Blue Ribbon Drink Recipes

What better way to whet your whistle than with these crafty, satisfying cocktails, smoothies, punches, homemade coffee and ice cream drinks?! Mmm... kick back, relax and enjoy.


Strawberry Lime Slush

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

Strawberry Key Lime Smoothie

By Sharon Whitley
It's that smoothie time of year. This recipe makes one serving. It is easy and low-fat.

Caramel Mocha Frappe

By Jan Mullikin
If you like the popular fast-food frappe, you'll like this recipe. You make the mix, keep...

Avocado Strawberry Smoothie

By Melissa Baldan
Don't let the name (or ingredients) throw you or keep you from trying this. This is...

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

By Donna Graffagnino
This is a delicious summertime treat that's so easy to make, especially with seedless watermelon. I...

Virgin Coco Mojito

By Mikekey *
A non-alcoholic version of a coconut mojito. This uses Torani (or another brand) coconut flavor coffee...

Mary Berry Smoothie

By M L
This is my go-to breakfast. I like using blueberries and strawberries, but any combination of...

Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog)

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

Orange Julius

By Sharon Willhite
This is such an easy drink to make and is a big hit. Great flavor.

Ginger Lemonade

By Diane Swan
This is so refreshing on a hot summer day. If you want to dress this...

Santa's Special Hot Cocoa

By Jennifer Smith
I like to serve this with Candy canes in the mugs!

Southern Sweet Tea

By Debby DeRousse
I love iced tea. I think I cut my teeth on iced tea. I drink it...

Old Virginia Wassail Cider

By Yvonne Corbett
This is a good drink anytime , but especially at the holidays. Great for cold...

Wannabe Frosty

By Catherine Haury
A tasty recipe passed to me by a friend. My daughter and I love these,...

Orange Julius

By Sarah Carlson
If you like the Orange Julius from the store then this is one I made and...

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

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

Pumpkin Spice Mochaccino Mix

By Michelle Antonacci
When I went out to Amish Country they had a Pumpkin Cappuccino mix that we just...

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

By Jane Whittaker
Years ago I spotted a pretty punch bowl in an antique store, and fell in love...

Cappuccino Blocks

By S I
Swirl these into a mug of hot milk for a tasty espresso steamer.

GOLDEN OREO MILK SHAKE

By CHRISTINE CIANCI
Actually, I am the only 1 who would drink this. To me, it is very easy...

Picnic Lemonade

By Robin Poindexter
Hot, humid summers in the heartland call for a refreshing beverage. My recipe.

Homemade Quick Root Beer

By Robin Poindexter
my mom recipe.it is sooo!good

Pomegranate Frost

By S I
I got this recipe from my Holiday Entertaining cookbook. This juice combination is so tasty...

Cayden's Carribean Cooler

By cayden stillwell
I wanted a to make dessert and decided on a smoothie. My grandma said...
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