Friday, December 2, 2011

Sip in Style

Fun Food Friday
Welcome back to Fun Food Friday.   As we enter the month of December, so too do we enter the month of parties and entertaining.  To honor the wonderful times we are about to share with loved ones and friends, I am sharing three recipes for beverages to serve.  I found Libbey citation champagne flutes that are Made in the USA.  Enjoy your beverages in one.

Citrus Punch Mocktail (This is a Weight Watchers recipe.)

 Ingredients: 1/2 cup lemon seltzer
                     1/2 cup grapefruit juice
                     splash of cranberry juice (gives red holiday flair)
                     lime or mint, for garnish
                    * Note: To make it a cocktail, use sparkling wine instead of the seltzer.
  1. In a tall glass with ice, combine the lemon seltzer (or sparkling wine), grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Garnish.

Strawberry Mocktail

Ingredients: 1 bottle sparkling water
                    2 cups pureed and strained strawberries
                  * Note: To make it a cocktail, use sparkling wine instead of the sparkling water.
  1. In a pitcher, pour the 2 cups of strawberries.
  2. Pour in the bottle of sparkling water and stir gently.

Melting Cherries

Ingredients: 1 cup grenadine
                    1 liter citrus soda or seltzer
                    18 maraschino cherries
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the grenadine and stir to combine the two.
  3. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
  4. Fill glasses with grenadine ice cubes and pour the soda over the ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with cherries.
*Note: This is great for kids.  The ice cubes melt and the drink turns red.  They love it.  It's good for Valentine's Day and 4th of July too.

Cheers - May you have health, wealth and love and the time to enjoy it all.


The purchase of the champagne flute can create 37,274 jobs.

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