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A special non-alcoholic cocktail made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You'll love the fruity flavours.
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- 25ml Bottle Green® pomegranate and elderflower cordial
- 25ml orange juice
- sparkling water or club soda
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a tall glass and top with soda. Garnish with lime, if desired.
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4 Delicious Red Wine Recipes You Can Cook
Especially at dinner with a friend, family member, or your better half, nothing completes a meal more than red wine. As a matter of fact, there are many fine meals where red wine is an actual ingredient. However, the entire experience will largely depend on what you are cooking. When cooking your favorite treats like steaks, casseroles, and sauces, adding some red wine will reward you with a rich delicious flavor that will get your guests swallowing their tongues.
All the same, it will also depend on the procedure you use when making your favorite wine-friendly foods. Beginning with the importance of wine quality, here are four delicious recipes you can cook with red wine.
A Word on Wine Quality
For starters, not all red wines will provide great results when cooking. For a delicious meal, the wine needs to be of great quality, with low levels of tannins. Some good examples include Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernets, and Pinot Noir. The wine you cook with also needs to be stored well to preserve its flavor and quality.
In this case, the wine needs to have come directly from the stores or the wine cooler in your home. As pointed out by the folks at dual zone, having a wine cooler comes with many benefits. For instance, it ensures that your wine bottles are stored at the right temperature, light, and humidity levels.
While numerous wine cooler models exist in the market, some factors to consider when out there shopping include the following:
● Wine cooler size
● Cooler type
● Bottle capacity
● Number of doors
● Temperature regulation
● Cooling tech
● Energy efficiency
Let&rsquos now look at some recipes you can enjoy cooked with red wine.
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4 homemade wine cooler recipes
The wine cooler has a bit of an identity problem. Is it a wine spritzer? A wine cocktail? Sangria? And what about that wild child moment in the '80s when it was the hottest thing on the party scene?
Luckily, this cocktail conundrum is easily solved. As Gertrude Stein might put it, wine cooler is wine spritzer is wine cocktail is sangria. And the versions being whipped up today have nothing in common with the cheap, mass-produced products of 30 years ago (which thankfully went the way of shoulder pads).
"Mixology has been raised to this new chef-like heights and wine, in a way, is the bartender's hottest ingredient right now," says Mike Dawson, senior editor at Wine Enthusiast. "Cutting-edge bartenders are taking these wine-based drinks to new heights, and creating these New Age coolers, along with countless variations of the sangria and classic wine cocktails like the New York Sour."
Summer is the perfect time for wine coolers, since it's the one time of year even the most dedicated vinophile toys with dropping a fistful of ice in a glass.
Switching to a cooler makes wine "a little bit easier to drink," says Chad Furuta of Del Frisco's Grille in New York. At the Grille, bartenders are making spritzers with a house white wine, mixed with ginger ale or a lemon-lime soda and served with a lemon twist or wedge. "Whether you want to call it wine cooler or spritzer, it really is a great summer drink," he says.
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What should you use when making your own wine coolers? Well, don't reach for the bottom shelf wine that just doesn't taste good, advises Cappy Sorentino, bar director of Spoonbar restaurant at the h2hotel in the wine country town of Healdsburg, Calif. On the other hand, don't go crazy and uncork an expensive bottle of wine, either.
"It doesn't have to be the best stuff because you're basically using it as a base," he says.
Look for a wine that has a fair amount of acidity to it, i.e. "yes" to sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio, "no" to chardonnay that's spent a lot of time in oak barrels. For red wines, Spanish wines are, not surprisingly, a good choice since sangria is a Spanish invention. Tempranillo makes a good choice.
He has an interesting take on sangria, which is usually wine fortified with something a little stronger and augmented with sugar and spices. At Spoonbar, he's using a rose wine with pisco (Peruvian brandy), plus a little sugar, some water, fresh pineapple juice, cinnamon and a touch of clove. It's "really refreshing," which is good for Healdsburg, where temperatures can get toasty.
