Cocktails with Claire

  • Simple and Delicious Rose Sangria

    Rose sangria is synonymous with summer for me.   That’s why I love to make this easy and tasty summer drink every summer.  It’s always a hit.  Specifically it reminds me of summers spent on Shelter Island, New York with my husband.  We spent many summers there and loved to go to the Sunset Beach Hotel.  They had a vineyard on the property and made their own rosè wine, called “Sunset Beach Rosé André Balazs” that would be used in the sangria and it was always delicious.  Since then I’ve been trying to re-create the sangria. The key ingredient in this Rosè Sangria is peach nectar, it really adds that extra bit of something special. I hope you like this recipe!  If you try it out please let me know in the comment below or use #livingwithclaire on Instagram.   To learn how to make the sangria, please check out… Read More

  • Holiday Party Signature Cocktail – The Very Berry Cocktail

    Choosing a Holiday Party Signature Cocktail can be a hard one.  Should you choose one with mint? Should you garnish with red and green? There are so many options.  Well, I hosted a party last weekend and I had this very conundrum.  It was for my sisters in Lipstick Sisters LA and I knew this group would appreciate a champagne cocktail.  After a few taste tests, I came up with the Very Berry Cocktail, part Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry Pomegranate juice and champagne and garnished with frozen cranberries to keep it chilled, see full recipe below. Print The Very Berry Cocktail Course Cocktails Author Gluten Free Avenger Ingredients 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit vodka 2 ounces Champagne 2 ounces cranberry pomegranate juice -frozen cranberries for garnish Instructions Chill vodka, Champagne, and juice, then mix in a champagne glass. Garnish with 2 or 3 frozen cranberries.   Here are a few photos… Read More

  • Raspberry Mojito- My Favorite Summer Drink

    This week I am making my favorite summertime drink, a Raspberry Mojito. Read More