Christmas in January: Chai-Spiced Mulled Cranberry-Apple Juice

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

I have thirty-four recipes in my queue waiting for photos and write-ups. That's a lot even for me! Many of these are very experimental and I want to play with them more before I make them public, but I also noticed a…

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Drinking Whatchamacallits

Posted on Apr 30th, 2011

Does anyone have any idea for a name for this drink? It's just too delicious to stay anonymous. I was going to make frozen margaritas, but the grocery store was out of limeade. I find the Bacardi-brand frozen concentrate…

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Fourth of July Punch or Sangria

Posted on Jun 26th, 2011

I found the cutest recipe ever for Sangria on a blog last year. She sliced star fruit to make her Sangria look like the U.S. flag, just in time for Independence Day on July 4. It was ingenious. But why should the adults have…

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Frozen Margaritas Your Way

Posted on Mar 27th, 2010

We love frozen margaritas. They're just the thing to take the edge off a hot Saturday night in Houston. They don't just go with Tex-Mex or Mexican food, either. Try a Margarita with Thai food - you'll love it!Margaritas are…

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Getting Into the Christmas Spirit: Vegan Chocolate Liqueur

Posted on Dec 4th, 2010

  It can be hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it's 80 degrees F outside. Living just barely in the northern hemisphere, we really don't get proper winter…

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Margarita Sangria

Posted on Apr 25th, 2014

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and is the perfect time for grilling and hanging out on the patio. I love Margaritas but I was looking for something a little lighter and more refreshing for hot days ahead, so I came up with this…

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Passionate White Sangria

Posted on May 7th, 2010

I just opened a bottle of white wine, and about half way through the first glass I realized it tasted salty. Salty! I poured a nip into a another glass to make sure it wasn't some residue in my wine glass, but it was…

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Sangria Verde

Posted on Aug 7th, 2010

It's been a sangria summer here at Chez Cayenne. It started with a strangely salty bottle of wine, and progressed to a couple of traditional versions. I also fell in love with this sangria for July 4th, but I didn't get…

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Strawberry Mango Margaritas and Smoothies

Posted on Apr 7th, 2012

The day was perfect for hanging out on the patio.  It was sunny and warm enough to wear shorts and sandals, and there was a light breeze blowing.  Butterflies were flitting among the blooming shrubs and perennials in the…

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The Bye and Bye (a copycat drink recipe)

Posted on Sep 28th, 2012

The Bye and Bye is a cute little tavern in Portland, Oregon with a short menu of delicious vegan food. We ate there this summer when we were visiting family. To go with my meatball sandwich, I ordered the house signature…

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Vegan Irish Cream

Posted on Dec 12th, 2009

I veganized this from a recipe that my sister gave me years ago. As far as I can tell, it tastes exactly like Bailey's. If Irish Whiskey isn't handy, Canadian Whiskey would make a good substitute, but not Scotch. The…

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