Archive for the ‘Drinks’ Category

Tasteful Tuesday: If You Like Piña Coladas

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Pina Colada Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

July 10th is Piña Colada day, so if you haven’t yet enjoyed one of these creamy cocktails this summer, today is the perfect day to indulge! Below is a classic Piña Colada recipe, but we’ve also included a Mango Piña Colada Smoothie recipe sans alcohol for continued enjoyment.

Piña Colada Recipe (serves 2)

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 ounces white rum (or dark, if you prefer)
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass (a Poco Grande or Hurricane glass is recommended) and garnish with pineapple, cherries, or other fruit. Enjoy!

Pineapple SlicesMango Piña Colada Smoothie (serves 2)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 mango, peeled and seeded
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Cube the mango and along with the other ingredients, place in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass or cup (for home or on the go) and enjoy.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Raspberry Iced Tea

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

A refreshing drink with a fruity taste perfect for summer. Bring this iced tea with you on the go, serve it with dinner or make a big batch for a barbecue or summer party (this recipe yields about 10 servings).

Raspberries

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 3 (3 ounce) gallon-sized tea bags
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • juice from 3 fresh medium-large lemons
  • ice cubes

Directions:

  1. In a large pot on the stove, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Stir in the tea bags, raspberries, and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to steep for about 4 minutes
  3. Remove tea bags and stir in the lemon juice until dissolved. Pour tea into pitchers, and add ice to cool. If desired, use frozen raspberries or freeze raspberries inside the ice cubes. Serve and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Honeydew Punch

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Honeydew Melon

The honeydew melon is either a favorite or the thing everyone leaves behind in a fruit salad. We think this honeydew punch will unite both sides, so serve it up at your next summer party.

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups honeydew melon,
    seeded and cubed
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup lemonade
    (we recommend sugar-free)
  • 1 1/3 cups white grape juice
    (we recommend unsweetened)

Directions:

  1. Place the melon, kiwi and lemonade in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, and process until smooth.*
  2. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher to remove any pulp and solids.
  3. Add the white grape juice, stir well, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
    Serve over ice.

*Note: A food processor works best in this step,
but you could use a blender if that’s what you have on hand.

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