Friday, December 23, 2011

Cheers! Festive Beverages for the Holidays

In the spirit of the holiday season, now in full swing, we offer two spectacular new recipes for festive beverages. 

Lemon Fizz

For each serving:

1 scoop lemon sorbet
1 flute sparkling wine
splash of Grappa

Place all ingredients in a blender; mix til smooth.  Enjoy.

Low Octane Lemon Fizz:  for kids, designated drivers, or non drinkers of all types, substitute non-alcoholic sparkling cider for the sparkling wine and omit the Grappa.  Be sure to keep track of the different batches....We made these last Thanksgiving and my 6 year old nephew got hold of the wrong glass.  He guzzled it down, made a horrid face, acted rather silly for a bit, and fell asleep in his turkey dinner.

And this toasty treat from Chef Bill Beck of Beck's Cajun Cafe is sure to warm  your hearts and parts...
Cajunista Hottie Toddy
Serves 2
2 cups apple cider
3 oz spiced rum
juice of 1/2 lemon
5 TBSP brown sugar
2 sticks cinnamon
1/4 tsp Becks Devil Dust
Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan.  When warm, pour into mugs and enjoy.  Cheers!

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