Easy Pumpkin Spice Martini Recipe

2 oz Barefoot Riesling
1 oz pumpkin liqueur
1 oz cream liqueur
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Directions for 1 serving:
Combine Riesling, pumpkin liqueur and cream liqueur in martini shaker over ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg as garnish and serve!


Spooky Halloween Party Recipes

Disgusting Diaper Dip Halloween Recipe
A tasty hummus made from black beans and chickpeas, it’s actually pretty awesome! But this is one of those disgusting Halloween recipes that’s all about presentation. And if you present this Diaper Dip right, only the bravest of your guests will be willing to try it.

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained
1 C. cooked, drained chickpeas (garbanzos)
2 tbsp. tahini
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Greek yogurt or olive oil, if needed to thin

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients.
2. Process until smooth. If mixture is too thick, thin out with a bit of Greek yogurt or some more olive oil.
3. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate, covered, at least an hour before serving and up to 48 hours.

diaper dip for Halloween

Severed Fingers Halloween Recipe
You can also try a small piece of onion for the nail, if you like, but I think the yellow bell pepper gives the best impression of thick, gross-looking yellow nails. Recipe below is for one serving– just multiply to make as many as you need.

3 cocktail sausages
3 triangles of yellow bell pepper
Ketchup or BBQ sauce, as needed

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
2. To make each serving of three fingers, create 3 shallow horizontal slices about halfway up each cocktail sausage for “knuckles.”
3. Boil sausages until cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
4. With a sharp knife, cut a small flat space at the tip of the sausage for a “nail.” Using a bit of ketchup, mayonnaise, or BBQ sauce, press a nail into each finger.
5. Fill a cup (in the photo it’s a plastic muffin cup, but you can use a ramekin, a little clear glass, or whatever) with a couple tablespoons of ketchup, BBQ sauce, or any other red-colored sauce. Place assembled fingers in the cup, burying the ends slightly in the sauce. Serve hot.

Tip: Heating the sauce helps keep this disgusting Halloween food from cooling down too fast.

severed fingers for Halloween

Halloween Pumpkin Eggnog Recipe
4 C. milk (I use 2%)
1 C. canned pumpkin puree
7 lg. eggs
1 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
1 C. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Spiced rum (such as Capitan Morgan), to taste
10-12 cinnamon sticks (to garnish)
Pumpkin pie spice, as desired (to garnish)

1. In a large, heavy saucepan, whisk together the pumpkin puree and the milk. Bring slowly to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat.
2. Meanwhile, beat together your eggs and sugar in a heat-resistant bowl.
3. To temper your egg mixture, pour a small amount of your hot milk into the eggs, whisking constantly. Add a bit more, whisking all the while, until your egg mixture is hot and close to the temperature of your milk mixture.
4. Slowly and gradually whisk your tempered egg mixture into your milk mixture. Return to a medium-low heat.
5. Add cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in cream, vanilla, and rum to taste.
6. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. You’ll want to let it chill for at least four hours to let the flavors combine. Garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Tip: If your eggs weren’t tempered perfectly, you may end up with a few egg bits in your nog. If this happens, simply strain the pumpkin eggnog into your Halloween party punch bowl before chilling.

Decorating: If you want to make this Halloween party punch look a little more spooky, you can add a bit of orange food coloring before you chill it. Decorate with a little bit of black-colored sugar. Serve in a punch bowl or pretty little cups. I like clear ones.

Halloween pumpkin eggnog

Sewer Water Adult Halloween Drink Recipe

1 bottle (700mL) vodka or vanilla vodka
7 C. fresh orange juice with pulp
1.5 liters (3/4 of a 2 liter bottle) Dr. Pepper

1. In a large, clear punch bowl combine the vodka, orange juice, and Dr. Pepper.
2. Fill a separate container or ice bucket with ice.
3. Fill each punch glass with ice before serving. Serve with a lemon wedge if desired.

sewer water Halloween punch

A Blueberry Rum Day Recipe

Today is National Rum Day, a day celebrated to help quench your thirst with your favorite rum drink. Rum is made by distilling by products of sugarcane, such as molasses or sugarcane juice, and is then aged in oak barrels. A majority of rum is produced in the Caribbean and in Latin American nations and territories.


