Recipes

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,

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,

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.

Cinnamon Cider KISS

Cinnamon Cider KISS

A sip of Autumn: This drink is as healthy as it is refreshing. Enjoy it hot or cold as an alternative to hot chocolate and coffee. Make it by the pitcher!

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.

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.

All Natural Spearmint Ice Cream

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

Moistened Pound Cake

Add minty sweetness and moisture to your favorite loaf cake.

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.

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.

Autumn KISS Toddy

Autumn KISS Toddy

Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!

Hot Mocha Kiss

A warming dessert drink for a cold winter day.

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!

Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini

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

Lemon Blueberry KISS

Captures the winning flavor combination of lemon and blueberry.

Cranberry KISS

A nice, all-natural cocktail for the holidays.

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.

Raspberry-Mint Bellinis

Lovely for brunch, nicely balanced.

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

Strawberry Mojito

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

Strawberry Mint Margarita

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

Pineapple Chipotle Kiss

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

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).

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).

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).

Açaí Delight

An antioxidant refresher, accented with crisp cucumber and mint.

Mint Julep Egg Cream

The "Winter Cousin" of the Mint Julep.

Sweet and Spicy OJ

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

Whiskey Peach KISS

Crafty use for over-ripe peaches...

Mint-kissed Roasted Beet and Strawberry Salad

This delightful cold salad packs an antioxidant punch!

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.

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!

Champagne with Raspberry KISS

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

Cinnamon Whiskey-Glazed Molasses Cookies

Delicious holiday cookies with a kick… and a KISS. The aroma itself makes it worth the effort!

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!

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.

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).

Roasted Butternet Squash with Sweet Cinnamon

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Cinnamon

A KISS of cinnamon enhances the sweetness of roasted butternut squash. For a fall stunner, year-round, try it with sweet potatoes too!

Cinnamon Latte

Much tastier than the popular coffeehouse version, and completely free of artificial additives.

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!

Sparkling Apricot Mint Sour

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

White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria KISS

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