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Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails

Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails
  Total Time: 10 mins    Servings: 8  
Cal: 119     Fat: 0g   Carbs: 7g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 seedless oranges, halved and juiced
  • Peel of 1/2 orange, cut into 8 thin strips, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup(s) red cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup(s) sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica)
  • 1/4 cup(s) blended Scotch (such as Famous Grouse)
  • 1 bottle(s) champagne or other dry sparkling wine (such as Domaine Saint Vincent Brut), chilled

 

Directions

  1. Transfer orange juice to a blender. Add cherries and blend until fruit is pureed. Strain juice into a pitcher. Stir in vermouth and Scotch.
  2. Divide cocktail mixture among 8 glasses and top off each with about 1/3 cup champagne. Garnish with orange peels.

 

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Posted Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Drinks

 
 
 

Pomegranate Cosmos

Pomegranate Cosmos
  Total Time: 10 mins    Servings: 12  
Cal: 188     Fat: 0g 
Protein: 0g     Potassium: 107mg     Carbs: 17g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 1/4 cups vodka
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup ginger juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine “bar sugar,” plus more for the rims
  • Strips of lime zest, for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Mix pomegranate juice, vodka, lime juice, Cointreau (or Grand Marnier), ginger juice and sugar in a large pitcher.
  2. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add 1/2 cup Cosmo mix, and shake until the shaker turns frosty and cold. Dip the rim of a martini (or highball) glass into water and then in sugar (to “sugar the rim”). Strain the drink into the martini glass (or over fresh ice in the highball glass). Garnish with a twist of lime zest, if desired.

 

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Posted Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Drinks

 
 
 

Healthy New Year Recipes 2013!

Healthy New Year Recipes 2013!

It's almost 2013 and where did 2012 go?  On the bright side, we are still alive having survived the Mayan December 21 apocalypse.  Bad news, we still have to go to work and pay bills.  Well with the upcoming parties and festivities associated with the New Year, we decided to help ease the temptation. So as you go into the new year, we compiled some healthy alternatives that pack a really yummy punch for everyone's party pleasure!  Let us know your favorite or others for us to try.  

 

Pomegranite ChampagnePomegranate Champagne Punch

 

   

Spicy Shrimp Kebab

Spicy Shrimp Kebabs

 

 

Eggplant Dip

 

Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip)

 

   

Artichoke HeartsSpinach & Brie Topped Artichoke Hearts

 

     

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Posted Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 by Michael Gonzales in Holiday Happenings, Recipes, Appetizers, Drinks, Entrees, Side Dish

 
 
 

Double Red Sangria

Double Red Sangria

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings     Serving Size: 1 cup
    Calories per serving: 173     Fat per serving: 0

 

  

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle light red wine (like pinot noir)
  • 1 cup chopped red grapes
  • 1 cup chopped oranges
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 2 tbs. boiling water
  • 2 cups seltzer water

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, combine one bottle light red wine (like pinot noir), 1 cup chopped red grapes, 1 cup chopped oranges, and ¼ cup orange liqueur.
  2. Stir in 2 tbs. honey thinned with 2 tbs. boiling water.
  3. Chill for at least an hour; add 2 cups seltzer water right before serving.

Notes

Modified from Fitnessmagazine.com

 

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Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Drinks