Entertaining in a Snap: A Cozy Night In
For a little twist on the mulled wine routine, try making a mulled wine simple syrup. You can use this syrup to add spice to warm apple cider drinks or use it to make seasonally inspired cocktails. Try these delicious spice-inspired food and drink recipes!
Mulled Wine and Apple Martini
½ oz mulled wine syrup
1 oz vodka
½ oz pure apple cider
½ oz lemon juice
Dehydrated apple slice, for garnish
1. Place liquid ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass.
2. Stir until chilled.
3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with apple slice.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Wedge Nachos
4 to 6 Servings
Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes
Total Time: Less than 1 hour
3 lb small sweet potatoes, washed
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges. Parboil the potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from water and dry on paper towels. Place potato wedges in a bowl and toss in olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Place wedges on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a spatula, flip the wedges and then return to oven and roast for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta. Return potatoes to oven and roast until cheese has melted (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter. Top with dried cranberries and sprinkle with green onion slices and parsley.