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Sparkling Jell-O Mold

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

I'll admit that when I hear Jell-O mold, I don't have immediately positive associations. The phrase conjures up visions of wobbly red and green towers studded with Mandarin orange slices and canned fruit cocktail.

But it doesn't have to be so. Jell-O molds can be as clever and sophisticated as you can imagine. This mold shuns dyes and artificial flavorings to focus on booze and fruit, geling prosecco with white cranberry juice, a bit of sugar and raspberries for a light and refreshing treat. And honestly, what better way to kick off the New Year than with booze & fruit?

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie and a Midtown Lunch contributor. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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