Joy in the Kitchen
Valentine's Day Sangria
1 Green apple chopped
2 Blood oranges (juiced)
1 Bottle Rose Wine
1/3 cup Rum (white)
Chill and add 7up or Sprite before serving
Garnish with sliced strawberries
Create a syrup.
1/2 cup sugar, pinch of salt, chopped basil and hold 2 cups lemonade aside.
Mix in a saucepan on low heat until sugar dissolves.
Let stand 30 minutes.
Blend chunks of watermelon into a liquid. Strain watermelon puree and mix with sugar syrup and lemonade.
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 1/4 cups champagne, divided
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoon s orange zest
1 cup (2 sticks butter) softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Gold sanding sugar
Orange wedges for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine cake mix with 1 cup of champagne, vegetable oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon orange zest. Bake according to package directions. Let cool completely before frosting.
Meanwhile, make Champagne Frosting-
using a hand mixer beat butter until light and fluffy. Add 3 cups powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add remaining 1/4 cup champagne, vanilla, remaining orange zest, pinch of salt and beat until combined. Add remaining 1 cup powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes , garnish with gold sanding sugar and orange wedges.