Recipes

Pear-and-Apple Sauce

Pear-and-Apple Sauce
Why limit applesauce to one fruit? Pears pair well with cinnamon too! Serve warm as an accompaniment to pork chops, or enjoy it chilled with cottage cheese and sliced almonds (as a light snack) or by itself, as a dessert.

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Cinnamon Cider

Cinnamon Cider
Take a sip of autumn: Cinnamon Cider is the perfect complement to all natural, unsweetened apple cider (fresh-pressed is the best). This drink is healthy and refreshing.
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Cinnamon-kissed Whipped Cream

Cinnamon-KISS Whipped Cream
Sinfully delicious as a topping for hot cocktails such as Mexican Hot Chocolate (with Tequila). A yummy addition to your favorite latte or a slice of freshly baked gingerbread, too. Make with electric beaters or use a whipped cream dispenser (instructions for both methods follow).
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Cinnamon Latte

Cinnamon Latte
Free of artificial ingredients, and much tastier than the popular coffeehouse version.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate


Sure to provide warmth on a cold evening. Hot chocolate, with vanilla, cinnamon, and chili pepper – and of course, tequila. Add a spoon of Cinnamon-kissed whipped cream for more of a treat.
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Hot Cinnamon Whiskey

Hot Cinnamon Whiskey
Make your own – all natural – version of this popular cocktail using your favorite brand of whiskey. If you like it sweeter, add a bit more Cinnamon KISS®. If you can stand more heat, add a second dash of hot sauce.
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Autumn KISS Toddy

Autumn KISS Toddy
Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!
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Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz

Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz
Adapt your Mimosas and Bellinis to this Fall/Winter version. Perfect for brunch!
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Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

Gluhwein (Hot Mulled Wine)
For a holiday punch that will warm your belly: hot red wine spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and fresh orange.
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Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

Mint Julep Bourbon BallsAn adaptation of the classic recipe in the cookbook Dishing Up Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors, Patrick Evans-Hylton, Storey Publishing, 2013.
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Pineapple Chipotle Kiss

Pineapple Chipotle KissDrink with caution! Provides a last sip that’s both hot & sweet.

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Champagne Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Champagne Kiss for Valentine's DayEveryone deserves a kiss® on Valentine’s Day!

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Mint-Kissed Bourbon Egg Cream

Mint-Kissed Bourbon Egg Cream
The “Winter Cousin” of the Mint Julep.

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Hot Mocha Kiss

Hot Mocha Kiss
A sure way to warm up on a cold winter’s day.

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Fireball Hot Kiss

Fireball Hot KissFiery hot cinnamon whiskey, balanced by sweet OJ & cool mint.

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Cranberry Kiss

Cranberry Kiss
A nice, all-natural cocktail for the holidays.

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The Dogwood

The Dogwood
Elderflower and mint are the stars of this dynamic duo. You’ll find it at the popular KITCHEN 64 restaurant on the Boulevard in Richmond, VA.

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Sparkling Apricot Mint Sour

Sparkling Apricot Mint Sour
Prosecco is the perfect complement to apricot nectar, gin, and mint. You’ll love this late-summer cocktail.

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Sweet Tea Vodka Kiss

Sweet Tea Vodka KISS
You control the level of sweetness and quality of vodka with this all-natural alternative to pre-mixed Sweet Tea Vodka brands.

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Mint Julep Kiss

Mint Julep KISS
The quintessential Southern classic: perfect at Derby time and year-round, too. No need to muddle fresh mint! Just add a Kiss® to your favorite bourbon over crushed ice and sip slowly.

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Mojito Kiss

Mojito KISS
This Cuban classic can be a snap to prepare! There’s no need to muddle fresh mint with Spearmint-infused Kiss. Save time & effort, and save your fresh leaves for garnishing.

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Strawberry Mint Mojito

Strawberry Mint MojitoPersonalize the Mojito with your favorite flavored rum and fresh fruit.

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Whiskey Peach Kiss

Whiskey Peach Kiss
Crafty use for over-ripe peaches at Summer’s end.

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Raspberry-Mint Bellinis

Raspberry-Mint Bellinis
Lovely for brunch, nicely balanced.

