Well Dined

18Jul/160

Lemon Meringue Cocktail

Well Dined | Lemon Meringue Cocktail

It's cocktail time!  Remember the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail?  Well, it was so popular that my friends wanted to make a similar cocktail, but Lemon Meringue Pie themed.  And I was happy to oblige!

Lemon Meringue Cocktail
a Well Dined original
makes 1 cocktail

3 oz lemon-lime soda
1 oz Limoncello liquor
1/2 oz whipped cream flavored vodka
1/2 oz marshmallow flavored vodka
1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
whipped cream
ice

Add Limoncello, vodka, and sweetened condensed milk to a rocks or lowball style glass, stir to combine.

Add ice and soda, stir again. Top with whipped cream.

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Four Years Ago - Burgers and Layered Jell-o Shots
Five Years Ago - Summer Tomato Dishes

12May/160

Vanilla Pudding Shots

Well Dined | Vanilla Pudding Shots

In my last post, I mentioned that one of the recipes that I wanted to make from my blog assignment, Pale Yellow, was Vanilla Pudding Shots.  Well, guess what? I made them!  And they were awesome (and STRONG).  I didn't have little shot cups to put them in, so I just split the pudding among four cups for my friends.  I wasn't able to finish mine, so be warned that they are strong!  You can mix more whipped cream in to dilute it.

Well Dined | Vanilla Pudding Shots

Just mix instant pudding mix with milk and flavored vodka, then fold in Cool Whip.  That's it - so easy!  There is something about Cool Whip that helps stabilize things like this in a way that whipped cream can't.  But feel free to whip your own cream and use that instead.  Top with more whipped cream and sprinkles and party on!

29Apr/161

Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail

Well Dined | Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail

I've been working on another post about Miami Beach, but it has been taking longer than expected.  So, in the meantime, I'd like to share another cocktail with you!  I made this Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail for an Arbonne brunch party.

Well Dined | Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail

I used raspberry sorbet, a splash of raspberry merlot from my favorite local winery, and a sparkling rose.  Simple, beautiful, delicious.

One Year Ago - Lentil Salad with Walnuts and Herbs
Two Years Ago - Spanikopita Strudels
Three Years Ago - Barley Risotto with Asparagus
Four Years Ago - Spinach, Artichoke, and Chicken Casserole
Five Years Ago - Spring Shells and Cheese; Zucchini Pie

11Feb/161

Boozy Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies

Well Dined | Boozy Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies

In my last post, I talked about my February assignment for Secret Recipe Club - Jessie Weaver, The Vanderbilt Wife.  I decided to make the Honey Parmesan Pork from her blog, but also really wanted to make the Boozy Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies... so I did!

Well Dined | Boozy Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies

The cookies were actually really easy to make - just melt chocolate chips and butter together (it will be a thicker mixture); then add to a beaten mixture of brown sugar, eggs, butterscotch schnapps, and vanilla; then add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Let the mixture sit to firm up, then scoop onto baking sheets.

Well Dined | Boozy Butterscotch Chocolate Cookies

Bake for 10-15 minutes, and you're done!  I thought these tasted fudgey like brownies, and they were a big hit at my game night.

4Feb/160

Snickerdoodle Martini

Well Dined | Snickerdoodle Martini

I have a group of girlfriends that get together on a regular basis and take turns providing snacks and drinks.  A few of them have a mighty sweet-tooth (we call them hummingbirds); so I knew that when it was my turn to bring a cocktail, I wanted to make something sweet.  I found a quick and easy cocktail recipe that is sure to please lovers of sweets (especially cookies) - the Snickerdoodle Martini.  It also features one of my all-time favorite liquors, RumChata.

Snickerdoodle Martini
adapted from Dawn Nicole
serves 4

cinnamon sugar (I use 8 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon, some people use 4:1)
honey
12 oz half and half
4 oz RumChata
4 oz vanilla vodka
2 tsp powdered sugar
dash cinnamon

Pour cinnamon sugar onto a small plate, and honey onto another.  Dip the rims of 4 glasses into the honey, then the cinnamon sugar.
In a cocktail shaker, pour remaining ingredients over ice.  Shake until chilled and mixed well.
Divide evenly among cinnamon sugar rimmed glasses and enjoy!

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Two Years Ago - Massaged Kale Salad; Broccoli Pesto
Three Years Ago - Mini Pie Party
Four Years Ago - Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit
Five Years Ago - Moussaka

29Nov/121

Rainbow Booze Party

What, you may ask, is "Rainbow Booze"?  This is what a call all the fun, fruity, and candy-like alcoholic recipes that I made for a recent party (okay, not that recent - I am really behind on this post...)  I had been wanting to try out these things for awhile, but not by myself, so I hosted a party and let the taste testing begin!

My favorite recipe was probably the Spiked Rainbow Jello Mold.  I just love alcoholic jello, I don't know why.

All you need is six boxes of Jello in rainbow colors, some unflavored gelatine, sweetened condensed milk (optional - only to make the jello more opaque), and some very cold alcohol.  I think flavored rum is the best way to go because it has the least alcohol taste.  I used coconut rum, but you can use whatever you like.  (Full recipe below.)

Next up were two candy based concoctions - Gummy Bears infused with Rum, and Vodka infused with Jolly Ranchers.