On the weekend we had a tea party for adults where we served tiny sanwiches and treats to our friends and family. I wanted a sangria infused with tea and came across this recipe on the web. Of course being me a tweaked it a bit. This drink was super refreshing and really yummy. Serve each glass with some of the infused fruit and enjoy.
- 2 cups thinly sliced/chopped oranges, apples and peaches
- 1 cup brandy
- 1/4 cup loose-leaf jasmine green tea leaves or tea bags
- 6 cups steaming water
- 1 bottle Riesling, chilled
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup. Add two tablespoon of sugar to two tablespoon of sugar and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds until sugar is disolved.
- Place the sliced fruit in a glass container and cover with the brandy and let soak in the fridge for two days. Flip over half way through soaking.
- Heat water in a pot until just before boiled. Take off the stove and add the tea. If using loose tea make sure it is in a tea infuser.
- Steep covered in pot, for 2 minutes.
- Add tea to a container and chill in the fridge.
- Add the chilled Riesling, brandied fruit, simple syrup and chilled tea in a large pitcher.
- Taste and add additional simple syrup if needed.
- Serve with fruit and enjoy.
I made some Pear Sorbet the other day and decided to scoop some into a martini glass with some vodka and champagne just to see what it would taste like. This is by far my favourite new drink creation. This slush has a wonderful fruity taste and the champagne does and excellent job in cutting down the sweetness from the sorbet.
- 1/2 cup of Pear Sorbet (I used homemade, but store bought will also be ok)
- 1 ounce of Pear Vodka
- 1.5 ounces of champagne (I used Barefoot Moscato)
- Dash of Grenadine
- Scoop Sorbet into a martini glass
- Add Vodka
- Add Champagne
- Top with a splash of Grenadine
- Add a straw, stir and enjoy
Here’s a fantastic Martini recipe that is sure to impress your guests the Chai Martini. My hubby loves his Chai Lattes and in the fridge we have some Chai mix (image below). I thought why not spice up experimental drink night. This martini is CRAZY amazing. It has a nice flavour, nice spice, smooth and creamy. DELICIOUS!!. To make it a little more NAUGHTY replace the 1oz Milk with 1oz of Hot Sex. This recipe makes one martini so please double it if your serving 2.
- 1oz Vanilla Vodka
- 1oz Milk or replace with 1oz of Hot Sex for a sweeter ginger flavour
- 1oz Chai Mix (purchase at any grocery store or Starbucks)
- A dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Add all ingredients to a martini shaker with ice and shake.
- Pour into a martini glass sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie spice and Enjoy.
Here’s a great twist to the traditional Cranberry Martini. Blend in a few frozen cranberry’s to add a fresh taste. This recipe makes 2 servings. 2 weight watcher points per serving.
- 2 ounces of Vodka
- 2 ounces of Low Calorie Cranberry Juice
- 1 ounce Rosie’s Cranberry Cocktail Mix
- 1/2 cup of Frozen Cranberries
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve. Add extra cranberry juice if to tart.
Nothing beats a Peach Bellini with a fresh peach puree. A lot of fruit puree’s have a ton of added sugar. The simple solution? make your own puree. I love smoothies and I buy a HUGE bag of frozen fruit which has a ton of peach slices in it. I decided i would use these and blend them to make my own delicious puree. It saves on your sugar intake and is healthier because it’s fresh fruit. 3 weight watcher points for this classy refreshing drink.
- 1 cup of frozen Peach slices
- 1 ounce of Peach Vodka
- 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps
- Champagne about 2-3 ounces (I used Barefoot Moscato Champagne)
- 1 cup of frozen Peach slices into smaller pieces
- Add to a blender the peach pieces, 1 ounce of Peach Vodka and 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps
- Blend on high speed it the mixture resemble a puree. Add a touch more Vodka if needed.
- Even distribute the mixture between to glasses and top up with the champagne
- Serve and Enjoy
SEX on the beach!!! enough said. 3 weight watcher points (old)
- 1.5 ounces of peach vodka
- .5 ounces of Peach Schnaps
- 2 ounces of 0 calorie Cranberry Juice
- 2 ounces of 0 calorie Orange Juice
- Add ingredients as listed above
- Serve and enjoy
Here’s a great martini that packs a spicy punch. Made this one for the hubby because he likes anything that’s spicy. To be honest it was actually damn good. The longer you let the chillies infuse in the vodka, the spicier your drink will be. This recipe makes 2 servings.
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 3 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 ounce Kahlua
- 2 dried chiili peppers, crushed
- In a glass, soak dried chilli peppers in the vanilla vodka for 1-2 minutes. I placed mine in for about 2-3 minutes and it was quite spicy. I used an extra fine tea infuser to strain out the chili seeds before pouring it into the martini shaker.
- Place all ingredients including ice into a martini shaker and shake.
- Strain mixture into a chilled martini glass, serve and enjoy.
What’s more refreshing on a warm spring or summer day then a nice light refreshing Grapefruit Mojito. The best part is this Mojito is only 2 weight watcher points (old system).
- 10 mint leaves lightly muddled with a muddler (pressed in glass to release the flavor)
- 1.5 ounces of white rum (this is the only thing in this drink with calories and at the only 97)
- Crushed ice
- Cascade Ice Pink Grapefruit (image of product below, purchased at save on foods)
- Muddle the mint in a tall glass. The more you muddle the more the mint flavour is released.
- Add 1.5 ounces of rum
- Fill glass 3/4 full with crushed ice
- Fill glass with Cascade Ice Pink Grapefruit and enjoy
Every once in a while I like to switch up my morning routine and instead of my usual breakfast I make myself a smoothie. There’s a basic recipe I follow and depending on my mood I can easily switch up the flavors from tropical to blueberry to mango to whatever fruit you happen to be in the mood for. As you can see in the image above I was in a tropical mood. This creates about 2 cups of smoothie goodness and the entire serving is 3 weight watcher points (old points as always).
- Lemon Squeezer
- Good high-powered blender. I use our Blendtec Blender, it’s amazing and blends everything into a smooth creamy texture. A Vitamix blender is just as good.
- Smoothie cup and straw
- 1.5 ounces of a frozen banana chopped into smaller pieces
- 1 navel orange peeled
- 1 containter of Danon Sillhoutte yogurt (I use this brand because it’s 35 calories per serving and no fat)
- 1 cup of any frozen fruit you wish (blueberries, Mango, tropical fruit mix, strawberries, etc)
- 1/4 cup of Almond Milk (optional only if you need to add extra liquid to make the smoothie more runny. I like my smoothies thick so I rarely need to add this.)
- Split the orange down the middle and place one half in a lemon squeezer and squeeze the juices into the blender. Do the same with the other half. Once the orange is squeesed of all is juices add the rest of the orange to the blender.
- Add the yogurt.
- Add the chopped frozen banana bits.
- Add the cup of frozen fruit.
- Add Almond Milk if your smoothie is to think for your liking (again this is optional).
- Blend until smooth and enjoy.
I asked my husband to pick a shot out of our Big Book of Cocktails book. So he looked through the book and was inspired to create this shot and he called it the Rattlesnake.
- 3/4 ounces of Kahlua
- 3/4 ounces of Amaretto
- 3/4 ounce of Vodka Infused Whipped Cream
Layer the shot exactly how it’s written above. Remember to pour slowly so the alcohols DO NOT mix. I actually use a metal fondue fork. I pour in the first amount, stick in the metal fork in on a slight angle and I pour the second part against the metal fork so it runs down slowly on to the first layer. I then spooned the whipped cream on top.