What a year!

There is so much to process and much to be thankful for.

This was a monumental year for me with the marriage of my son and the selling of our Hamptons’ Home.

And it certainly was a monumental year for America with the results of the election, but I won’t get into politics here.

I’m grateful to all my subscribers and thank you so much for reading and commenting on our blog. We hope we’ve made a difference in your cooking, entertaining and travel this year.

My wish is that next year brings peace, more tolerance in the world, and that you take time to love your friends and families over a table laden with food and drink that you’ve prepared yourself!

Enjoy my favorite simple drinks to entertain with this New Year’s Eve!

Keep Flirting with Flavors in 2017.

I’m toasting with you!

Much love,

Pamela

 

 

Pomegranate Orange Fizz
Pomegranate Orange Fizz
Print Recipe Pomegranate Orange Fizz
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Pomegranate Orange Fizz:

  • 1 fluid ounce Pomegranate juice
  • 1 fluid ounce Orange Infused Simple Syrup
  • 3 fluid ounce Prosecco, or any sparkling wine

Orange Infused Simple Syrup:

  • 2 each Orange slices
  • 1/2 orange juiced
  • 1 cup orange juiced
  • 1 cup sugar

Garnish + Rim:

  • 1 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons White sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Infuse Simple Syrup

Instructions

Orange Simple Syrup:

  • In a small pot add sugar, water, 2 slices of orange, and orange juice. On medium-low heat let the sugar dissolve and reduce for 10 minutes.
  • When the simple syrup has reduced, turn the heat off and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before storing in the fridge.
  • For a stronger richer citrus flavor, store the syrup with the orange slices in the fridge overnight to let the syrup infuse.

Pomegranate Orange Fizz:

  • For the sugar roll the rim of each flute glass in the simple syrup and then the sugar.
  • Start the drink off by pouring 1oz pomegranate juice, 1oz orange simple syrup,and finish off with 3-4oz of sparkling wine.
  • Drop 4-5 pomegranate seeds in each drink for garnish!
  • Cheers & Happy Entertaining!

Ginger Pear Martini

Ginger Pear Martini
Ginger Pear Martini
Print Recipe Ginger Pear Martini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Keyword: Ginger Pear Martini
Servings: 6 Martinis

Ingredients

Ginger Pear Martini

  • 1/2 cup ginger simple syrup, cooled
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 3 tablespoons St. Germain Liqueur
  • 3 cups pear juice
  • 6 pear slices, garnish

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons piece ginger, peeled and shaved

Instructions

Ginger Pear Martini

  • Place all the ingredients in a pitcher.
  • Stir well, then chill in refrigerator.
  • Pour into martini glasses.
  • Garnish with pear slices.
  • Alternatively, you can shake mixture in a cocktail shaker filled with ice to chill immediately.

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, add all ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, strain, and cool.

 

Raspberry Sparkler
Raspberry Sparkler
Print Recipe Raspberry Sparkler
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or Champagne

Instructions

  • In a bowl add raspberry and sugar
  • Muddle the raspberry for two minutes until broken down
  • Let the raspberry sit for 10 minutes
  • Strain the raspberry through a fine strainer by passing a spoon through the raspberry to collect about a cup of puree
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of raspberry puree per flute
  • Fill glass with prosecco or champagne
  • Cheers!!

Holiday Sangria
Serves 5 people
Holiday Sangria
Print Recipe Holiday Sangria
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 glasses

Ingredients

Sangria

  • 2 pears peeled, and cubed
  • 1 bottle White wine (sauvignon blanc)
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 1/2 cup ginger syrup
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 Fruzen ice

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated

Instructions

Sangria

  • Pour one bottle of white wine preferably Spanish Sauvignon Blanc into a pitcher
  • Add triple sec, and simple syrup
  • Mix well and let the simple syrup dissolve
  • Add pears, and lemons
  • Finish off with cranberry Fruzen Ice
  • For extra fruit add 2 Fruzen ice in each glass
  • Enjoy!

Ginger Simple Syrup

  • In a small pot add sugar and water and mix well over low heat.
  • After 5-10 minutes the sugar should dissolve and a syrup is formed.
  • If you like a thicker syrup you can keep reducing the syrup until desired.