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Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. {This is a sponsored post from ZICO Coconut Water.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

All opinions are 100% my own…but you all know I LOVE all things coconut, so I am really excited to be using ZICO’s new Organic Fair Trade Coconut Water in my KILLER Coconut Pumpkin Spice Latte! Bring on Fall!} PLEASE don’t hate me for bringing you pumpkin when it’s only September 6th. You have to hear me out. I woke every morning last week to frost on the ground and 30 degree temps. Here’s the thing, I expect this. Ok and the truth? I am full on addicted.

8 Magical And Delicious Harry Potter Cocktails. Photos by Lauren Zaser / Graphics by Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Life The subtle science and exact art of potion-making (that’s “bartending,” to Muggles) is difficult, but it can be mastered.

8 Magical And Delicious Harry Potter Cocktails

According to Professor Snape, a good potion can “bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses.” You can “bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death,” if you know what you’re doing. While some of these goals are a little out of range to us Muggles, a good time is not. So here are some recipes that will get you drunk, honor the wizard within, and hopefully earn you some serious house points. 1. Brandy's Big Bargains: Homemade Butter Beer (Harry Potter Fan's will Know What This is!) My girls had their first Butter Beer back in 2011 when we visited Universal Amusement Park in Florida.

Brandy's Big Bargains: Homemade Butter Beer (Harry Potter Fan's will Know What This is!)

Recently they have been craving a Butter Beer, like they had at the park. 13 Vodka Shots You'll Actually Want To Take. 1.

13 Vodka Shots You'll Actually Want To Take

Chocolate Cake Shot Alexandra Grablewski Even though this shot looks nothing like its name, nor is it even made with a chocolate base, it does taste like chocolate cake. Chocolate Cake Serves 1 Ingredients 3/4 ounce vodka 3/4 ounce Frangelico Lemon wedge, seeds removed, coated in sugar Preparation Combine the vodka and Frangelico in a cocktail shaker. Reprinted with permission from the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from 101 Shots by Kim Haasarud. Homemade Energy Drink.

I started out with the intention of coming up with a recipe for a homemade version of the store bought energy drinks, but after doing some research and discovering how unhealthy they are for you, I decided instead to try and design a less sugar/caffeine fueled way to help myself through the workday afternoon sleepy slump.

Homemade Energy Drink

What I landed on was a system of three drinks and some energy boosting ideas that are going a long way to helping me keep my energy up all day long! Here's the good on the drinks: The Fire Hydrant (left) - 3-4 8oz glasses throughout the day filtered water 1 slice lemon 1 pinch cayenne pepper Other than getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do to help keep your body functioning at optimum levels.

*For an explanation of lemons' miraculous transition from acidic outside of the body, to alkaline once ingested, visit this link: Cut off two thin slices of ginger and place in your cup or mug. According to Dr. 20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series. 1.

20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series

Gryffindor shot Ingredients: 1/2 part Cinnamon Aftershock 1/2 part Goldschläger Instructions: ‘First layer the Aftershock, then layer the Goldschläger on top. Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate. Salted Hot Chocolate. Please update your google readers! As mid-afternoon hit on our snowed- in Saturday, I started to go a little stir crazy. I love being snowed in, but one can only take so many bad action movies, spazed cleaning moments, and requests to make something to eat every 5 minutes from a turkey-loving husband. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings.

Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters

For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate – Tasty Kitchen Blog. Warm spices, strong tea and steamed milk swirling around in my tummy make chai lattes a favorite during the winter months.

Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate – Tasty Kitchen Blog

It warms me from the inside out in a way that puts coffee and tea to shame. Unfortunately, the chai concentrate from certain coffee chains is too sweet. But there is something better. It never occurred to me to make my own chai. (Certainly it must be too hard.) Here are the ingredients you’ll need: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, orange zest, tea bags, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. Start by bringing 4 1/2 cups water to the boil on the stove. Then you need some orange zest. The recipe says to use a piece of ginger. Once the water has come to a boil, remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges.