Garden Parties featuring Nielsen-Massey Products #recipes

I absolutely LOVE these products from Nielsen-Massey! The Pure Vanilla Sugar granules come perfectly sized for garnishing any sweet treat to make it look fancy. The taste is definitely gourmet and I've been topping my desserts with it. As I opened the Rose Water, the Pure Lemon Extract, and the Pure Vanilla Extract, I could tell immediately that they are of the highest quality. I've been using them with water and candles to scent my bathroom and I love adding just a drop to a tall glass of ice water!
The secret to adding sophistication to a summer garden party is about infusing everything, from the cocktails to the centerpieces, with garden scents and flavors. These garden details can be accented with vanilla, a versatile flavor that enhances the natural garden essence in dishes and decorations. Nielsen-Massey’s line of vanillas and flavors have hints of sweet, spicy, and citrus that perfectly pair with any garden crop or herb. Amplify a sophisticated garden atmosphere with just a drop of vanilla extract to intensify subtle garden flavors, making them the star of the party.
Try these tips from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for adding elegance and garden tastes into a summer garden soirée:
  • Create a summer cocktail favorite with a unique garden twist like Nielsen-Massey’s Rose Sangria, which features Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract and Rose Water - infusing the drink with light floral flavors.
  • Use fresh cut flowers or bunches of herbs tied with a simple ribbon for centerpieces with natural garden fragrance.
  • Enhance ripe tomato flavors in a savory appetizer like Nielsen-Massey’s Lemon-Bleu Stuffed Tomatoes with Pure Lemon Extract.
  • Float votive candles in water to add light. Add flower petals and a drop of Nielsen-Massey Rose Water to the water for an authentic garden aroma.
  • Intensify summer flavors by mixing Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water with fruit-flavored yogurt as a light citrus topping for a dessert of freshly picked fruit.
As guests arrive, start the party off with a summer cocktail favorite, Rose Sangria. The Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Vanilla Extract and Rose Water lighten the drink – allowing the freshness of the lemons and limes to pop. Add sprigs of fresh mint as a garnish for a bright garden taste.

Nielsen-Massey’s Rose Sangria (Serves 4-6)
1 apple, peeled and quartered
10 whole cloves
1 lemon, thinly sliced rounds
1 lime, thinly sliced rounds
1 orange, thinly sliced rounds
⅓ cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar
½ cup brandy, chilled
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine, chilled
1 ½ cups pulp free orange juice, chilled
¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Rose Water
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Stud apple by pushing the clove stems into the prepared apple quarters. In a large glass pitcher, place the clove-studded apple quarters with the citrus fruit slices. Sprinkle Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar over the fruit, pour brandy over the sugared fruit and toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours to infuse the flavors. Before serving, remove the clove-studded apple and discard, crush the infused citrus fruits slightly with a wooden spoon. Stir in the wine, orange juice, Nielsen-Massey Rose Water and Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh mint.
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.


  1. That sangria sounds delicious!

  2. I'm one of those whom loves the light scent of most things. Vanilla is one of my favorites. It reminds me of my grandmother. I'm not sure why because she rarely baked. ; ) I on the other hand love to bake goodies for the grandchildren!


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