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Iced Ombré Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

This gorgeous Ombré Iced Golden Milk is simple to make and packed with warming spices. This gorgeous Ombré Iced Golden Milk is simple to make and packed with warming spices. For those times when you want a cool, milky drink, rather than a hot one, this easy iced Golden Milk is a great choice that also has some health benefits.

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Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe

Rosemary simple syrup is a delicious and easy way to add fresh, herbaceous flavor to drinks and desserts. The fresh, woodsy flavor of rosemary complements many fruits, spices, and other herbs. From rosemary lemonade and iced coffees to fancy cocktails or even fruit salad, there are so many ways to use this forest-flavored syrup.

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Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat)

The Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew (or VSCCB for those in the know) is one of the most delicious, perfectly sweet and creamy coffee drinks you can get from a drive thru. The combination of sweet vanilla syrup, cream, and rich, nutty cold brew coffee is heavenly, crave-able, and historically my first choice when …

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Easy Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Recipe

Vanilla bean simple syrup is one of the most satisfying syrups to DIY, and it’s fairly quick and easy, too! This delicious, sweet syrup is perfect in coffee drinks like a vanilla latte or my Starbucks copycat Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, or even cocktails like this Raspberry Passion Fruit Tequila Sour or a Strawberry …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup Recipe

Spring is here and there’s no flavor more spring-y than strawberry rhubarb! This easy recipe cooks up in minutes and captures these sweet, tart, fruity flavors in a simple syrup that begs to be mixed into cocktails, mocktails, lemonade, or drizzled over pancakes. Strawberry rhubarb syrup is a versatile sweetener that’s fruity and a little …

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5 Minute Pineapple Ginger Syrup

This all-natural pineapple ginger syrup is the quickest, easiest recipe you’ll find! With just three ingredients and about five minutes, you’ll have a sweet, tropical syrup that’s great in cocktails, mocktails, iced teas, or lemonade. It’s also an integral ingredient in some fun Starbucks copycat recipes like the Pineapple Matcha Drink or the Guava Passionfruit …

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Fassionola Soda (All Natural Fruit Punch)

This sparkling fruit punch is all-natural, easy to make, and great for parties. Fassionola is an old fashioned bar syrup made from a blend of fruits including passion fruit, bringing the flavor of the tropics to cocktails, mocktails, and this easy fruity soda. Tropical fassionola syrup This bright red mixer was traditionally used in tiki-style …

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Peach Green Tea Lemonade

This Peach Green Tea Lemonade is the perfect summer afternoon pick me up. It’s made with three ingredients: freshly brewed and cooled green tea, an all-natural fresh peach syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. That’s it! If you’re a fan of the Starbucks Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, you will love this all-natural version made …

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Hot Honey Syrup For Drinks

Hot honey is amazing on pizza, chicken, vegetables, and more, but it’s also delicious in spicy drinks! There are plenty of recipes out there for making your own chili-infused honey, but I was looking for something a little different. Some recipes require too much time (and effort), some produce an overly thick, gloppy honey, and …

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How to Make Grenadine

Grenadine is a commonplace (though often misunderstood) classic bar syrup. Although store-bought versions are usually bright red and artificially flavored, true grenadine is just a simple sweet and sour pomegranate syrup. What is in grenadine? Grenadine gets its name from the French word for pomegranate, grenade. The syrup is traditionally made by mixing pomegranate juice …

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Winter Sun – a refreshing morning drink with grapefruit and pomegranate

This refreshing, bubbly drink is my favorite way to start even the darkest winter days. Bright, freshly squeezed juices and raw honey give this sweet and sour morning elixir a boost of vitamins and antioxidants. It can be harder than usual to drink enough water during the cold winter months. Dressing it up with bubbles …

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Strawberry Lilac Crostini Appetizers

These beautiful Strawberry Lilac Crostinis are the perfect spring appetizer! Serve them at brunch or with cocktails for a sweet, savory, and gently floral hors d’oeuvres that everyone will enjoy. If you don’t have access to lilacs at the moment (lilac season is so brief!), you can also make this recipe with an easy lavender …

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How to Make Flower-Infused Sugars

Flower-infused sugars are very easy to make and they add the beautiful flavors of fresh edible flowers to everything from a cup of tea to cupcakes! This recipe is specific to lilacs, which were abundant and super fragrant a week ago, but have since vanished for another year. The trouble with seasonal edible flowers is …

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How to Make Lilac Simple Syrup

Lilac syrup adds a beautiful floral flavor to lemonades, teas, cocktails, mocktails, and other recipes. Although lilac season is incredibly short, you can keep the gorgeous scent of spring a little longer through this lilac simple syrup. And if you want it to last even longer, try making a lilac liqueur. When are lilacs in …

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