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Cranberries in Cocktails
2 years 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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Weird and Wild Booze Rules and History
2 years ago

Weird and Wild Booze Rules and History

“The Field Guide to Drinking in America” Reveals All Photo Courtesy of Option-G/Cole Gerst

The Good Ole’ U.S. of A. has some very strange laws. In North Carolina, bingo games …
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Got Rye? Let’s Make Some Drinks
2 years ago

Got Rye? Let’s Make Some Drinks

When you drink rye, you are drinking American history.

Rye is not just a type of whiskey; it’s the whiskey that the gunslingers demanded when their spurs clink-clink-clinked into the …
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Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?
2 years ago

Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?

An Abbreviated Alphabetical Primer about La Fee Verte Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Throughout history, alcohol has had to combat a lot of negative PR. In the 1700s, eager home distillers …
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Vodkas that Taste Like… Vodka
2 years ago

Vodkas that Taste Like… Vodka

Real Vodka has Flavor

Once upon a time, vodka tasted of vodka. Well, 900 years or so ago when it was first made, it tasted more of what it was …
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Easy to Drink: Low ABV Cocktails
2 years ago

Easy to Drink: Low ABV Cocktails

Low ABV Cocktails are Here to Stay

If macaroni & cheese is a comfort food, and quinoa is a super food then what are low ABV cocktails? According to sherry-swilling, …
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Sambuca – Sip It, Shake It, Even Flame It
2 years ago

Sambuca – Sip It, Shake It, Even Flame It

Italy can be thanked for numerous exquisite spirits and liqueurs.

Among them is Sambuca, a potent anise-flavored liqueur that falls into the same broad licorice-based category as Pastis, Raki, and …
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How Sweet It Is – Using Different Sweeteners for Your Cocktails
2 years ago

How Sweet It Is – Using Different Sweeteners for Your Cocktails

All sugars are not created equal.

Let’s not get into the issues of glycemic indexes and which type of sugar is healthier, if one can call sugar healthy per se. …
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Chartreuse, the Liqueur, Not the Crayon Color
2 years ago

Chartreuse, the Liqueur, Not the Crayon Color

Some liqueurs possess an inherent mystery. Chartreuse is one of them. Photo Courtesy of chartreuse.cz

Green or yellow. The 130 botanicals known only by two Carthusian monks at a time. …
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Adding a Spicy Kick to Cocktails with Ginger
2 years 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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Sloe Down… Discovering Sloe Gin
2 years ago

Sloe Down… Discovering Sloe Gin

Every country has its traditions. England has sloe gin. Historically, sloe berries were harvested in October and November after the first frost, then infused into gin creating a rich, deep, …
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Four Old School Cocktails Worth Remembering
2 years ago

Four Old School Cocktails Worth Remembering

Before the current booze boom, one’s cocktail selections were relegated to the simplistically termed ‘classics’ – the Martini, the Manhattan, the Negroni, and a few others.

You could walk into …
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