GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Cookbook author and foodie extraordinaire, Gina Ferwerda, joined My West Michigan to share some delicious holiday recipes.
Cherry-Lemon Cranberry Sauce
1 cup sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
1 cup (8 oz) NoMI Cherry + Lemon Sparkling Water
1 pkg (12 oz) Fresh Cranberries
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup dried cherries
In a medium saucepan, dissolve sugar in NoMI Sparkling Water over medium heat. Stir in cranberries, almond extract, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes, frequently stirring. Take off heat and stir in dried cherries. Let cool, refrigerate until ready to serve.
Black Cherry Mimosas
Need a tasty cocktail for Thanksgiving or holiday weekend brunch?
8 black sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted (thawed, if using frozen cherries)
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 (12 oz) can NoMI Cherry Sparkling Water
Chateau Chantal Bubbly Cherry Wine
Roughly chop cherries and add to a small bowl, then mix in almond extract. Equally, divide cherry mixture among the bottoms of 4 champagne flutes. Add 3 ounces of NoMI Cherry Sparkling Water to each flute and top with Bubbly Cherry Wine.
Cherry Berry Lime Smoothies
After a long holiday weekend, here’s a great smoothie to get you back on track!
2 cups frozen Cherry Berry Blend (or assorted frozen cherries and berries)
1 (12 oz) can NoMI Cherry Lime Sparkling Water, plus extra to serve
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 ripe banana, optional
Honey, to taste
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Add all ingredients to a blender or Vitamix, blend until smooth. Equally, divide mixture into glasses and top off with some extra sparkling water, to serve.