Have you ever made dumplings or potstickers? Also, yep, I said it- Holiday. Tequila. Punch. OMG I’m completely obsessed.
This was my first time, I think it has always intimidated me a little bit. I decided a long time ago there are certain foods I have left to the professionals. There are so many amazing places in Chinatown, Manila, where you can watch them roll out the dough and hand roll fresh dumplings. I figured they will always be able to do it better than me and it seems like a lot of work.
But fear not my friends, it was so much easier than I imaged and it is super fun! Now don’t get me wrong, I will certainly not stop going down to Chinatown for the real deal anytime soon but I encourage you to try this one, even if you think it is out of your realm of cooking.
I made it super simple and bought the dumpling wrappers at the store, but I will link a homemade recipe to this post. I got the recipe from Madeline Lu’s blog and made a few minor changes.
As for the cocktail this week it sounds a little weird (at least it did to me) but it blew me away. The combination of wine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice, ginger beer sounds like a lot but they all work together to somehow create the best holiday punch EVER.
Now as for the health of this drink, please drink slowly. This is definitely the booziest drink I have shared but hey, it’s the holidays and nothing scream booze like family parties, am I right?? It is inspired from the Patron website.
1 bottle of red wine
8 oz or 1 cup tequila
8z or 1 cup triple sec
8 oz ginger beer
Juice from 2 oranges or 4 oz fresh orange juice
For the sauce
Enjoy! ~ Amanda