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Homemade Ginger Beer

To get the full aromatic flush and fizzy burn of fresh ginger, you have to make your own ginger beer. It is amazingly simple. There's no sterilization needed, and this method is forgiving - you can actually...

Author: Toby Cecchini

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Cold-brewed coffee is actually dirt simple to make at home using a Mason jar and a sieve. You just add water to coffee, stir, cover it and leave it out on the counter overnight. A quick two-step filtering...

Author: The New York Times

Mock Pink Champagne


Author: Kathie Carr

Iced Tea Punch

My mother-in-law made Iced Tea Punch for my wedding rehersal dinner. Folks have always enjoyed it - it's not to sweet and just plain good.

Author: Carie Turner

Peach Tea

Sweetened with peaches, freshly puréed or from store-bought juice, this beverage tastes extra refreshing in warm weather. The fruit complements strongly brewed tea, and a little lemon juice further accentuates...

Author: Vallery Lomas

Kool Aid Punch

Always a good drink to serve at any special party or gathering.

Author: Pat Duran

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Gently seasoned with a touch of chile powder, cinnamon and vanilla, this fragrant hot chocolate recipe is not too sweet and very complex. Using both cocoa powder and chocolate gives the roundest, deepest...

Author: Melissa Clark

Cola Syrup

Author: Julia Moskin

Chocolate Milk

Making chocolate milk from scratch is fast, easy and delivers a deep chocolate flavor. The base syrup here doubles down on chocolate, combining unsweetened cocoa powder with chocolate containing 100 percent...

Author: Genevieve Ko

Ultimate Lemonade

I got this recipe from my father-in-law. I just love it and wanted to share it. I hope you enjoy it, too.

Author: Kim Vore

Cucumber Agua Fresca With Mint and Ginger

Light and refreshing with a slight bite from fresh ginger, this cooling cucumber drink is perfect on days when the warmth of the sun bakes everything in its path. A simple syrup of bruised mint and sugar...

Author: Yewande Komolafe

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Fudgy, decadent, slightly bitter from the cocoa and very, very creamy, this treat is a cup of hot chocolate good enough to serve to a lactose-free Valentine.

Author: Melissa Clark

Lemonade by the Glass

When you don't want an entire pitcher of lemonade hanging about but just one glass will do.

Author: Sue L

Mexican Style Atole

Atole, a hot, corn-based drink popular in Central America, provides warmth and comfort when the chilly weather hits. This Mexican-style version, from Veronica Ruiz, a home cook who grew up in Mexico City...

Author: Kiera Wright-Ruiz

Frozen Watermelon Slush

Author: Jacques Pepin

Sweet Tea

This sweet tea toes the line between just right and puckery sweet. The formula reflects the way my grandmother Leona Johnson made sweet tea: strong tea, lots of lemon juice and even more sugar. Start by...

Author: Vallery Lomas

Cha Yen (Thai Iced Tea)

This homemade Thai iced tea gets its complex flavor from black tea, rooibos tea, star anise and cloves, and its sweetness from condensed milk. Adapted from the cookbook "Bangkok" by Leela Punyaratabandhu,...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Viennese Coffee

Try this with 1/2 and 1/2 if you're watching calories/fat intake! As a child, visiting Vienna (Wien), I wasn't remotely interested in the coffee, so now as an adult, I have to make my own! Usually made...

Author: Carolyn Haas

Homemade Orgeat Syrup

Mai tai recipes call for a seldom-employed artificial almond syrup called orgeat, or orzata, depending on whether you're buying the faux-French version or the faux-Italian one. The problem is that faux-ness....

Author: Toby Cecchini

Boiled Custard

This recipe is my mother's. Someone in one of my groups wanted a boiled custard recipe and in going thru her recipes I found one in her own writing. She loved boiled custard at Christmas in one of her...

Author: Donna Brown

Cherry Lemonade

Author: Melissa Clark

Lemonade With Cucumber

Author: William Norwich

Elma Çayi (Turkish Apple Tea)

From various online sites including turkishcookbook.com. Late summer apple varieties are making their debut in local markets here. Notice that there is no added sugar in the beverage although you can add...

Author: C G

Peg's Pina Colada Punch

Wow, what a delicious punch. I'm a big fan of pina colada's so I knew I had to try this. It's sweet, creamy and hits the spot. It makes you feel like you're sitting on a beach on a deserted island. This...

