, and discard pulp.

Pour 1/4 cup mango puree into each of 4 champagne glasses. Add 1/2 cup champagne; slowly pour 1/2 teaspoon grenadine down inside of each glass (do not stir before serving). Yield: 4 servings.
Per serving: 129 Calories; 0g Fat (2% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 11g
Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 2mg Sodium

NOTES: Store syrup in refrigerator.

Recipe by: Cooking Light, June 1995, page 114

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #397 by igor@digex.net on Jan 28, 1997.



Morning Energy Drink

Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2008


"This healthy shake curbs my appetite and keeps me from eating junk food throughout the day."

Ingredients

Serves: 2 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 cup fat-free vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup frozen loose-pack blueberries
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon wheat germ add to shopping list
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the milk, yogurt, banana, blueberries, peanut butter, wheat germ, and flaxseed. Blend for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 255.6 CAL
FAT 10.2 G
SATURATED FAT 1.8 G
CHOLESTEROL 1.3 MG
SODIUM 160.6 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 32.8 G
TOTAL SUGARS 19.1 G
DIETARY FIBER 4.6 G
PROTEIN 12.1 G

Orange Cream Mimosa

Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence

Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time: 4 hr 0 min
Cook Time:
--
Level: Easy
Serves: 8 to 10 mimosas

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (5 to 6 oranges)
1 orange, zested
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup superfine sugar
1 bottle sparkling wine or Champagne*
Strawberries, for garnish

*Non-alcoholic sparkling wine, sparkling cider, or ginger ale can be substituted

Directions

Put orange juice, zest, half-and-half, and sugar into a blender and process until the sugar has dissolved, about 30 seconds. Pour this mixture into a shallow pan and freeze until hard, 4 hours or overnight.

Remove the frozen orange mixture from the freezer and let it sit to soften slightly, about 10 minutes. With a scoop or tablespoon, scrape out a small scoop and put it into a Champagne glass. Slowly fill the glass with Champagne and serve garnished with strawberries.

Peaches and Kiwi in Champagne

Yield: 2 servings


3/4 lb. Peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
1 med. Kiwi (about 1/4 lb) pared and laiced
1/4 c. Dry champagne

GARNISH
2 mint sprigs
1 tbsp. Each julienn-cut (matchstick pieces) lime and orange zests

1. In bowl combine all ingredients except garnish.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

2. Garnish with mint sprigs and zests before serving.

*The zest is the peel without any of the pith (white membrane). To remove zest from lime and orange, use a zester or vegetaable peeler; wrap lime and orange in plastic wrap and refrigerate for use at another time.

Strawberry Sparkler

Makes 6 cups


Source: Southern Living February 1999

Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries thawed
2 cups cranberry juice chilled
1 (750-milliliter) bottle champagne chilled*


Instructions:

Process strawberries in a blender until smooth; pour into a pitcher.
Stir in cranberry juice and champagne, and serve immediately.

*1 (1-liter) bottle sparkling water, chilled, may be substituted.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Raspberry Beer Cocktail





















Prep: 5 min.

Yield Makes 6 servings


Ingredients

3/4 cup fresh raspberries*
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka

Preparation

1. Using the back of a spoon, mash raspberries in a bowl; transfer to a pitcher. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve over ice.


*3/4 cup thawed frozen raspberries may be substituted.

Southern Living, FEBRUARY 2008

Blue Tail Fly

1/2 cup blue Curacao

1/2 cup white crème de cacao
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream


Place Curacao and creme de cacao in blender.
Add 2 cups vanilla ice cream and blend.
Continue adding vanilla ice cream until you get a thick milk shake consistency.
Serve in sherbets or short cocktail glasses.

Bourbon Slush

Ingredients


1-12 ounce can frozen lemonade
1-12 ounce can frozen orange drink
2 cups strong tea (use 3 tea bags)
1 1/2 cups sugar
7 cups water
2 cups Bourbon
seven-up ---hold for later use

Method

Mis above ingredients together in a plastic container and freeze for 24
hours before needed. When needed, scoop out with ice cream scoop and
fill glass 3/4 full. Fill remaining part with seven-up.

Cherries Jubilee

courtesy Sandra Lee, 2007

Show: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee
Episode: Very Cherry

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 1 minute
Yield: 1 serving

1 shot cherry brandy
Extra dry Champagne
Frozen or jarred Bing cherry, for garnish

In a champagne flute, add cherry brandy.  Slowly top off with Champagne and garnish with a cherry.

