Drinks make the meal, the party, and the morning after. They quench not just the thirst, but also the desire for life’s simple pleasures. Just like appetizers and the entrees, drink recipes help pair with the course. But, naturally, some are best enjoyed on their own, like Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa for example.
Finding the drinks, concoctions, and assorted beverage recipes here
So, I think the goal is to break things down very simply. For drinks, I organize them by the following categories:
Alcohol drinks vs non-alcoholic drinks
Of course, many of the alcoholic drinks can be done as virgin versions by leaving out the alcohol. In some cases, you can use cranberry or grape, or non-alcoholic sparkling drinks like sparkling cider as a substitute for the booze.
With the boozy beverages, please make sure to drink responsibly. Some of these, like the Grasshopper Cocktail, go down ever so easily. The hangovers from especially the sweet ones can be pretty unforgiving.
Watch out for Adult Orange Julius a friend, ahem… tells me. Nothing a non-alcoholic Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea can’t cure though.
The best smoothie recipes
Ok, smoothies run from the “look how healthy” to the “that is way decadent” variety. Take the Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie or the Shirley Temple float for instance, super decadent and sweet. Vs. the Fiber Smoothie that is full of "good for you" benefits.