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  • What to Make Now: Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes

    27 Fabulous Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes ~ whenever anything attains cult status there are bound to be copy cats, and every now and then the copies are even better than the…

  • Drinkable Nutella

    Drinkable Nutella ~ a warm, sippable version of your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread. This beats any drinking chocolate you’ve ever had, and it’s pure, molten bliss. Go ahead, skip right to…

  • What to Drink Now: Fall Cocktails

    What to Drink Now ~ Fall cocktails are the BEST…think cranberry, maple, apple, pear, fig, pumpkin, woodsy herbs and smokey spices ~ check out this gorgeous Autumn inspired cocktail collection and…

  • Blueberry Lemonade

    Blueberry Lemonade ~ skip the sugary soda and make a big pitcher of this all natural fruit drink ~ it’s fresh squeezed, updated with a vivid berry puree, and hydrates like…

  • Patriotic Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water

    Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water

    Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water ~ don’t save this patriotic thirst quencher for Memorial Day or the 4th of July ~ stay healthy and hydrated all summer long with this colorful…

  • 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…

  • 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 the best part? This homemade…

  • Vitamin C rich Pine Needle Tea

    Healing Conifer Tea ~ a natural flu fighter!

    Edible evergreens – who knew? This vitamin C and anti-oxidant rich healing conifer tea will sooth a cough and cold, and energize you. You can make all natural tea from pine,…

  • A rich creamy thick hot chocolate to end all hot chocolates!

    The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

    The Ultimate Hot Chocolate ~ this thick, rich, chocolatey hot cocoa is going to be your new best friend this winter, trust me!…

  • Homemade Pumpkin Liqueur recipe

    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!…

  • Infused water

    How to Make Healthy Infused Water

    How to Make Healthy Infused Water ~ we all know it’s important to drink lots of water, but it’s not always easy. I’ll show you how to make your own flavor-infused…

  • diy fancy sugar cubes

    Afternoon Tea and DIY Sugar Cubes

    DIY Sugar Cubes ~ these fancy sugar cubes are surprisingly easy to make using inexpensive plastic chocolate molds, and can transform morning coffee or afternoon tea into a truly memorable occasion!…

  • Holiday Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine ~ this warming winter cocktail scents the whole house, and guests can help themselves! Let’s get this party started!…

  • Homemade Grape Soda 6

    Homemade (sugar free!) Grape Soda

    Homemade (sugar free!) Grape Soda ~ this gorgeous purple soda has nothing at all in common with the bottled stuff, it’s pure fruit, no added sugar, and bursting with grape flavor!…

  • Peach and Basil Sangria

    Summer Peach and Basil Sangria

    Summer Peach and Basil Sangria is the ultimate in summer refreshment, and this is THE drink you’ll want to have chilling in the backyard all season long……

  • Papaya Rose Poptails

    The Papaya Breeze Frosé Poptail

    The Papaya Breeze Frosé Poptail ~ this deliciously easy frozen cocktail on a stick is the height of summer elegance. It’s your favorite wine slushie in popsicle form, delish!…

  • Papaya and lime Agua Fresca |The View from Great Island 8

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca

    Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca ~ you can customize this hydrating fruit beverage in a million ways, and it’s so much healthier than soda or juice! Fair warning — I’ve got…

  • 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…

  • Honeysuckle Iced Tea 2

    Honeysuckle Iced Tea

    Honeysuckle Iced Tea ~ this sweet, floral, and refreshing drink made from honeysuckle blossoms is the perfect thing to sip on a warm summer day!…

  • How to make flower ice cubes 17

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ fresh edible blossoms frozen right into cubes of ice dress up cocktails, soda, or plain water. Up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes…

  • blood orange juice

    Blood Orangeade ~ a healthy soda substitute!

    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!…

  • Ingredients for turmeric tea

    Healing Turmeric Tea recipe

    Turmeric Tea, or golden milk, has legendary anti-inflammatory properties, so give this ancient home remedy a try if you’re stuffed up, sore, or coughing. It makes a great calming bedtime drink, too, even…

  • How to Make Almond Milk

    How to Make Almond Milk ~ this is a game changer, I promise! This non-dairy almond milk recipe is healthy, fresh tasting, and easy to make at home!…

  • Chai Spiced Cocoa close

    Chai Spiced Cocoa

    Chai Spiced Cocoa~ a classic thick hot cocoa enriched with the warming spices of chai tea. This thick hot chocolate will warm you up on the coldest day!…

  • How to Make Spiced Cocktail Cherries

    Spiced Cocktail Cherries are the ultimate gift for the cocktail lover in your life ~ make a small batch for the refrigerator, or can them for holiday gifting, these boozy cherries…

  • The Frozen Turkey Adult Cocktail Milkshake

    The Frozen Turkey is delicious adult cocktail for Thanksgiving and beyond ~ this spiked ice cream milkshake made with Wild Turkey and Amaretto is guaranteed to become a new holiday tradition.…

  • Persimmon Rum Punch

    Persimmon Rum Punch ~ this warm and spicy fall cocktail is made with two kinds of run, apple cider, and a homemade persimmon syrup ~ yum!…

  • The Hurricane Cocktail Remix

    The Hurricane Cocktail Remix ~ run and fresh passion fruit juice brings this classic cocktail back to its New Orleans roots.…