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From cocktails to punch for kids, find the perfect party drink. Plus videos, photos, and reviews to help you mix drinks right.

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Tart Apple-Ginger Shrub

Rating: 4.89 stars
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This syrupy, apple-infused drinking vinegar is an old-fashioned recipe that's used as a unique flavor enhancer for cocktails or sodas. Store in the refrigerator.

Hot Apple Cider

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day. This recipe is great as it calls for fresh apple cider and pure maple syrup. Start with only 6 strips each of the orange and lemon peel, and adjust to taste.

Cold-Brewed Coffee

Rating: 4.71 stars
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Coffee brewed slowly in cold water is less acidic than hot brewed. You can use this concentrate straight over ice or microwave half a mug coffee and then add a half cup of boiling water for quick hot coffee. Develop your own ratio of coffee to water for your custom brew.

Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Rating: 4.39 stars
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Hot chocolate Italian-style is one of the most amazing treats in the world! You have to try this pudding-like chocolate decadence! Add some Irish cream, cinnamon, and whipped cream for a fun variation, or create your own!

Meyer Lemon Martini

Rating: 5 stars
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Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon. If you have to use a regular lemon, add a little extra sugar to taste. For the ultimate martini, use good quality vodka and orange liqueur. I should have named this the 'come to mama' martini!

Slow Cooker Chai

Rating: 4.71 stars
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Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.

Abbey's White Chocolate Latte

Rating: 4.6 stars
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I created this recipe for my little sister, Abbey, who's a latte fanatic. She was blown away, and drained it to the last drop! This makes one VERY large, indulgent latte, and could probably serve two. Enjoy!

Champurrado

Rating: 4.63 stars
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A traditional Mexican chocolate drink.

Hot Buttered Rum (Single Serving)

Rating: 5 stars
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Nothing sets the mood on a cold winter day better than a roaring fire and a hot buttered rum. This is a single-serving recipe. If done right, this drink tastes like melted caramel swirling over your tongue. That makes it too sweet to drink with a meal, but also one of the best dessert drinks ever made. Drink these in moderation.

Vanilla Winter White Russian

Rating: 4.38 stars
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Yummy dessert drink that is a delicious treat in all four seasons!

Starter Smoothie

Rating: 4.82 stars
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Smoothies are an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your day, but calories can add up fast. For a smoothie that's only about 200 calories, follow our formula and use 1 cup fresh fruit or vegetables and/or cooked, frozen vegetables + 1 cup fruit juice. Blueberries and grape juice are featured here.

Chinese Firebolt

Rating: 4.14 stars
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My stepdad and I have a favorite drink that we created, and it's really amazing! It's delicious and fizzy, anyone would love it. Named after the fierce dragon in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, (I know, we're HP freaks) it's great for a non-alcoholic drink at a party!
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Inspiration and Ideas


The Perfect Margarita

Rating: 4.59 stars
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Mastering the margarita requires a certain amount of practice, but once you dial-in your perfect ratio, it's a really easy cocktail to replicate. The classic recipe is 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, and 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice, and you should probably start off pretty close to that, but my personal favorite proportions are 4-3-2.