I had the privilege of trying out some of the recipes in Holly’s cookbook, The ABC’s of Beverages. We had a fun time trying to decide which book I would feature since I’m both a vegan and I don’t eat chocolate. But this book had many drinks I could try and I have two to share today.
I love apple cider and including caramel complimented the flavor. What really made it was the vanilla - yum! And I really wanted the picture to capture the delicious curls of steam.
1 7 1/2 cups apple cider
1 & 1/2 TBS caramel syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apple cider is hot. Serves 1.
We are always making smoothies in the blender. This one was a perfect fit and delicious.
I also picked this based on the name. When I was a teen, I was a bit of a wild child. To my credit, I got great grades and never got into trouble. However, the words “Jungle Juice” brings back memories of some of the parties we used to throw. Our Jungle Juice was a bottle of 7UP, orange juice (or whatever fruit juice we could find,) and a bottle of Seagram’s 7. (For the first batch. Subsequent batches could contain just about anything.)
I promise, this Jungle Juice will not give you a hangover!
1 banana, cut into chunks
2 cups orange juice
dash of ginger
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serves 1.
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This book contains 78 of the best beverage recipes. Included are classics (like Hot Caramel Apple Cider), favorites (like Tiramisu), and my own creations (like Ultraviolet Smoothie).
Cost: $2.00 ebook
Where to get it:
Barnes & Noble
Holly Sinclair, who goes by Southpaw on the Interwebs, finds cooking cathartic. The recipes she's created and collected grew into cookbooks. Holly's trying her hand at fiction and food seems to creep into most of her books.
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