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Holiday Sangria

Please the adults on Christmas Day with this festive twist on classic sangria. Ingredients 3 limes 750ml bottle dry white wine, chilled 1/4 cup brandy 1/3 cup sugar 1 small apple, thinly sliced 125g raspberries 3 cups ice cubes 2 cups chilled club soda or soda water Directions Step 1 Juice 2 limes (you’ll need 2 … Continue reading Holiday Sangria

11 Holiday Wine Pairings

1. Smoked salmon + champagne or sauvignon blanc Champagne is the more festive pairing but Sauvignon is the better match, in preference. 2. Oysters + Chablis A French tradition so a French wine. Muscadet and Picpoul de Pinet, both from oyster producing areas are also good options. 3. Duck (or chicken) liver parfait + pinot gris You could even go for … Continue reading 11 Holiday Wine Pairings

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Easy and luscious mini cheesecakes, flavoured for the season. Served in individual portions making this a perfect party dessert. Ingredients Crust ingredients: 1 C graham cracker crumbs roughly 6 full sheets store bought graham crackers 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp nutmeg Cheesecake ingredients: 12 oz cream cheese room temperature 1/2 C granulated sugar 1/2 C eggnog 1 Tbsp all purpose flour 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1 large egg Instructions … Continue reading Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Boozy Chocolate Pecan Parfaits

Ingredients Vanilla ice cream port wine candied pecans – I recommend using my brown sugar cinnamon spiced nuts from the blog Chocolate syrup Instructions Scoop vanilla ice cream into wine or parfait glasses. Pour port wine over ice cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup, and top with pecans. By: Laura (Grabbed from:

Boozy French Toast

This indulgent breakfast recipe is designed to be made the night before to save you time in the morning. With Irish cream, maple syrup, and loads of butter you might still end up being late to work because you refuse to leave the table! French toast isn’t exactly French. It was first introduced as a … Continue reading Boozy French Toast

8 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings

1. Pinot Noir: Pair with earthy flavours Recipes made with earthy ingredients like mushrooms and truffles taste great with reds like Pinot Noir and Dolcetto, which are light-bodied but full of savoury depth. 2. Chardonnay: Great with fatty fish or fish in a rich sauce Silky whites—like Chardonnays from California, Chile, or Australia—are delicious with fish … Continue reading 8 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings