Wow its New Year’s Eve today – where has the time gone?
I don’t know about you but Christmas came and went in a flash for me! Moreover, our newest family member, baby Remy, is now 7 weeks old and is my main time consumer. Freya has been the ideal big sister for Remy by getting nappies & wipes, entertaining with rattles & dancing, and giving him big cuddles.
So it’s New Year’s Eve and traditionally that means having an alcoholic beverage or two! As I’m breastfeeding, I’ll be sipping a very mild (watered down) drink.
That drink will contain Prosecco – a sparkling wine with a sweet note that I love to cheers in the New Year. I am a fan of Prosecco but use to struggle to find a bottle shop that stocked it.
Now I am inundated with many labels to choose from. For this evening, I have purchased Valdobbiadene Ciao Bella and (for the purpose of this food blog) – I have already tried it. It’s beautiful. It has a lovely sweet flavour and not too fizzing. It is very easy to drink.
To water it down, I’ll be adding a good splash of Cranberry juice, another good splash of Apple & Mango juice, a dash of lime and chunks of peach.
Then to finalise, I’ll top the glass up with Prosecco.
Make sure to place your champagne flutes & cocktail glasses in the freezer about an hour before you need them so that they’re lovely and cold.
I decided on the Cranberry and Apple & Mango juice because I enjoy their flavours and felt they would complement the Prosecco. Then adding the dash of lime and chunks of peach, it becomes the perfect (breastfeeding mumma’s) drink to celebrate in the New Year.
Make up your own concoction – pick juices and fruits that you love to drink and then add them to a Prosecco sparkling wine. I’d love to know your potion.
I wish you all a wonderful, safe New Year’s Eve and may 2015 bring much joy to you all.