Posted on December 18, 2018
Sangria for the Holidays? Really? you may ask? Yep but not quite your traditional sangria. This one will bring some festive vibes to your party. In addition to the usual fruit suspects (apples and oranges), pomegranate and cinnamon steal the show in this amazing (and super easy) recipe. Try it and print out a few copies of it because your guests will ask for it!
For about 6 people.
1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
2 oranges sliced (keep the skin on)
2 apples sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle of red wine (mild is better. I use a red Zinfandel)
3 cups of sparkling water
Place the pomegranate seeds in a pitcher and crush with a fork or a spoon
Add the oranges, the apples, and the cinnamon
Pour the bottle of wine and mix well
Cover with a plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight
Serve in martini glasses for a vavavoom effect and don’t forget the sparkling water! Can also be served with the turkey, I swear they go really well together!
Non-alcoholic and kids friendly version: skip the wine and add a mix of apple juice and pomegranate juice instead!
Posted on December 4, 2018
Posted on October 25, 2018
This one drink brings me back to the place where I grew up, in the French Alps. It is a delicious warm drink (for both vegans and non-vegans) that combines an old traditional European hot chocolate recipe and a delicious and surprising ingredient. The beverage is enhanced with Chartreuse liqueur, which is produced by French monks from a 400-year-old recipe. Both Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse (we will use the green one in this recipe) use a secret blend of 130 herbs and plants and the entire operation is still overseen by just two monks (and manufactured near my hometown in the Alps). The liqueur has a unique taste that you probably haven’t had before, but it is worth a try as it is considered one of the best liqueurs in the world. Check with your local liquor store to see if they sell Chartreuse. If not, I have linked an online shop below that sells it. Be ready for a cup of hot cocoa with a very pleasant twist!
For one cup:
8 oz of plant milk or regular milk for non-vegans
2 tsp of hot cocoa powder (I get mine from Trader Joe’s and it is inspired by a traditional European recipe).
1/2 or 1 tbsp of green Chartreuse (Shop here)
1 tsp of brown sugar
In a cooking pot, combine the Chartreuse, the hot cocoa powder, the sugar and the plant milk. Warm up at low heat and remove right before boiling (do not boil really, I am serious here!)
Remove from heat and serve in a mug. Sit back, relax and enjoy…
Non-alcoholic and kids friendly version: Don’t add the Chartreuse and add a cinnamon stick during the warm-up process! Delicious!
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