White Russian Milkshake from Awesome on 20

White Russian Milkshake

White Russian Milkshake from Awesome on 20

The Olympics are here!!!! Most days, I couldn’t care less about sports, but there’s something about the Olympics that just draws me in. I love all the stories of triumph, the drama of the competition, the young kids working their asses off for something they truly love. Other people’s passion is contagious and I’m highly susceptible.

Actually watching can be a bit difficult since we’ve cut the cord and only have Netflix. We don’t even have an antenna to get network channels. C’est la vie. It’s worth the rest of the time. I was able to “borrow” the necessary information to watch the live stream, which isn’t ideal, but it’s definitely better than paying for cable.

White Russian Milkshake from Awesome on 20

To celebrate, we decided to make White Russian Milkshakes. Even though it’s been a bit chilly here in paradise, it’s never too cold for ice cream, and the high alcohol content helps to keep you warm anyway. This milkshake tastes exactly like a white russian, which probably isn’t Russian at all, but I certainly didn’t want to eat boiled cabbage to celebrate the opening ceremonies. Cocktails are always better.

You can certainly adjust the alcohol content to your desired level. I let my husband make these, and he can be a bit heavy handed. But unless you’re actually training for the luge or something, I can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t enjoy a potent cocktail while watching all those skinny kids march past. It will make the whole thing extra awesome.

White Russian Milkshake from Awesome on 20

Do you go nuts for the Olympics, too? What’s your favorite sport? What’s your favorite Olympic cocktail? When are we gonna have a party? Let’s do it now!

White Russian Milkshake
Serves 4
A potent boozy milkshake to get you in the mood for Sochi!
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 quart vanilla bean ice cream
  2. 1 cup vodka
  3. 1 cup Kahlua
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. It's a milkshake. Don't freak out.
  2. Pour into four glasses and prepare for your lips to go numb.
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Passion Fruit Margarita from Awesome on 20

Passion Fruit Margaritas

Passion Fruit Margarita from Awesome on 20

We’re still being smart with our leftovers around here, and at my house, we have lilikoi or passion fruit literally dropping on our heads. My husband and my daughter made two jars full of lilikoi syrup while I was out getting my hair cut, and while I love passion fruit green tea and will certainly have plenty, I knew this time I needed to make a cocktail.

It’s passion fruit margarita time. The end of a long and crazy week requires a cocktail of the sweet tart variety. Preferably strong, bonus points for a lovely color and an awesome sugar rim. Do it up right. You worked hard; you deserve it.

Passion Fruit Margarita from Awesome on 20

We mix tequila, triple sec, lilikoi syrup, and a bit of lime juice, pour it over crushed ice, then put our feet up under a palm tree if we can find one. If not, maybe draw a palm tree, and tape it to the wall. It’s almost the same thing. Put your favorite music on. Order take out. Make things easy on yourself. Then commence being awesome!

Wasting food is like throwing money in the trash. Making delicious food out of the stuff that’s taking up space in your fridge tastes good, helps you clean, and saves you money. It’s nothing but win. Wrapping up a week of leftovers with a tasty cocktail gets you a gold medal.

Passion Fruit Margarita from Awesome on 20

Celebrate! With tequila!!! Happy Friday!

Passion Fruit Margaritas
Serves 1
A sweet and tart margarita with a tropical flair.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces passion fruit syrup
  2. 2 ounces tequila
  3. 1 ounce lime juice
  4. 1 ounce triple sec
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar
  6. crushed ice
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker or a separate glass, combine syrup, tequila, lime juice and triple sec. Stir or shake to combine.
  2. Use water or a bit of lime juice to wet the rim of your glass. Put the sugar on a plate, then press the rim of your glass into the sugar.
  3. Fill your cup with crushed ice and pour your margarita over it. Sip and smile.
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Apple Brandy Punch from Awesome on 20

Apple Brandy Punch

Apple Brandy Punch from Awesome on 20

You may still have holiday guests hanging around. You may be planning a fabulous brunch this weekend. You may need something to sip on New Year’s Eve. Apple Brandy Punch is the answer to all of your problems.

 Sometimes you want to take your time and spend the entire day feasting. Sometimes you want to be cheap and not spend a ton of money on liquor. Sometimes you want to make the drinks all at once and be done with it. That’s why this punch is so great. It’s mostly juice with just a splash of brandy. You could amp it up with some vodka or a heavier hand with the brandy if you like, or you can take it easy and just keep drinking this all day long.

Apple Brandy Punch from Awesome on 20

Sparkling apple cider, apple juice, pineapple juice, and brandy all get poured in a zip top bag, then tossed in the freezer. You can leave it in there for an hour or overnight. Then you just let it thaw enough to break into big chunks, pop it in your pitcher or punch bowl, maybe float some apple slices, and boom! You’re all sophisticated and fancy and you only spent ten bucks.

Apple brandy punch is a bit sweet, a bit sparkly, and a bit slushy. It’s all kinds of interesting. And make ahead drinks are completely stress free.

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Fill your glass with seasonal cheer. Then refill it again and again. It’s the right thing to do.

Apple Brandy Punch
Serves 6
Sparkly sweet punch you can keep drinking all day
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups sparkling apple cider
  2. 2 cups apple juice
  3. 1 cup pineapple juice
  4. 1/2 cup brandy
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized zip top bag.
  2. Freeze for at least an hour.
  3. Transfer to a pitcher or punch bowl and serve as it melts.
Notes
  1. This is great when it's still slightly slushy.
Adapted from 1001 Fast and Easy Recipes
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