Archive for the ‘beverages’ Category

Watkins Extracts on Sale!

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Extracts! Extracts! Read all about it! Watkins new 8 ounce Extracts are just $5.00!  The long-lasting strength of our full flavored extracts make a great addition to your frostings, cakes, cookies, barbecue sauces, coffee, tea and so much more!

Call me, 626-536-3654, or visit us at the Monrovia Family Festival before they’re gone!

Classic Iced Tea

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

IMG_1586How do you quench your thirst on hot days?  Cool, refreshing iced tea is the  #1 choice!

Southern Sweet Tea from Southern Living

3 cups water
2 family-size tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
7 cups cold water

  1. 1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Discard tea bags. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Some other ideas to beat the heat:

add sliced plums and fresh mint to your tea

try pineapple juice and fresh pineapple in your tea for a tropical flavor

orange slices give a sunshiny Florida taste

try adding club soda and fresh berries for a fizzy drink

or cool down with cucumber slices and grated fresh ginger

and don’t forget you can create the flavor of your choice by adding 1/8 to 1/4 tsp Watkins Extract.IMG_0962

Bon appetit!


Watkins Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Baking-Cocoa-RolloverChocolate around the world – In Spain, chocolate is added to sugar, spices, cream and milk; in Vienna it’s topped with whipped cream; in Russia and Brazil coffee is added and in Mexico combined with cinnamon and orange rind.  We have our own recipe for hot chocolate;

Watkins Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa

Combine 1/4 c Watkins Baking Cocoa, 1/2 c sugar & a dash of salt in saucepan; stir in 1/3 c hot water. Bring to boil over medium heat stirring consistently for 2 min. Add 4 c milk; stir and heat – do not boil. Add 3/4 tsp Watkins Vanilla. For the Gourmet you can enjoy Peppermint Cocoa by adding 1/2 tsp Watkins Pure Peppermint Extract or Chocolate Almond Cocoa by adding 1/2 tsp Watkins Pure Almond Extract. Be creative, try other Watkins extracts, too!

Bon appetit!


Watkins Gourmet Liqueurs

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

IMG_0962Happy Valentine’s Day from!
Approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the United States on this day. Did you know that half of these cards are given to significant others, but the other half are given to other family members and children, and that school teachers receive the most valentines each and every year?

No matter who you are celebrating it with, it’s an excuse to treat yourself. Indulge in liqueurs with Watkins Extracts.


Using Watkins Extracts & Flavors
Make a base of 2 ½ cups Vodka (cheapest on market) and ½
cup sugar (sweetness to taste). Add one of the below suggested
flavors to the base. Blend on low speed in blender until
the sugar is dissolved. Stop the blender and top the blender
up to 30 oz. with distilled or filtered water. Blend again &
then bottle. Let stand over night to fully develop flavor.

AMARETTO …………………… 3 tsp Watkins Almond Ext, 4 tsp Watkins Rum
Ext & 1 tsp Chocolate Ext

BANANA ………………………..1 tsp Watkins Banana Extract

COCONUT RUM ……………. 2 tsp Watkins Coconut Extract and 1 tsp
Watkins Rum Extract

GRAND MARNIER …………. 1 ½ tsp Watkins Orange Extract

PEPPERMINT ………………….1 tsp Watkins Peppermint Extract and a little
green food coloring

RASPBERRY …………………….1 ½ tsp Watkins Raspberry Extract

STRAWBERRY ………………… 1 ½ tsp Watkins Strawberry Extract

SWISS ALMOND CHOCOLATE 1 ¼ tsp Watkins Almond Extract and 1 tsp
Watkins Chocolate Extract

Use liqueurs to flavor coffee, pour over ice cream, add to
coolers, flavor whipping cream or when a recipe calls for liqueur.

Bon appetit!