Wishing You a Merry Christmas 2022

My small gift to you is a simple recipe to liven up your holiday libations. I have recently discovered Chandon (pronounced with a soft CH and pursed lips…not a hard CH like chowder…think Paris, not Boston. I mention this because I got some side-eye looks and barely civil correction before I learned better). But I digress a bit. I discovered Chandon Garden Spritz, a sparkling wine with traces or bitters and oranges. It’s become a favorite despite being a little difficult to find locally.

I make ice cubes out of cranberry pomegranate juice using orange chunks, rosemary springs and fresh cranberries. These ice cubes are festive and tasty in the Spritz drink. I call it Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Spritz just to amuse myself. I’m sure they would liven up most drinks that need a little ice.

Although difficult to find locally, I do find it at Mile Marker One restaurant so kudos to them! They even have cute little Chandon Garden Spritz pillows decorating some furniture. So, in addition to the fine menu offerings for your meals, there are also very fine offerings behind the bar. The ice cubes are my own though……try it! Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for your continued support of the blog and the podcast. Although we are not broadcasting today, we hope to “see” you again soon.

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