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I’m sharing some easy to make drink recipes and cocktail recipes that are perfect for entertaining.

Whether you need a lemonade recipe or a martini recipe, there’s something for everyone


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Perfect Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

This delicious southern drink recipe is perfect for summertime entertaining.

You might enjoy pairing it with this yummy Hot Chicken Salad Recipe.

Yield: 8 people

Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Simple Easy to Make

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup Sugar
  • 7-8 lemons
  • lemon zest
  • water

Instructions

  1. grate lemon for zest
  2. heat water with zest and sugar until sugar is dissolved
  3. stain the sugar and zest mixture
  4. juice all lemons
  5. add remaining water and refrigerate

Notes

Wash Lemons well

Zest two lemons and set aside

Place 2 cups of water, lemon zest and sugar in sauce pan

Heat until sugar is dissolved.  Do not boil

Strain sugar solution into pitcher

Squeeze juice from all lemons - should be approx. 1 cup of juice

Add juice to pitcher 

Fill with water until pitcher is full - 1 quart of Lemonade

Stir before serving - keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  

Serve over ice

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 1g

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I include basic calorie and nutrition information for recipes as a courtesy. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using Calorie Counter App and information is entered as accurately as possible. We subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs.

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Do You Like Dessert Drink Recipes?

Here are a few Martini Recipes that make a great dessert cocktail.

Check out these cute martini glasses that I just ordered.

Caramel Apple Cider Martini

Yield: 1 person

Caramel Apple Cider Martini

Caramel Apple Cider Martini

Yummy Martini Recipe

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ jigger Vodka
  • 1 jigger Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 jigger Apple cider
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 slice Apple , to garnish
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs, to rim glass

Instructions

  1. Chill Martini Glasses
  2. Dampen rim of martini glass with lemon rind & press into crushed graham cracker crumbs
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice
  4. Add first 4 ingredients to cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  6. Use strainer to pour into chilled martini glass
  7. Garnish with apple slice

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 308Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Butterfinger Martini Recipe

You are going to love this drink recipe. It’s delicious with homemade Kahlua.

Yield: 1 Martini

Butterfinger Martini

Butterfinger Martini

Delicious Dessert Cocktail

Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 jigger Vodka
  • 1 jigger Kahlua
  • 1 jigger Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 jigger Baily's Irish Creme
  • 1/2 Shaker of Ice
  • Chocolate Syrup (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Chill Martini Glass by adding ice water
  2. Fill Shaker 1/2 full of ice
  3. Add all 4 jiggers
  4. Shake vigorously for at least 1 minute
  5. Drain ice water from Martini Glass
  6. Drizzle with Chocolate syrup around rim (optional)
  7. Strain martini mixture into glass.
  8. Serve immediately

Notes

Use Homemade Kahlua if available. See recipe here.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 266Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 30mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 1g

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I include basic calorie and nutrition information for recipes as a courtesy. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using Calorie Counter App and information is entered as accurately as possible. We subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs.

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Have you ever made your own liqueurs?

Easy Homemade Kahlua Recipe

This yummy liqueur is great for many dessert cocktails and drink recipes. It’s also great for many dessert recipes.

Yield: 34 jiggers

Homemade Kahlua

Homemade Kahlua

Easy and inexpensive way to make Kahula at home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup instant coffee crystals
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 750 ml Vodka

Instructions

  1. Bring Water to a boil
  2. Add Sugar stirring until dissolved
  3. Add Coffee stirring until dissolved
  4. Add Vanilla & Vodka
  5. Using funnel, pour into individual sterilized bottles and seal
  6. Let stand for 3 weeks
  7. Shake bottles occasionally over the 3 week period

Notes

Be sure to wash bottles thoroughly and use boiling water to sterilize each bottle prior to adding Kahlua mixture.  You can used recycled wine bottles with corks if desired.  Makes approx. 1.5 liters or 34 jiggers.  It's not necessary to use expensive vodka, so use the most inexpensive brand.  

Nutrition Information

Yield

34

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 117Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Homemade Limoncello

This is a super easy and delicious recipe that saves you a lot of money.

Limoncello liqueur is great for digestion and is best served straight from the freezer.

Yield: 32 oz.

How to Make Homemade Limoncello

How to Make Homemade Limoncello

Easy to make Homemade Limoncello recipe is great for a cocktail or to include in tasty recipes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 days
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 7 days 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 750 ml vodka 100 proof
  • 10- Lemon Zest
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Remove the zest from 10 lemons with a vegetable peeler or lemon zester being careful to remove only the thin yellow layer. Do not remove the white pith that lies underneath the yellow zest.
  2. Place zest in a jar with a sealable lid and add the 750 ml of vodka.
  3. Seal jar and place in a cool dark spot.
  4. Infuse the vodka with the lemon zest for 1 - 2 weeks. The longer you allow the mixture to sit, the more flavorful the limoncello will be.
  5. Stir mixture daily.
  6. Strain the zest from the vodka using a fine lemon strainer or coffee filter.
  7. Make a simple syrup with 1 part water to 1 part sugar.
  8. Bring water to a boil and mix in sugar until dissolved.
  9. You can begin with 2 cups of each to add to your vodka infused mixture. If this mixture is stronger than you like, you can continue to add the same ratio until you are pleased with the taste.
  10. The more simple syrup added, the less alcoholic your limoncello will be.
  11. Use a funnel to pour the limoncello into sealable bottles.

Notes

I found that it was much easier to grate the lemon zest with a lemon zester. The vegetable peeler was harder to control and easier to cut into the white pith which will make the limoncello more bitter.

It only takes a few days for the majority of the lemon flavor to be infused in the vodka, therefore within the first week, you will have very tasty limoncello.

I waited 9 days before removing the zest from the infused vodka.

2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar were perfect for our mixture. If you prefer a sweeter limoncello add additional water and sugar mixture until you reach your desired taste.

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Easy Frozen Peach Mojito Cocktail recipe

Yield: 6 people

Easy Frozen Peach Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Easy Frozen Peach Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Perfect Cocktail for Summer

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Frozen Peach Daiquiri Mix, Bacardi
  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 6 jiggers Light Rum
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Wash Fresh Mint Leaves
  2. Place in a bowl and muddle the leaves
  3. Add Rum to mint leaves
  4. Add Peach Daiquiri Mix to blender
  5. Add Mint & Rum Mixture to blender
  6. Partially fill with Ice
  7. Blend until smooth
  8. Gradually add more ice and continue to blend until blender is full
  9. Garnish with mint leaves, limes, cherries, etc. Your choice.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 297Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Do you like to entertain by hosting a brunch? Here are some brunch drink recipes!

Here are some great mimosa recipes that are perfect for a girlfriend brunch. If you’d like to plan a brunch here are some great tips and great reasons to plan one.

The Best Mimosa Recipes

Grapefruit Mimosa Recipe

Yield: 1 glass

Grapefruit Mimosa Recipe

Grapefruit Mimosa Recipe

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