Kitchen Treaty

Navigation Menu

Spiced Apple Sangria

Spiced Apple Sangria

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Beverages

I’ve decided to try a slightly different angle this year when it comes to winter: I’m going to fully, enthusiastically embrace each phase of the season as it comes.

Rainy but mild? We’re donning raincoats and wellies and heading out to splash in puddles. Dark and dreary? Time to haul out the big blanket and cuddle in front of the fire. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day … there will be crafts to make, books to read, events to attend. A snowman will happen, and hot chocolate afterwards. And, of course, recipes to make for every season. Lots and lots of recipes.

Read More

Candy Corn Infused Vodka

Candy Corn Infused Vodka

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Beverages

This one belongs in the so wrong/so right files, and I fully admit candy corn infused vodka lies very solidly on the “so wrong” side of that equation.

Read More

Vodka Watermelon Sparkler

Vodka Watermelon Sparkler

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Beverages

Imagine refreshing watermelon and lime, carbonation dancing on your tongue, the vodka that will make you go just a little bit warm. Go ahead, take a big swig.
Read More

Strawberry Lime Rosé Sangria

Strawberry Lime Rosé Sangria

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Beverages

I have to wonder if my family is a little worried about me. At just about every family gathering for the last six months or more, I’ve had some sort of new sangria for them to test. I toted jars of it over to my niece’s birthday party. I broke it out it after dinner at a Mother’s Day gathering. I hadn’t gotten around to making a dessert, but sangria? Of course I did.

Read More

Individual White Berry Lemon Sangrias (Yes, Sangria in a Jar!)

Individual White Berry Lemon Sangrias (Yes, Sangria in a Jar!)

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Beverages

I am way, way too excited about this foolproof way to make sure everyone gets their fair share of fruit in every single glass of sangria. Bonus: this method is perfect for parties (it doesn’t get much easier for the host or hostess). Double bonus: it’s freakin’ delicious, of course, because it’s sangria. In a jar!

Read More

Frozen Mango-Lime Margaritas

Frozen Mango-Lime Margaritas

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Beverages

National Margarita Day was back in February, and Cinco de Mayo is still a couple of weeks away. Yet here I am with a margarita recipe. What am I thinking?!

Oh, you know what I’m thinking. Who needs an excuse to drink margaritas?! Especially stunning – and scrumptious – fresh mango margaritas?!

Read More

Carrot Mimosas

Carrot Mimosas

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Beverages

Okay, I’ll admit it up front: this is sort of a strange one. I totally know that. But Easter is coming up on Sunday, and I had to. I had to.

I’ve been thinking about making carrot mimosas for what seems like an eternity. Carrot juice is naturally delicious and sweet, and it’s amazing with orange – so why not take one more step and sneak it into a mimosa somehow?

Read More

Blood Orange Screwdrivers

Blood Orange Screwdrivers

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Beverages

Blood oranges are in season, and despite their gruesome name, blood oranges are such a wonderful fruit. Their unassuming exterior – they pretty much just look like any other orange – hides gorgeous garnet sections that, when squeezed, make for a stunning juice that’s almost neon pink in color.

Read More

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Beverages

It’s quiet, relaxed, and lazy in our home right now. The mayhem of Christmas is behind us, but birthdays and New Year’s are just around the corner … which means things are going to be crazy again before we know it. So for these next couple of days, I’m going to dig my fuzzy-slippered heels in and keep my flannel PJ pants on as long as I possibly can. And just, you know, lounge. Aaaah.

Read More

Pomegranate-Orange Martinis

Pomegranate-Orange Martinis

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Beverages

I used to have a serious thing against “frou frou” martinis. To me the only kind of martini was one with the tiniest splash of vermouth, a good gin, a fair amount of olive juice, and three olives. Perfection.

I think my hate started with that chocolate martini I ordered at a bar, probably a good 10 years ago. I went for it with gusto (it’s chocolate! It’s got to be delicious!) and practically came away sputtering. It tasted like gasoline.

The turning point for me and frou frou martinis came a couple of years ago when I tried the sea salt caramel chocolate martini at the Dilletante Martini Bar in Capitol Hill here in Seattle. Pretty sure that I took a sip and the heavens parted and an angel sang, “Frou frou martinis! Laaaaaa!”

Read More

Nutella Mudslides

Nutella Mudslides

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Beverages

Liquor and Nutella? Well, why not?

I mean, heaven knows how much we desperately needed yet another sinful, scrumptious way in which to enjoy everyone’s beloved Nutella. How about a Nutella mudslide to fill the (non) void?

Read More

Coke Float Cocktail

Coke Float Cocktail

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Beverages

Remember Coke Floats? Throw a couple of scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream into a tall glass, pour Coca-Cola over the top, delight at the foamy concoction that emerges, and then go at it simultaneously with a spoon and a straw?

Floats are pretty much one of the best inventions ever. Yet somehow I always manage to let years pass in between enjoying them. Maybe not now, however. This Coke Float Cocktail isn’t actually a float, per se (it doesn’t have ice cream, and it does have vodka) but it certainly boasts all the flavors you remember.

Read More

Bing Cherry Mojitos

Bing Cherry Mojitos

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Beverages

I grow mint in my garden for pretty much one reason and one reason only.

Mojitos.

Nothing beats an icy-cold, minty mojito on a hot summer day. This version brings another summer staple – juicy ruby-red bing cherries – into the scene. The result is a gorgeous scarlet cocktail of cherry, lime, and mint … how can you go wrong?

Read More

Iced Coffeetini

Iced Coffeetini

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Beverages

It’s official, I guess … I am on even more of an iced coffee kick than usual. This time I’ve whipped up a beverage that’s more for the PM than the AM: an iced-coffee-inspired martini. It’s just as rich and creamy as its tamer, non-alcoholic namesake, just with less caffeine. And, you know, alcohol.

Read More