Friday, December 30, 2011

Food Network Friday: Cocktails and Drinks

Happy Last Friday of 2011!!!

One of the big milestones for me this year was my 21st birthday -- most of my friends were/are really excited to turn 21 because they can finally drink (legally, that is, haha!). I, on the other hand, wasn't as excited about that aspect because I don't really like the taste of alcohol, haha. Is that weird?

But anyway, I still drank (okay, more like tasted) tequila at my sister's house, but I haven't had a proper cocktail!
What better reason to enjoy a nice cocktail than New Year's Eve, right?!

So I went to the ever-trusty www.foodnetwork.com to find some cocktail recipes we can all prepare and enjoy while ringing in the New Year:

1. Mexicocoa

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Warm up with this festive hot chocolate spiked with tequila and a pinch of chili powder.

2. Citrus Temptation

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Limoncello gives this vodka-based cocktail some Italian flair.

3. S'Mores Delight

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Go decadent with this very grown-up take on the campfire classic.

4. Pointsettia Cocktail -

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Emeril's drink, made with vodka, Champagne and cranberry juice, is dressed up with strips of orange zest.

5. Cider Punch

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This punch is perfect for a crowd. It's infused with orange peels.

I also want to drink a strawberry margarita -- that is definitely on my list, it's one of the first things I'm gonna do this coming year, haha! ;)

Which of these cocktails would you like to try the most?
What is your favorite cocktail? Any recommendations for me?

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42 comments:

  1. yummmmmmmyyyyyyyy...mexicocoa...wawwwwww !!!!!

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  2. that smores delight looks amazing!!!

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  3. coco-- that looks so good, huh?!

    Femme Virtue-- that one too, haha!

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  4. omgosh Mimi - never realized you're only 21! Ah well, soak it up and enjoy your 20s! Hope you have a fabulous New Years!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  5. Vivian-- aww, thank you! i will really try to enjoy my 20s, especially this coming year. ;) happy new year!!! :D

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  6. Aww 21? :D it would be awesome! ;) happy new year Mimi (again!) and the recipes sounds yummy :D enjoy your last day of the year!!

    Xoxo

    Lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  7. a!k0-- thanks, girl! and happy new year again!!! :D

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  8. I love drinks!! xD ahh smores!! looks soo good!! :)

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  9. Thanks for the comment on my blog =)
    Wanna follow each other? ^^

    http://dreamloveshop.blogspot.com/

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  10. Anna-- you're welcome! and sure let's do that. :)

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  11. Thanks =)) following you back <3

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  12. What?! You don't like to drink?! It's so much fun haha. Anyways, these drinks are sure winners. I would love to try the Mexicocoa and the S'Mores Delight! ;)

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  13. Wonderful drinks! Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's!

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  14. these look delicious! I'll be drinking Ardbeg Whisky at midnight :) x

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  15. What a wonderful post! Wishing you all the best to a wonderful new year!

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  16. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment
    Happy new year

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hm so many yummy and great drinks, for each taste!:)
    Happy New 2012 Year dear, best wishes from my part!!!
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  18. I don't really like the taste of alcohol either so I always mix it with something sweet so you can hardly taste it ; ) Happy New Year Mimi! xo

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  19. I'm defiantly going to be sporting a mexicocoa this evening. I'll be sure to yell "Thanks a heap Miss Mimi" as I trot about like a true drunken bastard with oddish habits. hehe :)

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  20. Wow! That Mexicocoa looks amazing! Wish I had one to snuggle up with this holiday. Happy New Year! xo style, she wrote

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  21. "mocktails" can still be as fun as cocktails. I would recommend a shirley temple. they are fruity and delicious! :)

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  22. Anna-- :D

    Bree-- haha, yeah i don't like to drink. ;)

    Audrey Allure-- thanks, and you too!

    Hell Notes For Beauty-- :D

    Beauty Balm-- oooh, that sounds interesting, haha. ;)

    ellie-- thank you! i wish the same for you!

    Jo-- you're welcome and thanks! happy new year!

    Jelena-- i wish you all the best for 2012 too!

    Marie a la Mode-- i think i'll start doing that too, haha! happy new year! :D

    Cheyenne-- awww, haha! ;)

    Style, She Wrote-- happy new year!

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  23. shutterbug-- i like mocktails! ;)

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  24. Yeah, I am like you, I don't like the taste of alcohol either. I much rather the fruity drinks with more fruit than alcohol. My fave would be the pina colada ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  25. Mmm that cider punch looks amazing! :) x

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  26. just tututiny-- haha, yay, i'm not alone! ;) i'm gonna try a pina colada too, haha. happy new year! :D

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  27. I can't drink yet, but I think Mexicocoa and S'mores Delight both look yum!;)

    Love, Belle

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  28. Belle-- i like those too, haha! ;)

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  29. these look yummy!!
    the legal drinking age in where i live is 18y.o but im also not a big fan of drinking haha.

    i just watched the ball drop from nyc online live broadcast :p i hope to go there one day!

    Happy New Year!! glad to meet you through blogger! ;)

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  30. JoaNNa-- oh, that's cool, haha! i want to spend new year's in new york too, it looks fun! happy new year, and i'm glad i met you here too! :D

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  31. Eh. 21 is the legal drinking age for you? >.< haha you're like my sister, she doesn't like the taste either~ i hop you ad a great end to 2011 and start of 2012 hun :D

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  32. Everything on here looks simply delicious! Happy New year :)

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  33. Jen-- haha, yeah! thank you, i hope you had a fantastic start to the year too! :)

    Victoria-- happy new year! :D

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  34. Wow some great ideas in this post! I think im going to try a few :D Wishing you a happy new year!!

    Mally
    xox

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  35. Mally-- i wish you a happy new year too! :D

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  36. I'm only 18 so i can't drink yet, but i'd love to taste mexicocoa.;)

    --Olivia :)

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  37. Olivia-- it looks so good, huh? and yeah, wait til you're 21. ;)

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  38. Ooo, those chocolate drinks looks really tasty. Too bad I'm only 17. 4 more years to go! good news is, i'll be turning 18 on April! i'll be legal in the country but not legal to drink. Hehe.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  39. Carrie-- hahaha, hang in there, carrie! ;)

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