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Fresh & Festive Drinks

PUBLISHED: 16:47 18 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 20 February 2013

Fresh & Festive Drinks

Fresh & Festive Drinks

Annie Bell's 'Gorgeous Christmas' cookery book contains more than 100 delicious recipes, including this delicious and delightfully festive alternative to a classic

Cranberry bellinis
Serves 6
200g cranberries
50g caster sugar
150ml fresh orange or clementine juice
1 bottle of chilled Champagne or prosecco

1.Place the cranberries, sugar and orange or clementine juice in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
2.Cover the pan and simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes until soft, then press through a fine-mesh sieve and leave to cool. You should have about 200ml of thin pure. Cover and chill.
3.Give the pure a stir, then spoon a rounded tablespoon into each glass, fill up with 100ml of fizz and give it a quick twizzle to blend.

Gorgeous Christmas
Written by Annie Bell
Published by Kyle Cathie
Priced 14.99
ISBN-13: 9781856268462
Photography: Chris Alack
This lovely book contains more than 100 recipes to ensure Christmas is gorgeous. In keeping with other titles in the series they are simple and they work. The book spans the days in the run up, the magic of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There is a chapter on things to make and give, easy hand me rounds to have with drinks recipes for big warming pies, luxurious treats and after dinner choices as well as lots of
ideas for Christmas Dinner itself.


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