Classic Christmas Milk Punch

Classic Christmas Milk Punch

Season Greetings. I hope you are in the final stretch of your Christmas shopping and decorating. This year it is very difficult to locate ornaments for my final two trees. I’m hoping this is a sign that everyone is enjoying the season by decorating. Traditions are very important to my family so today I decided to share my Holiday Milk Punch with you. I normally make this cocktail at least once during the holiday season. I love a creamy cocktail and this one checks all the boxes of richness and creaminess. 

One of the key ingredients in classic milk punch is bourbon. I have grown quite fond of bourbon lately and I enjoy trying new varieties. Today’s cocktail features Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon. 

As I stated early this cocktail has become a tradition of mine for the holidays and this is the first time I’ve made it in a single serving and I realized I should have been all along. It keeps the favorite profile and all the nutty and woody hints remain intact. 

I hope this post brings you a little holiday cheer. If you decide to try the recipe please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Be Well-Omniley

 

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Peppermint Milk Punch

A creamy bourbon cocktail that is sure to make your holidays bright.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 4 oz milk
  • 2 1/2 oz half and half
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp powdered sugar
  • nutmeg, for garnish
  • 2 candy cane, for garnish
  • lindt peppermint chocolate, shavings for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in milk, half-and-half, vanilla, and bourbon. Then add powdered sugar.
  • Close shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain cocktail into a goblet glass. Garnish with nutmeg and shaved chocolate. Finally and candy cane and serve.
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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well! ‘Tis the season to be Jolly. Hopefully, by now you have your Christmas tree up, if not I’m not judging. In our home, we are on tree number three and I think it’s going to take all of us to decorate this one. I’m so grateful for my son he held a tree for me at work and was so adamant about me seeing it immediately. Once I laid eyes on it it was at that point I knew he knew my style to the tee. I was one proud momma. I was unique in its own special way and seems as if it would fit in the spot perfectly. Once they loaded it in the truck I started to think it wouldn’t fit through the door. I dare not tell him; thankful to God it fits perfect. 

Typically we try to decorate the main tree together while watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate, but the cooler weather disappeared so today I’m going for Frozen Hot Chocolate. I know an oxymoron right…

While if you’ve ever watched Hallmark Christmas movies you would get it!  Last week I tested a recipe out to see what all the talk was about and you can guess it was so delicious. So I’m happy to share my spin on frozen hot chocolate.

 

 

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 3

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2 C milk
  • 3 C ice
  • 3 oz bourbon, optional
  • Whipped Cream, optional
  • 1/2 C marshmallows, optional

Instructions

  • 1. Chopped to chocolate and place in microwave(reserve a small piece if you will be shaving for topping); check every 20 second increments. Once melted stir in sugar, then hot chocolate. Let cool for 1 minute, then add 1/2 cup of milk and mix well.
  • Place ice, remaining milk, bourbon(optional), and chocolate mixture in blender. Pulse 4-5 times until you have the consistency you like.
  • Serve immediately and top with topping of your choice.
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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Punch

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Punch

What is a celebration without a signature punch? I was in the mood for a cocktail a few days ago and ended up coming up with a Spoo-tackular drink. If you know my husband and I…you know we love a good Old Fashioned. I added pumpkin butter to my traditional Old Fashioned recipe and I also substituted apple cider for the simple sugar and this ended up being the perfect spin for a traditional fall cocktail. This drink is perfect to serve at any gathering for the fall. It would be an exciting punch to make with kids for sure. Happy Drinking-Omniley

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Punch

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cocktail
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3 qt apple cider
  • 3 c rye whiskey (omit if making mocktails)
  • 9 oz pumpkin butter
  • 24 oz ginger beer
  • 1 tsp orange bitters
  • 1 apple, sliced and cored
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • Mix together apple cider, rye whiskey, pumpkin butter, and orange bitters. Place in refrigerator and let chill for 2 hours.
  • Place ice in punch bowl or beverage dispenser.
  • Pour mixture in the bowl/dispenser and top off with ginger beer. Serve punch in glass filled with ice and top with apple slices and cinnamon stick.

Notes

This recipe is designed to be served as a punch. Omit the rye whiskey if serving as a mocktail. If you prefer to make single-serving refer Old Fashioned Pumpkin-Style.
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Low Carb Dalgona Coffee

Low Carb Dalgona Coffee

Can you believe that it’s almost July? My family and I were hoping to be planning a Fourth of July event, but the way things are going we are shooting for Thanksgiving now. 

I stumbled upon the perfect coffee concoction and I’m sharing my take on it with you today.  My love for coffee started in 2012 when I was sitting in the Baton Rouge Airport en route to Dallas on a 0615 flight. I could barely keep my eyes open and I stopped at PJs coffee and got a small regular coffee…I added the perfect amount of creamer and Splenda and fast forward to 2020 and I’m still perfecting my favorite cup. I went from two-three cups of regular coffee to now maybe one to two cups of decaf every day. If I don’t get my 1st cup I’m by 10 I usually just skip it. I always thought the coffee gave me energy and I have come to realize drinking coffee just makes me feel like I’m grown so decaf using does the trick for me.

