All posts filed under: Drinks

Time For Tea Reviews

Yogi Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy I received a bag a of Yogi Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy from my friend Carolyn during one of our “tea swaps.” The company describes this tea as a perfect energy boost. This is a blend of Green Tea and Assam Black Tea, as well as  Ayurvedic herbs Organic Gotu Kola Leaf and Ashwagandha, flavored with vanilla bean and spices. My review: Pretty tasty, smells nice, and is a nice coffee alternative. 7 out of 10. Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage I received a sample of the Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage in their catalogue. This tea is a blend of black tea, fruit, and herbs. Finest quality tea leaves mingle with sweet, fragrant blackberries and cool, soothing white sage. My review: It smells really good and I think it is a good evening coffee alternative. 7 out 10.  Yogi Breathe My friend Katie loves this stuff. She has severe allergies and I think it really helps her breathe easier. The Yogi Breathe Deep tea promotes healthy lungs with Thyme and Eucalyptus. Warming spices Cinnamon, Cardamom and …

Cocktails

Apple Cider Bourbon My mom sent me an article which mentioned an apple cider whiskey drink served at a bar here in town. This inspired us to make our own apple cider cocktail. We failed to come up with a creative name for the drink. Ingredients (Serves 2) Ice Cubes 2 shots Bourbon 1 Packet Apple Cider Powder Mix 2- 3 shots Simple Syrup Crushed Apple Cinnamon Straws (optional) Directions Follow instructions on package to prepare apple cider and allow to cool. If you don’t have prepared simple syrup, mix equal parts water with sugar and heat until sugar dissolves. Cool before using. Crush apple cinnamon straws in a bowl, wet rim of a glasses and press into bowl to line rim. Place ice, bourbon, simple syrup, and apple cider in a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour mixture over ice and serve. Delicious! Sweet Blackberry Whiskey Once we got our bar cart set up we decided to make a drink with the limited liquor selection we  had (and currently still have). This was our first drink which is a modification …

Creamy Smoothie Recipe

I took this recipe from Epicurious and made a couple of changes. This smoothie had more of a milkshake consistency and was pretty good. I have been taking ripe bananas, breaking them into chunks and freezing them so that I don’t have to use ice cubes. Ingredients 1 1/2 frozen banana chunks 8 ounces light vanilla soy milk 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions 1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency. For a thicker consistency, add ice cubes.