Zen-gria

1 1/2 cups white wine (recommended: Pinot Grigio)
2 bags green tea with honey (recommended: Lipton)
1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
1 can (10.4 ounces) mandarin oranges in juice (recommended: Golden Star)
1 cup lychees and 1/2 cup juice reserved (recommended: Golden Star)
1/2 bottle (750 ml) plum wine, chilled

In a small saucepan, over high heat, bring white wine to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and add tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Combine frozen cherries, cooled green tea white wine, mandarin oranges with juice, and lychees with reserved juice in a large pitcher.

Top with plum wine. Serve chilled in wine glasses.

Yield: 4 servings


JoyJolt Spirits Stemless Wine Glasses 15 Ounce, Set of 4 Great For White Or Red Wine

Godiva Frozen Hot Chocolate

4 cups whole milk
12 tablespoons Godiva Classic Milk Chocolate Cocoa *
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk chocolate shavings
* You can also use Dark Chocolate Truffle Cocoa or Chocolate Mocha Cocoa.

Warm the milk in a small pot over a medium flame. Stir in the cocoa and whisk constantly. Do not boil.

Remove from the stove and cover with foil. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Pour the hot cocoa mixture in to ice cube trays or a metal bowl. Freeze. Remove the chocolaty mixture from the freezer and allow to soften for approximately 20 minutes. Drop the slushy cubes or chunks into a blender. Pulse intermittently until smooth and slightly icy. You may have to add a little fresh milk to help with the process.

Immediately pour into a large glass bowl. Top with fresh whipped cream and milk chocolate shavings. Sink a straw in for everyone at your table. Sip and enjoy!


Large Clear Glass Wavy Serving/Mixing Bowl, 63.5 oz

Lava Lamps

1 3 ounce package red or blue or green colored instant gelatin mix
1 cup boiling water
1 cup vodka
1 750 milliliter bottle champagne

In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in vodka. Pour the liquid into small paper cups or portion cups. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.

Pour champagne into glasses. Break up the gelatin with a fork, and pour into a glass of champagne. A little stir gives it some ‘lava’ action.

Drink with caution, these will sneak up on you.

Serves 4.


Ikea Svalka Champagne flute Glass, Set of 6