Raspberry Rum Punch

Raspberry Rum Punch

This year I’m smitten, not because of a new romance, but because I’ve had the pleasure to love the same man for more than 20 years. With this kind of time comes an understanding of moods, fleeting kisses, cuddles, and the contentment to spend the evening watching television. Little is expected in the way of fancy gifts and expensive roses on Valentine’s Day, it’s a cozy meal and quality time together that means the most to us. And while we would normally reach for a bottle of wine, this year we celebrate our time together with a fruity and flirty Raspberry Rum Punch.

The vibrant colour and fruity taste makes it a delightful cocktail to sip and enjoy with your sweetheart. In fact, it’s even better with your long time love because it’s out of the comfort zone. Something new and refreshing! A slightly fizzy cocktail to “cheers” each other, with a love that is signified with the comfort found in one another. The fact that this cocktail is vibrant with raspberry flavour and rather delicious doesn’t hurt either. It might just mean we’ll have to have two. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Recipe source for Raspberry Rum Punch:  Compelled To Cook

 

Raspberry Rum Punch
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    Servings Prep Time
    2 cocktails 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    4 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    2 cocktails 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    4 minutes
    Raspberry Rum Punch
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      2 cocktails 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      4 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      2 cocktails 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      4 minutes
      Ingredients
      Raspberry Syrup
      Cocktail
      Servings: cocktails
      Instructions
      Raspberry Sauce
      1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat stir together all ingredients and allow to cook down, mashing berries as it does, approximately 2-3 minutes. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve, pushing on the solids to extract the juice. Can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated until ready to use. Yields approximately 3 ounces.
      Cocktail
      1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add rum, Grand Marnier, raspberry syrup and a generous squeeze of lime juice. Shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Divide equally between two cocktail glasses and top up each with an approximate ounce of soda. Serve immediately.

      Blueberry Tea

      Blueberry Tea

      With the cold winter months upon us, it seems only right to cozy up to the fire with a warm Blueberry Tea. Aromatic with a hint of blueberry makes this cocktail a delight to sip on. The essence of blueberries is created from the combination of Grand Marnier, Amaretto and Orange Pekoe tea, no actual blueberries are needed.  Only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to the contented comfort of a warm aromatic drink in your hand. Blueberry Tea is under rated, especially with people like me who live in the cold 4-5 months of the year. Blueberry Tea is so easy and so enjoyable, there’s no reason not to be sipping on one tonight.

      Blueberry Tea
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        Servings Prep Time
        1 person 5 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        1 person 5 minutes
        Blueberry Tea
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          Servings Prep Time
          1 person 5 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 person 5 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: person
          Instructions
          1. Warm snifter glass by filling with hot water and allowing to sit while brewing tea. Pour out water and add Grand Marnier and Amaretto. Top with tea to taste, about a cup depending on size of snifter. Garnish with orange peel or wheel. Enjoy immediately.