Top Ten Posts for 2017

Happy New Year, friends.  Did you ring in the new year with family and friends or did you spend a cozy night in?  We had a get together at our casa and the Infused Pineapple Vodka did not disappoint.

As we look forward to the new year with optimism and enthusiasm, we also reflect on 2017.  We were surprised to see that we have already posted 33 times on our little blog.  Time flies when you are busy cooking and concocting.  We wanted to share with you our top ten posts that received the most buzz and views.

  1. Zaya Rum Mojito zayamojito5
  2. Tequila Fish Tacostequila fish tacos6
  3. Watermelon Warswatermelon wars 3
  4. Mary Ann or Gingermary ann or ginger
  5. Carpano Antica Sangriasangria 8
  6. Zaya Banana Breadzaya banana bread 1
  7. Zaya Rum Manhattanzaya manhattan 7
  8. Pumpkin Spice Martinipumpkin spice martini 4
  9. Kerrygold Ice Creamkerrygoldicecream
  10. Salted Whiskey Caramel Corncaramel corn 013

Next week we will bring you more recipes and ideas for entertaining and your delight, as well as some more low calorie alternatives for entertaining.

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You Had Me at Pumpkin Spice

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Did we mention that Rhonda loves fall?  Along with the season of fall, Rhonda loves pumpkin spice.  She will try anything as long as it has pumpkin spice in the title… well almost anything.  She even has a shirt that she wears every fall to commemorate her love for pumpkin spice.  We don’t really know when this love of pumpkins began.  It may date back to her love of the fairy tale of Cinderella as a small child.

Imagine her delight when she found a drink with 5 simple ingredients that she can toast to her love of pumpkin spice. This drink meets the standards of easy and tasty. We hope that you, too, will be able to celebrate your appreciation for the flavor of fall with a toast to this drink as well. 

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Thanks to Craig’s colleagues who had dinner with us this week and taste tested some of our pumpkin recipes. It is always more fun to try out new recipes with friends and family!

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Golden Pumpkin Spice Martini

  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
  • 1 oz. Seagram’s Extra Smooth Vodka
  • 2 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream
  • 1 dash of pumpkin spice
  • 1 dash of vanilla
  • whipped cream and chocolate syrup for garnish

Add pumpkin puree, vodka, irish cream, dash of pumpkin pie spice and dash of vanilla to shaker.  Add 1 cup of ice.  Shake for 30 seconds. Strain.  Pour into serving glass drizzled with chocolate syrup for garnish.  Top off drink with a small dab of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.  Cheers!

We dressed this drink up with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.  We drizzled the inside of the our martini glass with some chocolate syrup to accessorize the drink.  We first mentioned this garnishing technique back in the post  Who Needs Half-Price Shakes After 8?

Do you know how to correctly shake a drink? Rhonda used to shake drinks vertically until Craig pointed out that the correct way to shake a drink is to make sure that the shaker is horizontal to the ground.  Who knew?  It does make sense, though.  The ingredients mix better when the shaker is turned on its side.  So let us see you shake, shake, shake!

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The Golden Pumpkin Spice Martini is the perfect fall drink.  Can’t you see your Thanksgiving guests sipping on this prior to their Thanksgiving Meal?  It is not too heavy and it is not too sweet.  It is a great drink for sitting around a fire with cozy blankets on a cool fall evening.  Let us know if you try it out.  We’d love to hear from you.

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Happy Halloween!  Stay safe and have fun.

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DISCLAIMER: THE BEVERAGES ON THIS SITE ARE MEANT FOR ADULTS 21 YEARS AND OLDER.  WE DO NOT SUPPORT OR ENCOURAGE UNDERAGE DRINKING.  ALWAYS DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.

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