Recipe: Paloma


  • 3 ounces tequila
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 ounces grapefruit soda, or to taste
  • 1 wedge of lime for garnish, if you wish


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a beautiful glass filled with ice.
  2. Swirl to combine.
  3. If it’s very hot where you are, pause to consider you are about to indulge yourself with one of the most refreshing cocktails you’ve ever had.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Inspired By: Paloma

Bailey’s Irish Cream

Baileys Irish Cream

Recipe: Bailey’s Irish Cream

Add a splash to whipping cream before you whip it, use it in frostings or pour over ice cream.


  • 1 cup whipping (35%) cream or coffee (18%) cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups Irish or Canadian whisky
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa or chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso or coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well blended. Store in a sealed bottle in the fridge, and shake well before serving.

Quick Notes

If you’re making it to give as gifts, buy inexpensive glass bottles, gussy them up with ribbon and store in the fridge until you pass them off. Happy holidays!

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Inspired By:
Homemade Gifts: Your Own Baileys Irish Cream

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade


  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 3/4 simple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (or fresh)
  • 4 cups cold water


  1. Place the strawberries in the blender. If they are frozen, pulse the blender a few times until the are coarsely chopped.
  2. Add the remaining ingredient to the blender. Mix with the blender until the strawberries are pureed (or desired consistency).
  3. Taste and adjust sugar and water to desired taste.

Personal Notes

  • This recipe is sized for my blender which has a 7 cup capacity. If your blender is less than 7 cups, you’ll need to adjust the recipe or do not add the water to the blender pitcher. Blend the rest of the ingredients and mix with the water in another pitcher.
  • Do not buy simple syrup. It’s too easy to make your self. Add 2 cups white granulated sugar to 2 cups of water and heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Let cool and store in clean container (preferably glass). Simple syrup will last almost indefinitely in the refrigerator.

Cooking time (duration): 10 min

Recipe By: Michael Penza

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