Festive & Easy White Holiday Sangria

Looking for a last-minute holiday party treat? This holiday sangria by Aliza Sokolow is easy to make, festive and has just the right amount of sweetness. Package it up for a more creative hostess gift than a simple botle of wine, or serve it at your own for a high-impact alcohol offering.

Here’s how to make it and as always, you can watch a video on this recipe here:

3 green apples, sliced
3 pears, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 lemon
1 lime
3 tbsp sugar
3 shots calvados
1 cup cranberries
1 bottle dry white wine
Soda water

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The Perfect Seasonal Cocktail: Autumn Gimlet

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Fancy enough to impress, but easy enough to mix up for any occasion! Here’s a fun cocktail to whip up this weekend: The Autumn Gimlet

You will need:
2 oz Gin
.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar + water, diluted)
1 Pear
3 Sage Leaves
Club Soda
Dollop of Butter

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Superfood Pitaya Margarita

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This is a guest post from Sam Negrin | creator and EIC of AllGoodHealth.net and editorial manager of LEAFtv

There are few things more enjoyable than a refreshing cocktail on a sunny summer day. But as you might know, alcohol and mixed cocktails can include hundreds (sometimes thousands) of empty calories per drink! Empty calories simply means food or drink that has zero nutritional value, they do nothing for our well-being (except maybe give us a little buzz).

Alas, there are ways to add some nutritional value to our libations; besides the single glass of antioxidant-rich red wine. Introducing the Superfood Pitaya Margarita: Pitaya is the exotic fruit of the cactus plant commonly found in Central America and Southeast Asia, also known as Dragon Fruit. It’s extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamin c, magnesium, fiber, vitamin b and omega-3 fats (from the seeds). All of these nutritional components combined make this fruit an amazing beauty-enhancing ingredient – glowing skin, strong hair and bones.

This unique, nutrient-dense and low-calorie margarita is the perfect accompaniment to your chips and guac this weekend. Not to mention, it’s the most beautiful pink insta-worthy color! Happy summer!

Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients: (serves one)
3 oz silver tequila
Splash of orange juice
Lime wedge
Salt & cayenne to rim glass, optional

1. If rimming the glass: first pour 2/3 salt and 1/3 cayenne onto a plate, then slide lime wedge around the rim and turn cup over to dip into salt/cayenne mixture
2. Add everything to your cocktail shaker, but the ice, and shake! (you might need to let the smoothie pack de-frost for a few minutes)
3. Add ice to your glass, pour cocktail mixture over

Note: You can find Pitaya Plus smoothie packs in the freezer section of most grocery stores. If you whip this up, share on insta tagging @gerihirsch and @allgoodhealth!


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Baileys Irish Cream Affogato

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Affogato’s and Baileys Original Irish Cream are two of my favorite things so I decided to combine the two by making Baileys Irish Cream Affogato’s. Mmmhmm, that’s right. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream ice cream topped with rich deep espresso. It’s just as good as you’d imagine. Here’s how to make it:

Recipe: Baileys Irish Cream Affogato

You will need:
14 ounces of coconut cream
3/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
Shots of good Espresso
Garnish options: chocolate covered coffee bean, grated chocolate, coconut flakes, fresh mint
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