Thanksgiving Punch

Thanksgiving Punch is a delicious rum cocktail full of warm spices and fresh lemon juice. It is perfect to serve before, during, or after your Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Punch, a rum based cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving!  | ChezCateyLou.com

Last week on ChezCateyLou, Cate gave you all the recipes you need to put together a successful Thanksgiving meal.  That’s all well and good, but surely you’ll need something to help you survive the other seven hours of the day when you’re not stuffing your face.  That’s where this delicious Thanksgiving Punch recipe comes in handy.

* This post also appears on The Nobler Experiment.  The Nobler Experiment is an excellent blog that focuses on all things alcohol related.  You should head over there right now to check out their Thanksgiving content, including more cocktail recipes and wine and beer recommendations for the big day.   … 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | chezcateylou.com

I have been cooking so much with yogurt in the past few weeks! As I mentioned when I made this delicious chocolate snack cake, the nice people at Chobani sent me some yogurt to play around with. TheBetterHalf and I have been making all kinds of great recipes with yogurt.

Some favorites were:

The possibilities with yogurt are endless!  But one of my favorite ways to use yogurt is by making a smoothie. I had some leftover pumpkin from making my pumpkin doughnuts  so I decided to whip up a pumpkin pie smoothie! … 

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Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

This healthy pineapple coconut smoothie tastes rich and creamy, but the whole thing only has 214 calories! It is like a tropical vacation in a glass!

Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie | ChezCateyLou.com

It is finally starting to feel like summer!  Which means I want to eat ice cream pretty much all the time (TheBetterhalf: How is this different from winter?).  NYC is dangerous for me – there is an ice cream or fro-yo store on almost every block.  But rather than giving in to the temptation the other day,  I decided to make a coconut smoothie to satisfy my craving for a frozen treat.  I like to make my smoothies with yogurt and milk so that they are creamy and make it seem like I’m drinking a milkshake.  But I use almond milk and fat free yogurt, so the calorie count stays low and there is very little fat.  I went with a pineapple coconut smoothie to really make myself feel like I was on vacation!  The entire thing only has 214 calories, and this make a huge smoothie!  For those looking for a fun drink to make over the long holiday weekend, this pineapple coconut smoothie would also be great with a little rum added in.  Cheers!   … 

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Pineapple Mint Tequila Mojito

This Pineapple Mint Tequila Mojito is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that will be the hit of any party! The tart lime tastes amazing with the sweet pineapple!

Pineapple Mint Tequila Mojito - a delicious and refreshing cocktail! | ChezCateyLou.com

It’s finally Friday! I don’t know about you, but I could use a cocktail (or two)! This refreshing pineapple mint tequila mojito will do the trick! This cocktail is delicious. The light sweetness from the mint simple syrup and the fresh pineapple complements the tequila and lime perfectly. Top it off with club soda for some bubbly action and you have a perfect cocktail! The original recipe calls for rum, but TheBetterHalf and I prefer tequila mojito. I think this would also be great with vodka. I decided to put a sugared lime rim on our cocktails because it looks so pretty – and because I am a fan of sugar if you couldn’t tell. It is so easy, just zest one or two of your limes and mix it with some sugar. Cheers! Hope you all have a great weekend.  … 

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