I moved from Orlando to Tampa the week before Thanksgiving, and my living space consequently quadrupled. I’m definitely not complaining, but it’s taken me a while to fully stock my new home with vibrant wall art, furniture, and party planning sustenance. Because Christmastime is just too crazy, I’ve decided to postpone an official housewarming event and host a more intimate New Year’s Brunch in leu of a full-blown holiday soiree. I could just forego the party altogether; however, the new year is a time of celebration, and nothing makes me smile more than toasting to life’s endless possibilities with friends and family. Using my gorgeous new champagne flutes from the Libbey Perfect Signature Collection, I’ve decided to serve a delicious green pear mimosa as the morning cocktail, in addition to a classic Hoppin’ John dish, which is said to bring luck in the new year. My dad makes it every year, and although there are more delicious quiches and carb-filled recipes out there, New Year’s just wouldn’t be the same without it.
Obviously, I need to make sure I have sufficient stemware to facilitate the New Year’s pear mimosa drinking beforehand, and I’m trusting Libbey, the top glassware manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest tableware suppliers in the world, with the job. Libbey’s Finest Stemware is exquisitely made in America, and their affordable yet high-end glasses elevate each and every celebratory experience, including the inauguration of a bright new year. The Libbey Perfect Signature Collection is available at the Bed Bath & Beyond website and in select in-store locations, as well. For the nearest BB&B near you, use this handy store locator.
Oh, and as for the pear mimosa, this recipe is really tricky, so cut yourself some slack if it doesn’t work out the first few times. Please note my sarcasm; I’m laying it on pretty strong. Fill 3 quarters of the champagne flute with Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne (or whatever brand of champagne or prosecco you prefer) and a quarter of the flute with real pear nectar, not juice. I use Goya pear nectar, but any grocery store nectar will do. Enjoy the classic taste of a mimosa with a unique New Year’s twist!
Only 5 days until Christmas! Does anyone have New Year’s Eve plans yet? I’m still trying to put the finishing touches on my outfit. I had the hardest time finding a non-cheap looking sequin pencil skirt, but I finally prevailed. You can check out my fun New Year’s outfit idea here.
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