It is cooling off in Florida, making me think of holiday time. I am thirsty for a new cocktail, yet tend to fall back on the tried and true for a simple solution. I enjoy the research, then go to my my favorite chef, Julia Child for inspiration.

For an aperitif before lunch or dinner, Julia often served
the classic Kir Royale – champagne with a splash of black current of raspberry liqueur in a flute glass. This is the favorite cocktail of the Hill Team.

I love that she presents her champagne with nothing to accompany it.

We generally offer a dish of salted cashews or one of Maralyn’s seasoned pecan recipes (See the Big Blend holiday issue).

If you have a favorite cocktail, please send it to me.
Brenda C. Hill