I had a little fun in the kitchen this weekend and I’m happy to share it with you all.  A few weeks ago I was given a beautiful handmade serving tray from the Heart of Haiti collection available at Macy’s and the recipe for Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Fresh Citrus Wine Cooler.  I love anything new for my kitchen and I absolutely love a new wine cooler.  So, I challenged myself to follow the recipe and create this refreshing drink for a few friends.  When it comes to ladies night in or any get together specialty drinks are always fun and give the party a unique touch.  I usually come up with my own fun drinks, but I’ve always wanted to follow a recipe.  This was the perfect wine cooler for me to try because I’m citrus kind of gal.

So, why not share my kitchen fun on So family TV?  Watch the video and tell me if you’re inspired to make this wine cooler.

I used the set of 2 Tea Leaf Nesting Trays, which is available on the Macy’s website.  Not only is the serving tray beautifully made and perfect for any party or get together, but it supports a great cause.  The Heart of Haiti collection are handcrafted masterpieces created by Haitian artisans.  After the earthquake of January 2010 it was very difficult for Haitians to make a living.  Purchasing one of the pieces from the collection benefits artisans directly and allows them to support their family. View more of the collection and find information about this initiative by clicking here.

Here’s the recipe below.  It’s so refreshing.  The flavor of the lime is really strong, so if you’re not a fan of lime, then you can always tweak it and make it your own.  Hey, I made it my own by adding a little extra wine.

Do you enjoy making your own cocktails or coolers for your parties?  When’s the last time you purchased a beautiful serving tray?  Are you inspired to make a new wine cooler?

~Monica J~
I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with the Heart of Haiti Serving Tray available at Macy’s.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. 


Below is a larger view of the Heart of Haiti serving tray I used in the video. Isn’t it gorgeous?