Wondering what to serve at your Christmas festivities this year? Or at your winter wedding? How about something luscious and bubbly like this gorgeous Pear Rum Blush from Maggie Battista – equal parts yummy and lovely! Photos by Heidi from White Loft Studio.
From Maggie: “Part rum punch and part sparkling cocktail, this Pear Rum Blush is refreshing and festive. The flavor is fruity with a kick, reminiscent of those amazing sherbet punches of our youth that took center stage at every holiday gathering. Omit the booze and add club soda for a fruity non-alcoholic soda.”
Pear Rum Blush
• 1 1/2-ounce pear juice
• 3/4-ounce dark rum
• 1-tablespoon cherry grenadine
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 ounce Prosecco
• Pear slice and cherry for garnish (optional)
1. Pour the pear juice, rum, grenadine and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake until the outside of the vessel is ice cold. Pour entire contents of shaker into a highball glass.
3. Gently pour (or float) Prosecco into the glass and garnish with pear slice and cherry.
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Pear Rum Blush Signature Cocktail18 December 2012
Rebekka Seale created the perfect recipe card for this holiday cocktail – I just love the wreath around it! Don’t miss the full recipe and photos of the Pear Rum Blush right here.
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Perfect for the holidays, Maggie Battista has created this decadent Midnight Milk Punch for us! Serve it with cookies for a midnight snack.
From Maggie: “When eggnog cartons line grocery store shelves, I know it’s time to make my homemade version. Full of brandy, rum and whiskey, the eggnog chills in the back of the fridge, waiting for holiday visitors. I also enjoy this holiday cocktail: it’s an eggless milk punch that uses a small-batch caramel or butterscotch sauce to add instant depth. This punch can also be served warm in a teacup.”
Midnight Milk Punch
• 1/3 cup whole milk
• 1/3 cup heavy cream
• 2 pinches cinnamon, plus more for garnish
• 1 heaping tablespoon of caramel sauce
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1.5 ounces brandy
1. In a small saucepan over a medium flame, heat milk, heavy cream, cinnamon, caramel sauce, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir on and off to help dissolve the caramel. Keep on the heat for just a few minutes so you don’t scald the milk. Once the caramel is dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let cool a few minutes.
2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the brandy and pour over the slightly cooled milk mixture. Cover and shake, shake, shake until a bit frothy. Pour into small glasses (about 4 ounces) and add an extra pinch of cinnamon to each for garnish.
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