Friday, December 3, 2010

Red Christmas: Strawberries and Balsamic non-alcoholic aperitif, and red fruit to set the mood.




It may sounds strange for those who live on the other side of the world, but here Christmas means strawberries, cherries and red fruit! For this aperitif I used one punnet of strawberries, washed and cut, 500ml of natural apple juice, and one tsp of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena (ABTM). The real ABTM is only sold in 100ml round bottles, like the one pictured below.
Blend everything well and serve in small glasses. Great aperitif before an 'important' Christmas meal, and suitable for children too!




Here are the first cherries and plums of the season. They make a simple and stylish Xmas decoration for the table (but they don't last long :-)! Yum!)


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

14 comments:

  1. I remember your balsamic vinegar, never tasted anything like it! So yummy!

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  2. Alessandra - this cocktail looks beautiful - definitely one I'll be trying this summer. I just had my first strawberries of the season last night. Can't wait to get into some cherries now.
    Sue :-)

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  3. Guess what Sue, I had to buy my strawberries, a mouse or some other animal eat mine the other night! :-P

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  4. a parte che è belllissimo... e fa un figurone con quel color rosso acceso...ma poi dev'essere buonissimo, a me piace tanto l'abbinamente fragole-aceto balsamico ma in un aperitivo non l'ho mai provato. yuuummmyyy!!!

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  5. Che belle foto Alessandra...
    Quel cocktail specialmente!
    Un bacione
    Barbaraxx

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  6. Un capolavoro di estetica e credo anche di gusto , molto molto chic.

    Bacio e buona giornata

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  7. questo lo provo la sera della Vigilia se mi riesce di organizzare la cena...
    Per mia figlia, non ho avuto molta voglia di raccntare nei dettagli, sono ancora un po' sotto choc ora.. è stato un investimento...per fortuna l'auto andava piano, però...sotto casa, abbiamo sentito la lunga frenata e poi le urla, ti lascio immaginare...per me l'aperitivo andrà ancora bello alcolico, per un po'... :-)

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  8. What a lovely "mocktail." It sounds delicious, Alessandra. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Norma che apura, ti carico l'aperitivo con quello che vuoi tu (io ci metterei pure la grappa!)

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  10. Thank you for your visit, Alessandra! This must be a wonderful aperitif with fresh strawberries and a very good balsamic. I might add a little prosecco to mine ;)

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  11. Fantastic Xmasy drink. I made it with a mix of homegrown strawberries and raspberries, what juice I had in the fridge (orange/apple mix) and the REAL balsamic I got from Venice this year. Also added some sparkling water - wow! I'll be making this for our family Xmas dinner - thank you!

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