Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Food For Life

Today we are going to take a slight detour on our Food For Life road and discuss the importance of the ever so wonderful Holiday libation. That's right, cocktails for everyone! One of the best parts of getting together with family and friends is sitting back, putting your feet up and enjoying a delicious adult beverage. Here are some ideas you can cheers to this Thursday.

Pear Essence Cosmopolitan 

What you will need:
2 anjou pear slices
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 oz. of cranberry juice
1 to 2 oz. of citrus vodka
1/2 oz of triple sec
3 cranberries for garnish

To make:
In a mixing glass, muddle pear slices, lime juice and cranberry juice
Add in vodka and triple sec
Add ice to tin and shake well
Double strain into glass


What you will need:
1/2 cup of seltzer
1/4 cup of limoncello
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice
lemon peel and cranberries for garnish

To Make:
Stir together the seltzer, limoncello and cranberry juice. Pour into a glass filled with ice, garnish. 

Apple Cidercar

What you will need:
5oz. of apple cider concentrate 
5oz. of water
3oz. of Brandy
3oz. of Cointreau or Triple sec
2oz. fresh lemon juice

To Make:
in a cocktail shaker, stir together the apple cider concentrate and water. Add the brandy, cointreau and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into sugar-rimmed cocktail glasses, garnish with an apple slice. 

The Normandy

What you will need: 
9 fresh cranberries
2 thin slices of green apple
1 tsp of packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of simple syrup
1/4 cup of good quality Calvados

To make:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 6 cranberries, 1 apple slice, the brown sugar and lemon juice.
Add in the simple syrup, Calvados and a few ice cubes. Cover and shake well
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

Drink recipes and photos courtesy of Yumsugar.com