Drinks Archives - Spiced

Irish Hot Cocoa

Cheers!  Add a splash of Irish cream to your hot cocoa for a fun and tasty holiday drink!  Grab an Irish Hot Cocoa and then sit back and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.

Cheers!  Add a splash of Irish Cream to your hot cocoa for a fun and tasty holiday drink!Have you ever noticed how the holidays really bring out the best in people?  Sure, there is the pre-holiday madness with long grocery store lines, last-minute present buying and constantly finding scotch tape stuck to the bottom of your socks.  (Hey, I never claimed to be the best present wrapper.)  But once that madness has past, it’s time to finally sit back and enjoy the season with friends and family.  And guess what?  This Irish Hot Cocoa is just the right drink to serve to warm up the room!Continue Reading »

Classic Bloody Mary Mix

This Classic Bloody Mary Mix is quick and easy to make.
Serve up a round of delicious Bloody Marys tomorrow morning!

This Classic Bloody Mary Mix is quick and easy to make.  Serve up a round of delicious Bloody Marys tomorrow morning!Well, here we are.  Just a couple of days until Christmas.  Hopefully all of your gifts are wrapped and ready to go.  (Don’t worry…I won’t judge if they aren’t.  I may or may not still have gifts to wrap myself.)  You’re probably either about to hit the road to visit family or running around preparing your house for company.  For that reason, I almost called this post “Ode to the In-Laws.”  After all, it is a cocktail post.  Instead, I thought this would be a completely appropriate time to discuss Bloody Mary.  No, not Bloody Mary the cocktail.  (Although we’ll get to that shortly!)  I mean Bloody Mary the folk story.Continue Reading »

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Nothing beats a mug of hot chocolate in front of a warm fire.
Mix it up this Winter and serve Hot Chocolate on a Stick instead!

Mix your Hot Chocolate up a bit...and serve it on a stick!One of my favorite things to do in the Winter is light a fire and curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.  Ok, I admit that the book often gets put down and football gets turned on…but the coffee or cocoa is a must!  Way back in the Spring, my wife and I traveled over to Belgium and the Netherlands for vacation.  (In reality, that was only about 7 months ago, but it feels like forever ago…especially when they are calling for 6″-12″ of snow here tomorrow.)  While we were there, we got the chance to go on a private tour of the Lotus (aka Biscoff cookies) factory.  That was an absolutely awesome experience.  I think I ate my weight in cookies during that trip.  (My next post later this week talks more about the Lotus factory tour…stay tuned!)Continue Reading »

Salted Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee

This Salted Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee is incredibly easy to make…and it’s the perfect treat on a hot summer afternoon!

This Salted Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee is incredibly easy to make...and it's the perfect treat on a hot summer afternoon!So how many of you out there thought that you make iced coffee by dumping a bunch of ice cubes into a pot of coffee? I’m ashamed to admit that I thought that’s how it was done. Boy, was I wrong! Continue Reading »