drinks & sips

madras cocktail

modern pineapple madras cocktail

The Madras is one of those nice refreshing cocktails that can really be drunk at any time of year—or day for that matter. It is uncomplicated and easy, accessible and straightforward. A perfect drink if you’ve had a long day at work and don’t want to intellectually invest in appreciating […]

green tea recipe

pineapple mint spiked green tea

You sure don’t have to have the flu, a cold or just be ill to make this pineapple mint spiked green tea! It’s good anytime! UNspike it and have in the afternoon. Or, hey, if it’s getting near cocktail time, keep that ‘spike’ in it! Now this ‘drink’ can be […]

kid lovers’ storeo fruit smoothie

Littl’ hands love love this kid lovers’ storeo fruit smoothie! In fact, the name for this smoothie came from the kids! They came up with the idea of combining the first two letters of the word, strawberries, since that was the largest amount ingredient in the recipe, with the mini […]

the wild blueberry dream team smoothie

the wild blueberry dream team smoothie

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. #sponsored #ad During the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, the USA men’s basketball […]

live on green smoothie

live on green smoothie

Live on Green Smoothie. First of all, what’s ‘Live on Green‘? Well, it’s a big Family Festival that’s in conjunction with the Rose Parade! And, it takes place three days in advance of the big parade in Pasadena on New Years Day! Live on Green features everything you can imagine […]

easy vodka drinks

vodka infused gypsy fruit drink

Vodka Infused Fruit Easy vodka drinks with vodka infused fruit don’t get much simpler than this recipe! Better watch this fruit in alcohol “gypsy” drink will disappear quickly! And, always remember to drink responsibly! Fruit in Alcohol Fruit in alcohol is a popular way to create festive cocktails. And, whether […]

chocolate cinnamon iced coffee

chocolate cinnamon iced coffee

Some leftover coffee from the morning’s pot can become an afternoon chocolate cinnamon iced coffee with just a tad bit of creativity! Or this can be an after dinner drink that’s really like your dessert~you decide. Inspiration for this came because Ben and I had just done a 20 mile […]

coffee strawberry chiller

coffee strawberry chiller

Not sure about ya’ll, but sometimes I have leftover coffee from the morning’s brew, and I just hate tossing it out. Especially, when it’s the amazing beans that I’ve ground and lovingly brewed that come from Coffee on the Porch in Camden, Maine! Dan and Judy are artisan coffee roasters, […]

Mint Cherry Ginger Goddess Drink & Lemon Cubes

Mint Cherry Ginger Goddess Drink

When it’s hotter than Hades outside, you want a drink that refreshes…you want a drink that replenishes…you want a drink that requires little work!  Think fizzy…sweet…satisfying…cool and chic! Here’s the drink for you!  I call it the ‘Goddess’ drink because when you sip, you feel like your tasting the nectars […]