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Tasteful Tuesday: Classic Frozen Daiquiri

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Frozen Cocktail Recipe

There’s nothing like a summer week with high temperatures and sun to inspire a frozen cocktail recipe. And today, we’re keeping it simple with a classic daiquiri recipe (if you have strawberries on hand, this recipe is just as refreshing), using the 2-1-½ ratio. If you are craving more of that lime flavor, we recommend adding just one teaspoon more of the freshly squeezed juice; a little goes a long way! And if you are without a blender or prefer your drink on the rocks, combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and enjoy.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1½ cups crushed iced
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
    (make sure to strain the pulp)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lime wedge for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse, then blend until a slushy consistency is reached. If the consistency is too thin, add more ice ¼ cup at a time. If the consistency is too thick, add more lime juice or simple syrup (depending on if you want a more tart or sweet flavor) two teaspoons at a time.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a lime wedge (if desired) and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Citrus & Mint Iced Tea

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

This iced tea recipe makes an extra refreshing, flavorful and delicious beverage that will be a hit at your next summer gathering or barbecue. Keep it as is or add vodka or rum for an adult party.

LemonsWhat You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 10 sprigs fresh mint
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    (about 5 freshly squeezed lemons)
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 3 orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • 3 lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for 8-12 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out excess liquid from the teabags, then remove and discard with the mint leaves.
  3. Add granulated sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the orange juice and lemon juice and stir while pouring in the cold water (add liquor if desired).
  4. Serve over ice cubes, garnished with orange or lemon slices.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Cranberry Pineapple Punch

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

CranberriesThis punch is perfect for early fall when the temperatures are still mild (or unseasonably hot), as well as the holidays when cranberries are in everyone’s pantries. A special ingredient adds more delicious flavor to the beverage, and it can easily be adapted for the addition of rum, vodka or other alcohol.

What You’ll Need:

  • Crushed ice
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 liter cranberry ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Fill a large punch bowl about 1/4 full of ice. Add the juices and, if desired, the granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar is combined, or go to step 2.
  2. Add almond extract, ginger ale, and if desired, your choice of alcohol. Stir well and serve!

*for a less sweet drink, omit the sugar

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