Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

 

Yield: 1

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

Hibiscus Sparkler Cocktail

Sophisticated and intriguing, the Hibiscus Sparkler cocktail is a full-flavored drink featuring hibiscus tea, bay leaf infused simple syrup, and sweet vermouth.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

TEA

Simple Syrup

  • 5 Bay Leaves
  • 1 C White Sugar

Cocktail

Instructions

  1. Tea-Add dried flowers and bay leaves to 5 cups of boiling water. Cover and let steep overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. Bay leaf infused simple syrup-Add 1 cup of sugar to water on simmer. Toss in bay leaves and cook until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Cocktail.-Add ice, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, hibiscus tea, bitters, and limoncello to shaker. Shake 2-3 times.
  4. Pour in glass and garnish with luxardo cherries, hydrated hibiscus flower, and bay leaves. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1033Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 234gFiber: 1gSugar: 227gProtein: 0g

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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 Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
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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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

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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Punch

This Old Fashion Pumpkin Punch is perfect for any fall gathering especially a Halloween party.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

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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Homemade Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

Homemade Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas

Greetings! I made this margarita last weekend and when my husband said it was the best drink he has had next to the Blood Orange Old Fashioned with Whistlepig and Luxardo cherries from Stabs you know I had to share the recipe with you.

I’m typically a fruity and cute drink lover and he is totally the opposite. Oh but with this drink our flavor profiles finally aligned. The hints of watermelon help calm the jalapeno and tequila, oh but you still know they are there! Trust me. 

We haven’t been to a restaurant for take-out or dine-in since March of this year…we have definitely been missing our fancy drinks from some of our favorite mixologists. Since we are still social distancing I will have to continue with the bar duties.

If you aren’t a fan of spicy drinks then you can ditch the jalapeños and they’re just as delicious. Cheers!

RECIPE TIPS: Use fresh watermelon

We used Triple Sec other options are Cointreau, Combier, Pierre Ferrand Curaçao, and Grand Marnier (any orange liqueur)

Whose’s joining us on the patio tonight?? Omniley

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Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Refreshing summertime cocktail. The watermelon and jalapeno makes the drink pop.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pureed watermelon
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 2 teaspoons Turbinado sugar
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and sliced
  • 2 limes thinly sliced
  • * Coarse sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Puree 3 cups of watermelon in blender.
  • In a large pitcher add all the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Press some of the jalapenos against the side of the pitcher to release some of their spiciness.
  • Let the margarita chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, stir before serving and pour over ice.
  • Optional: rim your glasses with sea salt and sugar
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Godiva Chocolate Bunny Cocktail

I’m sharing another cute hosting hack for Easter.  I recommend leaving these bunnies wrapped in the foil and using as table decor until you are ready to use on Easter day or whatever day your event is being held. I want to warn you these are hollow and will melt quickly. I lost one set in the car while shopping. I recommend bringing these home immediately or placing in an ice chest in the car if you have a long ride on a hot day.  This is the cutest drink and can be made kid-friendly as well. Happy Hosting.

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Godiva Bunny Drinks

Looking for an easy cocktail for Easter. These Godiva bunny drinks are perfect.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Belle Omniley

Ingredients

  • 9 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur substitute milk or chocolate milk for kid-friendly version
  • 3 Russell Stover Hollow Bunny Or any hollow bunny 3 oz
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutmeg
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Carve a dime-size hole in the top side of the bunny using a steak knife
  • Add 9 oz of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake for 15 seconds
  • Reserve 1 oz (hostess drink now). Strain the remainder evenly amongst into the Chocolate Bunnhe's. ~2.25 oz/bunny
  • Top it off with whipped cream and nutmeg
  • Bunnies should be stored in the refrigerator immediately to avoid melting
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