It’s July 14th, the day to toast to Bastille Day (“le quatorze juillet” in French). The holiday is officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). Here’s the history of Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point in the French Revolution. How […]

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World Paloma Day is May 22nd. We recently featured a classic Paloma recipe for Cinco de Mayo, but you can take this popular and refreshing drink a step further—and give it a global spin. Like all classic cocktails, the Paloma invites you to play with the recipe and customize it—perhaps create your signature Paloma. Today’s […]

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Say “Cinco de Mayo cocktail,” and most people will say “Margarita!” We’d like to offer a different suggestion this year: the Paloma. The Paloma cocktail recipe is below, along with lots of food and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico’s favorite cocktail. It couldn’t be easier […]

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March 24th is National Cocktail Day, a day we’re using to revisit cocktail garnishes. Many standard garnishes have been used since the advent of the particular cocktail—they’re what that first bartender used when he mixed the first Sazerac (America’s first cocktail) or Gin Fizz. We’ll look at them as well as at modern cocktail garnishes. […]

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Looking for a cranberry cocktail for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve? The mixologists at Tommy Bahama restaurants created these tasty drinks that. The cocktail, which they call Happy Huladays, is a refreshing combination of seasonal flavors that tickle the taste buds. We call it “Happy Holidays,” because most of us won’t be celebrating in […]

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[1] Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (both photos © Tia Maria). [2] Have a refreshing Tia Tonic, and check out these other Tia Maria cocktail recipes.   August is National Coffee Month; National Coffee Day is September 26th, and International Coffee Day is October 1st. While most coffee drinkers can be convinced to upgrade […]

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