Strawberry, Cherry, or Cranberry Margarita

Gluten Free Cherry and Cranberry Margaritas

Whether you’re poolside or hillside, this summer, margaritas are a fun way to celebrate. You can make a margarita bar for your guests to make their own. Just supply plenty of ice, salt, sugar (for those who don’t like salt), fruit juices, and of course, gluten free tequailla. See my new article to learn how to determine if tequilla is gluten free. You can use this recipe to make a strawberry, cherry or cranberry margarita. Cheers! Continue reading “Strawberry, Cherry, or Cranberry Margarita”

How Long Should Red Wine Breathe? Plus Faster Methods

Speed Up the Decanting of Red Wine

Have you ever wanted a glass of red wine, but you didn’t plan ahead. If you’re wondering how long should red wine breathe, you’ve come to the right place. You usually allow it to breathe so that the oxygen can tone down the tannins and allow the flavors to mingle with them. Tannins as well as alcohol is what causes that sting in the back of your throat. When the wine doesn’t sting the back of your throat, or it does, but much less prior to allowing it to breathe, your wine is ready to drink. I call that sting in the back of the throat, a “bite”. When it has a bite, it needs a little more aging or breathing. Well, rather than waiting 30 minutes to several hours for a wine to breathe before you can enjoy it, there are some things you can do to speed up the process. Continue reading “How Long Should Red Wine Breathe? Plus Faster Methods”

Gluten Free Oat Milk Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk

While you can purchase oat milk in your local grocery store, the oats used in that milk is most likely not gluten free. Due to oats growing in fields adjacent to gluten crops and multiple other reasons, regular oats can contain up to 10% gluten. You can make your own gluten free oat milk at home. It’s easy and less expensive. I notice a quart of organic oat milk costs $3.49 at my local grocery store. You may not be able to find organic oats, but you can make a quart and  half for a little over $1.00; and it won’t contain any gum. You can also control its protein and sugar levels depending upon how many oats and the type of sweetener you use. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Oat Milk Recipe”

Baileys Irish Cream Gluten Free Recipe (includes dairy-free options)

Homemade Gluten Free Bailey's Irish Cream

If you do not do well with alcohol made from gluten grains such as whiskey, you’ll need to make your own substitute for Baileys Irish Cream. You can make your own Baileys Irish Cream gluten free using gluten free whiskey. If you use heavy whipping cream it’s super-rich and creamy. Make it your favorite way. It’s so delicious, I bet you don’t get back to drinking the original whether you can tolerate it or not. Continue reading “Baileys Irish Cream Gluten Free Recipe (includes dairy-free options)”

Gluten Free Irish Drinks Warnings

Gluten Free St. Patrick Day Alcohol Warnings

Every St. Patrick’s Day, millions of people eat out and drink out. If you are gluten intolerant, it makes it difficult to do so, especially with Irish spirit. If you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease and you do not tolerate alcohol made from gluten grains, see the information below. The newest recommendation is for manufacturers to not label their alcohols gluten free if they are derived from gluten grains. Read more about it at Gluten Free Alcohol Defined. Meanwhile, I have you covered. Read the below and find a recipe for an alternative Bailey’s Irish Cream. Continue reading “Gluten Free Irish Drinks Warnings”

Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk

Up to a few years ago, I was making a homemade almond milk recipe created by Ani Phyo, date sweetened almond milk. However, due to its high carbohydrate content, I switched to unsweetened. Recently, I began adding a bit of stevia to the recipe. I finally found a brand that isn’t bitter, NOW Better Stevia. Now my almond milk is perfect!

Update: I also enjoy using Trader Joe’s Liquid Organic Stevia. Continue reading “Stevia Sweetened Homemade Almond Milk Recipe”