Joe Campanale, beverage director of four New York City neighborhood restaurants, encourages cocktail enthusiasts to get creative by mixing up their favorite single-serving cocktail in a pitcher for a group dinner or celebration. Keep the ingredients light, he advises, as in his Blame it on the Aperol cocktail served at the dell'anima restaurant which combines Aperol, Blue Coat gin, lemon juice in a pitcher with plenty of ice. Give it a stir, pour into flute glasses and top off with sparkling wine for a bright effervescence.
Here are a few more suggestions on ways to make your wine cooler-spritzer-sangria-cocktail pitcher perfect.
In this image taken on June 3, 2013, from left, a watermelon Bellini, white chiller, dark island cooler, rose tinted glasses wine coolers with a watermelon Bellini behind them are shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (Photo: Matthew Mead/Associated Press)
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Simple Wine Cooler recipes
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How to make key lime cooler cookies
When you’re done mixing your dough, it will be very crumbly, and will require just a bit of kneading to make the dough come together. I did this in the bowl, because I didn’t want any more of a mess to clean up.
Roll the cookies into 1″ size balls, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1″ apart.
Bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Now comes the fun part! While the cookies are still warm, roll them in powdered sugar, and place back on the baking sheet to cool. Once they’ve cooled, sift more powdered sugar over the tops.
Recipe tips and substitutions
- Key lime cookies keep in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks, which makes them great for gift giving, or just keeping around for yourself!
- You can make these without the lime juice or zest, and they’ll be traditional Greek butter cookies, but I highly recommend trying the key limes.
- Substitute key limes with any citrus! Orange, blood orange, lemon and grapefruit are all great options.
Hungry for more cookies? See all of my cookie recipes.
Love key lime? Try these key lime recipes:
Watermelon-Tomato Cooler Recipe
Think of this fun cocktail as a sweeter, fruity take on a Bloody Mary. We combined tomatoes and watermelon with cucumbers, a jalapeno chile, and a splash of lime juice to make a deliciously fresh new drink that&rsquos perfect for the summer months. When preparing the cocktail, be sure to strain out all of the solids from the pureed fruit and vegetable mixture. You want the liquid, not the pulp. (For best results, use a juicer if you have one.) Chill the mixture until very cold, about six hours. You can serve the drink as-is over ice, as a mocktail, or stir in 3/4 to 1 cup (6 to 8 ounces) tequila or vodka before serving. For a little more kick, rub the edge of glasses with lime wedges, and dip into Mexican chili-lime salt (such as Tajín). Like a Bloody Mary, you can dress up each glass with plenty of garnishes, like cucumber or watermelon spears and cilantro sprigs. Serve very cold, preferably outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. We love a good porch party, but any time you can get outside during the summer with a cool drink is cause for celebration.
Homemade Chilli Paste Ingredients
Fresh chillies – use whatever variety you fancy, as long as they are red, for a red chilli paste. For a green chilli paste or sambal, take a look at the gallery below.
Dried chillies – this recipe started out life as how to make homemade chilli paste from dried chillies! So, use what you fancy, as long as they are not the smoky type like chipotle. Smoked dried chillies have their own place, like in the Chipotle Paste.
Candlenuts are an essential cooking ingredient in some parts of South East Asia, to enrich and thicken dishes, which is its purpose in this homemade chilli paste. Click here to read more. I can only get them online, so am happy to use macadamia nuts which are an almost perfect substitute.
Failing that, a smaller number of cashew nuts will do just as well. You could do away with the nuts completely if you like, you will still get a deep flavour from the long cooking of the second paste.
Mexican Watermelon Cooler
- 1/2 medium (aprox 8 cups), seedless watermelon, chilled, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 cup of sugar
- 8 cups of water, divided
- the juice of 1 key lime
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I recommend putting the watermelon in the fridge ahead of time, so it is very cold.
Pour one cup of water in a pot over medium heat. Add the sugar and mix until well dissolved, set aside and let cool down.
Place the watermelon cubes and three cups of water in a blender and mix very well (depending on the size of your blender, you may need to do this two times).
Add the sugar water and lime juice. Mix well.
Divide the blended watermelon and sugar water into 2 two-liters (
2 qt each) pitchers, add the other 4 cups of water (2 per pitcher). If you have a big container (4 quarts) even better. Cool down in the fridge and serve super cold or on ice.