Beverages

Merry Brew

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceToni Tessman (1979)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
brown sugar (firmly packed)
1⁄4 t
salt
2
cinnamon sticks
1 T
whole cloves
1⁄2 t
whole allspice
1 c
water
2 q
apple juice
1
lemon (thinly sliced)
1
orange (thinly sliced)

Instructions

Combine sugar, salt, spices and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Combine apple juice and fruit slices in a large saucepan; heat gently. Strain hot spice liquid into apple juice and serve warm. Yield: 2 quarts.

Ashleys

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceAmy Erickson (1993)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
frozen limeade concentrate (thawed, not diluted, 6-oz)
6 oz
white rum
12 oz
beer (1 bottle)
 
cherries (for garnish, optional)
 
lime slices (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

Pour first 3 ingredients into a pitcher and mix. Serve in small punch-size glasses over crushed ice. Garnish: Make as needed, as the beer will go flat if made ahead. Anyone who enjoys a whiskey sour-type drink will like Ashleys. Because of the limeade, they come out pale green in color.

Apple Cheer

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceBrian Cosens (1971)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

 
apple cider
 
vodka

Instructions

Mix to taste. Serve in iced glasses.

Hot Chocolate Instant

Summary

Yield
100 Servings
SourceMary Ann Gilbride (1988)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
powdered milk 8-qt box
1 1⁄2 lb
Nestle Quik
1 lb
powdered sugar
8 oz
Cremora

Instructions

Mix well and place in covered container. 1/3 cup of above mixture to 1 cup hot water and you have a great cup of hot chocolate for any occasion.

Carol's Cocoa

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceCarol Naegele (1976)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

4 t
instant hot chocolate mix (or 1 packet)
1⁄4 t
cinnamon
1⁄4 c
milk
1⁄2 c
vanilla ice cream (1 scoop)

Instructions

Make hot chocolate according to directions, except fill mug 2/3 full. Add cinnamon; stir. Add milk. Top with ice cream. The ice cream melts slowly, cooling the hot chocolate and making a delicious foam on top.

Russian Friendship Tea (Nice for Gift Giving)

Summary

Yield
1 Jar
SourceMilli Swain (1989)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
5 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
orange instant breakfast drink
1 1⁄2 c
instant tea (plain)
1⁄2 c
lemonade flavor drink mix
1 1⁄4 c
sugar
2 t
ground cinnamon
1⁄2 t
ground cloves

Instructions

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in glass jars. For one serving, mix 2 teaspoons of tea to 1 cup of boiling water.

Cappuccino Royal

Summary

Yield
2 Servings
SourceLenore Mastracci (1993)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
half & half
1⁄2 c
espresso coffee (freshly brewed)
2 T
brandy
2 T
white rum
2 T
dark creme de cacao
 
sugar

Instructions

Whisk half & half in heavy (small) saucepan over high heat until frothy, about 3 minutes. Divide espresso coffee between 2 cups. Add half of brandy, rum and creme de cacao to each cup. Whisk half & half again and pour into cups. Sweeten to taste with sugar.

Recipe from Bon Appetit magazine, December 1992 issue.

Buckeye Dip

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
Source Anne Weaver (1976)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
Hellmann's mayonnaise (do not substitute)
1 c
sour cream
1 T
dried parsley
1 T
dried onion
1 t
dill SEED
1 t
Beau Monde
2
round loaves of onion rye (opt., can also use recipe as dip for vegetables or crackers)

Instructions

Mix together the day before. (Can be used as dip with vegetables, chips or crackers.)

To serve as a “Buckeye Dip” (serves a large crowd): Double the above recipe. Buy 2 round loaves of onion rye (one whole, one sliced). The whole loaf, cut out center and hollow out the bread and tear or cut up in chunks. The sliced loaf, cut in bite-size chunks. When ready to serve, pour dip into hollowed out loaf. Guests use the chunks for dipping. When dip is gone, the loaf as the buckeye can be cut or formed in chunks and eaten. 

Notes

Great for OSU Football Season, It’s a Winner!

Banana Crush

Summary

Yield
30 glasses
SourceCalvert Poole (1979)
Prep time
4 hours
Cooking time
3 minutes
Total time
4 hours, 3 minutes

Ingredients

5
bananas (crushed)
4 c
sugar
6 c
water
1 cn
pineapple juice, unsweetened (46 oz.)
 
Juice of 2 lemons
 
Juice of 5 oranges or 1 (6-oz.) can orange juice (I used canned orange juice)

Instructions

Make a syrup by boiling sugar and water 3 minutes. Cool. Mix the juices and crushed bananas. Stir syrup into fruits and freeze. To serve, fill glasses half full with frozen mixture. Beat with a spoon and fill glasses with 7-Up or ginger ale, stirring to mix. Makes 30 (12-ounce) glasses. 

Cranberry Sparkle

Summary

Yield
3 Quarts
SourceDiane Scherer (1990)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

4 c
cranberry juice cocktail (1 qt. bottle, chilled)
2 c
orange juice (chilled)
4
bottles ginger ale or 7-Up (7 oz. bottles, chilled)
 
orange slices
 
fresh cranberries

Instructions

Place ice cubes in punch bowl. Add fruit juices; stir. Pour carbonated beverage carefully down side of bowl. Float orange slices and whole fresh cranberries, just before serving. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 quarts. 

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