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Peppermint Baileys Martini

The Peppermint Baileys Martini

EAT, holidays By February 5, 2016 Tags: , , , 6 Comments

 Several years ago, on a freezing cold, snowy Valentine’s day, my sweet boyfriend of several years popped the question. Though some may scoff at a February 14th proposal, I still think it was thoughtful, romantic, and a bit old-fashioned in the very best way.

Julia Arnold

Julia is a freelance writer living in Minnesota with her husband and two young children. She loves reading, writing, photography, and all things equestrian. She blogs about Motherhood with humor and honesty at FranticMama.com.

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Apple Cosmopolitan

EAT, entertain By December 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Spiced apple cocktail makes a great cold-weather apple cosmopolitan. Serve ice cold. Thread a dried apple chip onto the cinnamon stick garnish if you’d like.  We also have a ton of mocktail recipes if you’d prefer!

Serves: 1 Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients:
½ cup President’s Choice Spiced Apple Cocktail
2 tbsp (25 ml) Vodka
2 tbsp (25 ml) Calvados or Applejack or other apple brandy
1 cinamon stick Ice cubes 1.

Method:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cocktail, vodka and Calvados. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Makes 1 serving

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Cocktail recipes to celebrate the Holiday Spirit

EAT, entertain By December 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments
Christmas means friends, family, presents, and of course fun cocktail recipes. To get you and your friends into the holiday spirit, Iceberg Vodka has concocted three drink recipes that are sure to please the reveler and the relaxer.
Liven up the party with the Candy Cane Martini – a fun red and green themed cocktail that is easy to make and tasty to sip; or for quieter nights by the fire, try the Iceberg Winter Warmer. For the Christmas party, the Cranberry-Vodka Iceberg Punch is a simple but enjoyable crowd pleaser.
Candy Cane MartiniCandy Cane Martini
1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1/2 oz. Vanilla liqueur
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz Club Soda
Crushed candy cane
1-2 drops red or green food coloring
Combine Iceberg Vodka, vanilla liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps, and Club Soda in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes. Add food coloring and a small candy cane as garnish.
Iceberg Winter WarmerIceberg Winter Warmer
1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
4 to 5 oz. apple cider
Ground cinnamon
Sugar
1 apple
Caramel apple dipping sauce
Ice
Fill a shaker with ice. Add Iceberg Vodka and apple cider. Add a few shakes of ground cinnamon. Strain into a microwave-safe container. Microwave until hot, but not boiling (about 30 seconds). Rim a coffee mug or other hot beverage glass with sugar. Transfer warm beverage to rimmed glass. Garnish with a second dash of cinnamon and an apple slice that has been coated with caramel apple dipping sauce. If you prefer it less sweet, skip the caramel dipping sauce. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Cranberry-Vodka Iceberg PunchCranberry-Vodka Iceberg Punch
1 750 ml bottle of chilled Iceberg Vodka
2 quarts of chilled cranberry juice cocktail
2 cups chilled ginger ale
2 cups chilled club soda
Mix together the cranberry juice cocktail and Iceberg Vodka in a large punch bowl, stir well. Add plenty of ice to the mixture. Pour the club soda and ginger ale on top. Garnish with slices of fresh fruit of choice—oranges, lemons, pineapple, kiwi, and strawberry. Let the party begin!
For more information on Iceberg Vodka, visit www.Iceberg.ca.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Real Hot Chocolate

EAT, snacks By September 12, 2010 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Remember those days as a child, coming in from the rain and snow and sitting down to a huge mug of hot cocoa?  If you’re going to indulge, you might as well do it from scratch.  It’s easy, healthier, and you can’t beat the taste.  Fill a pot on the stove with the desired amount of milk.  Next, mix equal parts sugar and cocoa with a bit of the hot liquid.  This prevents clumping.  (You can also use Callebaut chocolate, chocolate chips, honey or brown sugar).  Add the chocolate mixture to the hot milk and pour into cocoa cups.  We like the china kind, but for kids, try mini tin camping mugs.  Warm memories and special traditions.  Try it with our shortbread if you dare!

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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