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Breakfast/Brunch, Drinks/Cocktails, Sweet Snacks

Hot Chocolate “On a Stick”
(Cinnamon Spice, Coconut and Irish Cream)

Another quick idea for stocking stuffers: Hot Chocolate on a Stick (you can do lots of flavors but I happen to make Cinnamon, Coconut and Irish Cream). When I was in Germany recently, just about every chocolate shop seemed to have these and they seemed like a cut idea. Note that the chocolate can be a little tough and can seize up on you if get it too hot, so be careful!
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Drinks/Cocktails

Elderflower and Thyme Bellini

Friday! And that means cocktails again! You’d think that I only make cocktail *on* Fridays, but that isn’t true. I only actually *perfect* cocktails on Friday. It usually takes a few tries to get them right. And this one is delicious. Might have to have a couple more this evening.
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Drinks/Cocktails

Spiked Peach Honey Iced Tea

Another summertime cocktail. As we go through the summer, you see all the lovely things at the Farmer’s Market and local peaches are ripe. I bought a few, but then didn’t get around to eating them, so they were almost too soft for anything besides pie or making smoothies. So I made a puree, and thus this iced tea. Note that with the amount of puree and honey simple syrup that this makes, it would be just enough to make an entire pitcher (I only made a glass-full for the photo — and because I couldn’t exactly drink an entire pitcher or spiked iced tea myself.
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Drinks/Cocktails

Black + Red Currant Mojito

It’s Friday. I have some berries left. I want a drink. This is what I came up with … a mojito with cassis (not my own homemade, though that is in progress) and some red currants thron in. Really summery and refreshing. Might have to make a couple more [grin].
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