Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Homemade Hot Buttered Rum

Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. With the freezing temperatures┬áso many states are experiencing, I thought some of you┬ámay enjoy a warm cocktail. Here’s a┬áclassic hot buttered rum recipe that is naturally gluten free. Rum is derived from sugar. Just like coffee, you have the option of adding a bit of cream. I enjoy a cinnamon stick. This drink has been enjoyed since the colonial days. I hope you will enjoy its caramel flavor and┬áwinter spices. Continue reading “Hot Buttered Rum Recipe”

Homemade Gluten Free Banana Liqueur Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Banana Liqueur

Bananas foster, which is a dessert served flambe-style (on fire) requires banana liqueur. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to find gluten-free. Making your own is so easy, and you save a lot of money. Rather than using vodka, this recipe calls for rum, which is naturally gluten-free (made from sugar, not grains*). Enjoy banana liqueur in my┬á Gluten Free Bananas Foster Recipe┬áor as a dessert liqueur. Continue reading “Homemade Gluten Free Banana Liqueur Recipe”

Gluten Free Cosmopolitan Recipe with a Twist

Gluten Free Cosmopolitan Cocktail

There’s more than one twist to this cosmo (cosmolitan cocktail) recipe. It definitely contains citrus (know as a cocktail with a twist of lemon or lime). Then there’s the twisted lemon orange or lemon rind used as garnish. However, the main twist in this recipe is the use of pomegrantate juice (which is optional). ┬áTo make a great tasting cosmo, a recipe should contain plenty of citrus juice. It truly is key. However, it tends to make the cosmo less red. To brighten and deepen that red color, add some pomegranate juice. You’ll not only add color but plenty of antioxidants. It makes the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, though it is served year round. Cheers! Continue reading “Gluten Free Cosmopolitan Recipe with a Twist”

How to Make a Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup for Cocktails and Desserts

Simple syrup may be used in cocktails and desserts. You will find desserts that need a thick glossy color and all sorbet recipes call for simple syrup. Using simple syrup along with your desired flavor of flavoring or extract can replace expensive cocktail mixes. Add some soda water and you have yourself homemade soda!┬áLearn how to make a simple syrup. ┬áIt’s easy and only calls for sugar and water. Continue reading “How to Make a Simple Syrup”

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