Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Blueberry Iced Tea

    I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. Serve this blueberry iced tea over ice and garnish with extra blueberries or, for fun, freeze blueberries in your ice cubes! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

    Margarita Gelatin Shots

    Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like...


    Ocean Punch

    2 reviews

    This berry ocean water punch is refreshing and not overly sweet. Use your favorite Kool-Aid mix to switch up the...


    Mean Green Smoothie Bowls

    This delicious bright green smoothie bowl recipe contains powerful antioxidants. Top with cucumber slices and fresh parsley sprigs for a...


    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...

    Mixed Berry Punch

    Kids love this Kool-Aid tropical punch! It's a tasty way for them to quench their thirst after playing outside at...


    French Hot Chocolate

    2 reviews

    One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...

    Birthday Cake Shots

    These festive birthday cake shots are a fun way to get a party started. Use chocolate cake-flavored vodka and chocolate...


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    Birthday Cake Martini

    Celebrate your special day with this sweet and festive birthday cake martini. If it's too strong for your taste, add...


    Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Latte

    I created this by adapting two of my favorite recipes. It's the perfect beverage to warm you up at a...


    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...

    Pumpkin Juice

    1 review

    My family loves Harry Potter, so I decided to come up with a recipe for pumpkin juice! My kids tried...


    Lime Coconut Smoothie Bowl

    4 reviews

    This Key lime and coconut smoothie bowl is the most refreshing thing on the planet! —Madeline Butler, Denver, Colorado


    Margarita Floats

    2 reviews

    On a hot afternoon, what could be better than a cold margarita float? The addition of creamy ice cream really...


    Fizzy Peach Shake

    This easy recipe came about when I was a child living in Washington. Fresh peaches were everywhere, so my mom...


    Watermelon and Blackberry Sangria

    2 reviews

    This watermelon sangria is deliciously pink! Living in the zinfandel wine country of Northern California, I use our local fare...

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    Berry Smoothie Bowl

    3 reviews

    We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


    Apricot Ice Cream Soda

    This ginger ale float recipe came from my husband’s aunt, who was born in the early 1900s. It's a delightful...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakes

    1 review

    These rich chocolate peanut butter shakes will make you feel as if you're sitting in a 1950s soda fountain. Make...


    Guinness Float

    1 review

    That very first sip of a Guinness is what inspired this quick and easy dessert. The rich, creamy foam that...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


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    Frozen Brandy Old-Fashioneds

    5 reviews

    Both sides of my family are Midwestern, so our strong brandy tradition is evident in the slush we make for...


    Mango Bellini

    Simple yet delicious, this mango Bellini is made with fresh mango puree and your favorite sparkling wine—I usually choose Prosecco...


    Kale Smoothies

    I enjoy drinking a kale smoothie for breakfast or as an after-school snack. The fruit and agave nectar give this...

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    Nectarine Smoothies

    3 reviews

    This nectarine smoothie recipe tastes great on a warm summer day. Enjoy it on your patio or at a picnic!...


    Peanutty Strawberry Banana Smoothies

    1 review

    I like that this strawberry banana smoothie recipe is fairly light, but the peanut butter gives it some protein to...


    Four Berry Margaritas

    I love to whip up a few batches of homemade margarita mix to give to all of my cocktail-loving friends....


    Tropical Berry Smoothies

    This fruity, healthy smoothie is a big hit with kids and adults alike because it tastes like a treat while...


    Bourbon Punch

    Orange and cranberry form the base of this incredibly smooth holiday punch, hitting just the right seasonal note. Feel free...


    Chocolate Candy Cane Martinis

    1 review

    A peppermint martini is perfect for a fun Christmastime gathering of friends. Crushed candy canes on the rim add festive...