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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Yummy and "Healthy" New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipe

Sip on something a little sweet, with a little kick, and definitely a tummy tamer!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(recipe and photo taken from foodnetwork.com)

Champagne Ginger Cocktail
Ingredients
Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sliced ginger (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup vodka

Directions
Simmer water, 1/2 cup sugar and sliced ginger in a small saucepan for 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in vodka. Chill for 2 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, strain to remove the ginger pieces.

Cocktail and Garnish:

2 tablespoons sugar
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
3 tablespoons candied ginger, cubed for garnish
1 bottle chilled sparkling wine

Spread the sugar into a thin layer on a plate. Coat the rim of the glass with the juice from the lemon wedge and immediately dredge in the plate of sugar.
Add a few pieces of candied ginger to each glass. Pour 1 tablespoon of the ginger-infused simple syrup over the ginger pieces and top with the sparkling wine until the glass is 2/3 full.

I know this will be my signiture drink to end '09

xoxo
Ronita

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