Hi folks. I have such a special treat for you today. I am so excited I can barely contain myself. I’m like a kid in candy store. Well, let’s be honest I am worse than most kids so I’m like a Lunatic in candy store. I have a very special guest today. Laura from A Healthy Jalapeno is here with a yummy recipe for you guys. It’s a cocktail which I know you folks never get to see here. I always feel bad I do not post more drink recipes. I am not allowed alcohol with my health issues but I always forget there are lots of wonderful drinks that can be made without the alcohol in them. So Laura is dishing up a gorgeous festive treat for us.
Before I let Laura take over first I should warn her, my nuttiness rubs off on people. I aim to corrupt humankind one recipe at a time. The hope is after Christmas Laura’s healthy ways with influence me. For now I am one brownie away from needing a nap. For those of you who don’t know Laura, she has a wonderful blog called A Healthy Jalapeno. She is a total goddess in the kitchen and is gorgeous as all get out. The love of her life has the same name as hubs. She has total cutie pie puppies. Laura makes healthy food look good and for me that says it all. I tend to lean to the indulgent side but every time I pop by her blog I am always amazed how she lives such a healthy lifestyle and makes me want to eat salad and lentils. Trust me folks, you have to have some talent to make the Lunatic want a lentil. Think Paula Deen and the whole tofu thing. Laura is always having fun and loving life. For me I enjoy reading blogs with that personal touch, the ones who share their lives with us. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if we just wanted recipes we can get those anywhere. We read blogs for the personal connection. With Laura you will feel connected and part of her world. And what a delicious world it is. So without further ado, I give you the beautiful and talented Laura.
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 qt cranberry juice
- 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 3 tbsp almond extract
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cloves
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 bottle champagne (or ginger ale for non-alcoholic)
- 6 oz cranberries, for garnish
- In a large container, mix together sugar, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, almond extract, . Refrigerate for 1 day.To serve, pour juice mixture into a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir in champagne.
Thanks Kim so much for having me guest post and I hope you and all your wonderful readers enjoy my recipe and enjoy their holiday season.