Wine and Beer Recipes

Pilgrim’s Pear

What better way to celebrate everything you’re thankful for than with a sparkling cocktail made withseasonal fruit? This light Thanksgiving cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the heavy meal that makes Turkey Day one of my favorite days of the year.

I recommend making it with gin — the juniper is a nice herbal counterbalance to the sweetness of the pear. However, it tastes great with vodka, too. I’m sure there wasn’t any prosecco or

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Sour Witch

A bit of a spell or a flick of the magic wand – the Sour Witch has just landed on her broomstick. This sophisticated cocktail is no laughing matter because it packs a powerful sour punch. Don’t be fooled by its soft exterior and champagne flute glass, this cocktail features absinthe and sour cherries. Courtesy of Lucid Absinthe.

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Sangue Frio (Cold Blood)

Courtesy of Sandeman’s.

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Midnight

Continuing the celebration of the 250 years of Guinness, this week’s drink is a wonderful twist on the average pint that was introduced to me by my friend Jason. Yes, it is simple and wonderful a bit of fine port combined with a well poured pint of Guinness. This drink would certainly make Arthur Guinness proud, although I have a feeling he may have tried this himself.

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The Bubbly Apricot

Apricot is one of my favorite summer fruits, and what better way to enjoy it than in a champagne cocktail!

You can adapt this recipe to use any of your favorite fruits … or any of your favorite liqueurs, for that matter.

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Basil Hayden Wish

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It’s Fashion Week! And after seeing all the latest trends on the runway, it’s time for the fashion mavens and celebrities to hit the bar.

Basil Hayden’s shared the special recipe concocted for the Cynthia Rowley show this week. So those of us who aren’t hobnobbing with the glitterati in New York City this week can have a taste of the glamor no matter what we’re wearing.

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Sandeman’s Sweetheart Sparkler

A cocktail made with Port? Why not?

The Sweetheart Sparkler from Sandeman’s is a delightful combination of fine port and fine sparking wine (or champagne). Perfect for your Valentine Sweetheart. Courtesy of Sandeman’s.

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Campari Sparkling Passion

Created by owner Giovanni DeNigris at Trattoria Trullo in Chicago, this Valentine’s Day cocktail owes itself to one man’s undying love and passion for a beautiful woman (or at least the Campari).

As the story goes, Davide Campari, the youngest son of Campari’s creator, fell madly in love with one of Italy’s most popular opera singers, Lina Cavalieri, in the early 1900s. Davide met Lina after she had modeled for one of Campari’s groundbreaking advertisements. … Read more

Godiva Royale

This sinful creation from Godvia Liqueur is the perfect accompaniment to our Chocolate covered Strawberries. You’ll make great marks by turning a simple glass of Champagne into a decadent cocktail of rick chocolaty goodness. Courtesy of Godiva Liqueur.

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New Year’s Swanky Toast

Toast the New Year with this swanky cocktail from Sobieski. Cheers!

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