En­joy­ing a fes­tive take on a Christ­mas punch

The Woolwich Observer - - LIVING HERE -

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.

Cider San­gria

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.

ABOUT THE AU­THOR

Never Enough Thyme Cater­ing Inc. was cre­ated with one thought in mind ... to cre­ate more thyme! En­joy our food shop, spe­cialty cakes and cater­ing. 83A Arthur St. S., Elmira. Like us on Facebook and fol­low us on Twitter.

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