Seasonal and sweet, apple cider is a timely and delicious ingredient for fall and winter cocktails. It’s part of Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cocktail. Combined with applejack and gin, this cider cocktail is easy to make at home. Our thanks to Union Square Cafe and the Florence Fabricant/The New York Times for the recipe. The […]

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Get your red and green on for the holidays (photo courtesy Pom Wonderful).   From Pom Wonderful, the company that popularized pomegranate in the U.S., here’s an easy holiday cocktail (prep time is just 3 minutes) with a red and green garnish. For a mocktail, substitute ginger ale for the vermouth.     RECIPE: POM […]

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Sashimi lovers: This one’s for you. Low in calories, high in protein, nice to look at: Why not make sashimi bites. We spotted these on the Facebook page of Chef Eric Ripert. While known worldwide for Le Bernardin in New York City, these are at his restaurant Blue, at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman. […]

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For National Fortune Cookie Day, July 20th, the perfect drink. Make it with vodka or rum: The choice is yours. Ganbei!   RECIPE: FORTUNE COOKIE COCKTAIL Ingredients Per Drink 2 tablespoons/1 ounce vanilla vodka (substitute plain vodka), rum or spiced rum 2 tablespoons/1 ounce amaretto liqueur 2 tablespoons/1 ounce Irish cream liqueur 1/2 cup ice […]

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Looking for a new drink for the weekend? We received this sparkling wine cocktail (“winetail”) recipe a few summers ago from Whole Foods Market. Although we have been enjoying it, we never published the recipe.   WHAT’S A WINE COOLER? The ingredients are those you might find in a punch: wine, fruit or fruit juice, […]

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[1] Iced coffee with spiced rum and coconut liqueur. You can use any liqueur you like (photo courtesy The Skylark | NYC). [2] Use milk or half-and-half, or enjoy it black (photo courtesy The Wayfarer | NYC).   We drink our fair share of iced coffee, and see swarms of people carrying it down the […]

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May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. We’re all familiar with cans of fruit cocktail from Del Monte, Dole and Libby’s. But who first created it, and why is it called “cocktail?” First: There is no alcohol in a conventional fruit cocktail. So why is it called fruit cocktail, instead of simply fruit salad? There’s […]

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Enjoy this sunny cocktail from one of our favorite restaurants, Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria with locations worldwide (and many in the U.S.—send someone a gift card!). It’s called Guava do Sul, guava sunshine. You can stop in for a cocktail or have it as the beginning of an entire wonderful dinner. We liked […]

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[1] For drinks or dessert (or perhaps, drink your dessert: Bourbon Slush with Brandied Cherries (Photo courtesy Oxmoor House | Brie Passano; Food Stylist Tina Stamos, Prop Stylist Kay Clarke). [2] Find many more recipes in the book (photo courtesy Oxmoor House).   Recently we had the opportunity to preview the book What Can I […]

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