On my list of best ever gifts; an unexpected crate of goodies from William-Sonoma. Courtesy of spirited family members that share our enthusiasm for crafting a cocktail.
Bitters, ginger syrup, martini olives, tools and Winter Cocktails; a collection of recipes from Maria Del Mar Sacasa. I didn’t know how much I needed this book until I read it. Recipes include hot and cold cocktails, Bartender tips, DYI liqueurs, small bites and so much more. This handy resource will spend more time in my hands than sitting on a shelf.
Tonight I have a date with a fireplace, some old holiday vinyls and Winter Cocktails.
Intoxicating recipes and photos to follow.
Red Sky Cafe, Duck NC
Red Sky is a top pick on my list of favorite restaurants. It’s a quaint establishment quietly tucked away in the little beach town of Duck, North Carolina.
The menu is creative, the cocktails urbane and the service is friendly.
The Razzie Martini
Splash of Chambord to finish
Sip on this while you baste the Turkey and brisket this holiday week.
I used LaMarca Prosecco for this cocktail. LaMarca has ample bubbles, a light fruity bouquet and a crisp refreshing finish. It also comes with a palatable price tag.
Fill your flute with chilled Prosecco
Add a splash of Pama to taste
Drop in the sugar cube
Throw in a few pomegranate seeds for both flavor and aesthetics. You’ll find the seeds in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle. If not, leave them out; it will still be tasty.
So simple to make; it looks festive and tastes delicious.
The photos are from Thanksgiving 2012. I sipped the Prosecco Cocktail while my husband basted the turkey. Enjoy, I did.
From my house to yours…Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Chanukah!