Recipe Roundup: Oreo Cookies and Booze

by DIY Maven

double-stuff-oreos.png Oreos

Yesterday I had a great idea for today's installment of Foodie Friday: a roundup of recipes using Oreo cookies. Little did I know that Nabisco has that pretty much covered. From beverages to pies to candies and everything in between, you can find dozens and dozens of recipes on their website featuring that quintessential black and white sandwich cookie. What they DON'T have in their collection, however, is alcoholic drinks made with Oreo. Yup, Oreo cookies and booze. For those, you gotta come here. ;)

First up is the Oreo and Irish-Cream Milkshake. As the Hungry Mouse puts it, 'it's evil and

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Red, White and Booze Part Deux

by DIY Maven

Red, White, and HPNOTIQ Blue Martini Martini Photo

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I can almost smell the sulfur in the air! Although The Fourth wouldn't be The Fourth without fireworks, it also wouldn't be The Fourth without some festive libations. Awhile back I posted a few red, white and blue boozy recipes, including non-alcoholic options for each. I thought it was time to add to our patriotic, bar tending arsenal. A search of the internet came up with some doozies.

Red,...

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Thirteen Alternative Uses For Vodka.

by Chris Gardner

As always, there's more than one. You'll note the original list includes fifteen items, but an episode of Mythbusters debunked that vodka helps with poison ivy/oak, and that it deters bees. Still, thirteen other uses can't be beat.

Thirteen Alternative Uses For Vodka.

1. Remove a bandaid with less pain.

2. Clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,

3. Clean your eyeglasses.

4. Prolong the life of razor blades

5. Clean vomit stains.

6. Use as an astringent

7. Mix with shampoo to...

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Halloween Hooch

by DIY Maven

Halloween Hooch

As they say, candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, so in the spirit of he season, I’ve scrounged around looking for cocktail recipes that put the howl in Halloween. Here’s some of the spookiest!

Vampire

  • 1 part bourbon whiskey
  • 1 part Drambuie
  • 1 part Dubonnet

Mix with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a red cherry and a twist of lemon.

Black Magic

  • 1-1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • dash of lemon

Mix the Vodka and Liqueur with cracked ice...

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Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

by DIY Maven

Red, White and Booze: DIY Cocktail Ideas for July 4th

Let’s face it, the Fourth of July is less about independence than fireworks, food and adult refreshments. For the sake of my digits, I’ll leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, and as I’m a vegetarian, you’d be better served getting barbecue advice from a meat eater, but as a kid who played ‘Bar’ with her older brothers and sisters, I feel somewhat qualified to pass on a few drink recipes.

Yankee Doodle
Combine and serve in a...

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