We love the creativity and fun of this apple cider cocktail, served in a fresh apple. The recipe was developed by Eastern Standard Provisions, which sells the soft pretzels in the photo as well as the French Toast Sugar used for the rim. (Here’s our review of their yummy line of soft pretzels in classic […]

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[1] Porter’s Rye Way To Hell: great name, delicious drink (both photos © Ogden’s Own Distillery). [2] You don’t have to be as tough as this guy to enjoy a shot of Porter’s Rye.   On this socially-distant Halloween, here’s a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your pod. The recipe is courtesy of Porter’s […]

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THE HISTORY OF FROSÉ A Frosé, a frozen rosé cocktail (more technically, a winetail) can be as simple as a mixture of chilled rosé wine with a scoop of strawberry or lemon sorbet. It’s easy to make at home. You can: MIX different flavors of sorbet. MAKE a Frosé into dessert by adding more sorbet […]

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For those who like things hot and spicy, here’s a variation on the Dirty Martini: Add black pepper heat! You get the salty brine from the olives, and heat from the pepper. You can purchase pepper-infused vodka like Absolut Peppar (photo #2), or infuse plain vodka with peppercorns (instructions below). (Pepper vodka is also great […]

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[1] A Mimosa with orange juice, plus Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit and Mango Mimosas (photo © Pampered Chef). [2] Transfer the juices into carafes before adding them to the ice bucket. Amazon has four 750ml carafes for less than $ 30. [3] A Grapefruit Mimosa is special when made with pink grapefruit juice. Here’s the recipe […]

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Enjoy your Aperol Spritz—or other colorful cocktail—in this fish-shaped stemware. The shape is actually not the Japanese clownfish, the species of orange-and-white-striped hero of Finding Nemo. Instead, it’s the infamous Japanese blowfish, or fugu. If blowfish isn’t prepared properly, lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin, which exists in its inner organs, will leak into the […]

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[1] Frosecco, a frozen Prosecco drink (photo © Cavit). [2] Flutes of Prosecco at BLT Prime | New York. [3] The Veneto region of Italy (photo courtesy Wikipedia).   A toast to National Prosecco Day, August 13th (photo #2)! The Bellini cocktail, created in 1948 at Harry’s Bar in Venice, was made with Prosecco. Here’s […]

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