Recipe Wednesday – Reader Requests – Drinks

I decided to honor all requests today.  Here are a few of my favorite drink recipes!  Dessert recipes, coming up next!

Hot Spiced Tea
This is my favorite cold weather drink.  It was a winter staple at our house growing up — at least in my mind — and just drinking it today can make me feel so much better!  The best part is that it’s super easy to make and makes a lot!

2 c Tang
1/2 c Instant Tea
2 c Sugar
1 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Cloves

Mix ingredients together.
Mix 2-4 spoonfuls (depending on how you like to drink it) into a mug of hot water.  Stir.  Enjoy!

Sparkling Punch

This is the recipe that we used at Kelly’s baby shower.  The picture above is from Southern Living since we didn’t get a picture of the punch at the shower.  I loved it!  For me, you can’t go wrong mixing things with pink lemonade!

1 12 oz can Frozen Pink Lemonade concentrate, thawed
4 c White Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 qt Club Soda, chilled

Stir together lemonade and juice in a large pitcher.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.  Stir in Club Soda just before serving.

Cherry Chocolate Martini’s

I, obviously, couldn’t make this one and try it again but this recipe is tried and true.  My Dad and I spent quite a few nights trying to recreate the recipe that we got at the country club exactly.  We were finally able to make a recipe that we both liked.  The picture above is from our wedding.  At the top of our stairs at the reception we had a table of martini’s across from a table of cherry lemonade for the kids.  This is my “go-to” fun drink, when I’m not pregnant of course!

3 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz Kahlua
1 oz Grenadine
2 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
Ice (enough to get it the consistency that you desire)

Pour ice into a blender (we usually start with it about half way up) and then pour the other ingredients on top of the ice.  Blend until the ice is chopped.  If you want the drink slush-ier add more ice, if you want it less slushy then add less.  

Do you have great drink recipes?? Send them my way, I’d love to try them!

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1 Comment

  1. Reply
    The Ball Family
    November 27, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Thanks Jennifer!!!

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