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Grapefruit Campari Sorbet

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Chef Jamie Oliver created this refreshing granita as an easy, light and elegant dessert. Yummy!

Ingredients

1 & 3/4 pints fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, strained

    14 oz superfine sugar
    7 oz Campari
    Juice of 2 lemons
    Juice of 2 oranges

Instructions

Whisk together the grapefruit juice and sugar. Add the Campari, lemon and orange juices. Freeze in an ice cream maker, or in a metal container for a granita texture.

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Skip the dessert in a glass

We all know that sweet drinks are higher in calories.

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Fancy Cointreau Cocktails

Recently Cointreau show cased some of the cocktails being created with the iconic triple sec. Here’s a few:

Renowned mixologist Xaviar Herit from DANIEL in New York created the “strawberry & pearls” cocktail, a traditional strawberry margarita with strawberry-infused Cointreau caviar served on the side.

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Paul Clarke of The Cocktail Chronicles wrote this recent post for the the New Times Proof Blog laying out his view of today’s cocktail landscape. His journey begins in Manhattan, but explores the merits of America’s great cocktails cities.

Be sure to check out the comments as well; some people just don’t get it.

Drinking Outside the Temple – Proof Blog – NYTimes.com

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Toast the New Year With Great Sparkling Wines for under $20

When it’s time for the champagne toast to celebrate 2009, why start the year by spending a fortune? These three sparkling wines (which is just the term for what most of us call champagne if it is made outside the Champagne region of France) are a good-tasting, budget-friendly way to start the year.

Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, $20
Made from mostly pinot noir grapes, this sparkling wine is fruity without being too sweet.

Piper … Read more

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Ingredients

    1 part coke 
    1 part rum
    2 cubes of ice

Instructions

Mix. Enjoy.

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One of my favorite things about bourbon: It is possible to find great bourbon at nearly every price point. And while there definitely are $400 bottles of bourbon out there that will knock your socks off, it’s possible to find something impressive that fits a normal person’s budget. Here are picks in a few price ranges:

Under $25

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