At your next event, bring your stemware to life. Try these recipe ideas which are healthier options than the pre-mixed drinks found in your local liquor and grocery stores.
The recipes are helped along by using unique wine glasses from Australia by The Standard Drink Company which allows you to pour one standard drink volume of any wine or spirit. Why not drink in moderation and watch those calories!
Crazin’ Vodka Recipe
Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits. Yes, ladies and gentleman, you can make any cocktail imaginable with vodka. And here is a recipe for a drink that will put you in a festive mood any time.
¼ Cup dried cranberries
Lemon (to freshen up the tastes and garnish)
Soda water (optional)
Instructions: Soak the dried cranberries in cranberry juice overnight or for a few hours to soften. When the party starts, lay out your unique wine glasses from Australia with plimsoll lines. Pour vodka up to the one shot mark. Squeeze in lemon juice (1 wedge per glass – about a teaspoon of lemon juice, add more to suit your taste). Add pineapple juice up to the 18% plimsoll line and cranberry juice up to the 10% plimsoll line. Then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of crushed ice and 1 teaspoon of cranberries. Stir well and garnish with a lemon wedge. Voila! Serve your Crazin’ Vodka and let the party start rollin’! Sugar syrup is optional – the natural sugars from the juices and the dried cranberries deliver the sweetness.
Black Forest Cake Recipe
Speaking of sweetness, here is a classy dessert that you can make using your unique wine glasses from Australia. Black Forest cake is a classic dessert much loved by everyone.
Ingredients for 6 glasses:
½ Cup cherries in syrup (drained) – chopped to bits or halves
½ to 1 inch moist chocolate cake (store bought or homemade)
½ Cup dark chocolate shavings
Brandy (your favourite brand, of course!)
Instructions: Pour brandy to the shot line plimsoll line on the wine glass. Add 1 tablespoon of the chopped cherries. Use the wine glass to cut through the moist chocolate cake so the pieces fit the glass. Place the chocolate pieces into the wine glass. Fill glasses with whipped cream up to the 10% plimsoll line. Garnish these with the dark chocolate shavings and leftover chopped cherries. Chill for 2 to 4 hours to let the cherries and the chocolate cake absorb the brandy. You can even make these in advance, a day before the party, just keep them chillin’ in your refrigerator until serving time.
Bring a bit of fancy by adding chocolate ganache in between the chocolate cake and whipped cream.
Curious about The Standard Drink Company unique wine glasses from Australia? Their precision pouring system helps you control the alcohol content in all your cocktails and desserts. The bottom line is you can have fun and impress with these unique crystal wine glasses, whether it’s a party for two or a hundred.
Enjoy these healthy-ish cocktail dessert today on us.