Hot Mulled Apple- Cranberry Punch

Prevention's The Healthy Cook


Looking for a little Christmas spirit?  This warm beverage is spiced just right to put you and your guests in the holiday mood.

Ingredients

Serves: 8 Prep: 5min
Cook: 15min
Total: 20min

4 cups water
3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
rind of 1 orange, cut in 1 continuous strip
cinnamon sticks
orange slices

Alternate Hot Mulled Cranberry-Apricot: Replace the apple cider with apricot nectar. Hot Mulled Cranberry-Pear Punch: Replace the apple cider with pear nectar.

Directions

1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, cranberries, apple cider, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg and orange rind. Bring to a boil.  When the cranberries begin to pop, reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the berries are tender. Remove from the heat.

2. Strain the mixture, discarding the solids. Pour into mugs and serve warm garnished with the cinnamon sticks and orange slices.

Recipe Notes If cranberries are unavailable, you can replace the cranberries, water and sugar with 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 116.1 CAL
FAT 0.1 G
SATURATEDFAT 0 G
CHOLESTEROL 0 MG
SODIUM13.7 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 29.7 G
TOTAL SUGARS 24.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 2.1 G
PROTEIN 0.3 G

Lemon Shandy

yield: Serves 4.

Ingredients

· 1 cup sugar
· 3 cups water
· four 3-inch strips lemon zest, removed with a vegetable peeler
· 1 cup fresh lemon juice
· 2 fresh mint sprigs
· Chilled beer, such as pale ale

Preparation

In a small saucepan bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and stir in zest. Cool sugar syrup to room temperature.

Transfer syrup to a small pitcher and stir in remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice, and mint.  Chill lemonade until cold.  (Makes about 4-1/2 cups lemonade.)

Pour 1/4 cup lemonade, or to taste, into each of 4 chilled beer glasses and top off with beer.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Cure




















yield: Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients

2 cups ice cubes
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
10 tablespoons (5 ounces) light lager, such as Miller High Life
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) fresh lemon juice
5 (1-inch) pieces peeled fresh ginger cut into thin matchsticks

Preparation

Fill 12-ounce cooler (or highball) glass with ice cubes.  Add ginger liqueur, beer, and lemon juice and stir until combined.  Garnish with ginger sticks.

The Stout Diplomat























yield
: Makes 1 cocktail

Yanni Kehagiaras of San Francisco's Nopa restaurant created this dessert drink for a beer-cocktail. competition.  He says, "The rum is in there to give this beer cocktail a bit of a punch.  I wanted to use the dark rum, but nothing too spicy or funky that would take the focus away from the beer.  So I chose Diplomatico, which adds a subtle sweetness and caramel flavor without clashing."  That approach -- and this drink -- is likely to win fans on both sides of the beer/cocktail divide.


Ingredients

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) mild dark rum, such as Diplomatico, chilled
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Pedro Ximénez sherry, chilled
12 tablespoons (6 ounces) chocolate or regular stout, chilled

Preparation

In a small, 5-ounce Delmonico glass (the one that holds orange juice at diners), combine rum, sherry, and stout. Serve immediately.


Bartender's Note:

No shaking or ice needed if ingredients are chilled before mixing.

Cafe Au Vin

1 cup cold strong french roast coffee

2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 dash cinnamon
2 oz tawny port
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 

Combine ingredients and mix in a blender cup at high speed.
Pour into chilled wine glasses.

Drunken Apricot

1 can (1 lb, 1 oz.) peeled whole apricots, drained

3/4 cup Southern Comfort
4/5 pint chilled champagne, or use several splits of champagne
Tropical flowers

Several hours before serving, freeze apricots in ice-cube trays.
Also, refrigerate 6 champagne glasses (not champagne flutes) to chill
well.
To serve, place an apricot in each champagne glass. Pour Southern
Comfort over them, dividing equally. Fill glasses with champagne.
Decorate with flowers, if desired.


Makes 6 servings

Source - McCall's Great American Recipe Card Collection

White Wine Sangria

This Recipe is From: Women's Health

Red wine has bee A listed for its polynomials, antioxidants that protect against heart disease and cancer.  Now it's time to let pale vinos like chalcedony and pinot grigo into the party.  Recent research has revealed that the pulp of the grapes used to make wine also contains polyphenols and other antioxidants they're just different from those found in red.  Another study linked the antioxidants to white wine to better lung functions.

