How are your holidays going so far? Bryan is getting a few days off. We had been doing some shopping around town. We hate doing last-minute shopping. But this year, we were too busy in December. So we hit the malls over the weekends before Christmas. Surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad. We were able to get things done quickly.
On the day before Christmas, we went to California Science Center to see the space shuttle Endeavour. Two years ago, we saw it flying over Los Angeles sky. It was spectacular. This time, we got to see the shuttle in close range. Just as awesome!
For Christmas dinner, Bryan and I made cheese fondue, steak and salad. It was fun and tasty! I will be posting the fondue recipe next week! Come back and check it out.
For the rest of the week, we were sleeping, eating, playing video games and watching TV. So relaxing…. 🙂
Right now, let’s get ready for the new year! Sparkling wine is a must for new year party. How about flavoring it with some tart raspberries? This cocktail is in pretty reddish pink, little tart and bubbly. It sure will get you in the spirit!
Happy New Year! See you next year!
Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail
– 6 ice cubes
– 6 macerated raspberries
– squeeze of fresh lemon juice
– 2½ teaspoons simple syrup
– ¾ ounce rum
– 4 ounces Prosecco
– ½ cup sugar
– ½ cup water
– 6 fresh raspberries
– ¼ teaspoon sugar
- For the simple syrup, in a small pot over medium-low heat, combine the water and sugar. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is clear, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- To macerate raspberries, in a small bowl, combine the raspberries and sugar. Mix well gently with a spoon. Set aside at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
- In a shaker, add the ice cubes, macerated raspberries, lemon juice, syrup and rum. Shake vigorously to break up the raspberries. Open up and pour in the Prosecco. Mix with a spoon. Pour into a serving glass.
- Add 1 ounce of water if prefer a not-as-strong cocktail.
- Save the leftover simple syrup for other uses.