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Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries

Here in Chicago there is usually a violent push from summer to winter and this year felt more like a slingshot as we dramatically went from 75° to 40° in 2 days.  There wasn’t much of a fall this year, but I’m doing everything I can to embrace it, so I made this Fall Sangria Recipe with Apples and Cranberries.  It may be sub 40° temperatures outside but in my mind, it’s fall and I’m going to celebrate it as such! Sangria is always a super fun drink to make no matter what kind of year, because depending on what’s…

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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Recipe with Marshmallows and Whipped Cream

If you’re watching this Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Recipe with Marshmallows and Whipped Cream than you already know that I’m clearly a bit wild haha.  This is what working by yourself all day every day will do to you.  You starve for human interaction so you, or I in this case, resort to acting a fool on camera.  You can ask my wife, I’ve been talking to myself for years.  I’m not having conversations with myself, rather I’m just spouting off any and every thought that comes to mind.  You should see me watching a Mizzou football or basketball game.  I…

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Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie Recipe

Life is busy, so when I can make a quick breakfast that’s loaded with protein and flavor, I chalk that up as a big win in my house.  I’m a chef so I don’t mind cooking in the morning, but I’d much prefer to toss some delicious ingredients into a blender to make a tasty smoothie every morning.  It’s less stressful, it’s quick, and it always tastes great. I’m also always looking to make new flavor combinations when making smoothies because let me tell you, those kale smoothies I make can get old after a few weeks.  Lately, I’ve been…

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Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe

Check out this delicious easy to make Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe using Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade! Save Print Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: drinks   Check out this delicious easy to make Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe using Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade! Ingredients ½ small watermelon, peeled 12 ounce bottle of Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade 4 ounces of tequila 2 ounces of Cointreau juice of 1 lime 2 cups of ice lime juice watermelon or pink sugar watermelon and lime wedges for garnish Instructions Place the watermelon, Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice into…

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Moscow Lemonade Mule Recipe

  Save Print Moscow Lemonade Mule Author: Chef Billy Parisi   Looking for a tasty drink recipe? Try this twist on a classic for Moscow Lemonade Mule that is sure to satisfy. Ingredients ice 5 ounces of mike’s hard lemonade 1 ounce of vodka 1 ounce of simple syrup juice of ½ lime 4 ounces of ginger beer lime wedges and fresh thyme sprigs for garnish Instructions Add all ingredients except garnishes to a Moscow mule mug and stir. Garnish with lime wedge and thyme sprig 3.5.3226   Moscow Lemonade Mule Recipe was last modified: January 24th, 2017 by Chef Billy…

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Hot Toddy Recipe with Apple Cider and Bourbon

(This Post is Sponsored by Mike’s Hard Lemonade) Yeah, I’m pretty sure this Hot Toddy Recipe with Apple Cider and Bourbon will be your new drink of choice this holiday season once you get a sip.  It’s incredibly easy to make, super delicious and dang it just might help your soar throat :-).  There are a few different ways to serve up this Hot Toddy Recipe with Apple Cider and Bourbon, the first one being in a glass like I did in the video or by keeping it in a warm crock of some sort so that people can ladle it in…

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Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy

This Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy encompasses everything I love about summer. When I was young we used to wait forever in line to get a huge juice loaded slushy from our favorite spot in town, Do Yourself a Flavor. It was this little shack in the middle of a parking lot, but dang was it good! What can I say I love slushy’s! To me this drink is perfect at the backyard bbq or while entertaining some guests on a warm summer evening. It’s fun, tasty and extremely versatile. I mean you could make a margarita slushy, a Texas Two-Step…

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The Wolf Cocktail Recipe

If you want a little spice in your life, then The Wolf is where its at. This drink is the perfect cocktail to sip on no matter what the occasion is as it’s got a perfect balance of sweet, sour and spiciness. Any great drink starts with a premium spirit, which would categorize Lunazul Tequila to the T. In fact since making this drink I have noticed some of the trendiest restaurants in all of Chicagoland that have been pouring out this tasty Agave Blanco Tequila. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate food and beverages in it’s natural…

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