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Easy, Healthy Tropical Cocktail Recipe. Tequila Bramble Recipe. One of my favorite Summer cocktails is the bramble, a mix of gin, lemon, fresh blackberries, and blackberry liqueur.

Tequila Bramble Recipe

It's also a recipe that's easy to play around with, which makes for a fun day of improvising. For anyone craving a fruity cocktail minus the calories, this variation of a classic bramble makes a great choice. Instead of gin, I chose tequila as the base spirit; to me, tequila is the perfect complement to warm weather and fresh fruit. The recipe doesn't contain any store-bought mixers or fruit juice but relies on fresh, seasonal blackberries and a hint of agave syrup for its sweetness. In the end, it's a cocktail with fewer than 200 calories. See the recipe after the break! Ingredients 5 blackberries 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice Crushed ice (see POPSUGAR Food's tip for an easy way to crush ice at home) 1/2 ounce agave nectar 1/2 ounce crème de mure (blackberry-flavored liqueur) 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila Directions Makes one cocktail Information Category Cocktails, Drinks. Low-Calorie Basil Gimlet Recipe. Sangria! Sangria! Recipe. Mango Lassi — summer in a glass.

Lassi : |ˈlasē| noun; a sweet or savory Indian drink made from a yogurt or buttermilk base with water With summer beautifully seeping into the lingering golden days and sultry arabian nights, I’m into a major cooler kick.

Mango Lassi — summer in a glass

The lure of a tall glass of chilled beverage that’s quick to mix and heavenly to quench thirst and combat heat is so wild that I’ve been going crazy shaking things up with summers bounty. And while I’ve been cooking other serious food, it is astonishingly the drink recipes that I’m drawn to, and gets scandalously photographed and featured, again and again. Like today. Easy, beautiful and heavenly to taste—there’s no better way to celebrate the intoxicating mango season than with this refreshing sipper—mango lassi—that’ll cool you off instantly. A quintessential Indo-Pakistani experience, lassi, pronounced luh-see, is a classic cold yogurt drink. Sweet lassi is the desi equivalent of smoothies, made from any combination of ingredients.

Mango Lassi Ingredients Serves 4. Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicle Recipe. You like fruit, you like vodka, you like popsicles — shoot, you like a lot of things.

Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicle Recipe

So to help move you more quickly towards all your likings, we found a way to combine the three aforementioned likes into one. Before your skeptical brow can arch upwards, let us say — yes, you can freeze vodka. After some quick experimenting and an afternoon of mixing and an evening of freezing …Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles are yours for the licking! Watermelon Mojito Popsicles Recipe. Tweaking a trend can either make you a hero or a target.

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles Recipe

Luckily, we ESers are a hardy bunch — so yeah, we’re gonna mess with the beloved Mojito by freezing it. But before you go bucking it, let us say that from sip to lick the frozen Mojito can confidently double down over its fluid counterpart and take you from cool to sublime faster than you can say freeze! Now that you know we’ve got our Teflon suits on, give it your best lick and let us know what you think. Summer Sangria. A party is not complete without booze.

Summer Sangria

I still remember the drink I prepared for my first house warming party was a Bellini, prepared with peach puree and champagne. I was not totally into cooking then but still managed to wow my guests with curry chicken and beef rendang prepared with Prima pre-mixed paste.... it wasn't difficult because most of my friends and colleagues do not cook so any sort of reasonably decent culinary effort was sufficient to impress. As the years went by and as I started to dig deeper into recipes, premixes started to feel like a cheating easy way out... the party dinner preparations became more frentic and tedious as I insisted on making everything from scratch.

Drinks took a backseat over the last few years. Most of the time, we would just open up bottles of wine as we ate. Winter Sangria Recipe. Got any plans this weekend?

Winter Sangria Recipe

Print Save Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria Yield: serves 4? (depends on how much you drink!) Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 large navel orange, sliced 1 large apple, chopped 1 large pear, chopped the arils of 1 pomegranate 2 cinnamon sticks 2 vanilla beans 1 1/2 bottles of red wine (I bought a Spanish red wine) 2 cups of sparkling pomegranate soda (bought mine at Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup sugar (possibly more depending on your wine) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions: Add orange slices, apples, pears, cinnamon sticks and pomegranate arils to the bottom of a big pitcher. Place in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving. Cranberry Mojitos. It’s officially the holidays!!! Thanksgiving has been celebrated and I finally allowed myself to listen to Michael Buble and light my peppermint Yankee Candle, while Chris and I assembled our Christmas tree. We also did quite a bit of Black Friday shopping online. [Skeleton] Mudslide Jigglers « Teacher by Day – Chef by Night.

Due to the Snow-Tober Storm we experienced here in the NorthEast, my pumpkin-carving-party got changed a bit!

[Skeleton] Mudslide Jigglers « Teacher by Day – Chef by Night

We just traveled over to J’s house with some snacks and goodies in hand. The power going out put a hamper on much of my exciting goodies I had planned on making but I still had a pumpkin hummus, buttermilk ranch, sweet pumpkin dip, and these little beauties! The color was just right, the flavor was awesome, and they are so easily adaptable to whatever you want to make with them! I can see these guys being so cute for Winter in a Snowman (or snowflake) pan!!! Mudslide Jigglers.