Ingredients

Serves: Prep: 10min
Cook: 0min
Total: 10min

NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed.

1 green apple
1 pear
1 orange
1 C pineapple
1 plum
1 C watermelon add to shopping list
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 bottle sauvignon blanc

Directions

1. Add all ingredients to wine in pitcher or punch bowl. Fill wine glasses with ice and pour. Garnish with orange slices.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 221.2 CAL
FAT 0.2 G
SATURATED FAT 0 G
CHOLESTEROL 0 MG
SODIUM 1.3 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 26 G
TOTAL SUGARS 17.6 G
DIETARY FIBER 2.6 G
PROTEIN 0.9 G

Wisconsin Apple Eggnog

2 beaten eggs

3 cups milk
2 cups half and half or light cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash salt
3/4 cup apple brandy
Ground nutmeg

In a large saucepan, combine beaten eggs, milk, half and half,
sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture
is slightly thickened and heated through, but do notboil. Remove from
heat; stir in apple brandy. To serve, ladle into 12 cups. Sprinkle each
serving with nutmeg.  Serve warm.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Mich






















yield: Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients

1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon plus 1 pinch Pico Piquin seasoning (see chef's notes, below)
1 lime wedge
2 2-by-2-inch cubes watermelon plus 1 slice for garnish
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) hibiscus concentrate (see chef's notes, below)
2 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
2 dashes Tajin regular snack sauce (see chef's notes, below)
About 2 cups ice cubes
About 6 ounces lager, such as Dos Equis
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Preparation

In small saucer, stir together salt and 1 teaspoon Pico Piquin. Rub lime wedge around rim of pilsner glass (12 or 16 ounces). Invert glass and dip part of rim into salt mixture, coating outside of glass only. Rotate to coat halfway around rim.
In blender (or using a muddling tool), combine watermelon cubes and remaining pinch Pico Piquin. Purée until smooth, about 10 seconds.  Add lime juice, hibiscus concentrate, hot sauce, and Tajin sauce and stir until combined.
Fill prepared pilsner glass with ice cubes and pour in watermelon mixture. Top with beer, stir until combined, and garnish with watermelon slice.

Cook's notes:

Pico Piquin seasoning is a variation on pico de gallo.
Hibiscus concentrate is sometimes labeled as Jamaica concentrate.
Tajin regular snack sauce is a chili sauce with lime and salt.



Lime-Chile Beer



















This is our version of a British shandy, mixture of beer and lemonade.

Prep Time: 10 minutes.
Yield
Makes 2 servings


Ingredients

1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus 2 lime wedges
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 (12-oz.) bottle light-bodied wheat beer (such as New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat)
1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Preparation

1. In a glass measuring cup, stir lime juice, sugar, and 1/3 cup water together until sugar dissolves. Fill 2 beer mugs with ice and pour half the beer into each. Top with lime mixture.

2. Sprinkle one side of each lime wedge with salt and the other with chili powder. Serve with beer.


Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

























From Eat up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2008


The sweet, colorful flesh of mango and papaya makes a super refreshing smoothie that is low in fat and full of flavor.  A vitamin C powerhouse, this thick tangy smoothie packs a nutrituional punch, making it the perfect rejuvenator, whether enjoyed during breakfast or as a midafternoon snack. Try adding a splash of coconut milk for a colada-style shake. Here's to your day going smoothly.

Ingredients

Serves: 4 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed, about 1/2 cup
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped, about 3/4 cup add to shopping list
1 ripe banana, sliced
6 strawberries, stemmed and halved, about 1 1/2 cups
juice of 1/2 lime
6 ice cubes, coarsely crushed

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the mango and  yogurt.  Puree until completely liquefied. Add the papaya, banana, strawberries, lime juice, and ice. Blend until smooth and very thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into chilled glasses.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 120.9 CAL
FAT 0.5 G
SATURATED FAT 0.1 G
CHOLESTEROL 0.4 MG
SODIUM 20.5 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 29.6 G
TOTAL SUGARS 21.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 3.7 G
PROTEIN 2.5 G

Eggnog Coffee

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 0 min.

