Romance Caribeno Cocktail
From Secrets Maroma Beach in Cancun comes this adventurous cocktail just waiting to whisk you away on a warm tropical breeze and inspire your inner Romeo or Juliet.
By: Stephen Phillips
1 1/2 oz. Malibu rum
1 oz. Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. chilled lemon-lime soda
Dash of grenadine, for color
Add rum, Cointreau and juices into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for five seconds. Pour into a chilled fluted glass. Fill the rest of the glass with lemon-lime soda. Add a dash of grenadine, and garnish the rim with a lemon wheel.
Ranch Water Cocktail Recipe
If you haven't heard of Ranch Water yet, prepare yourself because it's about to be everywhere. And, once you've tried it, it's easy to see why: Ranch Water is basically a not-sweet, super pared-down margarita ... with bubbles. Intrigued? Read on for the unbelievably easy recipe, plus our tips for setting up a Ranch Water serving station (on a bookshelf!).
Authentic German Mulled Wine Recipe
Traditional glühwein, which translates to 'glow wine' will make cheeks rosy and keep Oktoberfest and fall fun in full swing. Be sure to keep the recipe handy for winter months, too. This soul-warming sip will put a fire in your belly (and a glow in your cheeks) when temperatures plummet.
Homemade German Seeded Bread Recipe
Germany is known for dense, whole grain, multi-seeded bread called dreikernebrot. It’s a nutrition-packed dietary staple that can be found at every corner bakery and is a favorite of locals and tourists, alike. Now you can bring the hearty flavor home and make an authentic loaf in your kitchen using this recipe. Dreikernebrot is a tasty seeded loaf that will fortify you through the festive days of Oktoberfest and beyond.
Mini German Potato Pancakes Recipe
Oktoberfest wouldn’t be the same without golden kartoffelpuffer, otherwise known as German potato pancakes. We’ve miniaturized them for bite-sized finger food that's perfect for an Oktoberfest celebration. Serve the crispy mouthfuls with applesauce and sour cream for dipping.
Mini Apple Strudel Recipe
Nothing’s better than homemade apple strudel — unless it’s having one all to yourself. These individual strudels have a crunchy phyllo wrapper with a sweet interior of shredded apples, golden raisins and walnuts. Serve this classic German confection, aka apfelstrudel, as a sweet ending to your Oktoberfest celebration.
Mini Black Forest Cake Recipe
This rich chocolate cake hails from the Black Forest region of Germany. It’s a layered confection soaked with Kirsch (cherry liqueur), and filled with whipped cream and Morello cherry preserves. Make several of this mini version to feed an Oktoberfest party crowd. Petite but with a tasty punch of rich chocolate and tart cherries, these mini mouthfuls are the perfect way to end an Oktoberfest feast.
This Handy Gadget Turns Your Favorite Cocktails Into Frozen Slushies Overnight
Turn your favorite cocktails into a batch of frozen slushies — no blender required.
Make This Mother's Day Cocktail Gift Basket
Whip up a floral-inspired gift basket that’s as easy to assemble as it is to enjoy. Plus, this blackberry simple syrup recipe will easily become your seasonal go-to.
Arugula Salad With Homemade Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
Round out your springtime brunch with the ultimate light side: a garden-fresh, leafy green salad. Arugula and watercress are ideal for this healthy recipe as both are cool-weather crops harvested in spring, with a crisp, peppery flavor. Fresh orange slices, tart strawberries and sweet blueberries scattered on top harmonize well with the from-scratch orange-poppy seed vinaigrette. Sprinkle on blue cheese crumbles for a savory, creamy note.
Easy Bavarian-Style Soft Pretzels
Soft, chewy pretzels are a frequent sight in German biergartens and the perfect salty companion to beer and (yum!) beer cheese. Up your Oktoberfest game this year and bake up a batch of these chewy munchables that are perfect for dipping. Learn how to make this fun, easy dish in just a few steps using readymade dough.