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Cocktail Recipe – The Leonardo Punch

The Leonardo Punch Cocktail brings Amaro Lucano to the party.  Perfect for Spring get togethers

Spring Cocktail

There are a few ways to usher in the Spring when the rest of the country is finally thawing out from all of the snow. Start decorating the house in lighter colors, start buying more fruit at the grocery store, and throwing a Spring Themed get together this weekend. Easter is still weeks away, so I say throwing an early spring party is what we all need to get into the “bye bye winter blues” feeling. Besides that, it is going to be in the 80s here in Southern California this weekend, so why not throw a party! Sorry rest of the country.

The Leonardo Punch

Serves 6 people
Ingredients
2 oz of lemon sugar
8 1/2 oz of clear apple juice
8 1/2 oz of ginger ale
4 oz of Amaro Lucano
4 oz of Brandy
4 bar spoons of bitter cardamom
citrus slices

Directions
Place lemon sugar, clear apple juice and ginger ale in a punch bowl. Add the 4 ounces of Amaro Lucano and 4 ounces ml of Brandy, four bar spoons of bitter cardamom and last add the citrus slices.

This spring cocktail punch recipe can be made any time of year, but there is something about chilled punch that that makes me think indoor/outdoor weekend get-togethers with friends. The lemon in the Leonardo Punch brings a freshness that wakes up the senses. And they look like slices of sunshine while in the glass or floating on the punch bowl.

Adding what is usually an after dinner drink, Amaro Lucano, to the cocktail brings a new Italian twist to the cocktail punch. Amaro Lucano is usually served on its own after dinner, but due to its caramel flavor it mixes well with the ginger ale and brandy.

You could use this spring punch recipe to celebrate birthdays, engagements, or even because it is the weekend and we like being together. CHEERS!

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Chinese New Year Cocktail Recipe

“Kung Hei Fat Choy” Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours.

Will all of the celebrating, I was wondering why there were not any official Lunar New Year cocktail recipes being shared. Don’t most celebrations deserve their own festive spirited drink? So, we found a way to incorporate Baijiu? into a cocktail just in time for the New Year celebrations. Our Guayaba Kiss mixes the traditional Chinese distilled liquor with guava and strawberry. Quite refreshing with the vibrant red color for luck.

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Snow Storm Stay Warm Recipes

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A snow storm is hitting the North East, snowpocalypse 2015, and it is going to get cold my friends. And while it is not even close to the crazy snow that is set to hit the North East, Southern California is about to be hit by rain. This is the perfect time for warm, cozy, comfort food.

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Chicken and Mushroom Bacon Hot Dish - Sam the cooking guy made this amazingly delicious hot dish when BusyBeeBlogger visited him on set last year. This may look like a simple casserole, but it holds together everything that can be amazing about a snow day. This hot dish blends together the delicious flavors of Sriacha, bacon, a nice creamy sauce and of course everybody’s favorite, tater tots. Grab a plate.

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Irish Hops Beef Stew – Hearty, warm, filling, delicious. Do not wait until March to have this St. Patrick’s day stample. Irish hops beef stew will keep you full and warm all night long. Large pieces of potato, carrots, mushrooms and beef keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter night.

corn carrot soupCorn Carrot Soup Recipe - Looking for something just as warm and delicious, but not as hearty as the stew? Try the Corn Carrot Soup. This recipe is usually made chilled but you can warm this up and serve it in a mug to enjoy while binge watching your favorite show. Snuggle up!

Potato cheese and bacon soup. Use your Thanksgiving leftovers in a new warm delicious way.

Bacon Mashed Potato Cheesy Soup - When life gives you left over mashed potatoes, make cheesy potato soup. Warm, smokey, and cheesy. Stop dreaming and start warming up that pot!

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Sweet & Cynful Tea - Warm up with a cinnamon and chai tea cockatil. Warm or cold, this will keep you cozy until the snow plows come to dig you out.

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Happy Pie Day! Recipes, Cookbooks and Cocktails

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It is PIE DAY! Let’s all go and celebrate and eat pies until we just cannot move anymore. Apple, cherry, berry, lemon merinque (my favorite) or if you want to get savory what about a pizza pie or frito pie?

175 Best Mini Pie Recipes Sweet To Savory fold over pies Want to make your own pie but don’t want to eat the whole thing? Cookbook 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes: Sweet to Savory is perfect for making your favorite pies in miniature. Move over cupcakes, tiny pies are taking over. With recipes that move from sweet to savory you can make these to take to a party, or as my friend ended up doing, bring them back packing with you out in the mountains of California. Not a bad snack when you’re climbing through Mammoth, or having cocktails in San Diego.

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If you’re not into sitting down and eating a slice of pie, how about a pie cocktail? The Apple Of My Pie – Celebrate Fall Cocktail is like having an apple pie in a glass. The base is spiced rum, so that is a great start to any cocktail that will turn into an apple pie. You can even add a dollop of whipped cream and crushed nuts on top if you want to make it even more like a real apple pie. But I would suggest against the slice of cheddar cheese.

Quiche Lorraine a la hops Quiche is a type of pie. Pie made of delicious eggs and cheese. The Quiche Lorraine a la Hops is perfect for breakfast or a friendly brunch. Or if you come to my house, we will probably be having it for dinner with hollandaise sauce poured all over it. YUM!

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Winter Cocktail Recipe: Tequila Kissed Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Winter has her hold on us and she does not show any signs of letting go. Why not warm up the winter chill with a little spice and sweet from a Mexican Hot Chocolate?

This twist on the traditional hot cocoa has the sweet from the chocolate, spice from the chili and creaminess from the milk. I love the little unexpected kick that comes from the chili with the sweet chocolate. This Mexican hot chocolate cocktail recipe can be made alcohol-free or with a kiss of tequila. Just be sure to serve in mugs and be prepared for everyone to ask for more.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1 pack of Hot Cocoa mix
1½ ounces tequila
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch cayenne powder
1 pinch salt
Marshmallows/whipped cream

DIRECTIONS

Prepare hot chocolate according to package directions. If you are not counting the calories we suggest you make this with low fat milk and not water. In a mug, stir together 4½ ounces hot chocolate, tequila, sugar, cayenne and salt. Once everything is mixed together top with marshmallows or a dollap of whipped cream.

A great party or entertaining idea is to make a large batch of this Mexican Hot Chocolate and keep it simmering in a crock pot. Just be sure to keep the tequila out until you decide to serve it in a mug. This will make it perfect for anyone that is having a cozy mugful especially your designated drivers.

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