When it comes to hosting family-friendly holiday parties, few think of offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations of the same drink. We developed this blood-orange flavored soda with children, and those who don't imbibe, in mind.Inspired by the fresh flavors and vibrant colors of blood oranges, which appear in markets just before Christmas, and the unique shape of the red glass bottles of Solerno, this cocktail is simple to make, while the slightly-sweet citrus flavor is both refreshing and satisfying.Solerno is a clear Sicilian blood orange liqueur, made from whole blood orange fruit and essential oils. The bottle is a deep red, like the flesh of a blood orange, and takes on a unique design — the bottom features a punt (the indent on wine bottles) that resembles an orange juice strainer. Just looking at the bottle may make you thirsty for a cocktail.While the recipe below is for an adult version, you can leave out the liqueur for a kid-friendly blood orange soda. No one will know the difference.
This is the perfect drink to get you in the holiday spirit. You might think fireball is too strong a drink for daytime, but it is actually bottled at 33-percent alcohol by volume (making it 66 proof), meaning it contains less alcohol than traditional whisky and most vodka. Its cinnamon spiciness pairs perfectly with sweet and tart flavors of apple and cranberry, which are also common flavors for Thanksgiving dinner.
This recipe, courtesy of the beef experts at "Beef. It's What's For Dinner," proves that making a roast for the holidays or a large dinner party shouldn't be intimidating. Follow along with the video above as meat scientist Bridget Wasser explains the ins and outs of preparing your meat for cooking. Serve with the horseradish sauce and roasted fennel as instructed below, or just keep it simple with a side of roasted vegetables of your choice.
This simple recipe bakes up a beautiful, moist and delicious holiday bread. Add this recipe to your baked-goods file to make for family and friends around the holidays—it's a winner.This recipe is by Taste of Home and was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
My great-grandmother passed down this recipe to my grandma, and my family uses it as a non-alcoholic punch at family gatherings. We call it Christmas Punch because of the red color from the grenadine and because we often serve it around the holidays.This recipe is courtesy of Mary Lackey.
British culinary master Michel Roux Jr.'s warm and delicious baked apples are perfect for a Christmas-dessert. Serve hot, with chilled crème fraîche or muscavado sugar ice cream.
Wine suggestion: Saussignac, Chateau Tourmentine 1994, J M Hure
Why should you stop eating Christmas cookies just because it’s cocktail time? This decadent drink is part dessert, part cocktail, and all indulgence with the addition of ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and crushed cookie pieces.