Brand New Year… Brand new attitude. Break ups and a shitty almost – start to a relationship for me and Danni and we are definitely in need of a girly night in. Enter Danni ringing my doorbell with a Large Dominoes and Chicken Strippers. Plenty of Garlic Sauce. Bottle of wine at the ready, it’s into bed with pj’s on, face masks on and ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary: The Edge Of Reason’s’ perfectly timed start as we turn on the tv. Could tonight get any better? Oh wait… We have a copy of Cosmo’s Cosmosutra. Night Sorted.
|Bit Blury, but this is us.
|I remind my self of someone, but I just can’t think of who…? Shrek maybe?!
You know that friend who you don’t see for ages and then can see millions of times in a few weeks? Danni is that friend. We’re always there for each other and tonight completely proves that. Pile on a couple of problems (boys being d*cks – and looming drinks with one of said guys) and we’re even more in-tune. Add this lovely new wine from Gallo Family Vineyards and we’re giggling away stupidly to Ms Jones, singing along to the incredible soundtrack.
|Wine, blogging and Cosmosutra. Sorted.
Step 1 to a slightly Tipsy Pamper Night / Pitty Party for 2 – Or one.. who are we to judge?!
Get your best friend to come baring gifts. The gift of Dominoes more precisely. Eat until you can eat no more.
Jammies on, Makeup off, cleanse that face and slap on a mask. I prefer Lush’s ‘The Sacred Truth’ – but you feel free to use what you may.
Wine out of the freezer and snuggle up in bed. TV on and either chuck in your fave Chick-Flick or have the best luck ever like we did!
Get remarkably sozzled, bitch about said boys (or girls) and cry at above movie until you fall asleep – depending of course on whether you have remembered to take off face mask, you should have gorgeous skin by this point!
I absolutely love nights in like this and I’d like to thank the lovely ladies that sent me this gorgeous bottle of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato* – and it arrived just at the right time! It’s such a fruity wine, the hints of peach and orange blossom come through strongest with pineapple making a subtle appearance. I think this wine would be perfect for a spring / summer garden drink as it’s crisp, fresh and full of citrus-y goodness! I can quite happily say that myself and Danni really liked this wine, although not normally huge fans of white, it’s definitely given us something new to think about! My Mum howeve, thoroughly enjoyed this bottle, saying it’s the perfect wine for all year round just sat in front of the TV of an evening. Very impressed as she normally hates white wine! This gorgeous Moscato is available in a variety of stores with an RRP of £6.79.
Along with the beautiful bottle, I was also sent this fab recipe for Spiced Orange Blossom Punch using this Moscato, which I think is a great idea to warm you up on those January / February evenings as we eagerly await spring.
Spiced Orange Blossom Punch
- 2 bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato
- Half a lemon, half an orange & 4 kumquats
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
- 80g sugar
- 6 whole allspice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Twist of orange zest and physalis
- Thinly slice the lemon, orange and kumquats, discarding any seeds. Quarter the orange slices.
- Put the fruit into a pan and add honey, sugar, orange blossom and allspice.
- With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips & add to the pan.
- Add two cups of water to the pan, bring to boil over high heat then reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes
- Pour both bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato into the hot citrus base and heat until steaming for about 8 minutes
- Pour into martini glasses with a twist of orange zest and a physalis for garnish.
Do you ever have nights with these?
What’s your favourite drink to pair with a night in with the girls?
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