Holiday Cosmopolitan Recipe

Holiday Cosmopolitan

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: lemon rind twist
  • 1 tablespoon Cranberry Reduction

Procedure:

  1. Stir together vodka, orange liqueur, Cranberry Reduction, and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds).
  2. Strain mixture into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish, if desired.

Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer Recipe

Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Servings: Makes about 9 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh rosemary sprigs

Procedure:

  1. Stir together all ingredients; serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 2 (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango (peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 banana (peeled, and chopped)
  • 10 medium strawberries (washed, and hulled)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Procedure:

  1. In a blender, whirl the mango; 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lime juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lime zest until smooth. Divide mango-lime smoothie between 2 straight-sided glasses and set aside.
  2. Rinse blender, then whirl the banana; the strawberries; 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lemon juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lemon zest until smooth.
  3. Layer banana-strawberry smoothie onto mango smoothie, gently spooning mixture around inside edge of each glass to create a clean horizontal line.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per smoothie.