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Snapple Flavored Ice Teas

2 quarts water
3 Lipton Tea Bags

For any of the flavors, boil the water in a large saucepan. When the water comes to a rapid boil, turn off the heat, put tea bags into water and cover. After tea has brewed about 1 hour, pour sugar (or corn syrup) into a 2 qt. Pitcher, then add the tea. The tea should still be warm so the sugar or sweetener will dissolve easily. Add the flavoring ingredients (plus additional water if needed to bring the tea to the 2 quart line. Chill.

For Lemon:
3/4 cup sugar (or 1 16 oz. bottle light corn syrup)
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp Lemon juice

For Diet Lemon:
12 - 1 gram envelopes sweet n' low or equal
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp lemon juice

For Orange:
3/4 cup sugar (or 1 16 oz. bottle light corn syrup)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp. Orange extract

For Strawberry:
3/4 cup sugar (or 1 16 oz. bottle light corn syrup)
1/3 + 1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp. strawberry extract

For Cranberry:
3/4 cup sugar (or 1 16 oz. bottle light corn syrup)
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail concentrate


Wendy's Frosty

1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Nestle's Quik
3 cups Softened Vanilla ice cream (place in refrigerator for 1 hour)

Blend Milk and Quik for 10 seconds on high speed. "Pulse" in the ice cream until barely mixed.


Orange Julius

6 ounces orange juice, from frozen concentrate, unprepared
1 cup milk, lowfat okay
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients, except ice cubes, in blender. Blend 1-2 minutes,
adding ice cubes one at a time, until smooth.


Gatorade

1 pack unsweetened Kool Aid (any flavor)
2 quarts cold water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 cup orange juice

Mix together. This equals the electrolyte replacement found
in many popular drinks on the market. Great for a hot summer!


V-8 Juice

8 carrots, cut into chunks
4 stalks celery, cut into chunks
6 tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 bunch fresh spinach
handful of parsley
1/2 a white onion
1 fresh, raw beet, cut into chunks
1 or 2 cloves fresh garlic

Run all ingredients through your juicer. Stir, chill, stir and serve.


Kahlua

1 qt water
2 1/2 cups Sugar
3 tablespoons Instant coffee
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Vodka

Bring water, sugar and coffee to a boil in a saucepan.
Simmer VERY slowly for 3 hours. Mixture will be very dark
and syrupy. Cool. Add vanilla and vodka. Makes 7 cups.


Blueberry Lemonade

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 cups water
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 10 big lemons,
including pulp but not seeds)

First make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan
over medium heat, stirring until the mixture boils. Lower the heat and allow
the syrup to simmer for another minute. Remove from heat and let cool. In a
blender or food processor, puree the blueberries with 2 tablespoons of
sugar. In a pitcher, combine the cooled syrup, lemon juice and blueberry
puree. To serve, pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of base into a glass and fill with
water. Makes base for 12 servings.


Grand Marnier

4 medium Oranges
1 Vanilla bean
2 1/2 cups Vodka
1 cup Brandy
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water

Look for firm, heavy oranges which indicates lots of juice,
and smooth-skinned ones free from soft spots and mold.
Wash and peel oranges making sure to scrape ALL white rind
from the peels to avoid bitter flavor. Slice in strips and add to
liquor and vanilla bean. Steep 2-3 weeks, strain and filter.
Boil together water and sugar for about 5 minutes at a full boil
and be sure the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.
Add sugar syrup to orange liquor and let age for 4 weeks.


Starbuck's Frappuccino

1/2 cup fresh espresso
2 1/2 cups lowfat milk (2 percent)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon dry pectin

Combine all ingredients in a covered container. Shake until
sugar and pectin are dissolved.


T.G.I. Friday's Signiture Cocktails

B-52
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz Amaretto
Pour the Kahlua into a Cocktail glass. Take a
teaspoon, touch the edge of the spoon to the inside
side of the glass right near the surface of the
Kahlua, round back side of the teaspoon up. Gently
pour the Bailey's onto the round backside of the spoon.

B-1B
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz Amaretto
Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour all
ingredients into shaker and shake well. Fill a
Highball glass almost full with ice cubes and strain
drink into Highball glass. Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.

DREAMSICLE
1 1/2 cups Bailey's Irish Cream
3 1/2 cups Orange Juice
In a lowball glass combine the two and stir.

FROZEN MUDSLIDE
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Kahlua
2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
6 oz Vanilla Ice Cream
Blend alcohol with ice cream. Serve in frosted glass.

FROZEN KAHLUA MUDSLIDE
3/4 oz Vodka
1/5 oz Kahlua
1/5 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 cup Crushed Ice
Pour all ingredients into a Blender. Blend well at
High speed. Pour drink into a Collins glass and
garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.

MUDSLIDE
5 Ounces Kahlua
5 Ounces Bailey's Irish Cream
5 Ounces Absolut Vodka
2 Ounces Chocolate Syrup
Pour ingredients into a blender filled with ice.
Blend on high until smooth.

ORANGE CREAM
6 oz Orange Juice
2 tsp Grenadine
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 cup Crushed Ice
Pour all ingredients into a Blender. Blend well at
High speed. Pour drink into a Collins glass and
garnish with a Pineapple Slice and a Maraschino Cherry.



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