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Bourbon Sour “Poggi Style”

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon Juice 1/2 ounce Ritrovo Selections Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 ounce pure maple syrup Dash black walnut bitters Directions: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, then pour into an ice-filled cocktail glass.

Mini Blueberry Smash

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Makes 2 mini cocktails Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Blueberry, Thyme and Raspberry Balsamic Shrub 2 ounce gin 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (like St. Germain) 3-4 ounces club soda fresh blueberries, for garnish thyme sprigs, for garnish slice of lemon, for garnish ice Directions: Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add Blueberry, Thyme and Raspberry Balsamic Shrub, gin, elderflower […]

One Bite Appetizers, Two Sip Cocktails Menu

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

1 Limoncello Mint Spritz Proscuitto Parmesan Pinwheels Torta al Testo* with Bresaola, Arugula, and Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise 2 Keli’s Mini Mai Tai  Curry Garlic Shrimp on Madras Cheddar Shortbread Spicy Fried Chickpeas 3 Mini Blueberry Smash with Blueberry, Thyme and Raspberry Balsamic Shrub Peppered Strawberries on Goat Cheese Crostini with Aged Balsamic Vinegar Bleu Cheese […]

Keli’s Mini Mai Tai

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Makes 2 cocktails Ingredients: 1 ounce coconut rum 2 ounces POG (Passion, Orange, Guava Juice) Dark Rum float Pineapple spear Directions: Pour coconut rum into an ice-filled cocktail glass, stir Pour 1/4 ounce of dark rum over the back of a spoon to float on top of rum/juice mixture Garnish with a thin spear of fresh pineapple

Spicy Fried Chickpeas

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Ingredients: 2 (14 oz) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon 1 tsp kosher salt, divided 2 teaspoons garam masala 2 teaspoons curry 1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper Directions: Drain chickpeas into a strainer. Rinse and drain very well. Dry the chickpeas on a large sheet of paper towel, with another sheet laid […]

Blueberry-Raspberry Shrub with Thyme

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh blueberries 1/2 pound fresh raspberries 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup Ritrovo Selections Aged Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Macerate fruit and thyme in a glass bowl, mix in 1 cup sugar, stir thoroughly. Cover with a clean cloth and let sit on the counter for 2-3 days, stirring […]

Blue Cheese Gougeres with Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Makes about 24 Ingredients: 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup all purpose flour 3 large eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup finely crumbled Gorgonzola Ritrovo Selections Organic Apple Balsamic  Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line large rimmed baking […]

Curry Garlic Shrimp

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain 2 tablespoons GarlicIt Twilight, finely chopped 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 teaspoon curry 1 teaspoon garam masala 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 24-30 medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails intact) and thoroughly dried Additional olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Mix yogurt, spices and olive oil and combine […]

Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup good-quality mayonnaise (Best Foods) 2 tablespoons of GarlicIt Roasted Garlic Condiment with Dijon Zest of 1 lemon Directions: Chop 2 tablespoons GarlicIt Roasted Garlic Condiment with Dijon and mix with mayonnaise and lemon zest.

Parmesan Prosciutto Pinwheels

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Makes about 18 Ingredients: 1 sheet frozen puff pastry*, thawed 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 6 or 7 slices of prosciutto Directions: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the puff pastry sheet on your work surface so the longest edge faces you. Sprinkle with Parmesan and rosemary, leaving a 1″ […]

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