alcoholic beverages

sparkling holiday punch

This couldn’t be eas­ier! This is the per­fect hol­i­day punch because it’s served alco­hol free, yet when you mix it 1:1 with white wine, it makes a deli­cious hol­i­day san­gria. Great for kids and adults for brunch or any party or … more

Omission — hands down the best gluten-free beer

When I first found out I had gluten issues, I resolved to have a stiff upper lip. I could give up sour­dough bread and my favorite pasta. I could even give up pie and real choco­late chip cook­ies, but when … more

white sangria

It’s sum­mer and noth­ing goes down bet­ter than the sweet­ness of wine with the addi­tion of sparkling water, fruit juice and fresh fruit. In the last few years, I’ve come across dozens of recipes for both red and white san­gria. … more

simple syrup

This is a won­der­ful base for any drink that requires sweet­ness, alco­holic or non-alcoholic. Won­der­ful for Sum­mer Lemon­ade as well as White San­gria, it comes together quickly, and the ratios are always the same. Prep time: 2 min­utes Total time: 10 … more

floating ice ring

I love using these when I do a punch because it’s beau­ti­ful in it’s own right, and it keeps the punch crisp and cool. Prep time: 5–10 min­utes Total time: 8 hours Yield: 1 ice ring Spe­cial equip­ment: 1-piece bundt ring 1 … more

amaretto sour

My girl­friend San­dra just intro­duced me to this, her favorite drink. We elim­i­nated the sweet & sour mix, most of which con­tain HFCS and preser­v­a­tives, and poured and mixed until we got it just right. There were sev­eral attempts, but … more

a cocktail party for the new year

Whether or not you’ve packed the hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions away, on New Year’s Eve, hope­fully you’ll be able to par­take of one last cel­e­bra­tion. There’s some­thing renew­ing about Jan­u­ary 31st. It’s an oppor­tu­nity to be thank­ful for the year you’ve had. … more

amaretto and soda

Dis­aronno Amaretto is gluten-free! (Thank you very much for the con­fir­ma­tion, This is a really refresh­ing drink that although tastes like almonds, con­tains no almonds, but rather apri­cot ker­nels. It also hap­pens to be nut-free, so it’s also safe for … more

rum and coke

Thank­fully, there’s a few drinks out there with­out gluten and casein! Cap­tain Morgan’s spiced rum is one of them. In fact, there’s quite a few we can have. I, per­son­ally, don’t tol­er­ate alco­hol well, but every once in a while, … more

champagne cosmopolitan cocktail

I adapted this from an old Bon Appetit recipe from years ago. This is a won­der­ful hol­i­day cock­tail. You can serve it at Thanks­giv­ing, Christ­mas, New Year’s and Valen­tines Day or for any party, really. This is a reg­u­lar fix­ture … more