Turkey Brining Basics:

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on November 3, 2013

I used to think that brining a turkey was a worthless excercise of time and money.  That is until three years ago, when Sandi and I made up an Apple/Bourbon brine and soaked our 17# turkey for 24 hours in the mixture. The result was jawdropping! Here’s what you need to know to successfully brine your turkey. (Try it on …

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Apple-Cinnamon Slurp

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on November 2, 2013

Fall is apple time. This delicious libation gives us the wonderful flavor of this popular fruit with a little adult kick added in!

Ingredients: 1.5oz. vodka, 1/4oz. apple schnapps,2oz.apple cider, 2oz.guava juice, 1 small pinch of cinnamon, 1 egg white, sugar and Angostrura bitters.

Preparation: In a tall collins glass filled with ice, add the vodka, schnapps, apple cider and guava juice. In …

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Spiced Cranberry Cider

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on October 26, 2013

Flavorful, warming, healthy—all good qualities of this family friendly libation–and one you can mix up and serve at your Halloween or Harvest Fest gatherings

INGREDIENTS:       

1Qt. Apple Cider

1 Qt. Water               

1/2 cup dried cranberries
12 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon crushed whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole allspice

2 oranges, cut into rounds

PREPARATION: In a large saucepan combine the cider, water and spice mix. Warn up over medium heat. Do …

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Spiced Pear Punch

Posted by Alpha Broadcasting on October 19, 2013

Fresh pears are in abundance right now-and as Oregon’s “Official state fruit”, thought this libation would be a good one to enjoy with friends. It’s Spiced Pear Punch!

Ingredients: 2 pears-cored and sliced, 2 Granny Smith apples-cored and sliced, 20 whole cloves, 1 tsp. nutmeg-ground, 3oz. Damiana liqueur,1-750 ml bottle dry while wine-chilled, 1-750 ml bottle champagne-chilled.

Preparation: Place pears, apples, nutmeg …

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Hot Harvest Apple Cider

Posted by Mr BBQ on October 13, 2013

Warm and aromatic, this is a delicious way to savor Fall.

The aroma of this delicious drink with excite the senses, and please the palate. Makes enough for 8-10 servings. Drink in the fall!

Ingredients: 2 qts. apple cider, 1 qt. pear juice, 48 whole cloves, 1 large orange-unpeeled,1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice, 3 cinnamon sticks.

Preparation: …

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