Archive for the ‘beverages’ Category

Soothing Lavender Body Butter

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Either with winter’s drying winds or summers chaffing heat, dry skin is universal. We have all suffered the ill effects that the seasons have caused our sensitive skin.
This wonderful healing and Soothing Lavender Body Butter is so very easy and inexpensive to make, that you will want to prepare a large batch for yourself, friends [...]

Nourishing Avocado Smooothie

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

In this recipe for a Nourishing Avocado Smooothie, the avocado benefits work from the inside and are aided with the addition of the cucumber and parsley! If you are recuperating from an illness and are trying to regain your strength, consume an avocado daily. (Herbal remedies using avocado are available in betweenclosefriends.com along with [...]

Homemade IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR Recipe

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

This is a very popular homemade Irish Cream liqueur, especially around the holidays. But it is equally tasty made for any entertaining event. This wonderfully easy recipe will make up a 32 ounce bottle of Irish Cream liqueur. (For more liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Maple Syrup Liqueur, etc; herbal recipes, and more, please check out [...]

DANELION TONIC

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Grandpa always called this a Dandelion Tonic, good for what ales ya! But I think it resembles more of a dandelion wine! Either way, it is tasty, and also good for you as dandelions are high in iron. This recipe will yield 4 quarts of your very own Dandelion Tonic. (For authentic homemade liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, [...]

How to Make a Delicious Canadian MAPLE SYRUP LIQUEUR

Friday, February 20th, 2009

With the coming maple bush running, make sure that you make plenty of this Maple Syrup Liqueur to last the whole year! It is delicious as a dessert, poured over fresh homemade vanilla ice cream or maple walnut cake, or served as a refreshingly different liqueur or an aperitif poured over crushed ice. This recipe [...]

Canadian Flu Tonic

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

In the 18th Century, Frederic Tolfrey, originally from France, was offered this drink in Canada and wrote down the recipe in his diary. Ever since, the recipe has been passed on from generation to generation not only as a tonic against the harshness of Canadian winters, but also as a cold and flu remedy. [...]

How to Make Homemade ALMOND LIQUEUR

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

A tasty liqueur suitable for company and family gatherings. (For more liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Maple Syrup Liqueur, etc; herbal recipes, and more, please check out the ‘category’ sections of betweenclosefriends.com) This recipe will yield a 16 ounce bottle.
Ingredients: 3 oz chopped raw almonds
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1½ c vodka (12 oz)
½ c [...]

How to Make a Delicious Homemade MULLED ALE

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

A wonderfully easy recipe to make a delicious Mulled Ale. Something different, this recipe will easily yield six 10–ounce servings. (For authentic homemade liqueur recipes—Bailey’s, Irish Cream, Almond, etc; Dandelion Tonic, herbal recipes and remedies; and so much more, please check out the ‘category’ sections of betweenclosefriends.com)

Ingredients: 1 orange peel spiral whole cloves
6 [...]

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE KAHLUA

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Along with homemade ‘Baileys’ (recipe given in this blog, too),this version of a homemade ‘Kahlua’ cannot be beat! Traditionally, these two blends have always been made up around the holidays, but sometimes we make them throughout the year too! Especially for our Valentine…….And with everyone looking to save a few dollars, these recipes are again [...]

Quick and Simple Cranberry Punch

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

As the name implies this Quick and Simple Cranberry Punch takes minutes to prepare, and will quickly become a tried and true non-alcoholic favourite for family parties, formal entertaining, and for just ‘whenever’. (for more delicious holiday ‘mocktails’; punches; herbal recipes for healing and gift giving; entertaining ideas; and so much more, please check the ‘categories’ section of [...]