Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yummyday Tuesdays - Beverages for your holiday party

The following post is a contiuation of my Simple Party Planning Course....

Welcome to the first Yummyday Tuesday. If you've read our Intro to Party Planning, then you know how this will work. If not, click over and start this party planning course from the beginning. Be sure to also read the Pre-Planning post as well. Now - on to the first set of recipes!

The holidays are a wonderful time to share with your friends.
Instead of a heavy meal, invite friends over for a mid-morning brunch. The following menu is simple but can be elegant with a few added touches. With a brunch your guests can relax and socialize and still have a full day to run those last minute Holiday errands. December's Yummyday Tuesdays will breakdown my Simple (but elegant) brunch menu, starting with.....
1 bottle Brut Champagne or sparkling white wine
1/2 gallon fresh squeezed orange juice, strained
In a large pitcher, mix the Champagne with the orange juice. Stir thoroughly. Garnish with fruit slices or sweet cherries.

Russian Tea
1 1/2 Gallon orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
I Use Frozen OJ concentrate when I can't find the Tang
2 cups white sugar
12 COLD BREW Tea Bags
3 sticks Cinnamon
10-12 Whole Cloves
Orange Slices
Cheesecloth and String
 In a pitcher, mix the Tang, or OJ, with water per container directions. Pour into a large pot. In the same pitcher, put  tea bags in to seep with 1 quart water, then add to pot. In the large pot, heat the OJ (or Tang) and tea - add sugar and stir until dissolved. Wrap the cinnamon sticks and cloves in the cheesecloth, tie with the string and place in the pot. The longer the spices stay in the pot, the stronger the flavor. After apx. 30 minutes on LOW heat, taste test the tea. Add sugar or more tea/OJ as needed. Serve hot.

Coffee Bar
Brew your favorite coffee and serve with lots of condiments.
Flavored Creamers and Syrups

For more great receipes visit http://www.thekendalcompanies.com/Recipes---DIY-Projects.html

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