Thursday, November 09, 2006

Shameless plug...
and Thanksgiving Cocktails

Ok, so do you blame me for being excited about my article on Thanksgiving Cocktails in Rachael Ray's magazine this month? I mean, come on, people, this is totally great.

Rachael Ray is a gal after my own heart. She loves to travel and, like me, eats her way through a new town, judging the place largely on what it has to offer in the way of regional specialties. On top of that, she shares fun recipes with the ones she loves, in her case, the TV-viewing public. In my case, you Sipsters!

Here are a couple of drinks featured in this month's article. I suppose I should encourage you to go out and buy the magazine... hmm...moral dilemma... Well, I'll only share two recipes. You can get the third one from the news stand or on her website...

Apple Pie Shooter
1 oz. Eau de Vie Pomme (apple brandy)
1 oz. apple cider
1 tsp. whipped cream
Pinch nutmeg

Pour apple brandy and cider into a shot glass. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Cranberry Punch (24 servings)
1 liter Finlandia cranberry-flavored Vodka
6 cups white cranberry juice
2 cups cran-raspberry juice
3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice
2 cups fresh lemon sour*
1/2 cup Rose’s Cocktail Infusions Cranberry Twist
1 bottle chilled sparkling wine
Sliced orange wheels
1/2 pound fresh or frozen raspberries

Pour vodka, juices, lemon sour and Rose’s Cranberry Twist in a large bowl. Add orange wheels, for decoration. Place a couple of raspberries into the bottom of each wine goblet, or martini glass, fill with punch, top with champagne, and serve.
(*Lemon sour mix: 1 part simple syrup, 1 part lemon juice)

**All of these photos (which are also in the article) came from Rachael Ray's website.


Lonnie Bruner said...

Wait, is that true? If so, congrats! said...

Hell ya, brotha. And, thanks!