We love a good cocktail: something special crafted with care. We typically have them at restaurants, not at home; and in our neck of the woods they’re $ 15, $ 18, even $ 20. Ha! We now have a solution great for home. Two Chicks makes sparking cocktails in cans—only 5% alcohol, so you have […]

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If you don’t have romantic plans for Valentine’s Day, how about inviting friends for cocktails? You can set up a bar buffet with pitchers of three or four red or rosy cocktails: Bloody Mary Cranberry Mimosa Cosmopolitan Crantini   Other options: Mulled wine, perfect for February. Kir, white wine poured atop crème de cassis (blackcurrant […]

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A couple of years ago, we began to notice smoking cocktails on the menus of some fine restaurants we patronize. These are not the dry-ice-generated smoke of Halloween, but flavored smoke made with wood chips or other agent that provide heavenly aroma. You don’t want the bouquet to dissipate. It’s like the alluring scent of […]

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Over the weekend, we made batches of these cocktail recipes from Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams. Wells partnered with Tropicana to craft two juicy cocktails: Tropicana’s Tequila Sunset and Wells’ Watermelon Spritz. Both of our pitchers were emptied within an hour! You can turn either cocktail into a mocktail by substituting ginger ale for […]

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BASTILLE DAY HISTORY July 14th (“le quatorze juillet”) is Bastille Day in France, officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). If you missed that lesson in European History class, it commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point and symbolic act of rebellion in the […]

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[1] Cherry Chiller cocktail made with rosé champagne (photo courtesy Moet et Chandon). [2] Herradura Diablo, made with tequila and cherry liqueur (photo courtesy Herradura).   Presidents’ Day is upon us, and George Washington’s birthday is February 22nd. Let’s celebrate with some cherry cocktails. Although the story of George Washington and the cherry tree is […]

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