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November is for giving thanks

Drink of the Month

HOLIDAY SPARKLER

This drink is perfect for serving with pre-Thanksgiving meal conversation. We serve it every year, and it is so easy and so good that just about everyone we know does too.

  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • Champagne or Prosecco
Mix Paula's Texas Orange and cranberry juice in a tall champagne flute. Top off with champagne. For best results, make sure all ingredients are well chilled.  A fun addition is a couple of frozen whole cranberries--they float!

APPLES 'N' ORANGES

This is a variation on the classic Sidecar cocktail, which is simply brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice. For a touch of fall, we've added apple juice and called for apple brandy. For a special treat, use Calvados, apple brandy from France.
  • 1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
  • 1 oz. apple brandy (Calvados if available)
  • 1 oz. apple juice
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

Apples 'n' Oranges

Apples 'n' Oranges
Photo by Kevin Vandivier

OBAMA-RAMA

This recipe was published in the New York Times and is credited to Seattle restaurant The Pink Door. We liked it because it has orange liqueur, but, of course, we modified the recipe to use one made in the US of A.

2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Paula's Texas Orange
2 oz. white grape juice
1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.


Something to pep up Sunday nights

Burned out on football by Sunday night? Come out and join David Alan, aka The Tipsy Texan, for hand-crafted cocktails at The Art of the Cocktail Sunday evenings from 5 to 9 at the upstairs bar of Z Tejas, 1110 W. 6th St. in Austin. David will be mixing up classic cocktails as well as demonstrating the latest trends in using artisanal spirits and bar-chefing with local produce in this cozy space.
Holiday Sparkler
Holiday Sparkler
Photo by Kevin Vandivier

THANKSGIVING FOOD


While you've got the PTO out, use it to liven up some Thanksgiving recipes. Here's a couple of our favorites.

ORANGE-SPIKED SWEET POTATOES
Add some zip to a Thanksgiving standard. Serves 6.
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Paula's Texas Orange
  • tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Microwave potatoes on high or bake in 425-degree oven until just soft. Place under inverted bowl to finish cooking. When cooled enough to handle, peel potatoes and place in large bowl. Add all ingredients and mash potatoes to combine.

CRANBERRY RELISH
Quick and yummy, this relish perks up the plate.
  • 6 oz. ( bag) cranberries
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • cup orange juice
  • cup Paula's Texas Orange
  • tsp. ground ginger
Combine ingredients in small saucepan and cook for 5 minutes, or until cranberries pop and mixture thickens. Optionally stir in 1 Tbsp. minced crystallized ginger and 1 Tbsp. orange zest strips. Serve at room temperature.

CRANBERRY BREAD
Great for dessert or toasted and buttered for breakfast.
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • cup pecans
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tsp. baking soda
  • 3/8 cup Paula's Texas Orange
  • 3/8 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. melted margarine, cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten
Coarsely chop cranberries and pecans, or put whole pecans and cranberries into a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped (works with frozen cranberries too--do not defrost first!). Empty into a small bowl.

Put dry ingredients into the food processor (or large mixing bowl) and mix briefly. Add the wet ingredients and mix. Add the cranberries and pecans and pulse (or stir) to fold in.

Put into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 1 hour.





New World Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting, Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m., The Grotto at the Riverwalk, San Antonio

Tasting at the new Twin Liquors superstore in Hancock Center, Austin, Saturday, Nov. 22, 3-6 p.m.

Edible Austin's Drink Local event, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., The Monarch on West 5th, Austin

Look for Paula's tastings at Spec's throughout Austin on weekends through the end of the year. Our gift pack with a half-bottle of each product makes a great hostess gift for the holiday season!
Paula's Texas Orange 40% alc. by volume. Paula's Texas Lemon 30% alc. by volume.
Bottled by Texacello LLC, Austin, TX.

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