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Sambuca – Sip It, Shake It, Even Flame It
12 hours 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
1 day 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 days 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 days 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
6 days 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
1 week 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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Must Mix Margarita Day Cocktails
2 weeks 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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Cocktail Pairings for This Year’s Oscar Nominated Films
2 weeks ago

Cocktail Pairings for This Year’s Oscar Nominated Films

And the Winner Is… AMERICAN SNIPER

Bradley Cooper portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose legendary sniper skills made him the most lethal marksman in history. But Kyle’s skill on the …
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What’s Your Wine Personality? Match Your Spirit to Your Grape
2 weeks ago

What’s Your Wine Personality? Match Your Spirit to Your Grape

Wines, like people, are particular. Drinking them depends on one’s mood, on the place, the time, even the company. So, just for fun – and because it’s National Drink Wine …
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Sin Away; It’s Fat Tuesday
2 weeks ago

Sin Away; It’s Fat Tuesday

“Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez”

When we think of Mardi Gras, we see gold, purple, and green. And we think of, yes let’s say it, debauchery. Fat Tuesday is the …
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Presidential Drinking – Four Cocktails for Presidents Day
2 weeks ago

Presidential Drinking – Four Cocktails for Presidents Day

Booze and politics are natural bedfellows. Historically, during the campaign, alcohol was an accepted lubricant – George Washington served rum to voters to ‘encourage’ their favor during his election to …
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Sex Up Your Cocktails with “Aphrodisiac” Ingredients
2 weeks ago

Sex Up Your Cocktails with “Aphrodisiac” Ingredients

Appeal to Your Senses.

It’s human nature to want to feel good. And, if there’s something that can make us feel even better than good, well, why wouldn’t we want …
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