Ring in the New Year With Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is nearly here, and you don’t want to be without a drink in hand when the clock strikes midnight! Sure, you can serve the cliché of champagne at your New Year’s Eve bash, but why not try a festive champagne cocktail instead? This Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is easy, festive, and fun!

Ingredients:

  • A bottle of your favorite champagne
  • 1 cup of sweetened pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish!

In each champagne flute, add in 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice and top it off with champagne, then top with a few pomegranate seeds. It’s an easy way to brighten up your cocktail menu for the holiday! This recipe serves four, but can easily be manipulated for your party size!

Octavie champagne flute Villeroy & Boch

We suggest serving these cocktails in our Octavie champagne flutes. These beautiful crystal flutes feature a pineapple design at the top of the stem; the pineapple is recognized throughout the world as a traditional expression of “welcome.” Serving these cocktails in our Octavie champagne flutes are the perfect way to welcome 2018! Best of all, our crystal is dishwasher-safe, so once the party is over and everybody has gone home, all you have to do is pop the flutes in the dishwasher–no need to worry about a pile-up in the sink!

Ring in the New Year with this fizzy and fun cocktail in your flute! Happy New Year!

Banana Bread Power Breakfast Recipe

 

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1½ tablespoons of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Raisins for garnishing
  • Honey for garnishing

Directions:

  • In a small frying pan, toast the walnuts and place to one side.
  • Place half of the banana in a small pot and mash roughly using a wooden spoon.
  • Add the milk, water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg and simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir in the oats and simmer for around 1 to 2 minutes–stirring constantly.
  • Remove the oat mixture from heat, place in a serving bowl, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Cut up the rest of the banana into slices and sprinkle the toasted walnuts and raisins on top.
  • Drizzle honey over the top before serving, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Stories

This power bowl is a great way to kick start your morning and deliver the protein and nutrients your body needs to take on everything the day throws your way. We suggest serving this breakfast in one of the bowls from our Artesano Nature collection. These hand-painted bowls are the perfect accent to your Banana Bread Power Breakfast!

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Nature collection

Check out the video below to see the unique craftsmanship that goes into our Artesano Nature collection!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee recipe

Everyone is jumping on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon, and Villeroy & Boch is no different. After all, it’s that time of year! Getting the perfect cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee doesn’t have to require a trip to the coffee shop. Instead, stay at home and use this recipe to enjoy this Fall favorite from the comfort of your own home. Start your mornings with a cup of coffee that invokes the season by adding Allspice and Cinnamon. The spices add a beautiful aroma and flavor to the coffee; it’s truly Autumn in a mug!

 

Make Your Own!

  • Choose your favorite ground coffee (use about ¼ cup)
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Allspice and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Mix well
  • Add it to the filter of a drip coffee maker
  • Pour 4 cups of water into the coffee maker and turn it on
  • When the coffee finishes pouring, add cream and sugar to taste

Villeroy & Boch NewWave Caffe

Enjoy Your Festive Coffee & Morning Snack With Villeroy & Boch’s NewWave Caffe Collection

Enjoy a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee and your favorite Fall snack! Our NewWave Caffe Collection features an exceptional wavy shape and pure design, and is both dishwasher and microwave safe. The saucer is spacious enough to hold not only the matching coffee cup, but to also share the spotlight with scrumptious treats like cookies, croissants, or biscotti. The spoon’s wavy handle allows it to rest on the side of the mug, so you never lose it! Our NewWave Caffe Collection makes it easy to transport your hot beverage and snack to your favorite cozy spot in your home.