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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sparkling Pomegranate Cider for the New Year

Have you tried sparking Pomergranate Cider?

New Year's Eve we watched Dick Clark's New Year's Eve party on TV at my friend Jan's house.
When the ball dropped, we toasted each other with a glass of non alcoholic Martinelli Sparkling Cider . ( We had already had wine at dinner).

I was surprised when I realized that our toast wasn't just the traditional apple cider Martinelli!
The Martinelli was a blend of apple and pomegranate , and it was really delicious.
I didn't even know that Martinelli came in flavors.

 It was so good, that New Year's day  I was on a mission. I went out early and shopped for some apple pomegranate Martinelli.

I went to my local supermarket, but there was none to be found.
Instead, I found bottles of apple- mango, apple -pear, and apple -mixed berry. I was amazed. Who knew?

I bought a bottle each of the mixed berry and apple- pear.

When my kids and grand kids came over for New Year's day dinner, I sliced some strawberries, took out some champagne glasses, and poured in some apple -mixed berry Martinelli for a toast!

Everyone loved it , and we may have started a new tradition.
 I can't wait to try the apple-pear mixture or apple mango mixture!

How did you spend your New Year's eve?

Happy Healthy New Year to everyone!

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  1. I love sparkling cider, in all its flavors! What a lovely way to welcome the new year, with a fabulous new tradition ... :) Wishing you much happiness in 2012!

  2. This sounds like a sparkling cider that I would especially like! :)
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  3. Love this! Stop over and link up in my Happy Friday Link up today! It is all about drinks!! Susie http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-friday-link-up-drink.html

  4. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop. Happy New Year to you too! The sparkling cider sounds lovely. We had a quiet New Year's Eve as we had just got home from a week in NYC - we toasted the New Year with champagne and watched the fireworks from London on the television. It was lovely just being together.

  5. Although there's no relation (I wish!) we always drank Martinelli's growing up at every holiday and celebration. It was like Champagne for the kids and we always felt special because it's our last name. I had no idea it came in so many flavors now! Happy New Year Judee!!

  6. Sounds great. I watched the same thing on tv but I actually want to plan to go out on New Years Eve next year... just to do something different.

  7. I've never heard of this flavor of sparkling cider, but I am certain that it was so delicious! I've gotta try it! Happy new year!!!!

  8. Hi Judee,
    What a fun Cider, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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