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13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail?  If not, you might find some inspiration below.  I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as they walk in the door, it’s a nice…

How to make Smoking Cocktails with Dry Ice (or not!)

How to make Smoking Cocktails with Dry Ice (or not!) Smokey cocktails are the gold standard of Halloween, adult style, and I’ll show you how to create them at home using dry ice and other trade secrets from the…

Summer's Best Pitcher Cocktails

Summer’s Best Pitcher Cocktails

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, and more, I’ve got summer’s best pitcher cocktails…

Instant Pot Limoncello (regular recipe and video too)

Instant Pot Limoncello ~ if you love lemons you probably also love this gorgeous Italian lemon liqueur.  It traditionally takes weeks to infuse the lemon peels into vodka ~ but the amazing Instant Pot does it in 30 minutes. …

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner

Are you pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day?  I’ve got your back with the makings for a deliciously impressive (but totally doable) romantic meal.  It’s as easy as choosing one from column A and one from column…

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur (Video)

How to Make Homemade Nutella Liqueur ~ ever since my recent DRINKABLE NUTELLA recipe I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making the famous chocolate hazelnut spread into a decadent beverage.  This easy diy chocolate liqueur is my latest…

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 get ready to discover your new favorite cozy…

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?…

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 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!…

Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

How to Make Homemade Irish Cream (VIDEO)

How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs.  It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.  Mix up a batch for for your friends this…

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! Steamy hot mulled wine has been warming cold hands and whipping up holiday spirit for centuries. …

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…

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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! Are there any of you out there who’ve managed to make it…

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 roots.…

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…

The Dirty Mojito Slushie

The Dirty Mojito Slushie ~ A fun frozen cocktail made with fresh lime juice, a touch of sugar, fresh mint, and earthy dark rum.…

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…

The Rhubarb Spring Fling

The Rhubarb Spring Fling ~ a fruity cocktail that makes every day feel like the first day of Spring!…

The Midas Touch Cocktail

The Midas Touch Cocktail

The Midas Touch Cocktail is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ~ it’s made with a unique saffron simple syrup, cognac, sherry, lemon juice and bitters ~ and if you’re looking for a new…

How To Make 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

The Trinidad Sour Cocktail

The Trinidad Sour Cocktail  ~ this romantic cocktail has love potion written all over it ~ with a deep crimson color and seductive flavor, this is definitely one you’ll want to have on hand for that special night.…

DIY Cocktail Cherries | theviewfromgreatisland.com

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

This Fresh Grapefruit Mojito is a refreshing cocktail for a hot night…if you’ve got fresh mint from the garden, so much the better!…

The Hummer Cocktail

The Hummer Cocktail is an adult milkshake of epic proportions…you’ll either love me or hate me for this irresistible concoction of ice cream, rum, and Kahlua.…