Hot Cocoa Mix

contributed by Deb Curtis Reno

11 c. dry milk

4 c. powdered sugar

2 1/2 c. Nesquick

1 1/2 c. Cremora (plain or flavored…your choice…I use the cheapest store brand I can find.)

Combine in a big paper grocery sack.  Shake. (outside…sometimes they leak a little)

To make a cup of cocoa:  1 c. hot water & 1/2 c. mix.


Good Water

contributed by Jaime Cecil
5 quarts water
3 C sugar
1 Tbsp lemon extract
1 Tbsp citric acid
3 sliced lemons
1/2 pkg of ice
Mix in gredients together in a large container.  Serves 30.  Instead of using lemon extract you can use a mixture of pineapple and coconut extract to create a pina colada flavored water.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

contributed by Jaime Cecil
(Yield:  1 1/2 c pumpkin spice syrup)

1 c water
1/4 c pumpkin puree (homemade or store-bought)
1/4 c pure maple syrup
1/4 c brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Pinch salt
Whisk together all ingredients in a small to medium-sized saucepan.  Over medium heat, bring up to a boil (stirring occasionally), then turn heat down to low and simmer 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened.  Add warm syrup to taste (about 2 TB per cup) to your favorite coffee; add milk if desired.

Iced Coffee Squared (alcoholic)

contributed by Laurel Turner

$1.18 per cocktail
Makes 6 drinks
5 oz Stirrings Espresso Liqueur
5 oz Marie Brizard anisette (anise-flavored liqueur)
2 ½ cups cold coffee
Shake ingredients together. Serve over ice.
Note: This cocktail is an especially awesome addition to a barbecue

Grown Up Arnold Palmer

contributed by Laurel Turner

$0.83 per cocktail
Makes 6 drinks
2 ½ cups unsweetened iced tea
2 ½ cups lemonade
6 oz limoncello (recommended brand: LiDestri’s Tutto Bello)
Combine all ingredients over ice. Stir well.
homemade Limoncello
8 Lemons
750 ml of 100 proof vodka
2 cups sugar
Cute bottles with corks
To make this delicious Italian liquor, start by putting the peels of 8 lemons (yellow part only—no white pith) in a jar. Add 750 ml of 100-proof vodka and let sit for one week.
After it sits for one week, it’s time to make the sweet treat. Boil 2 cups of sugar with 3 cups of water and let the concoction cool. Strain the peels from the vodka and stir in the sugar mix. Pour the finished limoncello into cute, rustic bottles, which can be bought at a kitchen or cooking store for cheap…or use ones you have already at home.

Faux Champagne

contributed by Jan Margheim

Faux Champagne

Mix equal parts of:

…White Grape Juice

Ginger Ale

Club Soda