Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Foodday: New Year's Eve

Happy last Friday of 2011! I wish you a safe and happy weekend. Today is a special Friday Foodday with specialty cocktails!

Champagne Punch
c/o Food Network
  • 1 can (20-ounce) crushed pineapple in heavy syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) chilled inexpensive brut Champagne
In a large punch bowl or pitcher, stir pineapple, lemon juice, cherry juice, rum, and brandy to blend. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Add Champagne just before serving. 

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
  •     1-ounce cranberry juice (sweetened)
  •     1 wedge lime
  •     Champagne or sparkling wine
  •     Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
In a chilled Champagne flute add cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with Champagne. Garnish with 3 or 4 cranberries.

Pear Champagne Cocktail
c/o Goodbooze
Chilled champagne
Pear Brandy
Fresh pear, chopped (remove the skin first, if you like, but we don’t)
Turbinado (raw) sugar

Drop a few pieces of pear into the bottom of a champagne flute and sprinkle some sugar over the top. Let sit for a few minutes while the sugar softens, then pour 1 ounce of pear brandy over the pear. Allow to macerate for 15 minutes, then top with chilled champagne. 

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