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Some of the most fun I have in the kitchen is making homemade beverages and cocktails. In the summer we’re squeezing fresh lemonade and infusing diy liqueur with every fruit I can get my hands on. When the weather cools down I warm up with the thickest hot chocolate (or maybe mulled wine and hot buttered rum.)  If you’re on my holiday gift list you’re sure to get a bottle of my homemade Irish Cream!

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    Wild violet lemonade

    Violet lemonade is a stunning pink lemonade made with edible violets ~ it magically turns from blue to pink!…

  • a pitcher of lemonade

    How to make lemonade

    How to make delicious lemonade with the perfect ratio of water, lemon juice, and sugar ~ this recipe needs no cooked simple syrup!…

  • pouring chocolate hazelnut milk into a glass

    Chocolate Hazelnut Milk

    Chocolate hazelnut milk is a super healthy dairy free nut milk made with toasted hazelnuts, cacao powder, and just a couple of dates to sweeten the deal ~ YUM!…

  • Butterscotch Steamer

    My butterscotch steamer recipe is ready in 10 minutes ~ this coffee shop style drink is the perfect caffeine free winter warm up!…

  • Homemade Pineapple Cough Syrup

    All Natural Pineapple Cough Syrup

    All natural pineapple cough syrup is easy to make and is a time honored home remedy to fight mild symptoms of colds and flu, but does it work? Let’s find out!…

  • sipping a lemon ginger smoothie

    Lemon Ginger Smoothie

    My lemon ginger smoothie enlists the powerful properties of fresh lemon, ginger, yogurt, and honey for a healthy breakfast that helps fight anything winter can throw at you, from dry skin…

  • Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine is a warming winter cocktail that scents the whole house, and, best of all, guests can help themselves! This cozy spiced wine is perfect for tailgating, evenings…

  • Two boulevardier cocktails with a plate of cookies and oranges in the background.

    The Boulevardier Cocktail

    The Boulevardier is a classic whiskey cocktail that we love year round, but happens to be particularly appropriate for the colder winter months. With just 3 ingredients, this cousin of the…

  • holding a cup of drinking chocolate

    The Ultimate Drinking Chocolate

    A perfect cup of drinking chocolate makes frigid weather (almost) bearable. This hot chocolate recipe is thick, rich, and indulgent, made without cream or thickeners ~ bring it on, winter, we’re…

  • Frozen Turkey cocktail milkshake

    The Frozen Turkey Cocktail

    The Frozen Turkey is a delicious dessert cocktail for Thanksgiving and beyond ~ this spiked ice cream milkshake made with Wild Turkey bourbon and amaretto is guaranteed to become a new…

  • pumpkin spice liqueur in cocktail glasses

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is creamy, lightly spiced and so easy to make at home. The result is fresher and more delicious than anything you can buy!…

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    Creamy Lemonade ~ better than TikTok’s!

    Creamy lemonade is an epic refresher made with zingy lemons and a touch of sweet cream whipped up right in your blender (no sweetened condensed milk in my uber fresh recipe)…

  • pouring homemade cream soda

    Homemade Cream Soda!

    Homemade Cream Soda is a super simple, nostalgic soda recipe that’s easy to make at home and is so refreshing on warm summer days. Once you know how to make your…

  • 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

    Homemade fruit liqueur is easy and fun ~ I’ve come up with a quick technique that results in the most intense fresh fruity flavors, and the best part? It’s ready to…

  • Summer's Best Pitcher Cocktails

    Summer’s Best Pitcher Cocktails (and mocktails!)

    Pitcher Cocktails are a host’s best friend. Make-ahead friendly, these delicious drinks won’t keep you tied to the bar cart for the whole party! From sangria and spritzes to juleps, margaritas,…

  • freshly made strawberry milk

    Fresh Strawberry Milk

    Strawberry milk is fresh berries whipped up with your milk of choice into a frothy dreamy drink. It’s like sipping a pint of fresh strawberries…can’t hate that. a recipe for strawberry…

  • Photo of a glass of Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea with mint leaves and a spoon.

    Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea (Hot or Iced)

    Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea is a staple of North African cuisine and culture, it’s easy to make and can be served hot or iced. This delicious tea soothes in winter and refreshes in…

  • Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Bailys Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs. It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. Grab…

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • eggnog served with whipped cream and nutmeg

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe is purported to be from our first president himself, and speaks to the longevity of this merry holiday cocktail. I researched and tested the historic recipe, and…

  • cranberry smoothie with straw

    Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie

    My simple Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie will wake you up, and slap you back into shape after all manner of foodie indiscretions…did I mention it also happens to be insanely delicious?…

  • hot buttered cider with whipped cream

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider is hot buttered rum meets fresh apple cider (you can make it boozy or not.) It’s perfect for winter celebrations, or just curling up, solo, by the fire. …

  • A glass of bee balm iced tea with a metal straw

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea from fresh or dried bee balm ~ this easy infusion is not only pretty and delicious, it’s been used for hundreds of years to aid…

  • blueberry lemonade

    Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…

  • gin and jam cocktail

    Gin and Jam Cocktail

    Gin and Jam ~ where has it been all my life? This 3 ingredient cocktail is the only one I’ll need this summer, it’s sweet, tart, refreshing, and incredibly simple to…

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