Championship Martini

Championship Martini

Enjoy watching some of the world’s best golfers starting next Thursday at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in beautiful Kohler, Wisconsin. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at The American Club Resort last month. This destination has so much to offer including incredible golf, spa, outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, trap shooting, archery and more. At the spa for women, don’t miss the two new spa treatments Bamboo Bliss and Magnificent Wrap. For men, the Rain Man and Woodsmen Massage. The American Club has outstanding restaurants with inventive food. Be sure to enjoy dinner at the Immigrant room (more upscale) and Horse & Plow (more casual) as well as Sunday brunch at the Wisconsin Room. Try this Championship Martini recipe to toast this amazing tournament. This cocktail recipe combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cranberry, making it the perfect summer cocktail. The cocktail is available at the Whistling Straits Clubhouse Restaurant and Pub for $13 leading up to and following the much anticipated tournament.

Whistling Straights

Also, for the foodies out there, The Kohler Food & Wine Experience is set to delight thousands of culinary enthusiasts and wine devotees at Destination Kohler on October 22-25, 2015. Tickets are available starting today for the four-day festival and are online and by phone at 866-243-8548. Now in its 15th year, the event has a celebrated history of showcasing notable chefs and renowned winemakers hosting interactive demonstrations, fascinating seminars, exclusive tastings, celebrity dinners and evening galas.

 

Sparkling Arnold Palmer Tea

SPARKLING Arnold Palmer

Tomorrow is National Ice Tea day so try this 5 minute, 3 ingredient Sparling Arnold Palmer Tea recipe for summer cocktails, Father’s Day, lake parties and beach getaways. All you need is some Sparkling Ice, lemon tea, vodka and lemon, and you have this simple cocktail. Have you ever wondered how this drink got Palmer’s name? According to Palmer, he was in the habit of drinking iced tea with lemonade at home, and in 1960 (at the US. Open), he ordered this at a bar, and a woman overheard him and called it “the Arnold Palmer” drink. The alcohol-based version is traditionally called a John Daly.

Pomegranate Thanksgiving Cocktail

Harvest Sunset Thanksgiving Cocktail

Refresh your palette this Thanksgiving with LO Fruit Beverage’s easy-to-make, 38 calorie cocktail, Pomegranate Thanksgiving Cocktail. Serve up this seasonal mocktail that has only 2 ingredients. From the tart tasty grapefruit juice to the sweetness of pomegranate, this cocktail will compliment all of your decadent Thanksgiving dishes. One ten ounce serving of LO Fruit Beverage contains the same amount of calories (35 – 45), carbs (8 – 11 grams), and sugars (7 – 10 grams) as found in one whole fruit. Additionally, LO Fruit Beverage is a certified low GI (glycemic index) product, as clinically test by Glycemic Index Laboratories, kosher, vegan, and gluten free.  LO Fruit Beverages are available at natural foods and specialty grocers across the U.S. such as Walgreens, Meijer, A&P, H-E-B, Rite Aid stores and online. Look for it in your Chilled Juice Aisle at your local grocery stores.

Thanksgiving Cocktail

A-pear-ently Apple

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have started gathering recipes, and this Pear Apple Cocktail is on my list. It’s only 2 ingredients and one of my new favorites. It uses Amoretti Pear Martini Mix which you can find on Amazon or Amoretti. For other great cocktail ideas see my Pinterest board “Cocktails Calling my name”.

Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Since it’s officially Fall, I wanted share a cocktail recipe using Voga Italian Wine, featuring autumn flavors. This Orange Spiced Pumpkin Martini is fabulous this time of year to celebrate the season, perfect for parties or cocktails with friends. You can serve this as a cocktail with appetizers or even for dessert. If you are looking for other fall cocktail pairings, just think about seasonal ingredients. I love gin with pears and apples, bourbon with quince, honey with just about anything and experiment with herbs such as sage, rosemary, thyme and cranberries.

Mango Smoothie with Tofu

Mango Smoothie with Tofu

As the heat wave of summer approaches, we can’t think of a better way to cool off than with a smoothie that’s both healthy and indulgent. Enjoy this Mango Smoothie with Tofu made with House Foods Tofu. This recipe will satisfy any craving and rejuvenate anyone on a hot summer day. It’s perfect for breakfast, after a workout or an afternoon snack.

House Foods Tofu offers both Premium & Organic products in five consistencies – soft, medium firm, firm, extra firm and super firm.  All varieties are made exclusively with 100% US grown soybeans and are Non-GMO Product Verified, gluten-free and Kosher certified.  Not only is House Foods Tofu low in fat and high in protein, it also has the ability to soak up any flavor and add body and texture to your favorite dishes.

Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie

Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie

Have you tried cucumber in your juicing or smoothie recipes? I made this Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie, and my 3 kids loved it! Cucumbers are healthy and so low in calories. Here are a few health benefits of cucumbers:

1. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins.

2. Cucumbers are a valuable source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese.

3. Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins.

4.  Cucumbers aid in digestion due to their fiber and water content.

Salted Caramel Coffee Martini

Guess what saturday is? It’s National Caramel Day! In honor of this yummy day, I thought I would share this super simple Salted Caramel Coffee Martini recipe. It uses, RealBeanz, founded in Brooklyn, New York which is a ready-to-drink gourmet iced coffee company combining premium-brewed beans and reduced-fat milk with functional ingredients such as vitamins and herbs. Each variety aims to satisfy health-conscious consumers without the extra calories while helping to enhance their lifestyles. You can find it at Whole Foods. All you need is these 5 ingredients, and you’re ready to go! Happy weekend! 🙂

Skinny Margaritas Super Bowl Cocktail

Just in time for Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day or Mardi Gras, how about a recipe for Skinny Margaritas? I know. Posting a cocktail on Monday? Oh well.. I love this recipe with all the fresh lime and orange juice, using the IMUSA Citrus Juicer.One of the earliest stories of the first margarita ever is that it was invented in 1938 at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, by Carlos “Danny” Herrera. It’s definitely one of my favorite cocktails!

 

Chai Ginger Tea

Nothing is quite as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea.  January, known as National Hot Tea Month,  a time that encourages devoted tea drinkers and tea novices to try new types of tea. This easy-to-make Chai Ginger Tea – spiked with fragrant spices and sweetened with honey – is a terrific winter warmer. And the addition of fresh ginger offers delicious protection from the common cold. Ginger root has been used medicinally for year. It adds a spicy flavor with great nutritional values. Ginger tea may help reduce the risk of blocked arteries, may shrink cancerous tumors offers antiviral properties and more. See more recipes like this at Veria.