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Cherry Berry Lime Rickey Cocktail Pops

These grown-up popsicles have a smidge of booze and loads of fruity flavour perfect for an after-dinner treat. Ingredients 8 ounces pitted cherries 8 ounces raspberries 3 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup gin or bourbon or more sparkling water 1/2 cup sparkling water Instructions Puree cherries, raspberries, lime juice, sugar, and alcohol in a blender until smooth. Add the sparkling water and pulse a few … Continue reading Cherry Berry Lime Rickey Cocktail Pops

8 Perfect Wine Pairings for The Grill

Hamburgers + Beaujolais Burgers are summer grilling staples, so it’s only fitting that they pair with the number one summer barbecue wine: Beaujolais. Light, fresh, and fun, Beaujolais is extremely food-friendly. Expect peppy red cherry and strawberry flavours with a touch of earthy undertones. Hot Dogs + Rosé The toppings make the hot dog, so … Continue reading 8 Perfect Wine Pairings for The Grill

Grilled Oysters with Parsley and Garlic Butter

Not surprisingly, one traditional French topping for grilled oysters involves a creamy bechamel sauce with cheese. Inspired by Escargots a la Bourguignonne, these oysters are drowned in the sinful, garlicky butter normally used for snails. Don’t forget the bread! Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf … Continue reading Grilled Oysters with Parsley and Garlic Butter

Spiked S’mores Milkshake

Ingredients 3 cups chocolate ice cream ½ cup marshmallow fluff 1 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 oz. vanilla vodka 2-3 tbsp chocolate sauce (optional) 1 graham cracker crushed (optional) 2 large marshmallows (optional) Instructions Optional: Rim your glass with chocolate sauce and dipping into the crushed graham crackers and set aside. In a blender combine all ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes until well combined and … Continue reading Spiked S’mores Milkshake

7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

Whether you’re five years old or 75 years old, everyone loves a good s’more. Bittersweet chocolate topped with gooey marshmallow wedged between two crunchy graham crackers — need we say more? In the same way s’mores are enjoyed by an array of audiences, they are also capable of being enjoyed nearly any time of year. Whether it’s … Continue reading 7 Drinks That Pair Perfectly With S’mores

Mango Margarita

An easy and flavourful fruity cocktail with mango and shots of tequila. It is truly a refreshing summer cocktail! Ingredients 1 slice lime for lining rim (optional) sea salt or sugar for lining rim (optional) 1 1/2 cups or 1 large mango, chopped 2 tablespoons (29.57 ml) lime juice 3 tablespoons (44.36 ml) tequila 1½ tablespoons (22.18 ml) orange liqueur of choice 3 tablespoons (37.80 g) sugar or more 2–3 cups ice or … Continue reading Mango Margarita