Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pomegranate Sangria

Well it is about that time of year! Thanksgiving is on its way and then in a blink it will be christmas. One thing that I love about the holidays that I can start enjoying now is my Pomegranite Sangria. I love this drink so much, obviously I would there is wine it, but also I think it's healthy because there is the great antioxidant booster pomegranite juice in it. I triple or quadruple the recipe and just keep it my fridge through Thanksgiving. I let everything rest at least one night before drinking so that all of the fruit gets completely saturated. The little pomegranites look like floating jewels in this drink. This is not only a beautiful cocktail but it is refreshing and utterly fabulous. I only wish Thanksgiving was year round. I hope you will share with me my tradition and try this libation.

Ingredients for Sangria

1 bottle fruity red wine
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 large orange, halved and thinly sliced
1 green apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup red grapes, sliced in 1/2
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 48 hours before serving. Serve over ice.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Roux's first Snow

It has been a little while since i have blogged, but I am still around and staying busy. We just had our first snow fall last week in Iowa and "Big" baby Roux had her first wintry experience. Roux officially loves snow and waits longingly until she can get outside and run around in it. For everyone back in New Orleans; the Beast (now 85 pounds, however someone told me that she looks skinny) is coming home with us for Christmas so be prepared for some slobbery fun.