Fill a large jug or punch bowl with the ice.
Add the vodka, cranberry and clementine juice and stir to combine.
If you want to add a little sweetness to this naturally sharp-tasting punch, stir in the sugar and mix until dissolved.
Top up with the soda water and garnish with the cranberries and mint leaves.
Moving away from booze and chocolates, I was saving the best for last, D E S S E R T..
Whether you’re a chocoholic, classic sponge fan, all about Christmas pudding and custard or a cheeseboard lover, there is something for everyone at Tesco this Christmas! We got to taste their finest cheeses on the night, enjoy 3 for €10 and 2 for €5 on selected cheeses.
To get a cheeseboard right, start with combining a hard cheese, a blue and a creamy cheese, like a Brie, Stilton and a fruity Wensleydale or mature Cheddar, add some grapes, figs, cherries and dried apricots, a little chutney and perhaps a handful of Finest* Goats Cheese and Chilli Crisps.
Personally, I like to be wowed, what if I told you that they combined a cheeseboard with desserts and created something really special? Try passionfruit cheesecake, coconut pannacotta, lemon mousse and white chocolate blondies, oh good lord, I can’t cope! I feel the pounds coming on! They look like cheese…but they’re sweet desserts!! Genius!
There really is a lot to offer! But remember, don’t forget, it’s a time to spend with your family, try not to spend all your time in the kitchen, Tesco have done the hard work so you can enjoy precious time with your family! Kimberly Wyatt, ex Pussycat Doll and winner of ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ shared her top tips on preparing the perfect meal:
- Don’t Over Complicate Things-Do a few dishes. Pick your favourite Christmas dinner components and concentrate your energies on making them to the best of your ability.
- Keep It Simple! You don’t need to offer your guests 10 different types of vegetables; they’ll be more happy with two or three.
- Let Meat Rest- Let your roast turkey rest for 30 minutes before serving-this will give you valuable time to finish off your roast potatoes and trimmings.
- Perparation Is The Key- Get as much done in advance as possible. You don’t want to be peeling vegetables when the guests are arriving. Prepare your vegetables the night before.
- Don’t Overcrowd Your Oven– It’s really important to not overcrowd your oven because the food won’t work as it should and the trimmings will be thrown off.
- Don’t Overfill Your Trays– When it comes to roasting potatoes, make sure there’s plenty of space between them. If you pile them up on top of each other, they’ll steam when what you want is for them to fry in the bottom of the tray.
Thanks Kimberley, there’s some great advice there!
Below are some more photos from the press event, the food on display, including the meal, was donated to foodcloud after the event.
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