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Banana Cream Cocktail

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Ever since our friends at The Communal Pantry posted their amazing recipe for Banana Cream Pie earlier this week, we’ve been craving it. We even went out looking for it (we’re not big on making dessert at home.) Luckily, we didn’t find any. But with the crave still in us, we decided to do the next best thing…come up with a cocktail that would taste just like it. Now, it’s certainly not as good as the pie would be, but it has all the deliciousness the dessert does…and we can definitely have a second helping without the guilt and all of the pleasure! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Spicy Mango Carrot Margarita

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We’re already planning for the spring season at Our Crafty Home. In addition to several new garden projects, we’re also planning a few Easter crafts. One of our ideas actually involved a wreath made out of real carrots…who knows if we’ll do it (we really don’t want those pesky squirrels to make off with it!), but just thinking about this wreath made us crave carrots. Instead of heading to the fridge and snacking on a few carrots, we decided to get carrot juice and make one of our favorite cocktails…a margarita! We found a delicious blend from Ralph & Charlie’s made with mango juice, which only added more goodness to the drink. To give it a kick (in addition to the generous amount of Corzo tequila), we added ALOT of cayenne pepper. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Downton Lady

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Who isn’t addicted to Downton Abbey? We have been searching for an appropriate cocktail that is reflective of the time, but we realized that most cocktails did not really come of age until the American prohibition (talk about being crafty!) However, we recently came across a gin and Cointreau cocktail that was invented in London around the time of the Great War. It was too perfect to pass up and we’re renaming it the Downton Lady, and making it for tonight’s episode (and probably for next week’s Season 2 finale too!) Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Key Lime Pie Margarita

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It’s the day before the NEW JERSEY Giants play on Super Bowl XLVI and we’re trying to finish up this week’s project today so that we don’t miss a single second of the game tomorrow. We were craving something sweet and tart, so we decided to do a very unusual experiment with our cocktail this week…use yogurt instead of one of the traditional mixers. We were a little afraid because we didn’t know how the yogurt would hold up to the tequila, but the flavor that we picked was perfect. The drink was every bit as delicious as a real Key Lime Pie, but also very light and smooth. Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Cucumber Pear Martini

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It’s been a very warm winter here in the Northeast. The last couple of days have been sunny, unseasonably mild and the air was giving off just a hint of spring…what a tease! This weekend we couldn’t resist making a drink that would remind us of the warmer weather. We decided to doctor the traditional gin martini to have just a hint of refreshing fruit flavor, without any of the sweetness. The result is a beautiful, refreshing, but also very grown-up martini that warms up the tummy for the season but reminds us that spring is only eight weeks away! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Pink Grapefruit Margarita

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We’re crazy about margaritas and after the Manhattan, they are probably our favorite drink nowadays. They are perfect for the football playoff season (go Giants!) and go very well with any type of food. To save on the calories we use the Light variety of juice from Ocean Spray. Here’s how you can make it too: Read more →

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Whiskey Sour

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There’s a lot going on today…our project, the NFL playoffs (Sorry, Tebow!), the Golden Globes, and Downton Abbey later tonight. We hardly had any time to come up with a cocktail idea. So we decided to have one of our favorite classic cocktails, the Whiskey Sour. To be honest our version uses Kentucky Whiskey, better known as Bourbon. Instead of sour mix, we use lemon juice and a couple of packs of Splenda to cut on the calories. The result is a delicious drink that is the perfect companion to a cold Sunday afternoon. Enjoy! Read more →

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The Skinny Rita

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We’re still celebrating the Arkansas Razorbacks’ victory at the Cotton Bowl last Friday night! So this weekend we’re dedicating our cocktail break to the Hogs by making the quintessential party cocktail…a Margarita. This also gives us an excuse to try out our brand-new cocktail glasses that our sister Ranae and our friend Hannah gave us for Christmas!

We call our margarita recipe the Skinny Rita because it’s low in calories — we don’t use a store-bought mix, which tends to be super loaded with sugar. We only add lime juice and artificial sweetener to the tequila and just a dash of Triple Sec. Try it…it’s the perfect cocktail to watch a football game, now that we’re in the middle of playoffs and the Super Bowl is just around the corner! Here’s the recipe: Read more →

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Happy 2012!

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Mocha Blizzard

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You guys know that we love to create low-calorie cocktails, but sometimes we just can’t resist the temptation (it’s the holidays, after all) and make a very decadent recipe for our friends and family to enjoy. This weekend we came up with the Mocha Blizzard, a sweet, creamy, and minty cocktail that reminds us of everything that is great about the season. Here is the recipe:

Makes two cocktails

  • 6 oz of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 4 oz of Brewed espresso (cold)
  • 2 oz of Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps
  • 2 oz of Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint hard candies for garnish (crushed)

Combine the Godiva, espresso, schnapps, and chocolate syrup in small bowl and stir until the syrup is dissolved. (You must do this before putting the mix into the shaker, otherwise the chocolate will not mix well in the cold temperature.) Add the mixture into a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Serve in small glasses (it’s very rich, so a little goes a long way!) and top with the whipped cream and peppermint candies. Happy Holidays!

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