Happy birthday to the Three Cheeses! That’s right, we’re now celebrating our first year of food blogging. On this day, January 11 2010, our first recipe went up—Pretty as Pumpkin Pie. It’s been a great year, if I do say so. The Three Cheeses’ monthly readership has grown by leaps and bounds, and I’ve learned so, so much about the food blogosphere. I’ve also learned quite a lot about food photography, if you can tell anything by the first few recipes on the blog. The good thing is that there’s still so much more to learn!
To celebrate our first birthday, I’m publishing two recipes: this delicious cranberry and sparkling wine cocktail, and a scrumptious four cheese macaroni dish. Here’s cheers to another great year of food blogging!
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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Tart and sweet, this is a tasty cocktail to enjoy in warm or cold weather.
- about 20 cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 shots vodka
- 1 shot cointreau / triple sec
- sparkling wine (alternately use sparkling mineral water)
Place your cranberries in a small dish or sturdy glass cup. If frozen, zap them in the microwave to soften. Add the vodka and muddle them together, pressing each fruit to get all the juices out. Let sit for a few minutes for flavours to blend. Add the cointreau, stir to combine. Divide between two cocktail glasses. Top up glasses with chilled sparkling wine. Enjoy festively!