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5 Must Mix Limoncello Cocktails
5 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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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Adding a Spicy Kick to Cocktails with Ginger
1 month ago

Adding a Spicy Kick to Cocktails with Ginger

Ingredient to Know: Ginger Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Ginger is a pungent spice with a warming kick, adding its distinct flavor profile to everything from cookies to curries. Historically, ginger …
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Must Mix Margarita Day Cocktails
1 month ago

Must Mix Margarita Day Cocktails

Let’s try not to think about how cold we have been lately and try to think about spring being just a few weeks away. We know, we can’t believe it …
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Drink Your Chocolates This Valentine’s Day
2 months ago

Drink Your Chocolates This Valentine’s Day

Why do we give chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Well, in 1861, Richard Cadbury created the first ever heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day.

This began the common link between Valentine’s Day …
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Must Mix: Valentine’s Day Cocktails
2 months ago

Must Mix: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Whether you are seeking to make this Valentine’s Day a day filled with romance or whether you are simply planning a Valentine’s Day in with your friends, Chilled has your …
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Must Mix: Clementine Cocktails
2 months ago

Must Mix: Clementine Cocktails

A good citrus fruit is heavy in the hand.

This is a simple, yet reliable test that will guide you in choosing the perfect citrus fruit every time. Clementines are …
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5 Delicious Gluten-Free Cocktails
2 months ago

5 Delicious Gluten-Free Cocktails

Raise a Glass to Being Gluten-Free. Avoid Grains, but Still Enjoy a Drink.

If you deal with gluten sensitivity or intolerance, enjoying a drink can be a bit of a …
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Fireside Sippers
2 months ago

Fireside Sippers

The holidays have ended and it’s time to batten down the hatches. Although that thermometer mercury may not have dipped too low in some parts yet, it’s coming. It always …
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