Spice Up Your Cocktails!

Spice Up Your Cocktails!

We have had plenty of suggestions for using our candied jalapeños in food, so I wanted to show you something a little out of the box. Cocktails are becoming more adventurous, and one way to be creative is to use the RED and GREEN rings as an addition to your festive beverages. It doesn’t have to be mulled wine - although that would be an easy one - but some of our favourite tipples can be tweaked with something a little sweet and spicy.

Remember, these are just suggestions. Feel free to change ingredients to suit your taste, and if you have time, why not dehydrate some thinly sliced citrus fruit (in a low oven setting) to garnish your cocktails. You are the mixologist of your own home, so get creative and share with us @HaynesGourmet.

Cheers!

Camilla

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

Spicy Peach MargaritaIngredients 50ml Tequila 25ml Triple Sec (or orange juice) 2 Peaches 5-10 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings 1 Lime Method Slice a wedge of peach and put aside for garnish. Place peaches in boiling water for 20 seconds or until the skin breaks. Plunge...

BLOODY MARY

BLOODY MARY

Bloody MaryIngredients 50ml Vodka 250ml Tomato Juice 5 Haynes Gourmet Green Rings Celery Salt and Pepper 1 Lemon Few drops of Worcestershire sauce 1 Celery stick   Method Fill the glass with ice. Add the vodka. Finely chop and add the Green Rings. Add a squeeze of...

SPICY PALOMA

SPICY PALOMA

Spicy PalomaIngredients 50ml Tequila 60ml Pink Grapefruit juice 5 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings 1 dash soda water 1 Lime 1 Grapefruit wedge Sea salt   Method Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass. Dip the glass rim in sea salt. Fill the glass with...

G & T + J

G & T + J

G&T+JIngredients 50ml Gin 150ml Tonic Water 5 Haynes Gourmet Green Rings 1 Lime   Method Fill the glass with ice. Add the gin. Finely chop and add the Green Rings. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and stir. Add the tonic water, garnish and serve.

Chic Candied Jalapeno Martini

Chic Candied Jalapeno Martini

Looking for something to really make your party cocktails stand out? Look not further! This beautiful cocktail is chic and spicy. You get a lovely dry vodka martini with the afterburner of a Candied Jalapeño - it will certainly put a smile on your guests face....

Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis

Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis

Ingredients


Method

1. Oven bake blinis as per instructions (if your oven is already full, use a Ritz cracker or Mini Cheddar).

2. Let the blinis cool, then spread with cream cheese.

3. Drain red and green jalapeño rings on kitchen towel.

4. Top a red or green (I chose to alternate) ring on each blini.

5. Decorate with dill leaf and serve immediately.


Posh Meatballs

Posh Meatballs

Ingredients


Method

1. Heat rapeseed oil to a medium-high heat. Fry individual sage leaves for 2-3 seconds and set aside to drain on kitchen towel.

2. Microwave meatballs as per instruction.

3. Place a small amount of cranberry sauce for each meatball on a serving dish.

4. Take a mini skewer and pierce sage leaf and meatball. Place on the sauce.


To make it even quicker and easier, put all the skewered meatballs with sage leaves in a bowl and the cranberry sauce in another. Let’s hope there’s no double-dipping!

Tear & Share Cheesy Cranberry Loaf

Tear & Share Cheesy Cranberry Loaf

Ingredients


Method

1. Heat the oven to 200*C and using a serrated knife cut in a one inch criss-cross pattern, making sure not to slice all the way through to the bottom (see photo).

2. Melt the butter and add the salt, pepper and thyme. Brush the loaf, getting in between the cuts.

3. Open up the cuts carefully and spread the cranberry sauce evenly. Use more depending on the size of your loaf.

4. Cut as much rind off the camembert and dice up the cheese. Tuck cheese into the cuts.

5. Wrap the whole thing in foil and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melty.

6. Remove from oven and let it rest for five minutes before serving.

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