Drink Blog of the Day Archive
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February 20, 2012
Did you know that one of the oldest known Cocktails, The Sazerac, originally used Cognac? The use of Cognac ended with the Phylloxera epidemic which devastated French vineyards. The epidemic, along with the American Civil War, made cognac rather hard to come by, so many bartenders switched the Sazerac recipe to rye whiskey which was still readily available.
February 19, 2012
Raise your hand if you have Pisco, lime, sugar, eggs, bitters and a blender. You have all the ingredients to enjoy the national cocktail of Peru at home and this recipe will show you how you can share the Pisco love with all your friends.
February 18, 2012
Celebrate Mardi Gras with this delicious bubbly cocktail from The Intoxicologist, Cheri Loughlin. The Barefoot Emerald Orchard is the perfect companion for this long weekend celebration.
February 17, 2012
These margaritas will certainly liven up your weekend, both refreshing and delicious. They are super simple to make, the only catch being, you need fresh limes, it really makes a difference. Make these at your next party, they are sure to be a hit.
February 16, 2012
Chocolate and Tequila. Really, can the world get any sweeter? My love of tequila has taken on a whole new level of intensity since these two flavors happily married.
February 15, 2012
When I was younger a local coffee house had a drink called the cinnamochanilla. As you can imagine it was a mocha with cinnamon and vanilla syrup. I thought it would be fun to recreate this drink in Martini form.
February 14, 2012
Now as a woman, chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite aphrodisiac. Perfect for Valentines Day.
February 13, 2012
The Infurator's aroma contained rye notes and I detected the Herbsaint's anise and Andrea picked up more on the cherry notes. The rye's malt and a slight fruit note from the dry vermouth and Cherry Heering filled the sip.
February 12, 2012
You can prepare this drink in two ways — as a cocktail drink or as a non-alcoholic iced beverage. If course, the non-alcoholic version won’t be a anything similar to a mojito and you can call it anything you like.
February 11, 2012
One evening, a few weeks ago, I was contemplating a new bottle of Bols Genever, trying to find a new use for it in a cocktail. I started thinking of a New Orleans favorite, the Vieux Carré, a blend of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, and two types of bitters.
February 10, 2012
Sloe gin is an old English tipple, and a 1940 article from Esquire calls it a handsome, maroon-hued gin of tangy charm which is the offspring of mating Old Man Dry and Miss Blackthorn-Berry of the plum family.
February 9, 2012
It seems in days gone by that drinkers where made of pretty stern stuff, as they would stop into a bar for an ‘eye opener’ to get them back into gear for the day ahead. Sure we still have the trusty Bloody Mary, but it was commonplace once upon a time to have a stiff drink that would shock your system back into shape and get you going, hence the Corpse Reviver.
February 8, 2012
The Cable Car is a modern classic that has made its rounds on the west coast and in Las Vegas, and once you taste it, the reason becomes apparent.
February 7, 2012
I love the depth of flavor that this margarita offers; it’s not as fruity as some other flavored margaritas, but it is still refreshing and sweet, and it really brought a ray of sunshine to Kramer and me on a gloomy New York winter day.
February 6, 2012
In Western culture, the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. A sign to guests that the house is a welcome place for them. The origins of this practice date back to early colonial America, when fresh pineapples were a luxury item from the Caribbean.
February 5, 2012
Inspired by the traditional Masala chai tea blend, this cocktail is a fusion of, quite possibly, the three best beverages in the world. This of course being tea, craft beer, and Bourbon.
February 4, 2012
This is a super simple drink, a lemonade made with meyer lemons and blood oranges, so don't wait grab them next time your in the store the season is short and sweet.
February 3, 2012
It’s the national drink of Brazil, made with their national spirit, and it’s internationally awesome. According to some Brazilians, the caipirinha was originally a sort of folk-medicine, used for treating colds and sore throats.
February 2, 2012
In a health brief your grandmother was right about hot toddies warding off a cold or flu. You can brew up a potent virus fighter by simply stirring the juice of a lemon and honey to taste into a cup of boiling water and 2 tsps. of elderberry syrup.
February 2, 2012
Meyer lemons aren’t as tart as the regular lemons we’re used to and they look more like oranges. They are also a little bigger than regular lemons. In the U.S., they will be in season until February…so get on it, what are you waiting for?
January 31, 2012
This cocktail is a variation of that (Ginnifer flowers) martini. Playing around with others’ recipes (as we always do), Spicehubby and I came up with a concoction that is even better
January 30, 2012
The Boxcar. A classic Sidecar features brandy (or cognac, and we’re sure you know that all cognac is brandy but not all brandy is cognac), Cointreau, and lemon juice. But that nutmeg syrup just begs for brandy, and, with images of boxcars trundling north through the swamps of central Florida piled high with citrus, we felt that fresh oranges were a natural complement.
January 29, 2012
Taco night doesn’t have to pose the following dilemma: Sangria or margaritas? Now you don’t have to choose.
January 28, 2012
If I’d said it was spinach and blueberries you would have laughed yourself out of your chair (and those Twilight bunny slippers). You’ll never even notice the spinach.
January 27, 2012
One of the things I love about winter (yes, there are things I love about winter) is the many varieties of citrus that find their way into supermarkets. Last week it was blood orange, today I found these lovely satsuma mandarins.
January 26, 2012
When you think of smoothies, the usual suspects come to mind: strawberry, banana-peanut butter, chocolate, blueberry, etc. Yesterday, I spied 1/2 cup of leftover pumpkin puree in my 'fridge and decided to do a deconstructed pumpkin pie, smoothie, sans crust.
January 25, 2012
Today’s cocktail recipe is a fancy version of a gin sour, but with the botanical addition of lavender. Lavender can be a great addition to a cocktail; it’s flowery but also has an earthy flavor that can nicely complement gin or other spirits.
January 24, 2012
Our woods are filled with plump deep blue sloe (blackthorn) berries, prugnole (or in local dialect brugnole). With stained sticky fingers, I gather them just in the nick of time during the late fall, waiting for them to be soft but not mealy and more importantly before the other booze makers can get to them!
January 23, 2012
There are plenty of choices out there; probably more than you can handle. For many, it is difficult to choose a wine off the shelf at your local store. If I spend less than $15, am I going to get a bad wine? Not sure! On the other hand, you might be spending $25 on something you could've spend $12 on! Use our Top 15 Wines Under $15 to guide you!
January 22, 2012
Grapefruit, lime and ginger is not a combination I would have thought of without the help of Rose Bakery. This simple idea packs a punch, it is so bright and fresh. For a real treat, put the pitcher of juice in the freezer for about an hour before you plan on serving it.