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Paleo Holiday Drink Recipes

Enjoy some Irish Coffee or a White Russian with your friends and family using these paleo holiday drink recipes. We can’t wait to share these with our loved ones.

Kaluha Style Liqueur

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fine ground espresso
  • 2 1/4 cup water (divided)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 1/2 cups light rum

Directions

  1. Cold brew the coffee by combining the grounds and 1 1/4 cups of the water into a sealable glass jar, shaking it, then refrigerating the mixture for 12 to 18 hours. Strain through a coffee filter into another sealable glass jar.
  2. Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let this syrup cool to room temperature.
  3. Add cooled syrup, vanilla bean, and rum to the glass jar that contains the coffee. Let that mixture steep for 3 days, then remove the vanilla bean and bottle the liqueur.

Pumpkin Spice Kaluha 

Ingredients

  • 1  15 oz.  can of organic pumpkin puree 
  • 1/2  cup extra coconut sugar
  • 2  tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan.  Heat until combined and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Place a paper towel lined fine wire strainer over a large bowl and pour the pumpkin mixture into the paper-lined strainer.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight to allow the syrup to drain off.
  4. Add this syrup to the Kaluha style liquor recipe.

Pumpkin White Russian

Ingredients

  • 1 oz pumpkin spice Kahlua
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz sweetened condensed coconut milk

Directions

  1. Rim rocks glass with sprinkles/sugar.
  2. Combine “Kahlua”, vodka, and cream into glass over ice.
  3. Stir lightly and serve immediately.

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Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Recipe

It’s that time of year when pumpkin is just around every corner! We have pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin brownies, and pumpkin pie; so why not have pumpkin spice liqueur too! You can make your own with our pumpkin spice liqueur recipe today. This would be a great drink to enjoy on a cool night wrapped up in a cozy blanket next to the fire or serve it at a dinner party with all your friends and family. (KID FRIENDLY VERSION BELOW)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
  • 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups aged rum, such as 10 Cane Rum or Chacaca like Leblon alternately you can use Potato or Grape Vodka (Ciroc) or VuQu made from coconut

Directions

  1. Place the water and sugars in a medium saucepan, whisk to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and vanilla beans – whisk to combine and return to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the syrup is infused with flavor, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a medium fine-mesh strainer with a piece of ultrafine cheesecloth and place it over a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Pour the pumpkin mixture through the cheesecloth and let it drain undisturbed until most of the liquid has passed through and only a thick paste remains. Gently press on the paste with a rubber spatula to release any remaining liquid, then discard the contents of the strainer. (You should have about 2 cups of infused syrup.)
  3. Add the rum and stir to combine. Transfer to a 1-quart container and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  4. Seal the container tightly and store it in a cool, dark place for at least 2 days and up to 3 months before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve topped with sparkling water try ginger, cola, or lemon-lime Kombucha as a mixer.

You can also make a KID FRIENDLY PUMPKIN JUICE by omitting the alcohol and adding flavored sparkling water or kombucha for a refreshing pumpkin surprise !

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Morning Faux-jito Mocktail

Do you like to enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail from time to time? Then try our paleo faux-jito mocktail; you can enjoy this fruity sparkling water on the patio enjoying the nice spring breeze and sunshine. Just like a traditional mojito minus the alcohol this mocktail is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and legume free. You can even share it with your kiddos…if you want to.

Ingredients

  • 5 organic blackberries, raspberries, strawberries
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 3 lime slices
  • 1/2-1 tbsp raw honey
  • 6 oz sparkling mineral water, chilled
  • Ice

Directions

  1. In a pint class, muddle blackberries, mint, limes, and honey until fully mashed and dark in color. If you don’t have a bar muddler, then just use the handle of a wooden spoon and immediately rinse when done (so the wood doesn’t stain).
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour in the sparkling water.
  4. Gently mix with a long spoon until fully incorporated.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig, lime wheel, and blackberry.
  6. Drink up!