Just in time for the holidays! I have two great drink recipes to share with those of you whose idea of cooking is making fun cocktails. I tried these delicious drinks while attending the Design Beats: Makers event hosted by WIRED and Marriott Hotels & Resorts at the Marriott San Francisco Union Square. The event was part of the ongoing #Culturazzi series and I was one of the lucky attendees chosen to enjoy wine and cocktails with the Marriott team.
Shake and Serve Simplicity
These delicious recipes are a perfect addition to your holiday party cocktail menu or as a personal treat after a long day of holiday shopping.
Sweet & Spicy Martini
|Maple Crown Royal (2 oz.)
M&R Red Vermouth (.5 oz.)
Blood Orange Bitters (.5 oz.)
Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass
Garnish with a cinnamon stick as a finishing touch
The maple infused Crown Royal adds just enough sweetness to make it the perfect cocktail to enjoy with a rich chocolate dessert or just about any post dinner indulgence.
|Need some great wine choices for your upcoming holiday parties and festivities? If you love wine like I do, you probably also enjoy discovering new vintages and adding them to your list of favorites. I had an opportunity to try a host of delightful wines.
Here’s a list of some of the vintages I enjoyed:
Chardonnay, Morgan “Metallico” Un-oaked, Monterey, 2011
|My favorite was the chardonnay, Morgan – simply delicious with subtle hints of tropical fruit. And yes, I agree with Oliver Wendell Holmes “Wine is a food “ ツ just as some of you may think making cocktails is cooking.
Please try these two recipes and let me know what you think.
|Photography by Ann Tran|