Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Did you go to the Metro Show? Cranberry Sangria

Apron by Bee-Bop and photo by Emily Clack
The Metro Show was a huge success again!  Thank you so much to everyone who attended my Holiday Cocktail demonstration.  
Demonstrating 11 Pipers Piping with Piper Sonoma and photo by Emily Clack

We had a blast serving up some of the 12 Cocktails of Christmas and selling out of my first batch of books.   I couldn't have done it without the help and support of my fabulous team. Thank you to Emily Clack, Diana Blass, Caitlin Smith, Paula Tulis, Simone Meadow and Kristen Finn.

We started our demo with the Cranberry Sangria from the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving and throughout the Holiday Season.  
Photo by Emily Clack
 Cranberry Sangria

- 2 cups red wine (
- 1 cup Prairie Organic Vodka
- 1/4 cup Mount Gay Eclipse spiced rum
- 1 shot Cointreau
- 2 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup Piper Sonoma  sparkling wine

In a large punch bowl, add all ingredients except for the sparkling wine and chill. Just before serving, add the sparkling wine. Perfect for a any fall fest! Who doesn’t love sangria?!

Photo by Emily Clack

Special thank you to our sponsors of this demonstration.  Cocktail linens were provided by Bee-Bop's Party Wear.  Spirits and Champagne were provided by Piper Sonoma, Beefeater 24, 360 Vodka, Cointreau, Mount Gay Rum,  Prairie Organic Vodka, Disaronno Amaretto,, and Bailey's.  

Find out what else we made and more about the show throughout the week.


ContessaLaville said...

Hey I was there and even blogged about the event. I didn't get a chance to visit the beer and wine section though. That sangria looks refreshing!

Capital Cooking said...

Awesome. I just checked it out. Pretty fun show!