St. Patrick’s Day Drink

 Happy St. Patrick’s day!  In honor of this holiday, I’ve spent some time in my kitchen creating a drink that was equal parts green and feisty.  This drink is very easy to make, and friendly to substitutions. If you want to get extra fancy and make a punch, I’ve included a recipe for that as well! : )

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St. Patrick’s Day Spritzer:
serves 1
-5 oz Smirnoff Green Apple
One pint will make three drinks
-1 shot Smirnoff Pineapple Vodka
You could try it with another type of vodka you have on hand, if your feeling dangerous
-3 chunks of pineapple
About a quarter cup, you could substitute one shot of pineapple juice
-3 drops of lime juice (optional)
Can use a 1/4 lime
-2 teaspoons green food coloring (optional)
I’ve included a recipe below if you would like to make your own natural food coloring

Step 1: Using a blender or food processor (I used my Magic Bullet), combine the Smirnoff Pineapple Rum and pineapple chunks.

Step 2: Pour in a glass

Step 3: Add Smirnoff Green Apple, green food coloring, and lime juice

 

If you would like to make this drink greener, you can add up to two teaspoons of your own natural food coloring (it’s very easy).
To make, add 1/2 cup frozen spinach (you won’t taste it) and 2 tablespoons of water to your food processor or blender.
Just blend and use a mesh strainer to collect the food coloring.
For more information, or to make with fresh spinach you can visit this link.

  

And the finished drink, settled with the food coloring included:


Ingredients for St. Patrick’s Day Spritzer Punch:
Serves 3-4
-1 Pint Smirnoff Green Apple
-4 shots pineapple rum
-12 chunks or one cup of pineapple
4 ounces of pineapple juice can be substituted
-12 drops of lime juice
1/2 a fresh lime can be substituted
-1 cup sherbet
-2 Tablespoons green food coloring (optional)
Easy natural food coloring recipe above

 

Step 1: Using a blender or food processor, combine the Smirnoff Pineapple Rum and pineapple chunks.

Step 2: Pour in a bowl

Step 3: Add Smirnoff Green Apple, sherbet, green food coloring, and lime juice

 What are you guys making tonight?

☮ Madison

How to Freeze Coconut Milk

I hate waste.  I compost or recycle when I can, but I’ve also found I can freeze a ton of things I would have otherwise had to get rid of.  After I’ve opened a can of coconut milk I freeze the remainings and use them to make more leave in conditioner, cook, make smoothies, or I throw a couple cubes in my chai or other black tea : )

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Supplies:
> Can of coconut milk
> 2-3 ice cube trays
> Tablespoon

Step 1: Shake can, or stir until combined
I like to shake the can, then pour it into a deep mug

Step 2: Place 1 Tablespoon of coconut milk in each tray slot
A whole can will fill 2 trays and still have a little more left

 

Step 3: Freeze! It takes about 3 hours

Step 4: Store in a freezer bag for up to 3 months

To thaw cubes, microwave for 20 seconds!

 

☮ Madison