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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If you’ve never had a chocolate tequila cocktail, today’s the day: July 24th is National Tequila Day. Since the Margarita cocktail has its own holiday (National Margarita Day is February 22nd), celebrate with a different tequila cocktail. Beyond the Margarita, some of the most popular tequila cocktails are: Bloody Maria: tequila, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, […]

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For the past several summers, the frosé—a frozen rosé cocktail (or wine slush, if you prefer) has been served as a winetail (wine cocktail) or an after-dinner drink (liquid dessert). Here’s our first set of frosé recipes, from two summers ago. This recipe (photo #1), from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, adds blueberries that turn […]

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[1] It’s red, white, blue and crunchy, for lovers of crushed ice drinks (photo © Due West | NYC). [2] Due West used this rum in the drink. It’s 126 proof! We stuck with the 80 proof (photo © Worthy Park Estate).   When Due West, a popular gastropub in the West Village neighborhood of […]

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Sweet cocktails are delicious, beguiling, and…packed full of sugar. Stirrings, a pioneering producer of quality cocktail mixes, offers a solution with two new five-calorie cocktail mixers: 5 Calorie Cosmopolitan Mixer 5 Calorie Margarita Mixer   Now you can enjoy these two top cocktails with no added sugar, no preservatives and no guilt. Instead of sugar […]

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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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