Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful 2010 and I send best wishes to a successful, happy and prosperous 2011. To close out the year and to kick off the next I have a quick and easy cocktail, Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail, that will get you through this evening or any Sunday brunch or wedding shower.
Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail
1 – 2 Tbsp. Pomegranate Juice, to taste
Prosecco, Champagne or your favorite sparkling wine.
Add 1-2 Tbsp. of pomegranate juice to each champagne glass, top off with Prosecco. Toast with someone special and enjoy!
Thanks so much to the wonderful people at POM Wonderful who sent me a case of Pomegranate juice. Delicious and healthy — a great combination when you can find it. Stand by for more pomegranate recipes in 2011.
Yes, I suppose you can use this whisk for mixing cocktails but I love it for whisking together marinades, salad dressings, a flour slurry or any other small job. The petite whisk head fits perfectly into small prep containers such as ramekins or measuring cups. Next time your scrambling just one or two eggs for breakfast, put down the fork and pick up a cocktail whisk.
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Wow, it’s been a hectic three weeks. Trips to St. Joseph, Houston, Atlanta and Houston again. A water heater broken, which meant a weekend of showering at friends’ houses and a patio re-paved, which meant a weekend of replanting flower beds. Just one of these stresses would call for some chocolate. Add them all together and that calls for a cocktail. Why not have the best of both — a chocolate cocktail?
Generally I’m a reluctant tomato juice drinker, opting for it only when served fortified and with a celery stalk. This tomato juice recipe may make a sober tomato juice drinker out of me. It’s rich with a roasted tomato and salty celery flavor. Wow, if it taste this great straight imagine what a shot of vodka, pickled okra and a dash of Worcestershire will do for it.
Isn’t it funny how friends always know what your thinking and exactly what you need ? This week I’ve been thinking mostly two things: “Wow, it’s hot. I need something cold to drink.” and “Gawd, I’m exhausted, MUST HAVE CAFFEINE!” And then, lo and behold, I find my friend Casey’s posts about iced coffee. Continue reading