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.


Pina Colada Slush

By Family Favorites
If you're having a cookout or a party this summer, greet your guests with a tall,...

Picnic Lemonade

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

Strawberry Jasmine Sun Tea

By Monica H
Store tea in the fridge when not in use; after two days discard the leftovers. ...

Peg's Pina Colada Punch

By Kay Skipper
The early 90's, I had this delicious punch at a baby shower hosted by Peg and...

Rose Sangria

By Theodora Stamelakos
My favorite summer breeze refreshment drink!

Rum Coconut Slush

By ali Bresnahan
I made this drink for my honey for Fathers Day...yummy.

Pina Colada Delight

By Carol White
A creamy blend of coconut, pineapple and rum. This has to be one of the...

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...

Caramel Mocha Frappe

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

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...

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...
7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto


Bright green in color, pesto is a classic northern Italian sauce. Traditionally made with basil, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and nuts (pine nuts or walnuts), it has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. Easy to make at home, it’s versatile and quite tasty. We’re sharing pesto sauce from scratch recipes along with ways you can […]

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken


When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]