Beverages

Classic Shirley Temple

I remember enjoying a Shirley Temple for the first time as a young child.  Our family was eating out at a restaurant, and I ordered this special drink.  I loved its cheerful red color, wonderful flavor, and the fun garnish on top!  (Those miniature folding umbrellas were quite a novelty for me! ☂️) This surprisingly… Read More Classic Shirley Temple

Beverages

Best Caesar Mocktail

A classic Caesar mocktail is a super easy Canadian drink to mix up for everyone in your house to enjoy.  Do you have kids that won’t drink tomato juice?  Are you trying to get them to drink healthier beverages?  Well, look no further.  The classic Caesar mocktail is your answer. One really cool thing about… Read More Best Caesar Mocktail

Beverages, Christmas

Homemade Eggnog

As a child, I remember drinking store-bought eggnog at Christmastime.  I would only have a little bit, since I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not!  😉  But this recipe will convince even hesitant tasters (like my two younger sisters) that eggnog is one of the best Christmas beverages.  ☕ Actually, this eggnog recipe… Read More Homemade Eggnog

Beverages, Christmas

Orange Julius

An Orange Julius is one drink that is totally refreshing no matter what time of year.   This beverage is packed with vitamin C from all the orange juice concentrate, lime and banana. At our house, we love to serve this on Christmas morning along side our breakfast casserole and our chilled grapefruit and cranberry fruit… Read More Orange Julius

Beverages, Christmas

Festive Wassail

Wassail is an apple cider beverage with a strong citrus flavor.🍊 The first time I remember having this delightful holiday drink was at the annual Christmas celebration at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation.  They made this British drink in a large cast iron pot hung over a fire.  It smelled and tasted wonderful, so I was determined to… Read More Festive Wassail

Beverages, Thanksgiving

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled apple cider is definitely my favorite autumn beverage!  The flavor and aroma of the allspice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are a tasteful announcement of fall’s arrival.  Since it’s so popular with my family, we serve it at our house for Thanksgiving.  It’s so easy to make, and mulls away by itself in a… Read More Mulled Apple Cider

Beverages

Southern Sweet Tea

Although I’m proud to be Canadian, I’ve spent most of my life in the South.  That’s why I’ve developed a taste for sweet tea!  It tastes delicious alongside a plate of traditional Southern fare, and is one of the most refreshing summer drinks.  Its popularity is widespread across the southern states: nearly all the fast-food… Read More Southern Sweet Tea