Category Archives: Drinks

Non-alcoholic Cherry Citrus Punch

I recently made this punch for a large dinner party I hosted and everyone enjoyed it. You can see a photo of the table from that party and the pretty pink punch. It is a nice addition to any holiday … Continue reading

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Black Mulberry Syrup

One recent evening my husband and I were reminiscing about our childhood summers and the things we remember most fondly about them. For him, it was their family cabin in Idaho where the smell of the fresh-cooked fish they caught … Continue reading

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Black Currant Ginger Tea

We have had more snow and the temperature has dropped below freezing once again. One of the nicest ways to warm up is with this herbal tea. Last fall my husband came back from Japan with a package of Black … Continue reading

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Prickly Pear Syrup & Lemonade

This recipe is a collaborative effort between my husband and son. Our family loves prickly pears, also known as cactus fruit, and we eat them often during the summer months. Right now they are plentiful and inexpensive in the Mexican … Continue reading

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Homemade Grape Juice

Years ago, when we bought our present home, the side fence was covered in Concord grape vines. My father-in-law was delighted to see how prolific our grape crop was, so he gave us a start of his favorite juice grape, … Continue reading

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Iced Rooibos Tea

It is going to be close to 100 degrees this week and that’s when it is nice to have something cool and refreshing to drink when coming in from the heat. I drink Rooibos tea all year long, but I … Continue reading

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Eggnog

This is my favorite eggnog recipe. It is rich and thick, very much like an English drinking custard. It needs to sit overnight so the flavors can develop. I used to thin it with milk, but now I leave it … Continue reading

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Watermelon Lime Cooler

The local watermelons finally hit the stands this week. I love cold watermelon slices on a hot summer day. It is so refreshing. This is an easy drink. I first tasted watermelon agua fresca in Santa Fe about ten years … Continue reading

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Sugar Cane Cooler, A Summer Drink

We have a summer Saturday morning ritual that my kids love. We get up and, while strolling the local farmer’s market, have breakfast at one of the stalls. The past few years my son has eaten chicken tamales from the … Continue reading

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