Toast To Our 1st Year!!!

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Celebrating the 1st year of The Project For The Day! Hope everyone has found something new and interesting to try out, I know I have. And during these Covid days I started making changes to my daily routine that have improved both my health and my wallet! So thanks again for stopping by and in honor of this special day I am putting together a list of 5 drink recipes to toasted with or if you just need a drink since it’s a Monday:

Raspberry Mint Prosecco Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup prosecco
  • 2 tbsp limoncello
  • 1/2 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 1 large mint leaf
  • fresh raspberries, as garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to your blender. Combine until the drink is frothy and the mint is finely chopped.
  • Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.

CRANBERRY ROSEMARY BOURBON COCKTAILS

INGREDIENTS 

Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup cranberries fresh
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest zest of one orange
  • 1 tsp rosemary fresh and roughly chopped

For the cocktails

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 tab cranberry sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice 1 squeeze of a lime juice
  • 1/2 bottles ginger beer
  • ice
  • 1 wedge lime
  • 3 fresh cranberries use as many as you want for looks
  • 1 sprig rosemary fresh

INSTRUCTIONS 

Cranberry Sauce

  • Place ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil and reduce heat.
  • Simmer 10 to 15 minutes, or until cranberries have burst and sauce is thick.
  • Set aside to cool

Cocktail

  • Place 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce in bottom of glass.
  • Top with bourbon, orange juice, lime juice and ice
  • Top with ginger beer until desired strength has been reached
  • Garnish with lime, cranberries and rosemary.

Whiskey Champagne Cocktail

INGREDIENTS 

• ½ oz Irish Whiskey
• 3 oz Champagne
• 3 Ripe Strawberries, divided
• 2 Ice Cubes


INSTRUCTIONS 

• Place 2 strawberries inside a tall glass. Set aside.
• Break ice cubes into shards.
• Combine ice whiskey, champagne and ice shards in cocktail shaker; stir (don’t shake).
• Pour Whiskey Champagne over strawberries.
• Garnish with remaining strawberry.
• Serve.

Cranberry Mojito Punch

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup loose fresh mint plus some for garnish
  • 2 limes sliced and divided
  • 1 cup cranberries plus some for garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice concentrate thawed
  • 12 ounces lime seltzer
  • crushed ice

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Add sugar and mint to a pitcher and muddle.
  • Add the slices of one lime along with 1 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries to the pitcher.
  • Pour in fresh squeezed lime juice and rum, stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Pour in cranberry juice concentrate and stir.
  • Top off with seltzer or sparkling water.
  • Fill glasses with crushed ice, pour punch over ice and garnish with cranberries, mint, and a fun straw.

And My Favorite Christmosas!!!

SOURCE: Best Christmas Mimosas Recipe – How to Make Christmosas (delish.com)

INGREDIENTS

 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped

1 cup whole fresh cranberries

1 cup green grapes, halved

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1 cup sparkling grape juice

1 (750-ml.) bottle Champagne (I love Wilson Creek Almond), Prosecco, or Cava

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds. Pour over sparkling grape juice and Champagne and stir well to serve.

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