Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hot Holiday Apple Cider

Hot Holiday Apple Cider Directions: Push tips of cloves into orange rinds. In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven, combine cider, cranberry juice and honey. Add clove-studded orange halves and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Discard orange halves and cinnamon sticks before serving. Serve with Christmas cookies if […]

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Punch

Pumpkin Spice Halloween Punch Directions: Thinly slice apples, pears and oranges lengthwise, then place in a large bowl. Coat with lemon juice to prevent browning. Add honey, brown sugar, bourbon, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice, stirring gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight. Top with chilled pinot grigio. Serve. For […]

Mocha Coffee Punch

Mocha Coffee Punch Directions: Make coffee base by whisking together hot coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon until combined. (If making ahead, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.) Combine coffee base, milk and ice cream in a large punch bowl or pitcher. Stir gently until ice cream melts. Serve topped with a dollop […]

Coffee Punch #2

Coffee Punch #2 Directions: Combine coffee, milk, sugar and vanilla and stir well. Pour into a pitcher with lid or cleaned out milk jug and place in refrigerator. Chill thoroughly. Place softened ice cream in punch bowl. Pour coffee mixture over ice cream; stir gently. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Yields:  1-1/4 gallons, serves […]

Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon Infused Rum

Pumpkin Punch with Cinnamon Infused Rum Directions to make the infused rum: Combine the cinnamon sticks and rum (keeping the rum bottle) in a large ball jar (or any wide-mouthed jar.) Seal and place in a dark area for 3 days, gently shaking daily. Once the cinnamon flavor is bold enough, remove the cinnamon sticks […]

Sweet Potato Dreams

Sweet Potato Dreams Directions: Empty the can of sweet potatoes, including syrup, into a blender. Purée. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 heaping teaspoons of the purée with the rum, egg and maple syrup. Shake vigorously without ice. Half-fill shaker with ice and shake again. Strain mixture into a cocktail glass or coupe. Top with […]