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Posts By Vicki Cruz

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Twists on the Classic Gin & Tonic
1 week ago

Twists on the Classic Gin & Tonic

A Gin & Tonic is one of the easiest cocktails to make.

A classic example of a long drink, what makes it even more appealing is that it is extremely …
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Refreshing Sake Cocktails
2 weeks ago

Refreshing Sake Cocktails

Is Sake a rice wine? Well, not exactly.

“Rice wine” is a term often used to describe sake, and understandably so, since it can have characteristics associated with wine. However, …
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10 Must Mix Cinco de Mayo Cocktails and Fun Facts
3 weeks ago

10 Must Mix Cinco de Mayo Cocktails and Fun Facts

Get your sombrero and maracas ready – It’s time for Cinco de Mayo! Below are some fun facts about the Fifth of May, as well as some Cinco de Mayo-inspired …
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Juice Up Your Cocktails with Exotic Fruits
1 month ago

Juice Up Your Cocktails with Exotic Fruits

The world has more to offer than apples and oranges. And thank goodness for us – and our drinks.

With the bounty of international flavors available to us, cocktails are …
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Earth Day Cocktails
1 month ago

Earth Day Cocktails

It’s time for some Earth Day libations!

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22 and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? Whether it’s using earth’s bounty in a …
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6 Easy to Mix Beer Cocktails
1 month ago

6 Easy to Mix Beer Cocktails

What’s better than an ice-cold beer?  An ice-cold beer cocktail, of course.

Instead of having the oft-ordered beer and a shot, why not put the two together and create the …
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The Most Important Cocktail of the Day “The Breakfast Club” Turns 30
2 months ago

The Most Important Cocktail of the Day “The Breakfast Club” Turns 30

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But, we think you’re crazy to …
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5 Must Mix Limoncello Cocktails
2 months ago

5 Must Mix Limoncello Cocktails

Even people who have never been to Italy usually have heard of Limoncello.

Its sweet, tangy flavor and velvety texture — especially when served straight from the freezer — is …
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Add Some Umami to Your Drinks
2 months ago

Add Some Umami to Your Drinks

Condiment Cocktails on the Rise

In the past, cocktails relied on elements like citrus or fruits, vermouths or amaros. Now, bartenders are looking beyond the back bar and into the …
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Indulge in Creamy Cocktails
2 months ago

Indulge in Creamy Cocktails

Cream liqueur, by definition, is a liqueur that includes dairy cream and some type of flavorful liquor among its ingredients.

(In contrast, liqueurs with names that begin with “Crème de” …
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All Hail, Kale!
3 months ago

All Hail, Kale!

Green Up Your Cocktails

Mixologists have been getting creative with ingredients and adding Superfoods (foods rich in nutrients beneficial to one’s health) to their cocktails. While nutritionists are quick to …
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Cranberries in Cocktails
3 months ago

Cranberries in Cocktails

Cranberries aren’t just for cranberry sauce.

By making syrup, muddling fresh berries, or even using cranberry sauce, you can put a unique and tangy spin on a drink. Plus, if …
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