Ingredients:

 1/2 cup brandy
 3 Tbs. dark rum
 2 Tbs. brown sugar, firmly packed
 1 Tbs. instant espresso powder, or instant coffee powder
 4 cup purchased lowfat eggnog
 1/2 cup frozen dessert topping
 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg This Recipe is considered:

Low Cholesterol
Low Sodium

Cooking Directions:

Combine first 4 ingredients in a pitcher until sugar and espress powder dissolve.  Stir in eggnog.  Cover and refrigerate. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.) Serve in cups with a dollop of topping, and sprinkled with a dash of nutmeg.





Hot White Chocolate Brandy

Servings: 6


Ingredients

3 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces white chocolate morsels
1/3 cup brandy
3 tablespoons white creme de cacao

Preparation

Heat milk and vanilla in a heavy saucepan over medium  heat, stirring often (do not boil). Remove from heat. Place white chocolate in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot mixture into chocolate, whisking until chocolate melts; add to remaining hot mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in brandy and creme de cacao.  Garnish, if desired, with whipped cream and/or grated white chocolate.

Kentucky Spike

A very strong and spicy blend of spirits that you can add to plain egg nog to jazz it up with tons of flavor.  You'll need to let it steep for a few days to let the taste develop.


Ingredients;

2 cups bourbon
1 cup dark rum
1 cup brandy
1 vanilla bean, halved
1 whole nutmeg
2 large cinnamon sticks
7 whole cloves

Preparation:

Pour liquers into a quart jar or bottle. Scrape seeds from the vanilla and add, along with pod. Crack the nutmeg into 5 or 6 pieces and add to the liquid. Put in cinnamon sticks and cloves.  Cover tightly and let stand for 1 week in a cool, dark spot. Add this mixture to plain eggnog or store-bought eggnog for a tasty holiday treat.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beer 'Garitas




















Prep: 5 min. For a bolder flavor, use a dark beer.  Serve in 16-oz mason jars for fun.
Yield
Makes 4 servings


Ingredients

1 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
Crushed ice
1/2 to 1 cup cold beer
Preparation

1. Stir together first 3 ingredients until well blended. Fill 4 medium glasses with crushed ice. Pour limeade mixture evenly into glasses. Add beer to taste.


Note: For testing purposes only, we used Minute Maid Frozen Concentrate for Limeade, José Cuervo Especial tequila, and Triple Sec for orange liqueur.


Southern Living, MAY 2006

Black Velvet




















Ingredients


Preparation

Pour chilled sparkling wine into Champagne flutes, filling half full. Top with an equal amount of chilled stout beer (such as Guinness Extra Stout). Serve immediately.

Southern Living, OCTOBER 2007

Bul




















A crisp combination of ingredients makes bul (BOOL) a refreshing sipper.  It's a popular summer drink, often prepared in Cuban homes.  It's best made with a pale ale or light-colored beer.
Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


Ingredients

1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer, chilled
1 (12-ounce) bottle ginger ale, chilled
4 lime slices (optional)


Preparation

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Alcohol- Free Sangria

Prevention's The Sugar Solution Cookbook


Chase away the heat with this refreshing cooler. Zesty orange slices and apple wedges float invitingly in this beautiful drink

Ingredients

Serves: Prep: 20min
Cook: 0min
Total: 4hr 20min

NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed.

3 cups Concord grape juice
2 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 orange, ends trimmed, sliced into half rounds
1 apple, cored and cut into thin wedges


Directions

1. In a 2-quart pitcher, stir together the grape, orange, lemon, and lime juices. Stir in the orange and apple wedges and refrigerate, covered, for 4 to 48 hours. Serve the sangria in tall glasses and spoon in some of the fruit.

Recipe Notes  For a reduced-alcohol version, combine this sangria with an equal amount of dry red wine.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 92.4 CAL
FAT 0.2 G
SATURATED FAT 0 G
CHOLESTEROL 0 MG
SODIUM 1 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 23.4 G
TOTAL SUGARS 19.3 G
DIETARY FIBER 1 G
PROTEIN 0.7 G

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A BARTENDER, HOST OR HOSTESS

How to Recognize Signs of Inebriation.


As a good host or hostess it is your responsibility to make sure that your guests don’t become inebriated or that they don’t drink and drive. Below is a lit of thing to check for.

An inebriated person may become much louder than normal. They may brag a lot.

They may use bad language without caring.

An inebriated person may miss their mouth or spill their drink.

An inebriated person may have altered moods or they may be overly happy or sad.

They may have greatly animated movements.

They may become sleepy or their head may bob.

Their speech may be slurred or much slower than normal.

