Archive of ‘Beverages’ category

Carrot Ginger Lemonade

A refreshing twist on classic lemonade, this carrot ginger lemonade is sure to be a family favorite!

A refreshing twist on classic lemonade, this carrot ginger lemonade is sure to be a family favorite! Visit GoodieGodmother.com for this easy lemonade recipe.

Let me start off by saying, yes, that crazy bright orange color is completely natural! It’s thanks to fresh carrot juice from some tasty, sweet, carrots. And lemon, of course. The first time I tried a carrot ginger lemonade, it was in a glass over a lot of ice, so I didn’t fully appreciate the color. But I’m glad it’s such a happy shade, because happy is how lemonade should be.  (more…)

Spicy Guava Margarita

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Sweet meets heat with a Caribbean twist in this easy spicy guava margarita recipe! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I never thought this margarita was going to make it to the blog, because it’s been on my list 3 years now. 3 years! Isn’t that wild? Finding the correct ratios to get the drink just right with easily sourced ingredients was a challenge. This spicy guava margarita needed to be right though. I wanted to recreate a drink I had on one of my last outings with friends in California. (more…)

Strawberry Capistrano

The Strawberry Capistrano is a refreshing, non-dairy, non-alcoholic drink. The natural bright pink hue from the strawberries makes this summer mocktail irresistible!

The Strawberry Capistrano is a refreshing, non-dairy, non-alcoholic drink. The natural bright pink hue from the strawberries makes this summer mocktail irresistible! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I feel like summer is just starting… right as my e-mail inbox is assaulted with fall and all things pumpkin spice. I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet, even though I have already marked my calendar with the openings of the local farm fall festivals. That doesn’t happen until mid-September though, so let’s just enjoy the last few weeks of summer, shall we? I’ll start by making us a Strawberry Capistrano.  (more…)

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe. 

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Cheers to “accidental recipes”, darlings! I’m so glad we had leftover cherry cola from a family visit so we could make this Cherry Long Island Iced Tea, because it is one delicious summer cocktail. Long Island iced teas are designed for slow sipping on hot summer evenings.  (more…)

Watermelon Mint Sangria – A Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch.

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch. * GoodieGodmother.com

We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that is A Thing here in Virginia. But mild evenings, and a few dinners outside, have inspired me to break out the summer cocktails anyway! First up, this totally refreshing watermelon mint sangria. (more…)

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