Low Carb Cranberry Cooler

Makes one cup. Ingredients: 1/4 cup pure, unsweetened cranberry juice 3/4 cup club soda or sparkling mineral water 10-15 drops (about 1/8 teaspoon) of liquid stevia extract (amount may depend on your specific brand of stevia) Method: Stir the stevia into the cranberry juice. Add the club soda. Share on: WhatsApp...
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Limeade with a Touch of Mint

Yield: Makes about 1 quart. Infusing the sugar syrup with lime zest is a great way to bring extra lime flavor to your limeade. Ingredients: Grated zest of one lime (about 1 Tbsp) 1 cup lime juice (from about 4-6 Persian limes) 3/4 cup to 1 cup granulated sugar 3 cups water Several sprigs of...
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Lavender Lemonade

Prep time: 20 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: A small handful of freshly picked and rinsed lavender flowers or a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers 1 cup white, granulated sugar 2 cups of boiling water for the infusion 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups or more of cold water Ice Method: Cut...
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Hot Mulled Cider

Makes 8 cups Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of fresh, unfiltered apple cider 1 orange 15 cloves 4 3-inch sticks of cinnamon 15 allspice berries 1 teaspoon of nutmeg 7 pods of cardamon 1/4 cup brown sugar Method: Pour apple cider into a 3-quart saucepan, cover, turn the heat on medium-high. While cider is heating up, take...
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Hot Chocolate

Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients: Basic Hot Chocolate: 4 cups of whole milk 8 ounces of chocolate (60% cacao, preferably) 3 teaspoons of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon of salt Method: Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. The pieces have to be able to dissolve easily in the liquid. Place the...
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Honey and Lemon Tea

Prep time: 5 minutes Yield: Serves 1 If you want, add a sliver or two of fresh ginger to the cup of honey and lemon tea. Note that honey should not be fed to young children under 18 months old. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp honey 1/2 cup or more of hot water...
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Homemade Tomato Juice

Yield: Makes about 1 quart. Some tomatoes are sweeter than others, depending on their ripeness and the variety of tomato. Use the ripest tomatoes you can. Added sugar will balance the natural acidity of the tomatoes, use more or less to taste. Tabasco hot sauce is also to taste, depending on your desired level of...
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Grape Juice

Ingredients: A colander for rinsing the grapes 1 large, 12-quart pot 1 large 6 or 8-quart pot A very large fine mesh sieve, or cheesecloth Method: Pick the grapes. Get a large basket, wear long sleaves and a hat, bring clippers, and fill up the basket with grape bunches. Keep in mind that a pound...
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Homemade Ginger Ale

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Yield: Makes four servings. Ingredients: For Ginger water 1 cup peeled, finely chopped ginger 2 cups water For Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Club soda Lime juice Lime wedges Method: 1 Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add ginger...
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Dark and Stormy

Prep time: 1 minute Yield: Makes one drink. Ingredients: Ice 1/4 lime, cut into two thick slices, one for garnish, one to squeeze over the ice (optional) 2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda black rum 4 ounces ginger beer (Gosling’s makes one just for this purpose) Method: Fill a highball glass with ice. If using...
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