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Zesty White Wine Sangria

White Sangria is very easy to make. With its citrus flavors, this is a bright pick me up between heavy foods or will make you feel refreshed specially on summer or spring days.

This is a perfect cocktail to pair with salty and fatty foods. Potato chips, creamy cheeses, and salty cured meats would all be great with this drink.

1 1/2 oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 bottle dry white wine
1/2 bottle champagne
1 cup club soda
Ice
6
  1. Put altogether the finely sliced orange, lemon, and lime in a glass pitcher. Pour over the sugar.
  2. Add tequila to the fruit mixture and mix. Let soak atleast for few hours.
  3. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
211

Sodium
27mg
1% DV

Fat
3g
5% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
50g
17% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV
15

Very Berry Lime Sangria

This fun cocktail recipe that is very easy to make. The recipe calls for strawberries, but you can use any berry you like: blueberry, raspberry, or blackberry. Mint is also a great addition to this drink. Serve it at parties or just enjoy it on the weekend.

50 oz bottles white wine
16 oz vodka
6 oz frozen limeade concentrate
6 oz frozen raspberry concentrate
60 oz lemon-lime soda
5 oz strawberries
16
  1. Combine concentrate, wine and vodka
  2. Add soda
  3. Fill a glass with ice and fill with the sangria
  4. Garnish with a few strawberry slices

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Nutritions

Calories
141

Sodium
21mg
0% DV

Fat
7g
10% DV

Protein
0.4g
0% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV

Vermouth is a great drink to serve with appetizers. Salty things are especially good with vermouth. Try it with pickles, potato chips, olives and salty meats such as Prosciutto.

This of this wine cocktail as part of your appetizer course. It would be amazing with these salty, fried oysters. You may want to serve this Polenta recipe next.

1 tsp organic juniper berries
1 cinnamon stick
1 chamomile tea bag
1 rooibos tea bag
5 organic star anise pod
5 sage leaves
1 orange rind
8 cardamom pods
2 tsp coriander seeds
2 bottles Pinot Gris
1 cup sweet sherry
10
  1. Peel the orange. Make sure the remove the white pith from the rind.
  2. Add all the ingredients, except the Sherry, to a large pot.
  3. Cook on the lowest setting of your stove.
  4. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
128

Sodium
243mg
10% DV

Fat
5g
9% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
25

Spicy deviled eggs

When appetizers are a little salty, like these deviled eggs, they are especially good with a refreshing sparkling wine. The creaminess and fattiness of the yolk is great with bubbly.

You can omit the hot sauce if you don't want them spicy. But spicy food also goes well with champagne.

If you're looking for additional mix-ins, try fresh dill or shiso (Japanese mint).

3/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup chives
1/4 cup scallions
6 large eggs
(2 tbsp) hot sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup scallions
1 tsp smoked paprika
6
  1. Fill a large pot with cold water to cover the eggs
  2. Bring water to boil for 1 minute and let stand and cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat scallions, wine, and cumin to boiling. Reduce until...
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Nutritions

Calories
46

Sodium
174mg
7% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV
169

Seafood Salad with crab and lobster

If you're looking for a light dish to serve at a party, this is a good one. This would also be great at a summer garden party.

The recipe as written calls for Rosemary and Thyme, but you can substitute other herbs that you like better. Parsley and dill would also be nice in this dish.

3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
(1 tbsp) mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup lobster
8 oz small shrimp
12 oz lump crabmeat
1 large grapefruit
1 mango
1 avocado
(1/2 piece) fresh pineapple
2 tomatoes
18 lettuce leaves
1 lime
6
  1. Chop the fresh herbs very finely.
  2. Mix the orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, water, herbs and salt and pepper together. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Remove the lobster, shrimp,...
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Nutritions

Calories
326

Sodium
439mg
18% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
14g
29% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
6g
27% DV
19

Rosé sangria

A refreshing and light sangria drink is perfect for a gathering or most any occasion. This rosé sangria is very simple and very thirst quenching. Because this is a sparkling rosé, serve it immediately while there bubbles are at their most effervescent.

1 bottle sparkling rose wine
1 1/2 cups elderflower liqueur
8 oz raspberries
8 oz green Grapes
8 oz red grapes
1 Lemon
32 oz club soda
mint leaves
5
  1. Combine in a pitcher the red grapes, raspberries, elderflower liqueur and rose and chill for one hour.
  2. Pour into wine glasses over ice, topped with club soda and wedges of lemon.
  3. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
335

Sodium
49mg
2% DV

Fat
6g
9% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
57g
19% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV
10

Raspberry Tartlets

This is an easy little tartlet you can make in a flash. It's an elegant recipe that will impress your guests or family.

If you're looking to kick up the dish a bit more, you can sprinkle from chopped mint over the top. Crushed nuts would also be good with this dish.

1/4 Cup Sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp fine salt
1 large Egg
1 1/2 cup Almond Milk
4 tbsp Sour Cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
24 mini phyllo tartlet shells
24 whole medium raspberries
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  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Add in the milk and whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat over medium-high, whisking continuously until bubbles begin to appear.
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Nutritions

Calories
170

Sodium
153mg
6% DV

Fat
3g
4% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
32g
11% DV

Fiber
9g
37% DV
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Lime & Herb Wine Cooler

This cocktail recipe is a great accompaniment with seafood dishes especially fish. It has a number of lovely herbaceous notes. But the flavors are not overpowering and balances well with the delicate flavor of the seafood

4 Sprigs of Thyme
6 Mint leaves
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup Honey
1 bottle white wine
Ice Cubes
6
  1. In a mixing glass or shaker, gently muddle the thyme, mint and the lime juice.
  2. In a pitcher, mix all the ingredients including the muddled herbs.
  3. Stir well and serve.

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Nutritions

Calories
99

Sodium
3mg
0% DV

Fat
0.9g
1% DV

Protein
0.6g
1% DV

Carbs
26g
9% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV
15

Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a great treat anytime. You can serve them for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
(3/4 teaspoon) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
12
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the muffin tin cans and lined with paper cupcakes liners.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
165

Sodium
124mg
5% DV

Fat
7g
10% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
26g
9% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV
787

No-Fuss Fruit Cake

You may think you don't like fruit cake. Some of the versions you get from the store are heavy, dry or gluey. This recipe is nothing like that. It will change your mind about fruit cake.

You can add additional spices if you like. A teaspoon of grated ginger or some cardamom would be great additions.

The recipe calls for sherry. So, it only makes sense that that this recipe is perfect with dessert wines!

2 pounds mixed dried fruit
2 cups Almond Milk
2 1/2 cups Almond Meal
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
2 tbsp sherry
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  1. In a bowl, place the dried fruit and add the almond milk. Let it soak for about 24 hours in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Grease and line the base of a...
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Nutritions

Calories
67

Sodium
95mg
3% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
1.0g
4% DV

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