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Endless Poptails: Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour

Endless Poptails: Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour
We ESers like our whiskey combinations and we’re betting you will too. Never mindful of the rules, this week we created a blasphemous bartending nightmare by skipping the shaker for some rotating blades. Yep, everything is headed for the blender including the whiskey. Um, please muffle all outraged screams until you have tried this. Along with the whiskey are some sweet cherries, tart apples and a lime to create a popsicle that will assist you with obtaining your daily fruit serving. So while we may not be rule-minded we’re a thoughtful bunch and giving you two options for your whiskey. Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Poptails Makes eight 2-and-1/4-oz. popsicles · 3 cups cherries (weighing 1lb) · 1 large green apple (weighing 6oz) · 1 lime (weighing 3 1/2oz) · 1 cup whiskey · ½ cup of sweet and sour mix (homemade recipe follows) 1. 2. 3. Sweet and Sour Mix · 1/2 cup water · 1/2 cup sugar · 1 cup lemon juice 1. Find more cocktail-popsicles on Endless Poptails Sponsored Content Related:  fruits and veggies

20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series: Pics, Videos, Links, News Ice lolly recipes : Ice lolly cocktails : Ice pops : Healthy ice pop This week, I have developed a bit of an unhealthy magnum obsession. It has happened before, I buy a mini magnum box and slowly work my way through them, whether on the sofa with a good episode of Greys Anatomy, or simply for lunch if there’s nothing else in the house (like yesterday for example.) This got me thinking, there must be healthier and DIY options for frozen treats, particularly if any sunny weather makes an appearance… (For the record if you’re wondering why I’m writing about frozen food in the middle of the worst summer ever here in the UK:a. I can’t refrain from doing summer stuff forever andb. it was pleasantly warm and humid here yesterday, although not exactly sunny.) There’s even the grown up option of cocktail ice pops or gourmet recipes. So here are a few recipes that tickled my fancy… Have you made DIY ice lollys? Love, Rebecca xo PS. from Amazon.

Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination. The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? I like it, a whole heck of a lot. This was my first time doing Guinness-chocolate cakes, and I was totally optimistic that I would love it, and I was definitely right. These cupcakes are fashioned after the popular drink that consists of a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness. These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. While you can’t really taste the beer in the cupcakes (it serves as more of a flavor enhancer for the chocolate), you can definitely taste the alcohol in the filling and the frosting. I think I need to start converting more drinks into baked goods, this was too much fun (and way delicious!).

Euclideon promises unlimited graphical detail Are Euclideon's promises the future of graphics or vapourware? Small Australian tech company Euclideon has released a new demo trailer for its graphics technology Unlimited Detail, which promises to ditch the dependency on polygons in games in favour of millions of cloud point technology. This should create richer game worlds that look more realistic, says Euclideon. The problem with polygons (as the video below brilliantly highlights) is that they’re computationally expensive and don’t give a realistic look when you look closely. ‘There is a better way to do graphics, which is used in medicine and the sciences, and that is to make everything out of tiny little atoms instead of flat panels [polygons]. However, Euclideon has found a way to circumvent the processing problem, allowing it to create ‘unlimited little 3D atoms in real-time.’ The video includes plenty of comparisons between game worlds created with polygons and Euclideon’s demo island that uses its Unlimited Detail technology.

Guest Post: Blueberry Lavender Vanilla Ice Cream – Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free Today’s recipe comes from the lovely Beth Manos Brickey of the blog Tasty Yummies! Read on for a mouth-watering and refreshing summer recipe that can be used to make ice cream or popsicles! WAIT….before you pass by this recipe without a second glance, because you don’t have an ice cream maker, know that this ice cream can easily be made into delicious homemade Blueberry Lavender Vanilla Pops using one of those handy dandy popsicle molds that you can grab for a few dollars almost anywhere! Instead of adding the chilled mixture to an ice cream maker, just pour it into a popsicle mold and freeze until they are solid. OK, now we can talk about all of the deliciousness of this ice cream! Ingredients: Directions: In a large sauce pan over medium-heat, add blueberries, maple syrup and 1 cup water, bring to the start of a boil then drop the heat down and allow it to simmer for about 5-8 minutes. Add the coconut milk and lavender to the pan with the blueberry syrup.