They may look for their next drink before they are even finished with the one they are drinking, or they may drink way to fast.

They may not be able to walk straight or they may bumps into things.

They may light another cigarette even if they have one lit at the time.

Tips:

Here are some things you can do to diffuse the situation:

If you can’t convince them to stop drinking, you can dilute their drinks. Try to get the person to eat food, especially bread.

Dealing with someone who is drunk.

Try to get them to drink plenty of water.

Keep your conversation on a friendly level.

Start talking to them and be friendly to gain their trust.

Don’t be condescending and don’t make fun of the inebriated person.

Try to get their car keys any way that you can. Use force as last resort. (remember that the person isn’t thinking clearly and my really believe they are OK to drive).

Blame the reason why the person has to take a taxi or stay in your guest room or on the sofa, on someone else besides you, preferably someone who is not present.

Stay with the person or send someone with them in the taxi.

If you have to lie to make them happy then do it.

If you have been drinking also, get someone sober to help you.

Look for possible signs of alcohol poisoning (like being unresponsive, or they can't wake up, or if the person stops breathing). Encourage vomiting in a good place.

Call 911 if the situation is out of control or person does not respond.

Tips:

Coffee won’t help. This gives you a drunk who is wide awake and coffee leads to further dehydration.

Call for help if you can't get the problem under control, it is better than risking someone’s life.

If the person doesn’t respond, roll them on their side then dial 911.

Dealing with a Hangover.

Easing the pain of the morning after.

There’s nothing like time to cure a hangover. Take Alka Seltzer and go to bed.

Eat something high in Vitamin B's.

Drink plenty of water.

Tips:
Never take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen in conjunction with drinking. It may damage your liver.

A Bloody Mary will sometimes does help or try straight tomato juice.


Supplies - Bartending

Basic list of the supplies you will need for a professionally equipped bar.


A jigger measure (one with an accurate scale of half and quarter ounces)
A bar strainer
A corkscrew
A can or bottle opener
A large pitcher
A mixing glass or shaker
A set of measuring spoons
A lemon-lime squeezer
A Paring knife
Ice bucket with tongs (vacuum type is preferred)
A wooden muddler (for mashing mints, fruits, etc.)
A variety of different glassware for different types of drinks

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to Flame a Drink

Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes


Directions:

Make sure to warm your glass before you begin.  Prepare your cocktail.

Pour a small amount of your highest proof alcohol into a spoon. Ignite the alcohol using a long kitchen match. Carefully pour flaming liquid into the cocktail.  Serve the cocktail immediately.

Extinguish flame before drinking.

Tips:

Please use extreme caution.

To make a sparkle effect, carefully twist an orange rind over the flame. Never drink the cocktail while flame is still lit.



How to Layer a Cocktail

Here is an easy way to layer a cocktail such as a Pousse Cafe.


Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes

Directions:

Select a shot glass, cordial glass, or Pousse Cafe glass. Pour your heaviest liquid first.

Place a flat stirrer or teaspoon upside down into the glass against the edge. Slowly pour the next heaviest liqueur over the back of the spoon. Continue with each liqueur, until you end with the lightest.

Tips:

If the glass is too narrow to place a spoon in it, a maraschino cherry will also work.

Pour very slowly.

If using a bar spoon, pour down the twisted part of the handle.

Not all brands have the same density, so you may have to practice to get the right density.

These may be prepared a bit in advance, and they are perfect for after dinner drinks.

How to Make Simple Syrup

An easy recipe for a simple syrup that is used in many cocktails.


Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes

Directions:

Put one cup of water in a small saucepan. Add two cups of sugar.

Heat water to a boil while stirring.

Reduce heat and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves completely.  Cool the mixture to room temperature.

Use a clean container that will hold at least a cup and a half and using a funnel, pour liquid into container.

Seal and store in refrigerator indefinitely.

Use whenever a recipe calls for simple sugar or simple syrup.

How to Make Sour Mix

An easy recipe for sour mix that is used in many cocktails.


Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes

Directions:

Whisk one egg white into a medium sized bowl.  Until frothy.  Stir in one cup of sugar.

Then add two cups of water.

Squeeze enough fresh lemon for two cups of juice then add lemon juice to mixture.

Stir all ingredients until well blended.

Using a funnel, pour liquid into container that is large enough to hold one quart.

Seal and store mixture in the refrigerator. Use for recipes calling for a sour mix.

