Enjoying a festive take on a Christmas punch
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL time of the year! Not only are we busy with Christmas parties, this week we had the pleasure of serving our newly elected and re-elected leaders at the inaugural meeting of Woolwich council, which celebrated the past, present and future of our community.
It is a privilege to be included in such a significant evening. And, more importantly, seeing so many friendly faces. The team from the township were organized, friendly and had a sense of pride in the event they were planning. There was a feeling of many good things to come.
As caterers, we’ll be busy the next few weeks, which are jam-packed preparing food for family and office celebrations. Our little store is brimming with all the trimmings of the season.
The whole downtown is looking festive, in fact, and the new banners say it perfectly: “This is Local.” Thank you to our community leaders who work to
make Elmira as sweet as it can be. All the best to you!
As part of the celebrations, you may be looking to share a cup of cheer or two. Here’s a festive beverage that can add some flavour and colour to any event ... for the grownups.
2 cups mango orange juice 1 cup cranberry juice apple juice 1 cup local apple cider 3 bottles KW Cider (hard ci- der locally made in Waterloo) 1 lemon, sliced 1 orange, sliced 1/2 cup of frozen cranberries 1/2 cup of blackberries 1 thumb of chopped ginger 10 mint leaves Mini muffin tin Cranberries Mint, chopped Cranberry juice
In a mini muffin tin, put cranberries and fill with cranberry juice. Place to tin in freezer over night.
In a large beverage dispenser, pour in the cranberry juice, mango orange juice and local cider. Also add the sliced lemon, orange, chopped ginger, cranberries and black berries. Allow to meld for the day or overnight.
Before serving add mint leaves, hard KW Cider and cranberry ice cubes.
Don’t forget to enjoy responsibly.
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