Beverages

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Ingredients

4 oz Balducci's Prosecco
1/4 oz brandy
3/4 oz ruby port
3/4 oz orange juice

Directions

1. Pour the brandy, port and orange juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a Champagne flute.
4. Top with Balducci's Prosecco.



HENNESSY BLACK APRICOT CHAMPAGNE SUNRAY
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 1 Punch Bowl

1 375 ml bottle Hennessy Black Cognac
1 bottle of Charles de Cazanove Brut
24 oz of Orchard Apricot Liqueur
12 oz Kern's Apricot Nectar
12 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
32 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
15-20 Apricot slices
5 thinly sliced lemons
1 blood orange, halved and thinly sliced

Directions

In a large punch bowl or pitcher, add all ingredients and stir with ice.



RASPBERRIES & MANGOS IN PROSECCO

Ingredients

2 Pints Driscoll Raspberries
1 Ripe Mango
2-3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Bottle of Prosecco, (Italian Sparkling Wine)
½ Cup Goya Mango Nectar
Zest of 1 Naval Orange
5-6 Basil Leaves or Mint, torn into small pieces
6 Grindings of Fresh Black Pepper

Directions

1. Rinse and drain the raspberries. Place in a medium size bowl.
2. Peel and pit the mango. Slice into pieces similar in size to the berries. Add to the bowl with the berries.
3. Stir the fruits and add sugar to taste. Add 1 cup Prosecco, mango juice, orange zest, basil leaves and black pepper. Turn the mixture several times and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Refrigerate the bottle of Prosecco.
4. At serving time stir the fruit mixture. Have ready 8 wine or champagne glasses. Spoon some of the fruit mixture and juices into each glass. Pour Prosecco over the fruit.




POMEGRANATE MARTINI

Ingredients

1 oz POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 1/2 oz citrus vodka
1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and cold water dissolved together)
Spiraled orange rind and 4-6 Pomegranate arils for garnish
Ice cubes


Directions

Assemble all ingredients in bar or mixing glass. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with spiraled orange rind and pomegranate arils. Serve and enjoy!




POMEGRANATE POINSETTIA
Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 1 Cocktail

1 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz orange-flavored liqueur
1 oz orange juice
3 oz Jean Vesselle Rose Demi-Sec Friandise

Directions

1. Mix the first three ingredients in a tumbler with ice.
2. Slowly add the Champagne, stirring gently.
3. Strain into a Champagne flute.



VIRGIN MOJITO
Serves: 1

Ingredients

4 mint leaves
1 lime (for juicing)
1 tsp powdered sugar
4 oz Ginger ale
1 sprig of mint (for garnishing)
crushed ice

Directions

1. Put the mint leaves into a tall glass and squeeze the lime juice over them.
2. Add the powdered sugar and then muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar together. Add crushed ice.
3. Stir in the Ginger ale.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Note : if you want to make a proper Mojito with Rum, replace 4 oz ginger ale with 2 oz White Rum and 2 oz club soda.



PEACH SMOOTHIES
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 cup crushed ice
2 cups peeled and cubed fresh Peaches
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup Non fat plain Yogurt
1/2 cup Skim milk

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve with a straw.



BOLD CHIEFTAIN

Ingredients

Balducci's Prosecco
1/2 oz Makers Mark Whisky
1/2 oz orange liquor
Orange twist

Directions

1. In a champagne flute, add whisky and orange liqueur.
2. Top with chilled Balducci's Prosecco
3. Carefully zest an orange over the top of the cocktail, ensuring that the orange oils go into the drink.
4. Serve immediately.



SGROPPINO COCKTAIL
Serves: 2 cocktails

Ingredients

1 cup chilled Balducci's Prosecco
2 tablespoons chilled vodka (use a good quality brand)
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet (if you like you can even use orange sorbet)
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh Basil leaves

Directions

Pour the Balducci's Prosecco and vodka into 2 Champagne flutes, diving equally. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately.



MULLED SPICED APPLE CIDER
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

16 oz Apple cider
Orange peel from a small orange
2 tbls Balducci's mulled spices

Directions

1. Pour the apple cider into a large stainless steel saucepan.
2. Add Balducci's mulled spices and orange peel directly to the Cider (to be strained after heating).
3. On medium heat, simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove ingredients and ladle the hot apple cider into serving cups or mugs.