Tips:

Discard mixture if you haven’t used it within four or five days. Use only the freshest ingredients and bottled water for best taste. Shake container if mixture has set for a while.

How to Muddle a Drink

An easy way to muddle ingredients for cocktails such as an Old Fashioned, a Mint Julep, or a Caipirinha.


Time Required: 5 minutes

Directions:

Put ingredients into an old fashioned glass, a small bowl or a mixing glass. If using the glass, wrap a towel around it, in case it should break.

Using a wooden muddler or back of a spoon, crush ingredients against the sides and bottom.

Mix so all ingredients are well blended with each other. Prepare the cocktail.

Tips:

Always use the freshest ingredients.
Wood will not scratch the glass like a metal spoon will.

Watermelon Smoothie

Doctor's Book of Food Remedies


Ingredients

Serves: 2 Prep: 4min
Cook: 0min
Total: 4min

NOTE: Ingredients for a changed serving size are based on a calculation and are not reviewed by the author or tested. Please also consider scaling up or down cooking containers as needed.

2 cups chopped watermelon
1/4 cup fat-free milk add to shopping list
2 cups ice

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the watermelon and milk, and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Add the ice, and blend 20 seconds longer, or to your desired consistency. Add more ice, if needed, and blend for 10 seconds.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 56 CAL
FAT 0.3 G
SATURATED FAT 0 G
CHOLESTEROL 0.6 MG
SODIUM 19.5 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 13 G
TOTAL SUGARS 10.9 G
DIETARY FIBER 0.6 G
PROTEIN 2 G

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bar Measurements

Standard Bar Measures


1 Dash
1 Teaspoon (bar spoon) 1 Pony
1 jigger (barglass) 1 Wineglass 1 Split 1 Cup

Other Measures
1 Miniature (nip)
1 Half pint (1/4 quart) 1 Tenth (4/5 pint) 1 Pint (1/2 quart) 1 Fifth (4/5 quart) 1 Quart
1 Imperial Quart 1 Half Gallon 1 Gallon
1/8 teaspoon (1/32 ounce) 1/8/ounce 1 ounce
1 1/2 ounces 4 ounces 6 ounces 8 ounces
1, 1.6 or 2 ounces 8 ounces
12.8 ounces 8 ounces
25.6 ounces 32 ounces
38.4 ounces 64 ounces
128 ounces

Average dry wine and champagne bottle measure

Split (1/4 bottle) Pint

(1/2 bottle) Quart
(1 bottle) Magnum
(2 bottles) Jeroboam
(4 bottles) Tappit-hen
Rehoboam (6 bottles)
Methuselah (8 bottles) Salmanazar
(12 bottles) Balthazar
(16 bottles) Nebuchadnezzar
(20 bottles) Demijohn

6 to 6 1/2 ounces
11 to 13 ounces
24 to 26 ounces
52 ounces
104 ounces
128 ounces (1gallon)
156 ounces (1.22 gallons)
208 ounces (1.625 gallons)
312 ounces (2.44 gallons)
416 ounces (3.3 gallons)
520 ounces (4.07 gallons)
627.2 ounces (4.9 gallons)

How to Chill Cocktail Glasses

Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes


Directions:

Place glasses in freezer or refrigerator. Crush only enough ice for your needs.

Take pre-chilled glass and fill with the crushed ice, or you can use ice water.

Prepare your cocktail.

Holding onto the stem, shake glass in a downward stroke to remove all the ice.

Strain cocktail into glass. Garnish and enjoy.

Tips:

Fill a large bowl with crushed ice and place several glasses in upside down when making a lot of drinks this will save you time. Always handle glasses by the stems.

If you break a glass in the ice, discard and use fresh ice. Use fresh glasses for each drink.

How to Cut Lemon Twists.

Time Required: Approximately 5 minutes


Directions:

Wash lemon.

Use a cutting board and paring knife. Cut ends off just to the pulp.

Hold the lemon securely around the middle.

Slice lengthwise just down to the pulp, but do not cut into it. Continue slicing around the lemon in quarter inch slices.

Starting at tip of lemon, gently pull up a slice of peal, making sure the fruit is not attached.

Using the rind edge of the lemon, run it around the outside of the glass. Holding each end with your fingers twist it over the glass. Drop the twist into the drink.

Tips:

If the first twist gets stuck on the lemon, Use a spoon (rounded parts together) to make the lemon slide again.

Save leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge, or use tight away for juice.

