We’ll Take A Cup of Kindness Yet

I’m always a little shocked when New Years comes around. Has another year really gone by? Suddenly there is the “what to do for New Years” pressure again.

To be honest I don’t remember what I did most years. It’s not what you think (okay, maybe it’s a little of what you think … hiccup), it’s just that my memories of different New Years parties over the years have all kind of melded together. Some were amazing, like the time I was at Le P’tit Caribou in Mont Tremblant. Some were terrible, like the year I watched people play Guitar Hero all night in some guys basement. All of them were spent with people who were very important to me at that point in time.

Some of those friendships have stood the test of time, others haven’t, but all of the blurred memories are still cherished.

So today I’m thinking about all the people who have come through my life and changed me in some way. And taking a cup of kindness, for auld lang syne.

White Sangria with Pomegranate

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 3 cans 7up or Sprite
  • Grand Marnier (I didn’t measure, a few ounces I think)
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • slices of two limes
  • ice
  1. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl. Wait for the seeds to float.
  2. Serve.

Happy New Year!

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39 thoughts on “We’ll Take A Cup of Kindness Yet

  1. I love this post. Read it when you sent it to me on Stumble but didn’t have a chance to comment until just now. There are only a few truly memorable NYE’s in my life but it’s only another night and as long as I have good friends, it hardly matters when and where we hang out. Love the cocktail too!

  2. I made this for a party yesterday but subbed in the following and it was AMAZING:

    - 3 bottles DRY Lavender Soda
    - 1 bottle almost dry Riesling
    - 10 kumquats cut into 1mm slices or halved
    - juice and julienned peel of one satsuma squeezed into bowl

    It was fabulous, I got lots of good reports about it.

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    • I’ve never made this without alcohol, but I think some orange slices could replace the flavour from the Grand Marnier, and maybe a couple of drops of almond extract to give it more depth.

  4. Think I would create the icecubes with pomegranate seeds or cranberries as well. Oh, maybe some wee mint leaves in the cubes. Hmmmm…

  5. I made this for a Christmas party last night. It was the hit of the party. I used cranberries instead of pom perls, and I didn’t have Grand Marnier so I used triple sec. I used sparkling white wine. It was sooo good!!

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