Wine & Couture: New Week - New Recipe and Fall Fav's

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Week - New Recipe and Fall Fav's

Getting into the holiday spirit with two fun drinks!  (both can be made non-alcoholic if you wish)
Spiced Holiday Punch!

Ingredients:
6 cups apple juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
12 cloves
1 2-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
6 cups cranberry juice
ginger ale or sparkling wine


Directions:
Bring 6 cups apple juice, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 12 cloves, 1 (2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger and 1 cinnamon stick to a simmer over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain, cool and chill. In a large pitcher combine with 6 cups cranberry juice. Fill glasses partway with juice mixture and top off with ginger ale or sparkling wine.


Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka

Ingredients:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup club soda
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 cup vodka
3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (about 3 limes)
Crushed ice
Key lime slices (optional)

Directions:
Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.

Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.

Both will be YUM at any holiday event!!

I try to make it a rule not to shop before Thanksgiving for myself until after the new year!
With that said I ordered the following items last week before my "rule" went into effect!
Bracelet ($35) / Purse (sale $26) / Cowl Neck Sweater ($11) / Dress ($28)

First WOW!  This bracelet is just like the Moon & Lola one I have wanted for a while (it's $68!).  The purse went from $50 down to $26 with the current Nordstrom sale!  Also, loving my Old Navy plaid dress (shown here) so I ordered this one to wear on the cooler days!  The longer sweater is just a staple!

Hope you had a great weekend and that Monday doesn't suck too bad.


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7 comments:

  1. Ooh, these drinks look good!! I'd love to try the holiday punch! ;)

    XO
    Grace @ Gracefullee Made

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    1. Yes the Holiday punch seems so easy to make and since you add the alcohol when serving it makes it easy for parties!
      xo, Lee

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  2. The pomegranate key lime vodka sounds amazing! Great party drinks for sure. Maybe I'll make one for "Friendsgiving."

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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    1. I love "Friendsgiving" it's the only kind we have and I am totally serving both of these drinks at ours! Enjoy and let me know how it turned out!
      xo, Lee

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  3. Yum yum that pomegranate key lime vodka drink is calling my name! Thanks for linking up with us!

    XO Corbin Tate
    Classy South Blog

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    1. It does call to you, doesn't it! So glad you have the link up I can be apart of.

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  4. ummm...YUM!! Thesee drinks look fabulous, I might be trying one of these this weekend. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joing our link-up :)

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.blogspot.com/

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