Tutti- Frutti Smoothie

FROM Homemade In Half the Time


This portable fruit bowl is refreshing, pure, and simple.  For an extra frosty frappe, slice the bananas onto a sheet of waxed paper and freeze them overnight.

Ingredients

Serves: 2 Prep: 3min
Cook: 0min
Total: 3min

1/2 cup loose-pack mixed frozen berries or strawberries
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice add to shopping list
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup sliced ripe banana
1/2 cup orange juice

Directions

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, in a blender, or in a large measuring cup with an immersion blender, combine the berries, pineapple (with juice), yogurt, banana, and orange juice. Process for about 2 minutes, or until smooth

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 140.4 CAL
FAT 2.4 G
SATURATED FAT 1.4 G
CHOLESTEROL 8 MG
SODIUM 30.4 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 28.7 G
TOTAL SUGARS 16.1 G
DIETARY FIBER 2.5 G
PROTEIN 3.4 G

Wine Cooler

Wine 7-up


Fill a Collins glass half filled with ice half way with wine. Fill with 7-up and garnish with a cherry

Zombie

1 oz. Light Rum

1/2 oz. Crème de Noyaux 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz. Sour Mix
1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. 151-proof Rum

Strain ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice.  Top with 151-proof Rum.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Apricot- Mango Smoothie

Doctor's Book of Food Rememdies


Ingredients

Serves: 2 Prep: 4min
Cook: 0min
Total: 4min

6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 cups)
2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups) add to shopping list
1 cup reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
lemon peel twists (garnish)


Directions

1. Place the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender.  Process for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth.

2. Pour into tall glasses, garnish with lemon twists, if desired, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 251.6 CAL
FAT 3.5 G
SATURATED FAT 1.7 G
CHOLESTEROL 9.8 MG
SODIUM 57 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 53.1 G
TOTAL SUGARS 45.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 6.3 G
PROTEIN 7.2 G

Washington Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz. Brandy

2 dashes Bitters
1/2 tsp. Sugar Syrup

Shake well with cracked ice then strain into a cocktail glass.

Whiskey Flip

1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
1 tbsp. Sugar
1 beaten Egg

Shake well with cracked ice then strain into a sour glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Whiskey Toddy (cold) and (hot)

Whiskey Toddy (cold)


1 1/2 oz. Whiskey 1 lump Sugar
1 cube Ice

Add all ingredients in a coffee cup. Stir well and serve.

Whiskey Toddy (hot)

1 1/2 oz. Whiskey 1 sliced Lemon
1 lump Sugar
4 oz. Boiling Water

Combine all ingredients in a coffee cup and stir well. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg, add cloves and a cinnamon stick.

White Chocolate Martini

2 parts coconut rum

1 part banana nectar
splash of white chocolate liqueur
dash of grenadine

Shake ingredients with ice and pour into chilled martini glass

Wild Irish Rose

1 1/2 oz. Whiskey

1 1/2 oz. Grenadine
1/2 oz. Lime juice Club soda

Fill a highball glass with ice.  Add all ingredients except club soda and stir. Fill with club soda.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Banana Smoothies


Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2004


"The has a fantastic taste, especially during the hot summer months."

Ingredients

Serves: 4 Prep: 1min
Cook: 0min
Total: 1min

2 bananas
2 cups 1% milk add to shopping list
2 tablespoons chocolate or other flavor syrup
1/2 cup ice cubes


Directions

1. In a food processor or blender, combine the bananas, milk, chocolate syrup, and ice cubes. Process until frothy.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 129.9 CAL
FAT 1.5 G
SATURATED FAT 0.9 G
CHOLESTEROL 6.1 MG
SODIUM 62 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 25.7 G
TOTAL SUGARS 18 G
DIETARY FIBER 1.8 G
PROTEIN 5 G

Tequila Sunrise

1 1/2 oz. Tequila

2 dashes Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Grenadine
Orange Juice

Fill a highball glass with ice.  Add Tequila, lime juice and the orange juice.  Stir.  Add grendine (do not stir).


Tom & Jerry

4 oz. Rum

5 pounds Sugar
12 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp. Ground Allspice
4 oz. Brandy
Boiling Water

Beat whites of eggs to stiff froth and yolks until thin. Mix together with spices and Rum. Thicken with sugar until the mixture attains the consistency of a light batter. In warmed coffee cup add 1 tbsp. batter and 4 oz. Brandy. Fill with water.

