Watermelon Basil Wine Slushie — The Kitchenologist©

A refreshing summer drink to enjoy any day of the week! Wine slushies will always “scream” summer for me. I’ve had them at a handful of wineries, but at times I feel the “fruit base” is actually a lot of artificial flavors and colors but not real fruit. This combination is a great, natural way […] … Continue reading Watermelon Basil Wine Slushie — The Kitchenologist©

Pine needle syrup

In the spring we make pine syrup after we harvest the new pine spruce. We use the syrup for Christmas cocktails because of the rich flavor or when we are sick. My husband made a vodka pine flavor last year and he loved the idea. This year he is gone try again. Go and have […] … Continue reading Pine needle syrup

Recipe: Banana Kahlua Smoothie


Chocolate Martini

Think Chocolate for Valentine's or any day that the desire for chocolate will suit your fancy. Chocolate Martini Ingredients 3/4 cup half-and-half or light cream 8 ounces dark chocolate liqueur (1 cup) 2 ounces vodka (1/4 cup) Ice cubes Directions In a pitcher, stir together the half-and-half or light cream, chocolate liqueur, and vodka. Place … Continue reading Chocolate Martini

Hot Fruit Tea

Hot Fruit Tea 1 whole orange 10 cups water 4 regular – size tea bags 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon whole cloves 2 cans 12 ounces each  frozen juice beverage concentrate (preferably raspberry, strawberry, or cranberry) 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar Orange slices to serve Peel whole orange in one continuous strip; set peel … Continue reading Hot Fruit Tea