Tune into My West Michigan on WZZM TV13 on Wednesday, November 21st around 9:45 am to see these delicious Thankgiving ideas using NôMI Cherry Sparkling Water. I have a Black Cherry Mimosa to start out the holiday. I will then show you how to make a Cherry-Lemon Cranberry Sauce, and then a Cherry-Berry Lime Smoothie using NôMI Sparkling Waters. It's going to be a great show, make sure that you tune in!
Need a tasty cocktail for Thanksgiving or holiday weekend brunch? Try these Black Cherry Mimosas using the NôMI Cherry Sparkling Water and Chatueau Chantal's Bubbly Cherry Wine! Yum!
Black Cherry Mimosas
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.
Update 11.21.18 - My West Michigan TV Segment
Want to make the best cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving? Use NoMI Cherry Lemon Sparkling Water instead of plain water.
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
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon (or some zest of a lemon and orange)
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.
NôMI Sparkling Water
NoMI = Northern Michigan.
Mitten Fruit Company is a new startup that launched three weeks ago and is in 250 retail outlets including Harding, Mega Bev, Midtown Fresh Market, Martin's Grocery, Grand Central Market, and Harvest Health Cascade.
NôMI supports Michigan agriculture with launch products featuring Michigan cherries. They pressed 650,000 pounds of Michigan cherries this past year, which is very impressive!
Their flavors include...Michigan Cherry, Michigan Cherry + Lemon, and Michigan Cherry + Lime ~
Here are a few other reasons that I LOVE NôMI!
Clean label. Refreshing. Crisp. Authentic.
Zero calories, zero sugar, zero sweeteners, zero sodium.
Nothing artificial. Creating authentic, one of a kind taste.
Soft, smooth levels of carbonation.
Great mixer for adult beverages.
Visit DrinkNomi.com for more information.
After a long holiday weekend, here's a great smoothie to get back back on track! It's my Cherry-Berry Lime Smoothies! Enjoy!
Cherry-Berry Lime Smoothies
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.
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This is a sponsored segment for NoMI - Mitten Fruit Company. All opinions expressed are my own.