Tom Collins

2 oz. Gin

1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Sugar
Club Soda

Shake all ingredients except club soda well with cracked ice.  Strain over 3 ice cubes into a Collins glass. Fill with club soda and stir gently. Decorate with 1/2 slice of orange.

Virgin Mary

4 oz. Tomato Juice

1 dash Lemon Juice
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
2 drops Tabasco Sauce
Salt and Pepper

Shake well with cracked ince then strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.

Waikiki

3/4 oz. Gin

3/4 oz. Triple Sec
1 tbsp. Pineapple Juice

Shake well with cracked ice then strain into a cocktail glass.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fruity Yogurt

Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2007


When I start my day with a fruity yogurt, I get a wonderful burst of energy that last, without the need to snack later on.

Ingredients

Serves: 1 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 banana, peeled
1 cup chopped fresh fruit in season add to shopping list
1/4 cup orange juice, preferably fresh-squeezed
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
6 small ice cubes

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the banana, fruit, orange juice, yogurt, honey, and ice. Process until smooth.

Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 384.7 CAL
FAT 2 G
SATURATED FAT 0.8 G
CHOLESTEROL 3.7 MG
SODIUM 51 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 94.1 G
TOTAL SUGARS 73.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 6.8 G
PROTEIN

Skip & Go Naked

1 1/2 oz. Gin

4 oz. Cold Beer
2 oz. Sour Mix
1 dash Grenadine

Mix ingredients in a highball glass and stir well.

Sloe Comfortable Screw

1/2 oz. Vodka

1/2 oz. Sloe Gin 1/2 oz. Whiskey (Southern Comfort)
Orange Juice

Fill a highball glass with ice.  Add liquors and fill with orange juice. Stir well. For a Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall add 1/2 oz. Galieona.

Sloe Gin Fizz

1 1/2 oz. Sloe Gin

1 tsp. Sugar
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Club Soda

Shake all the ingredients excep club soda well with cracked ice.  Strain into a highball glass over 2 ice cubes. Fill with chilled club soda and stir gently.

Sloe Vermouth

1 oz. Sloe Gin

1 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 tbsp. Lemon Juice

Shake well with cracked ice then strain into a cocktail glass.

Strawberry Daiquiri

1 oz. Light Rum

1/2 oz Strawberry Schnapps
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1 tsp. Sugar
1 oz. fresh or frozen Strawberries

Mix with shaved ice in an electric blender until desired consistency. Pour unstrained into a cocktail glass.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Orange Smoothie

















Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2007


A low-calorie, healthy smoothie that tastes just like a creamsicle.  A perfect post-workout thirst quencher or mid-afternoon snack.

Ingredients

Serves: 1 Prep: 5min
Cook: 0min
Total: 5min

1 navel orange, peeled
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt add to shopping list
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth

Blueberry Martini

A handful (about 20) fresh washed blueberries or 1 1/2 oz. blueberry

juice
2 oz. blueberry vodka
1 tbs. Blue Curacao liqueur or Triple Sec
Ice Cubes
Blueberries for Garnish

Muddle the blueberries in a cocktail shaker

Add the vodka, Blue Curacao and ice cubes.  Cover, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with large blueberries on a pick

From Southern Cocktails by Denise Gee

Holiday Martini

Ingredients
HOLIDAY MARTINIl

- 1/3 cup cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup cranberry liqueur - store bought or use the recipe below
- 1/4 cup grand marnier or cointreau
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


CRANBERRY LIQUEUR:

- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 orange
- 1 pound fresh cranberries - 4 cups
- 4 cups vodka

Servings: 1
Serving Description: makes one drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes


Directions
HOLIDAY MARTINI:

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a martini shaker.

Add ice to fill the shaker.

Cover with the lid and shake for 30 seconds or until chilled.

Remove lid and strain into a glass.

Garnish if desired with extra cranberries and a lemon twist.



CRANBERRY LIQUEUR:

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan.

Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and cool completely.

Meanwhile, remove rind from the orange with a vegetable peeler, being careful not to get the white pith.

Cut rind into strips and set aside.

Process cranberries in food processor until finely chopped.

Combine sugar solution, orange rind and cranberries into 1 gallon jar, stir in vodka.

Cover with a lid and store in a cool dark place for 1 month.

Strain liqueur through a cheesecloth into a bowl.
Discard solids.
Carefully pour into clean bottles or jars.

Yields 5 cups.

Can be stored in a cool dark place for up to 1