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Rosemary Strawberry Daiquiri

This strawberry daiquiri recipe is a standout with its herbal twist! I used to teach herb classes at our local technical college and everyone enjoyed my segment on herbal cocktails like this one. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Frozen Cherry Margaritas

3 reviews

When summer rolls around, I start thinking about all the fun drinks I can whip up to stay cool. This...


Fuzzy Navel Snow Cone Syrup

It just doesn't get any better than sipping a Fuzzy Navel in the summer. The mix of orange and peach...


Margarita Snow Cone Syrup

I've tried pretty much every kind of margarita under the sun, but this snow cone version turns my favorite drink...


Finnish Mulled Wine

1 review

I found this recipe stuck in the pages of my Finnish grandmother's Bible. It takes 24 hours to make. Store...

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Whiskey-Brandy Slush

It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....


Midnight Cocktails

This variation on a mojito uses blackberry spreadable fruit, which gives it a deep purple color and adds a bit...

Cider Wassail Punch

2 reviews

Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If...


Guava Coconut Rum Cocktail

My beverage is so sensational it's like a taste of the tropics in a glass. The guava adds a touch...


Sparkling Peach Bellinis

3 reviews

Folks will savor the subtle peach flavor in this elegant brunch beverage. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Rhubarb Lemonade Slush

My family loves rhubarb, and this is such a fun way to enjoy it. It's nice to have in the...

Watermelon Margaritas

Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the cocktail we serve at all our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and...


Hot Mulled Wine

For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you warm during those cold winter months, you'll love trying this...


Mulled Wine

5 reviews

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture...


Moscow Mule

1 review

Here's an old-time cocktail that was popular in the 1940s and '50s. A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a...


Mulled Red Wine

When there's a nip in the air come in from the cold and warm up with a relaxing glass of...

Pineapple Cider Wassail

1 review

Pineapple juice prevents this hot drink from becoming overly sweet. Skip the rum—without sacrificing flavor—for a beverage that's ideal for...


Hot Spiced Wine

3 reviews

My friends, family and I enjoy this spiced wine during cold-winter gatherings. This warm drink will be a special treat...


Spiced Mulled Wine

You'll want to heat this traditional beverage before company arrives. Your home will have the scent of Christmas! —Lana Gryga,...


Fresh Lime Margaritas

11 reviews

This basic fresh margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of...


Wassail Bowl

We served this at my family's open house on Christmas Eve—to welcome anyone who came a-wassailing! —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida


Mulled Red Cider

Red wine gives a rosy glow to this warm beverage. The spices are a wonderful complement to both the wine...


Botanical Infusion

Summers mean cookouts in our family. I wanted to use fresh herbs to create a refreshing beverage that had simple...


Pomegranate Martini

2 reviews

Ring in the holidays with this crimson creation that sparkles with holiday cheer. It's a smooth delight that's sure to...

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Cranberry White Sangria

I tinkered with the ingredients in this sangria until it was perfect. It's also good with peach, apple or cherry...


Bella Basil Raspberry Tea

Beautiful basil and fresh raspberries lend bright color and refreshing flavor to this grown-up iced tea. You’ll love the fun...


Bountiful Berry Sips

Served as a sweet appetizer or miniature dessert, these berry and wine infused sips will lend a touch of class...


Mulled Merlot

3 reviews

This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm up your holiday guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Simple Syrup

This is used to sweeten a variety of mixed drinks, but can also be used to sweeten iced tea or...


Agua de Jamaica

1 review

This agua de Jamaica recipe features an iced tea made from hibiscus—tart and deep red like cranberry juice. Add rum...