I’m not much of a Starbucks person so when I saw the dalgona coffee storming the internet I had to put my Southern spin on it. I’m not sure what my NaNa would say about this one as she liked her coffee strong with a little sugar. 

What is Dalgona coffee?

Only three main ingredients — instant coffee, sugar, and hot water — then combine them with a whisk or, better yet, a hand mixer, until the mixture gets thick and, well, fluffy. Pour it over cold or warm milk. Either way, you have a delicious, extra-creamy drink to enjoy.

Why is it called “Dalgona”?

Dalgona coffee gets its name from dalgona, a spongy South Korean coffee candy. Similar to honeycomb toffee candy, dalgona is basically made by melting sugar and stirring in a little bit of baking soda appearing very similar to the pockmarked texture of dalgona coffee foam against the side of a glass.

Because of the prep time I usually on get these once or twice a week, but they are so worth it. If you give it a try be sure to let me know please-Omniley?

 

Low Carb Dalgona Coffee

Low carb whipped/fluffy coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 Tbsp Monkfruit
  • 6 oz milk of choice
  • Handful of ice optional
  • 1/4 tsp tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the water, instant coffee, and monk fruit to a medium sized bowl. (Vanilla and cinnamon optional)
  • Use hand mixer or whisk for 5 minutes until a thick mousse consistency starts to form.
  • Once it does, add heated milk to glass and top with the coffee mousse. Can also be served cold with cold milk and ice.
  • Mix the mousse into the milk.
  • Drink immediately.
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Rose, Strawberry, and Lemon Infused Water

Rose, Strawberry, and Lemon Infused Water

Now more than ever is a great time to focus your health and well-being. I know it’s difficult at times to get in the daily water recommendation, so I decided to step my water game up and am doing so in style with infused water. I’m sharing with you my recent play on, Lemon & Strawberry Infused Water.

If you know me I have never been able to drink plain water, I’ve always had to add a little flavor to help me meet my daily intake goals. I try to drink half my body weight in ounces; for example, if you weight 120 pounds, that’s at least 60 ounces of water a day. Remember, before increasing your water intake, make sure you consult with your healthcare provider.

The rose bushes in our yard are in full bloom, and so are the strawberries in our gardens. I just love the smell of fresh roses and strawberries, So I’m making the most of them with this infused water.

Strawberries are a good source of natural antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes that provide protection against harmful free radicals and play an essential role in protecting human health. Lemons contain plant compounds called flavonoids. Many have antioxidant properties that appear to help protect your cells from damage. Please keep in mind there are no human studies to support these findings.

If you love rosewater, then you must try this! It’s so simple but so elegant and invigorating. I’m also using lemon slices in this water to get more flavor from the zest.

This Rose, Lemon, and Strawberry infused water is the perfect drink for outdoor parties, barbecues, chilling at the pool or if you are just in the mood for a refreshing and healthy drink.

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Have you tried infusing water? If so what’s your favorite one.

Rose,Strawberry, & Lemon Infused Rosewater

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: drinks
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Quart strawberries
  • Petals from a couple of roses pestiside-free
  • 3 lemon sliced into wedges (or the juice from half a lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 100 oz Filtered water
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Instructions

  • Slice lemons 1/4 in thick and slice strawberries in half.
  • Wash rose petals in strainer
  • Fill a jug with all the ingredients and stir well
  • Leave to infuse in the fridge for at least 4 for hours, preferably overnight.
  • You can serve it straight from the jug or you can strain it into glasses. I like to muddle a few strawberries in the glass before pouring the water in the glass and collect the petals and fruit pieces.
  • That's it! Enjoy
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Belles’ Almond Infused Sweat Tea

Belles’ Almond Infused Sweat Tea

Belle's Almond Infused Sweat Tea

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tea bags Lipton Ice Tea
  • 1 C swerve sugar or sugar of choice
  • 6 C of ice
  • 4 C of water
  • 1 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place the tea bags and 4 cups of boiling water in a 2-quart pitcher and let brew for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add sugar to pitcher and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Stir in almond extract, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
  • Add the ice cubes and stir until melted.
  • Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge.
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Old Fashioned Pumpkin-Style

Old Fashioned Pumpkin-Style

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: cocktail
Servings: 1 people

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c apple cider
  • 2 oz rye whiskey (Whistle Pig/Sazerac)
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin butter
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • 2 splashes orange bitters
  • 1 apple, sliced and cored
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • Place ice, apple cider, rye whiskey, pumpkin butter, and orange bitters in shaker. Shake one to two times.
  • Pour mix in an ice filled glass and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.
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