So I need some creative drink recipes that go beyond Hawaiin Punch and ginger ale. (I would like at least some of them to be alcoholic, I'll probably need it!)
P.S. I will be bringing my dogs to dinner to torment the step siblings monsterous shihtzu!
|How froofy do you want to make them? Champagne always is hit....then there is beer wine etc...|
|Let's put it this way. My stepsister and her husband are salt of the earth people. They live on a pig farm. The first Thanksgiving with them, my husband and I got put at the kids table with their rugrats and they were talking about cleaning up the sty. We thought they were talking about their rooms. Oops....
But if you have any of recipes where you mix champagne with something else, post it. There was a great drink that I had at the spa that was mixed with champagne and it wasn't orange juice.
|This recipe for Champagne Punch is always a hit at my parties. People love the taste, have no idea that it is so strong, and they all get really pleasantly fizzy-drunk. (In comparison, I think Rum Punch makes people mean.) Key is pre-mixing and chilling the base ingredients overnight. I actually put it in the freezer overnight. Works great with fairly inexpensive champagnes ($9-12/bottle). It is delicious!
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup Chambord
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 quart chilled ginger ale
2 chilled 750-ml. bottles dry champagne
In a bowl combine the Triple Sec, the brandy, the Chambord and the pineapple juice and chill the mixture, covered, for at least 4 hours or overnight. In a large punch bowl combine the Triple Sec mixture, the ginger ale, and the champagne and add ice cubes.
Makes about 16 cups, serving 12.
|I always like grog, which is warmed wine (mulled or spiced wine).
Pour a bottle of red wine into crock pot. Add a cup of sugar, a cup of brandy, cinammon sticks, 2 whole allspice, a few cloves...You can also add some orange zest...
Or Irish coffee is always yum
|Here's an old MI favorite:
1 part 151 rum
1 part grenadine
1 part Roses lime
1 part blackberry brandy
1 part banana liquer
Blend with lots of ice. Maybe not a good Thanksgiving drink but is darn fine on a hot day at the lake
|My sister made me appletinis the other night. Super easy. Just shake apple liquor and vodka, rim glasses with apple sugar, garnish with granny smith apple slice. I'm not a expert bartender, but obviously these can be changed with different liquors!|
|Bailey's is always a hit for holidays at our house....|
|Khaluah mudslides too, but I have no idea how to make them. My Dad just hands me stuff and I drink it. LOL He laughs at me and gets me to say stuff he knows I will slur because I almost never drink. His favorite is after a drink or two trying to get everyone to say "Bruce Cuthbertson" It always comes out "Bruth"|
|What about flavored margarita's? Here's a recipe for pomegranate margs
1.5 c chilled pom juice
1.5 c silver tequila
1 c triple sec
2/3 c fresh lime juice
8 lime wheel
pour 1/4 c of pom juice in saucer, spread salt in another
moisten glasses w/ the above
in a pitcher stir remaining pom juice, tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
working in batches shake the mixture in large ice filled shaker, then strain into glasses...garnish with lime
ps you can substitute any juice...peach, strawberry, prickly pear....
|Fruit punches are great and you can combine just about anything you like, add 7-up and you have a non-alcoholic party; like pineapple juice, orange juice and Sprite. Since it's Thanksgiving you might want to mix cranberry juice with something then add the sparkling stuff.
I'm sure Paula Dean has something yummy on www.foodtv.com
There's also cranberry punch with sparkling wine: cranberry juice, sparkling wine and 7-up.
If there are alot of kids about, mix sherbert with 7-up. It gets all frothy and fun to drink, but way too sweet for me.
My all time favorites are champagne or a french Montrachet. However, Darcy's idea of margaritas sounds great and like a true Arizona girl, they mess with the basic margarita.......but I'm willing to try the pomegranate one.....once.
|Upon reflection what's wrong with good old Johnnie Black over ice? Add a twist and it would be great with Stovetop|
|I like a drink it's called Kir Royale( not sure on the spelling though) It might be what you had at the spa. It's champagne mixed with I think raspberry syrop or some raspberry additive. I don't have a recipe on it sorry.
|Tanya, if I remember correctly from my bartending days I think it 's creme de cassis.|
|I could be wrong about what the drink consists of, but when I order it I tell the bartender that I want Kir Royale and I get what I thought was champagne with something added to it. That shows you how much I drink and how much I know about the drinks.
|Yup, it's champagne and cassis. Of course my memory isn't too good since I forgot my dogs birthday was yesterday|
|Don't forget the twist of lemon! Purple and yellow, just beautiful! and tastes good too|
2 oz Capt Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
4 oz Mountain Dew
Mix with crushed ice and either strain or pour straight into glass.
1 1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1 scoop frozen vanilla yoghurt
fill with orange juice
Put all ingredients in glass and stir. Served as a float drink. Can also be mixed in a blender and served as a shake.
|Oh Betsy, Yummmmmmmmmm. Why yogurt? Would ice cream be too thick?? wonder how creme de cassis would be dribbled over the top? Or would it stay on top.......specific gravity of creme de cassis vs. rum et al shake?
As for the Dewsicles: does the rum counter Dew's jolt?
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