Spicy Wassail

1 jar cranberry juice cocktail

6 oz. frozen orange juice

2 cups water

12 inches stick cinnamon

3 whole cloves

Bring to boil. Simmer.


Hot Cocoa

2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 – 2 Tablespoons of sugar (depending on the sweetness you like)

pinch of salt

1 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, salt, and about 2 tablespoons milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa and sugar are dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the milk and heat it over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until it is hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve.

  2. If you like it frothy, blend it in the blender.

  3. This recipe multiplies easily. When you get up to a quart of milk, use 1/4 teaspoon salt.


Cranberry Cooler

1 pint chilled cranberry juice

1 6-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate

2 cups cold water

16 oz. gingerale


Orange Crush Smoothie

1 cup light vanilla soy milk

1 – 6 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 orange, peeled, quartered

can use other fruit juice concentrate



Orange Smoothie (2)

1 cup low fat milk

1 – 6 oz. carton low fat orange yogurt

1 large orange peeled and quartered

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup ice cubes



Raspberry – Cranberry Cocktail

1 cup cranberry juice cocktail

1 – 6 oz. low fat strawberry yogurt

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries

several ice cubes



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Ice cubes
3 to 4 ounces pineapple-orange juice (I use a blend rather than purchasing separate juices)
2 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum
Grenadine, drizzled
Maraschino cherries, for garnishing
Pineapple and/or orange slices, for garnishing

  1. Add ice to glass.

  2. Add juice, Malibu, and stir.

  3. Drizzle in grenadine.

  4. Garnish with cherries, pineapple, and/or orange slices.


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1.5 oz Malibu original

1.5 oz Pineapple juice

1.5 oz Cranberry juice

Add ice to glass. Add other ingredients. Garnish with lime.


Kool-Aid Slushies

Place 1 cup water, ½ cup of Kool-Aid sugar-sweetened drink mix and 1 cup ice cubes in blender.


Blend on high speed until smooth. Add additional 2 cups of ice cubes. Cover. Blend using pulsing action, until smooth.

Makes 7 ( ½ cup ) servings.