Frozen Pear Bellini


Nothing beats a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day! Our frozen pear Bellini makes the most of beautifully ripe summer pears to tickle your taste buds.  The recipe makes two cocktails but is easy to scale up if you’re serving a crowd. It’s simple to make and guaranteed to wow your guests.    Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD: 2 drinks INGREDIENTS   For the drinks  2 ripe Crimson pears, peeled, cored and quartered  1 teaspoon sugar  1/2 cup home pressed pear juice (or substitute store-bought pear nectar or apple juice)  Sparkling wine or ginger ale Optional garnish  Pear slices (use our kitchen hack to [...]

Frozen Pear Bellini2020-08-25T20:19:10+00:00

Cherry and Peach Sangria


Summer is here and we’re ready to beat the heat with our light sparkling cherry and peach sangria! There’s nothing more refreshing than a little rosé, fresh seasonal fruit, a touch of bubbles and a sprinkle of mint. Our fun and cheerful drink is simple to make and is sure to wow the crowd at your next backyard barbecue. Like this recipe? Then you’ll love our cherry gin and tonic and cherry basil hibiscus iced tea! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines Featured on YIELD:  6 servings INGREDIENTS   1 bottle (750 ml) Rosé wine  1/3 cup brandy, cherry or peach flavored if available   1/4 cup sugar  Dash of [...]

Cherry and Peach Sangria2020-08-12T22:40:27+00:00

Apple Mulled Wine


Nothing beats a steaming cup of mulled wine on a frosty winter day. This traditional spiced holiday drink will warm you to your core and tickle your taste buds. SugarBee® apples add a touch of sweetness that complements the spices beautifully. Make a big batch of apple mulled wine for your next holiday party! Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines YIELD: 4-6 servings (about 3 1/2 cups) Mulled Wine 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine 1 1/2 cups apple cider 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup brandy 1 SugarBee® apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 orange, sliced into rounds 3 cinnamon [...]

Apple Mulled Wine2019-01-10T22:36:27+00:00

Orondo Ruby® Cherry Gin and Tonic


When the sun gets hot, nothing beats a cherry gin and tonic at cocktail o’clock! This gorgeous drink looks fancy but is actually very simple to make. Make use of seasonal produce by garnishing your gin and tonic with fresh cherries, berries and basil. The syrup can be made with any type of cherry, but Orondo Ruby cherries give this gin and tonic a beautiful pale pink color. Make the syrup ahead of time to give it time to cool. YIELD: 1 cocktail Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Cherry gin and tonic 2 fl. oz gin 1 fl. oz [...]

Orondo Ruby® Cherry Gin and Tonic2019-01-03T17:27:17+00:00

Cherry Vanilla and Ginger Float


There is a wellness movement happening, and no doubt everyone has tried the fermented drink kombucha by now. It is on the “good for you” list and it’s turning up everywhere you look. So why not try it this summer with some sweet Washington cherries for a grown-up version of an ice cream float? YIELD: 2 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh or frozen sweet dark cherries, pitted and halved 3 tablespoons agave, honey or maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 scoops of a good quality vanilla ice cream (or non-dairy ice cream) 1 (16 [...]

Cherry Vanilla and Ginger Float2018-10-11T02:23:22+00:00

Cherry Basil Hibiscus Tea


YIELD: 6 cups Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 6 cups of water 1/4 cup of honey, or more to taste Heaping 1/2 cup of dried hibiscus leaves 16 oz. frozen dark cherries, defrosted 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish 2-3 limes Fresh cherries, pitted, for garnish (optional) METHOD Place the defrosted cherries in a bowl and give them a gentle squeeze with your hands, or the back of a spoon, to release some of their juice. Set aside. Combine water and honey in a large sauce pan, bring to a boil. Once the water is [...]

Cherry Basil Hibiscus Tea2018-10-11T02:37:48+00:00

Sparkling Pear Cocktail with Ginger and Fresh Rosemary


YIELD: 4-6 cocktails Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of honey 1 1/2 cups water 1 pear, cored, peeled and diced 1 inch slice of ginger, peeled 1 sprig of fresh Rosemary 1 bottle of Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled Additional rosemary sprigs and pear slices for garnish if desired METHOD Combine the honey and water in a sauce pan over medium heat, cook until the mixture comes to a gentle simmer, turn heat to low. Add the diced pears, ginger and rosemary, continue simmering on low until the liquid has reduced slightly, about 20 minutes. Strain the [...]

Sparkling Pear Cocktail with Ginger and Fresh Rosemary2018-11-28T17:13:33+00:00
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