Virgin Mojito

Just because I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean that I have to stick with plain water… This virgin mojito is a perfect beverage for any family and friends gatherings.  There are many ways to make virgin mojito.  Personally, I think the version with Ginger Ale tastes the best.

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Virgin Mojito

Course Drinks
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 15 people
Author Irina

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 big bunch of mint
  • 10 cups ice cubes
  • 2 (1.5 L) bottle of sparkling water or club soda
  • 1 (1 l) bottle of ginger ale

Instructions

  • Slice lemons and limes.
  • In a big jar combine the limes, lemons, fresh mint and ice cubes together.
  • Top with sparkling water, Ginger Ale and stir.

Lemon Infused Vodka

This is my home-made lemon infused vodka. This strong alcoholic drink has a pleasant lemon aroma. You can either drink on its own or use it to make cocktails. Please consume with moderation.

Lemon Infused Vodka

Natalija
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 12 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 l vodka

Instructions
 

  • Peel the lemon then slice it.
  • Place the lemon slices into the jar then add sugar and vodka.
  • Cover and keep 7 days at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
  • Discard the lemon slices, strain the infused vodka thru a fine mesh. Transfer vodka into a bottle. Serve chilled or use for the cocktail.
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Liquor 44

One orange, one liter of vodka or rum, 44 coffee beans, 44 pieces of sugar, and 44 days of infusion. A French alcohol drink that will enchant your guests. Consume with moderation!

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Liquor 44

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 1 litre
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 orange organic
  • 44 coffee beans
  • 44 pieces of sugar (or 220 g of granulated sugar)
  • 1 liter vodka or white rum

Instructions

  • Wash a jar with boiling water then dry it. Wash and dry the orange.
  • With a knife, make 44 cuts in the orange and put a coffee bean in each hole.
  • Put the orange in the jar and add the sugar.
  • Add the vodka (or rum).
  • Close the jar well, keep it in a cool and dark place for 44 days.
  • Throw away the orange (sadly it is not good anymore). Filter the liquor and pour into a bottle.

Bread Kvass

A traditional Russian bread kvass is a fermented and carbonated beverage in which the main components are Rye bread, yeast, sugar, water and raisins. In Russia kvass is used in some cold recipes such as okroshka.

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Bread Kvass

Course Drinks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 14 hours 21 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Irina

Ingredients

  • 3 l boiled water room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 10 slices Rye bread
  • 3 Tbsp raisins optional

Instructions

  • Slice Rye bread.
  • Position a rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat the broiler. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil the slices until dark brown, turning them over only once, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • In a large bowl, mix together active dry yeast, sugar and water. Place bread and raisins in 3 Mason jars and fill the jars with water.
  • Cover the jars with lid or plastic wrap and let it stand on the countertop for 6-8 hours at room temperature, stir the mixture occasionally.
  • Carefully remove the toasted bread and raisins and discard them. Using a strainer pour the kvass into empty jars or plastic containers and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve chilled and ENJOY!

Irish Coffee

The perfect cocktail to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, the national holiday of Ireland. Irish Coffee is quickly prepared with coffee, sugar, heavy whipping cream, and whisky!

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Irish coffee

Heat the cup or glass before preparing.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 black coffee
  • 1/2 tea spoon brown sugar (or powder sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp whisky
  • A bit of heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Pour the whiskey and the sugar in the bottom of the cup. Prepare a black coffee and pour it in to the glass.
  • Finish with a little bit of heavy whipping cream (preferably homemade) on the whiskey coffee. Serve right away.

Pineapple Vodka

Pineapple Vodka is nicely flavored and has a pleasant taste. A vanilla bean is not a must but will improve the experience by softening the drink.

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Pineapple vodka

Pineapple needs to be ripe and juicy. Vodka needs to be good. And don't think that ripe pineapple will save your bad quality vodka, or good vodka will make your green pineapple taste better!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 750 ml vodka
  • 1 vanilla bean (not necessary but highly recommended)

Instructions

  • Peel and core fresh pineapple, cut into cubes. Place the pineapple into a large bottle or mason jar with lid. If using vanilla bean, slice the bean from top to bottom in one long slit keeping it attached at the upper stem, like a v-shape. With help of the knife scrape, scrub the seeds and add them into the jar. Fill the jar with vodka. Cover and put it off to the side for 5 days in a fresh and dark place, to let the flavors infuse.
  • After 5 days, strain pineapple out through a fine mesh strainer and pour your infused vodka into a nice, fancy bottle. Refrigerate. It will be ready as soon as it is chilled.
  • You can eat the leftover pineapple. And of course make sure not to offer it to kids or pregnant women.

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