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Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this uniquely refreshing spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade...| vodka | summer cocktail | infused alcohol | edible flowers | Mother's Day | spring cocktail | vodka |

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this unique spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade…it’s a super refreshing conversation starter, and the honeysuckle vodka is ready in 24 hours ~ can you say instant gratification?…

Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make! I was so intrigued when I saw this recipe on my blogging friend Angie’s blog…

How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur --- my special method results in intense fruity flavor and stunningly gorgeous colors! theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur

How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur — I’ve come up with a quick and easy technique that results in the most intense fresh fruity flavor, and it’s ready to drink in 24 hours — cheers! I’m really excited to…

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur

Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy! Ever since I made my own Irish Cream I’ve been itching to try…

Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

How to Make Irish Cream

How to Make Irish Cream ~ for real!  This diy version of one of my favorite liqueurs is dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. I am so excited about this homemade Irish Cream, I couldn’t wait to press…

Holiday Mulled Wine

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine ~ this warming winter cocktail scents the whole house, and guests can help themselves! Steamy hot mulled wine has been warming cold hands and whipping up holiday spirit for centuries.  I’ve just been waiting for…

Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles | The View from Great Island 4

Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles

Yes, you read that right.  Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles ~ alcoholic pickles!  Beautiful little Persian cucumbers basically pickled in a giant G&T.  Gin, (I like Hendrick’s) tonic water, lime, and some juniper berries make a perfectly good pickling…

blood orange juice

Minimal Monday: Blood Orangeade

Blood Orangeade is a beautiful and refreshing homemade soda made without sugar or anything artificial ~ celebrate the best of citrus season with this gorgeous healthy drink! Are there any of you out there who’ve managed to make it…

It’s 5:00 Somewhere Friday: “The Frozen Turkey”

The Frozen Turkey is an adult cocktail of epic proportions, your holidays are never going to be the same, trust me! Reserve plenty of real estate on the holiday dessert table for this, I’m telling you, it’s going to…

Persimmon Rum Punch

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday! Persimmons are so beautiful. I pick some up every year when they’re in season, which happens to be right now through December or January.  Although they’re less common, persimmons are just as evocative of…

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: The Hurricane Cocktail Remix

The Hurricane Cocktail Remix ~ run and fresh passion fruit juice brings this classic cocktail back to its roots. The original Hurricane was a post-prohibition cocktail made famous by Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans where it slowly evolved…

The Watermelon Gin Rickey

The Watermelon Gin Rickey ~ a super refreshing cocktail made with ripe summer fruit! The Gin Rickey is an old classic, made with gin, a squeeze of lime, and carbonated water.  A close cousin to the Tom Collins and…

Layered Ice Cubes

Layered Ice Cubes ~ aren’t these pretty?  They’re just ordinary ice cubes, made with layers of fruit juices.  And they’re not just pretty, they actually have a purpose— as they melt they flavor whatever you’ve plopped them into.  The…

How To Make Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups

I had such fun with these Homemade Lavender and Rose Simple Syrups yesterday. A basic simple syrup is just equal parts sugar dissolved in water, and it’s used to sweeten drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and sometimes it’s used…

The Trinidad Sour Cocktail ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: The Trinidad Sour Cocktail

The Trinidad Sour Cocktail is quite possibly the most romantic cocktail in the world…with its deep crimson color and seductive flavor, it’s definitely one you’ll want to have on hand for that special night.   I’ve known Jamie since…

DIY Cocktail Cherries | theviewfromgreatisland.com

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: DIY Cocktail Cherries

DIY Cocktail Cherries — because every great cocktail deserves a great garnish, and this is one cherry you won’t leave at the bottom of your glass! Instead of reaching for a bleached, sweetened and then artificially dyed cherry next…

Homemade Allspice Dram Recipe

Homemade Allspice Dram is an essential ingredient in the best Fall cocktails, and now you can make it yourself, right at home! Have you heard of Allspice Dram?  If you’re hitting the cocktail scene this month chances are you’ll…

Fresh Grapefruit Mojito

Fresh Grapefruit Mojito

My sister is visiting this weekend so we broke into the GRAPEFRUIT INFUSED RUM and made fresh Grapefruit Mojitos… The Infused Rum turned out very nice, it has a light citrusy essence of grapefruit.  It infused for exactly a…

The Hummer Cocktail

The Hummer Cocktail is an adult milkshake of epic proportions…you’ll either love me or hate me for this. Either you’ve never heard of a Hummer Cocktail and after you read this you’re going to love me. Or you already…