Taste of New Orleans: Lava Lamps

Want a great drink that is interactive? How about a drink that looks like a lava lamp?

Lava Lamps 

Is it lava? Jell-O? Fruit?! What is is! 

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 ounce) package red or blue colored instant gelatin mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup vodka
    • Potato: Chopin, Teton Glacier, Monopolowa, Vikingfjord, Luksosowa
    • Grape: Cîroc, Bombora
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle champagne
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and boiling water until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in vodka. Pour the liquid into small paper cups or portion cups. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.
  2. Pour champagne into glasses. Break up the gelatin with a fork, and pour into a glass of champagne. A little stir gives it some ‘lava’ action. Drink with caution, these will sneak up on you.
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New Years Eve Spritzer

It’s almost 2012! Time for sparkle, lots of glitter and parties!! Looking for a quick drink that will dazzle your new years guests? Try this bubbly drink!

New Years Eve Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chilled dry white wine, nonalcoholic wine or apple juice (you can make 2 batches. One alcoholic and one nonalcoholic)
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry-apple juice drink
  • 1 cup chilled sparkling water
  • Apple slices, if desired
  • Fresh mint, if desired
  1. Mix wine, juice drink and sparkling water.
  2. Serve over ice. Garnish with apple slices and mint.