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Strawberry Mint Margarita

Strawberry Mint Margarita
Try this Cinco de Mayo classic at home! Substitute strawberries with raspberries, mango, peaches or other fruit as desired.

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Açaí Delight

Açaí Delight
An antioxidant refresher, accented with crisp cucumber.

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Mint Marnier Kiss

Mint Marnier Kiss
Orange and mint shine in this winner from Nick Monroy of Maxines Bistro & Bar in South Beach, Miami.

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South Beach Catalina Kiss

South Beach Catalina Kiss
Straight from the South Beach strip, this cocktail offers fresh mint flavor in a martini glass. Contributed by Nick Monroy of Maxines Bistro & Bar

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White Wine Sangria KISS

White Wine Sangria KISS
Crisp and refreshing, a pitcher of this sangria adds elegance and refreshment to warm weather activities.

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Lemon Blueberry KISS

Lemon Blueberry KISS
Captures the winning flavor combination of lemon and blueberry.

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Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini

Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini
This delightful blend of fresh, tart, and sweet flavors is like summer in a cocktail.

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Sweet Grapefruit Kiss

Sweet Grapefruit Kiss
Another sweet (& sour) treat, served at Virginia’s Executive Mansion.

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Chocolate Mint Kiss

Chocolate Mint Kiss
This sweet treat comes from Virginia’s Executive Mansion, home to the Governor of Virginia. Their efforts to “Choose the Commonwealth” encourages them to use locally-sourced food and beverages.

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Halloween “Kiss of Death”

Halloween Kiss of Death
Made with blood orange and Muerto tequila.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Halloween “Kiss of Death” (by Chocolate)

Halloween Kiss of Death (by Chocolate)
Use cranberries as a festive garnish to mimic droplets of blood.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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Mint Julep Cupcakes

Mint Julep Cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes with Bourbon cream filling and Spearmint-kissed butter cream icing
Serve these at your Derby Party (or enjoy a taste of Spring, year-round!)

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Raspberry Mojito Pound Cake

Raspberry Mojito Pound Cake
2nd PLACE WINNER!
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Mark Boggs, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Spearmint-Glazed Corned Beef

Spearmint-Glazed Corned Beef
1st PLACE WINNER!
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Chelsie Barrett, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Red Quinoa with Minted Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

Red Quinoa with Minted Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts served in Spearmint Portobello Mushrooms
2nd PLACE WINNER!
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Michelle Rateau, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Apple-Kissed Pork Apple Tenderloin

Apple-Kissed Pork Apple Tenderloin
3rd PLACE WINNER!
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Darling Saunders, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Braised Spearmint Pork Short Ribs with Poached Mushrooms

Braised Spearmint Pork Short Ribs with Poached Mushrooms
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Tyler Bernier, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Lamb Sausage with Minty Tzatziki Sauce & Crispy Pita Chips

Lamb Sausage with Minty Tzatziki Sauce and Crispy Pita Chips
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Robyn Comer, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Grilled Zucchini & Yellow Squash with a Kiss of Mint Vinaigrette

Grilled Zucchini & Yellow Squash with KISS of Mint Vinaigrette
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Michelle Rateau, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.

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Mint-Kissed Vinaigrette Dressing over Kiss Salad

Mint-Kissed Vinaigrette Dressing over Kiss Salad
Submitted for the KISS® Recipe Contest by Mark Boggs, Fall 2013 student of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program at Stratford University’s Richmond, VA campus.
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Mint Julep Cheesecake

Mint Julep Cheesecake
Courtesy Chef Steven Stuart II for TENN-SIXTEEN FOOD & DRINK, Nashville, TN
“The star of our Dessert Menu”
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All-Natural Spearmint Ice Cream

All-Natural Spearmint Ice Cream
Unbelievably delicious! If you have an ice-cream maker, this recipe is a must-try.

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Raspberry Mint Coulis

Raspberry Mint Coulis
Use this versatile sauce instead of maple syrup over pancakes/waffles, or as a topping for ice cream. It’s also delicious with savory dishes; e.g. drizzle it over pan-seared, peppered salmon.

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