Author: Kay Skipper

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Not only does this punch have a great flavor, but it's also downright gorgeous! The fruit/ice ring is a terrific idea for any special occasion and can be adjusted to fit the event and the ingredients you...

Author: Jane Whittaker

Rhubarb Punch

Rhubarb is such a versatile vegetable. Combine it with strawberries and you have a delightful dessert. I have three rhubarb plants that refuse to give up giving stalks of beautiful red loveliness I didn't...

Author: Sherry Blizzard

Cherry Lemonade

Author: Elaine Louie

Rhubarb Spritzer

Author: Amanda Hesser

Sparkling Ginger Lemon Soda

Author: Julia Moskin



Author: Cheri Coleman

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade is the most refreshing spring and summer beverage. It comes together quickly with four ingredients. It is a family favorite and we love to serve it at our summer parties.

Author: Beth Pierce

Southern boiled custard

My grandma Katherine made this every Christmas. As a child, I remember standing on a chair stirring for what seemed like hours. She stored hers in the used milk jugs and buried them in snow banks. The...

Author: Melissa Buchanan-Smith

Raw Lime Cordial

Cordials can be a bit cowlick-y, sticking out here and there: kind of tart, kind of sweet, a bit bitter, and all a touch in disarray. But giving them 24 hours to mellow or cure in the refrigerator somehow...

Author: Toby Cecchini

Tonic Syrup

What is tonic? Like its partner gin, tonic can be a blend of many different things, depending on the recipe, which is generally proprietary. But, also like gin (which, no matter what other ingredients,...

Author: Eric Asimov

Coffee Cooler

I found this recipe in one of my mom's old cookbooks years ago....before iced coffee drinks became popular.

Author: S I

Vanilla Lemonade

Maybe I'm pining for the summer, since it's January and freezing out, or maybe I'm just thirsty. In either case, here's my all-time favorite lemonade. I came up with it when I didn't want to have plain...

Author: Jessica Silva

Boulevard Bellini (virgin cocktail)

This recipe came with my bullet blender, but I have modified it so the whole family can enjoy it. For those who choose to imbibe, use real champagne, and peach schnapps in place of the nectar.

Author: Susan Feliciano

Ghoulish Green Punch

A punch that I made for a kid's Halloween party...they all loved it including the adults.

Author: Kimberly Biegacki


Come on bring on the heat. This will cool down any hot day, and make you feel like you were in the tropics. This recipe is for ( Time after Time ) drinks.

Author: Eddie Jordan

Cranberry Ginger "Cider"

A nice Fall drink.

Author: Mikekey *

Italian Cream Soda

These super easy Italian Cream Sodas are the perfect chilly sweet treat for those special celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. They are so beautiful, easy to make, and delicious....

Author: Beth Pierce

Homemade Raspberry Non Alcohol Cordial

I made some of this for the first time and am amazed at how much better it than the store bought stuff. Next time i make it I am planning to use blackberries instead and see how that is. Note: This cordial...

Author: Laura Drob

Strawberry Lime Slush

This adult slush is tangy and sweet with just a hint of alcohol. Mixing the sweet strawberries with the tangy drink makes the perfect summertime cocktail. Refreshing, sip on this by the pool or at a BBQ....

Author: Ashley Lemon


My grandchildren love this. It last a good while in the freezer so I always have it on hand on a hot summers day for them.

Author: Leona Krivda

Pineapple Sherbet Punch

We have this punch for special occasions at work and it is a favorite of everyone! Very good and excellent for baby showers!

Author: Stephanie Dodd

Pineapple Lemonade Punch

I've made this many times and had forgotten about it until i saw it on Red Envelop. We've used this recipe for years and love it for non-alcoholic options at parties and more.

Author: Rainn Thomas

Mock Margaritas

Some of the fun of this drink is preparing the glasses. Spin the rims in salt.

Author: Lynnda Cloutier

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Cold-brewed coffee is actually dirt simple to make at home using a Mason jar and a sieve. You just add water to coffee, stir, cover it and leave it out on the counter overnight. A quick two-step filtering...

Author: The New York Times

Kesar Badam Shake India

This recipe has been submitted for play in ZWT8 - India. This recipe was found on Indian Food Forever. This is a delicious, tempting shake made with almonds and saffron leaves. Please note that the prep...

Author: Baby Kato

Strawberry Lemonade Slush

A refreshing drink.

Author: Eve Peterson