Thursday, 19 December 2013

Team Fiorelli's Christmas Cocktails and Canapés

Here at Fiorelli we’ll take any opportunity to enjoy a little indulgence, which is why Christmas truly is our favourite time of year! From our favourite tipples to nibbles to impress your guests, we’ve put together our must-try recipes for the festive season. 

Ruby Duchess
When we spotted Nigella Lawson’s cocktail suggestions in Stylist Magazine earlier this month, we couldn’t resist testing out one of her suggestions, including this fabulously fruity glass of bubbly. Serve to guests as they arrive for a festive twist on the traditional Buck’s Fizz for an unexpected welcome! 

Ingredients (makes 8-10 glasses)
1 x bottle of dry white sparkling wine, chilled
125ml of Chambord liqueur
500ml pomegranate juice, chilled

It’s simple and quick! Mix all of these ingredients into a jug and pour into wine glasses or champagne flutes

Non-alcoholic Cranberry and Orange Spritzer
Whether you have younger guests during the festive period, or just need to give your body a little break, this non-alcoholic Cranberry and Orange Spritzer is the perfect substitution and a tasty way around a boozy Christmas.

1 x cup of fresh cranberries
1 x cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice
Half a cup of sugar
Ginger, peeled and sliced into coins (optional)
2 x cups of sparkling water, chilled

1. Combine the cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and ginger in a medium pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. 
2. Continue to boil until the cranberries begin to pop. Once the cranberries have popped open and softened, use the back of a wooden spoon to crush them against the side of the pan. Remove from heat and cool.
3. Strain the cooled cranberry mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve. Discard the solids and refrigerate juice until chilled, about an hour. Transfer the juice to a pitcher and stir in the sparkling water. 
4. Serve with cranberries or orange slices as garnish as you like! 

Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Everybody knows that the turkey is the main event of any good Christmas dinner, so be sure that your canapés are light, and save those calories for the main meal. Don’t worry though, simple can still be delicious, as proven with our grilled skewers.
Our go-to canapé couldn’t be more quick or easy to make. Simply slide your favourite vegetables onto a wooden kebab skewer, such as red peppers or courgettes. For a teaser of the meal to come, add a little treat to the skewer too - we like to add a fig and feta cheese combination for a modern update on this classic party dish!

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