Recipes

White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria KISS

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

Sparkling Apricot Mint Sour

Prosecco is the perfect complement to apricot nectar, gin, and mint. You’ll love this tasty cocktail.

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!

Cucumber Lemon-Kissed Spa Refresher

A refreshing, non-alcoholic thirst-quencher.
KISS Recipe Contest: 1st PLACE WINNER, Non-Alcoholic Beverage
Michelle Rateau
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Mojito KISS

This Cuban classic is as easy as 1-2-3! No need to muddle fresh mint - use your fresh mint leaves as a garnish instead.

Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

For an elegant dessert, offer your guests a cocktail-in-a-bite with a garnish of toasted pecans. These delightful melt-in-your-mouth treats are sure to impress!

Champagne with Raspberry KISS

An extra special cocktail for an extra special occasion, garnished with a floating raspberry.

Classic Mint Julep

The quintessential Southern classic: perfect at Derby time and year-round, too. No need to muddle fresh mint for genuine spearmint flavor. Use those fresh mint leaves as a garnish instead!

Sweet Tea Vodka KISS

No need for expensive Sweet Tea Vodka brands! Make yourself a lower cost, higher quality version. Just add a KISS to freshly-brewed iced tea along with your favorite vodka.

Mint-kissed Roasted Beet and Strawberry Salad

This delightful cold salad packs an antioxidant punch!

Whiskey Peach KISS

Crafty use for over-ripe peaches...

Sweet and Spicy OJ

Fiery hot cinnamon whiskey, balanced by sweet orange juice & cool mint.

Mint Julep Egg Cream

The "Winter Cousin" of the Mint Julep.

Açaí Delight

An antioxidant refresher, accented with crisp cucumber and mint.

Spearmint-Glazed Corned Beef

Use this sweet and spicy glaze for a Sunday supper.
KISS Recipe Contest: 1st PLACE WINNER, Savory Category
Chelsea Barret
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Raspberry Mojito Pound Cake

Satisfying pound cake with a strong influence of a raspberry mojito.
KISS Recipe Contest: 2nd PLACE WINNER, Dessert Category
Mark Boggs
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Red Quinoa with Minted Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

Red Quinoa with Minted Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

A unique, healthy, and elegant appetizer. KISS Recipe Contest: 2nd PLACE WINNER, Savory Category by Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Pineapple Chipotle Kiss

Drink with caution! Provides a last sip that's both hot & sweet.

Strawberry Mint Margarita

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

Strawberry Mojito

Personalize the Mojito with your favorite flavored rum and fresh fruit.

The Karmatini

Official cocktail of the Art 180 "Good Karma" Party. Richmond, VA-based Art180 creates art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstances

Raspberry-Mint Bellinis

Lovely for brunch, nicely balanced.

South Beach Catalina KISS

Orange and mint shine in this winner from Nick Monroy of Maxines Bistro & Bar at the Catalina Hotel in South Beach, Miami.

Cranberry KISS

A nice, all-natural cocktail for the holidays.

Lemon Blueberry KISS

Captures the winning flavor combination of lemon and blueberry.

Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini

This delightful blend of fresh, tart, and sweet flavors is like summer in a cocktail.

Whipped Cream KISS

Sinfully delicious as a topping for lattes, fresh fruit, and other desserts. Make this with your favorite flavor of Keep It Simple Syrup. Top fresh berries with spearmint cream, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream. De-lish!

Hot Mocha Kiss

A warming dessert drink for a cold winter day.

Spearmint-Kissed Hot Chocolate

Simple to make, and so much better than powdered mixes! For those who want to trade up for a better cup of hot chocolate.

Sparkling Italian Soda

The key to good Italian soda is quality syrup. KISS is the perfect accompaniment to sparkling mineral water for a lightly-sweet beverage.

Moistened Pound Cake

Add minty sweetness and moisture to your favorite loaf cake.

All Natural Spearmint Ice Cream

Unbelievably delicious! If you have an ice-cream maker, this recipe is a must-try.

Cranberry-Mint Kisses

Add these tasty jewels to cheese platters, toss a few over ice cream, or use as them a garnish in your favorite cocktail or beverage.

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.

Mint-Kissed Berries

Last-minute company? Pour KISS over frozen fruit and let it thaw. The syrup will blend with the fresh flavors of the fruit. Serve by itself, with whipped cream, or over a scoop of ice cream.

Lamb Sausage with Minty Tzatziki Sauce and Crispy Pita Chips

This is a time-consuming but heart-filled recipe for authentic cooks. Robyn Comer, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

Braised Spearmint Pork Short Ribs with Poached Mushrooms

Such incredible talent on display. Who would have thought to use a "cocktail mixer" in such a unique way? Tyler Bernier, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Beautifully light and succulent. A delicious, fruity preparation of pork.
KISS Recipe Contest: 3rd PLACE WINNER, Savory Category
Darling Saunders
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Mint-Kissed Vinaigrette over Salad

Mark Boggs, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.

Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mint-kissed Vinaigrette

Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.

Mojito Water

Hosting a party? Here's a non-alcoholic reward for the designated drivers.

Halloween “Kiss of Death” (by Chocolate)

With Crème de Cacao, vodka, and Spearmint KISS, it's frightfully delicious. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween “Kiss of Death”

Made with blood orange and Muerto tequila. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Keep It Simple Cranbery Sauce

Keep It Simple Cranberry Sauce

Chopped walnuts, sliced green grapes, oranges, and a KISS of spearmint add a unique touch to this holiday staple.

Chocolate Raspberry KISS

Raspberry Chocolate KISS

A special cocktail for Valentine's Day... all dressed up with crushed chocolate wafers.

Tyrion Lannister KISS

Tyrion Lannister KISS

Inspired by the 'Games of Thrones' character and a cocktail named in his honor, our recipe for this little shot is a bit more simple to make, and just as yummy! (Recipe makes 8 shots)

Dida’s Vineyard Mojito

Who would think a Mojito would work with Brandy instead of Rum? Try this Virginia-inspired version. It's simple, refreshing, and AMAZING!

Lucky Matcha

This is a delightful, botanical refresher, made with matcha - finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Brightened by the addition of lime and mint and spirited with gin.