Drinks Wire

Seven Booze Trends for 2013

post icon2013 is almost upon us! Seriously, what happened to 2012. It seems like it was here and gone in a blink of an eye. As the new year approaches, I get out my crystal ball and peer into 2013 to see what the top trends in drink will be in 2013. Here are my predictions. And, if I am wrong, I blame it on my crystal ball. …Read More

Riunite Lambrusco – Wine Wednesday

post iconFor this week’s Wine Wednesday, we are heading back to the 1970′s and imbibing in it’s most popular wine – Riunite Lambrusco. As many of you may know, I love, love, love Lambrusco. It is fizzy and fruity and pairs really well with food. But, I had never had the wine that beget the craze in the United States – Riunite. …Read More

The New Old Bar – Literary Monday

post iconWe can hardly believe that New Year’s Eve is around the corner! If you are looking for great cocktail recipes and finger food, then this is the book for you. The New Old Bar is the latest book from Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith of the Hearty Boys (winners of the first Next Food Network Star) out of one of my favorite cities – Chicago! And, the recipes have Chicago written all over them. …Read More

Bar10der – Ten Bartending Tools In One

post iconDon’t want to haul your whole cocktail kit to your friend’s party, but want to be ready if duty calls? …Read More

Maker’s Mark in Photos – The Ambassador of Bourbon

post iconNot only do the photos in The Ambassador of Bourbon capture the process of making Maker’s Mark bourbon, it also captures the essence of Maker’s Mark. The Samuels family brought their vision to fruition in the historic Burk’s Distillery< …Read More

Sipping Stones

post iconHow to chill a fine Scotch without succumbing to tons of dilution? A question as old as the Whisky itself. …Read More

Apple-cider Stuffing with Burbon-cider Dressing

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Bourbon cider glaze

    2 cups apple cider
    1/2 cup maple syrup
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons molasses (optional)
    1/3 cup+ 3 tablespoons good quality Kentucky Bourbon

Combine apple cider, maple syrup, molasses and apple cider vinegar in a nonreactive sauce pot. Heat and gently reduce to 2/3rd of a cup.

Gently warm 1/3rd cup of bourbon in a saucepan to eliminate the alcohol. Add this to the reduced cider liquid. Reduce this mixture … Read more

DIY Cocktail Kits – Holiday Gift Idea

post iconGift baskets can be a fun way to give the gift of cocktails this holiday season. The idea is simple: Pick a cocktail your recipient will love, then get the ingredients and package them in a gift box or basket … along with copy of DIY Cocktails, of course. …Read More

Five Drinks That Will Sleigh Santa

post iconWhen Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing. …Read More

Eight Crazy Hanukkah Cocktails

post iconLight up your Hanukkah with more than candles. We’ve put together eight crazy cocktails, one for each night. …Read More

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