Pomegranate Orange Champagne Punch

tilte copychampagneglassrecipeTime to say goodbye to 2012 and celebrate the New Year.  Here is a new champagne cocktail to share with your friends and family.  My Aunt had me mixing this punch up on christmas eve and I had to share this recipe with you.  It is sure to be a hit so stock up on all the ingredients.  CHEERS

Orange Marmalade

I am normally not a marmalade fan, but when Doug gave me a jar of homemade orange marmalade that all changed.  The first spoon full had chunks of oranges and rind pieces all mixed together. The first bite was packed with a big orange flavor. It had a sweet and bitter combination of the crunchy rinds. I pondered what can I use this with, my first try was some shortbread cookies, delicious. My next experiment my be something savory like some orange marmalade on a grilled chicken breast- sounds pretty good.  The marmalade was so beautiful glistening in the sun, I had to grab my camera and set a few pictures. I didn’t know orange marmalade could be so inspirational.Seeing Orange…this was a series of images I shot for a client

and some blueberry jam, 

Orange Ginger Margarita

 I am on another Ginger quest this summer, well I don’t think I ever really stop.  I was introduced to this Ginger Liqueur earlier this summer and just keep finding more recipes to try out.  This Margarita is a perfect addition to that mexican dinner soiree coming up.  There are a couple of ginger Liqueur brands out at the liquor store. Even found an infusion recipe on-line for you more crafty types. This is defiantly a repeat performance on this cocktail. So simply and flavorful.