Cocktail Recipes

Cocktails! Mix the perfect drink with these favorite recipes from Blue Ribbon hometown mixologists... both shaken and stirred.


Berry Sangria (like Olive Garden's)

By Kathy Sandoz
These are so good! They are a very sweet drink but one taste and you'll be...

Strawberry Lime Slush

By Aku N
If you love tangy and sweet strawberries this is for you! This is an adult strawberry...

Watermelon Vodka Slush

By Kristina Talkington
Such a light and refreshing drink! Great summer recipe!

Classic Sgroppino

By Vickie Parks
Sgroppino is a lemon-based Italian cocktail that originated in Sicily. It's pronounced s-gro-PEEN-yoe. It's...

Bella's Sherry "Nog"

By Christabel Roseau
This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found almost 5 hundred years ago. I love...

Best ever jello shots

By Nicole Whaley
This is our family party favor we can't have a party without them enjoy and be...

T's Style Peach Martini

By Telisia Dodd
This is a very nice drink to serve your lady friend's , for a jewery...

RHUBARB SLUSH

By Stacy Wood
GREAT ON HOT SUMMER DAYS got recipe from bf's uncle

Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog)

By Rebecca Figueroa
This is a very typical, traditional Puerto Rican drink served during the holidays. It can be...

A Little Fruity Martini

By Lillian Russo
This is my idea for a martini! No need for expensive mixes! It's smooth and fruity!

Irish Cream

By Wendy Gardner
This is a great clone for "Bailey's" Irish Cream!

Coquito (Traditional Puerto Rican Cordial)

By Juliann Esquivel
I got this recipe from a good friend and co-worker Samantha. She was born in Puerto...

Glühwein (Hot German Holiday Wine)

By JoSele Swopes
This is a special Christmas light watching wine. I make this every year for the...

Frozen Irish Banana

By Cari Blowers
Didn't know they grew bananas in Ireland did you? Well typically they don't, but it does...

Turks and Caicos Rum Punch

By Debi B
Yummy! From the Cayman Islands!

Pumpkin Pie Martini

By Cari Blowers
Pumpkin martini's are a bit of an acquired taste. People either love them or hate them...

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

By BonniE !
This is the best margarita you will ever drink! It took a while to fine-tune this...

Limoncello and Candied Lemon Peel

By Malinda Coletta
Served cold this is a refreshing after dinner drink...and the candied lemon peel is a bonus.

Yummy Hot Apple Pie Drink

By JoSele Swopes
I am not big on apple cider but I love these...A couple years ago we made...

Yummy Coconut Margarita

By JoSele Swopes
This is my very favorite Margarita...This is like a Pina Colada ...You can't even taste the...

Lemon Drop Martini

By Debbie W
This is my all time favortie adult berevage. I prefer Grey Goose vodka..it's very smooth. You...

Cranberry Vodka Slush

By S I
A quick, easy drink to make. This recipe makes quite a bit and it can...

Apricot Brandy Freeze

By S I
Easy and refreshing drink that's great for parties.
Summer Salads for a Light Meal

Summer Salads for a Light Meal


Warmer weather means adding salads to the weekly menu. But not just garden salads. We’re talking everything from chicken salad to tuna salad and hearty pasta salads. If you’re hosting friends for lunch, these would be fantastic. Need a light dinner? Even a non-chef can whip one of these up. Quick and easy to make, […]

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer


Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]

18 Snacks To Make Dad

18 Snacks To Make Dad


If you don’t have access to a grill to host a Father’s Day cookout, you can still show dad how much you care. How? By preparing a smorgasbord of snacks catered to dad. Does Dad enjoy eating meat? How about sausage stuffed crescent rolls or skillet chicken nachos? Dad the king of cheesy jokes? Enjoy […]