About Rum Day:

While the precursors of rum date back thousands of years, tradition suggests that rum didn’t originate until sometime in the 1600′s on the island of Barbados. The drink quickly became a favorite of the locals. It didn’t take long for the drink to make its way to the colonies, and in 1664 the first distillery was built at what is now Staten Island. Three years later a distillery was constructed in Boston and rum quickly became Colonial New England’s largest and most prosperous industry. Perhaps the most famous part of rums history though, is its association with piracy. The relationship began after the trading of rum boomed in the mid 1600′s when the Royal Navy captured the island of Jamaica. The sailors quickly fell in love with the taste of rum, and the rest is history.


The Blueberry Rum Smash makes 1 cocktail blueberry_rum_1_rect540

Fresh (or frozen) blueberries
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces rum
Ginger ale

Cover the bottom of a mason jar with blueberries. (If you’re using a smaller glass, make a double layer.) Add the brown sugar, lemon juice & muddle until the sugar is melted. The idea is to break the skins of the blueberries, but not to mash them into a pulp. Fill the glass with crushed ice & then add the rum. Top with ginger ale and stir.


Cocktail & Beauty Recipes for National Pina Colada Day

pinacoladasJuly 10, 2014 is Piña Colada Day! You don’t need to be on a beach to enjoy this refreshing tropical pina colada recipecocktail. No matter where you are in the world, a piña colada is a great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little taste of the summer. Did you know that piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico? The term, “piña colada” means “strained pineapple” in Spanish, which makes perfect sense! A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice. If you like piña coladas (“and getting caught in the rain!”) fix yourself an ice cold drink, top it with a mini umbrella, and celebrate National Piña Colada Day while giving yourself a DIY beauty treatment!

DIY pineapple body scrubDIY Body Scrub:

1/4 cup raw sugar
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 oz pineapple juice

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat up the coconut oil for 30 seconds. It will soften the solid coconut oil, making it easier to mix and will feel amazing on your feet.

Mix the coconut oil with the raw sugar. Try using a fork or a hand mixer for a very blended mix.

Finally, add the pineapple juice and blend well. Real pineapple is preferred (1 oz), just puree it first. Pineapple serves as an exfoliant because it contains enzymes that remove dead skin cells to relieve dryness in skin.

Use hands, cloth, foot brush, etc. to apply and scrub soles of feet. Wash well with warm water & pat dry. Scrub for at least 20 seconds before washing away. Scrub your feet and let the scrub rest there for a minute or two, meanwhile you get to enjoy the yummy tropical aromatherapy.

You can also use this scrub on other areas of the body that need exfoliating and softening such as hands, elbows, knees, and pretty much anything from the neck down. Do not use this scrub if you have freshly shaved or waxed skin. If you have sensitive skin, give yourself a small skin patch test. Pineapple does have Vitamin C (citric acid), which you may have sensitivity to. Also, always moisturize all areas that were exfoliated. Don’t forget to enjoy a piña colada while enjoying your smooth freshly exfoliated skin.

Other Fun Recipes:

Piña Colada Fruit Dip:pina colada dip

1 (8 oz) container whipped cream cheese
1 (7 oz) container marshmallow crème
1 (8-10 oz) can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and marshmallow creme until fluffy.  Add the pineapple and coconut, mix. Serve chilled with your favorite fruits.

pina colada popsiclesPina Colada Popsicles:

Prep time: 5 min.
Cook time: 8 hours
Serves: 3-6
Author: The Pretty Bee

1 six ounce container vanilla coconut milk yogurt
1¾ cups diced pineapple
3 Tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut, plus a little extra for dipping the finished popsicles.

Method: Place all ingredients in blender, and blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid, about 6-8 hours. To remove from molds, run under warm water for a few seconds. Dip the frozen popsicles in a little more coconut before serving if desired. Makes 6 small popsicles or 3 large popsicles; molds are about 5 ounces. If you have some of the mixture leftover, it is a delicious smoothie!

pina colada strawberry cocktaileasy pina colada recipe


Red, White, & Blue Sangria Recipe


Strawberries, sliced
Pineapple, cut into star shapes
2 bottles dry white wine
1 cup Triple Sec
1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.


4th of July Shots Recipe


½ ounce Grenadine
½ ounce Peach Schnapps or Vodka
½ ounce Blue Curacao

Slowly pour each ingredient into a shot glass to create a layered effect. Add them in the order listed above.