Don’t Forget the Kiddos

Now, usually, Edgyplate uses The Scene to highlight the most wonderful drinks the adult beverage industry has to offer, but since Thanksgiving is about family…we can’t leave the kid’s...
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Now, usually, Edgyplate uses The Scene to highlight the most wonderful drinks the adult beverage industry has to offer, but since Thanksgiving is about family…we can’t leave the kid’s out.  When I was a kid, we had water (period).  If we were lucky, my grandma would make her famous sherbet punch, those were the days.  Now that I have little ones of my own, I wanted to create a drink that made them feel as special as adults do when have a warming cocktail.

I found this recipe on Food Network and I thought it looked so fun and yummy, I am definitely trying this one out next week.

Pecan Pie Soda

Directions

Bring 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup each toasted pecans and maple syrup, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon each vanilla and lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to a boil, then simmer, reducing to 3/4 cup, about 40 minutes. Strain and let cool. Stir about 3 tablespoons syrup into a glass and add about 8 ounces of seltzer, stirring until combined. Garnish with the pecans.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/pecan-pie-soda-recipe.html

One more, just in case the seltzer doesn’t appeal to the moms out there.

Minty Chip Frappe

Ingredients

2 scoops mint chocolate chip ice cream

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup mini-chocolate chips

1 cup ice

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Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and frothy. Serve in a tall glass.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/minty-chip-frappe-recipe.html

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