Almost-Famous Green Bean Fries Recipe : Food Network Kitchens Directions Make the dip: Puree the dressing, cucumber, horseradish, milk, vinegar, wasabi powder, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste in a blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Prepare the beans: Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Whisk the egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat 3 inches oil in a deep pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Photograph by Yunhee Kim

Red Velvet Rice Krispies Treats Hearts You may have noticed I share a lot of Rice Krispies Treats, especially around the holiday. Can you blame me though? They’re sweet, gooey and oh-so-good! If you’re making these to just eat, no need to get fancy but if you’re making them for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to check out Wilton’s selection of cookie cutters. In a small jelly roll pan you can press the treats thin enough to cut with the heart shaped cutters. With a piping bag (or plastic sandwich bag) you can frost these with pretty designs in a cream cheese frosting that makes them even sweeter. Share ‘em, eat ‘em, whatever you do, don’t leave them unattended and expect to find anything left but crumbs left over. Red Velvet Rice Krispies Treats Hearts Author: Cat Davis Type: Dessert Serves: 8 Ingredients Instructions As a Wilton Mom Brand Ambassador I was provided with the cookie cutters featured in this recipe.

Adult Desserts: Strawberry-Watermelon Popsicles & Champagne : Zomppa – International Food Magazine Remember popsicles? When was the last time you had a popsicle? One of those sticky, succulent, sweet and refreshing icons most generally associated with summertime heat and good times? My sister and I had a popsicle at least once a day during the summer. With the cacophonous sounds of crickets chirping in our backyard and the hazy orange-red sun settling into the horizon, my sister and I would steadily slurp on our sticky-sweet treats, hoping we could catch the popsicle drips before they oozed all over our chins and palms. Sigh. At some point, I stopped eating/enjoying a good old-fashioned popsicle. It was then that I reluctantly understood that sucking on a popsicle as a full grown adult was slightly inappropriate…maybe even a little obscene. How did this happen?? When did it become inappropriate for adults to suck on popsicles? Strawberry-Watermelon Popsicles in Champagne 1 pint of strawberries ½ a watermelon 1 Bottle of Champagne (optional) Directions:

Summer Drink Recipes: Flavored Ice Cubes Last week Brigette shared some amazing infused water recipes, and today we have a slight twist on this delicious summer beverage: flavored ice cubes! This was the first time I’ve done this, and I’m officially hooked. It’s such a great way to add some color and flavor to your water, and – depending on what you put in the cubes – when the ice melts, you can eat what was inside! Strawberry & Basil Ginger, Lemon, and Lemongrass Lavender & Mint Chamomile & Lemon Blackberries & Raspberries I cut the strawberries into smaller pieces to fit in the tray, but left the raspberries and blackberries whole. Place the trays in the freezer and let them freeze overnight. The strawberry and basil is my absolute favorite! The chamomile and lemon has a very soothing flavor to it, and it looks so pretty! This one was also delicious, and as the ice melts the berries start to stain the water and give it a really pretty tint. Have you guys ever tried flavored ice cubes?

Strawberry Ginger Ale Terrine For the first time in many months, strawberries taste good again! During colder weather when fruits have to be shipped in from far away places, they are usually much too sour. I find them inedible. In our region, winter strawberries may be perfectly red and beautiful on the shelf, but they just don't taste ripe. This brightly colored dessert caught my eye while thumbing through a magazine. A slice of this is so refreshing! I love growing herbs, and right now my lemon balm is really thriving! Lemon balm is in the mint family. The terrine was made in a standard metal loaf pan. Strawberry Ginger Ale Terrine [click for printable version] Ginger ale layer 1-1/2 cups ginger ale 1/2 cup sliced strawberries 1/3 cup sugar 1 Tbs. powdered gelatin 1/4 cup cold water Strawberry layer 1 Tbs. powdered gelatin 2 Tbs. ginger ale 2 pints strawberries, rinsed and stemmed 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup sugar Strawberry layer: Sprinkle the gelatin over the 2 tbsp. ginger ale in a small saucepan.

Pie Favors in a Jar {Recipes} Just like “on a stick”, everything gets infinitely cuter when layered inside a mason jar and tied with a simple ribbon or tag. Favors are no exception! So make these delicious fruity pies in mini mason jars (or regular size!) then sit back and listen to your guests “ooh” and “aah” over how darn cute you are! Pie Crust Dough 2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling (Or mix blueberry and cherry!) 6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removed 1 baking sheet Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Fill your jars with your filling. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until pie dough is golden brown. image via: Related Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars: Perfect Summer Dessert Watermelon Cake If there is one food synonymous with summer in my opinion, it’s watermelon!