Wine and Beer Recipes
October, a month dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, is upon us. Women and men nationwide are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “Thinking Pink. ”Prepare for a flood of all things pink from buses, to billboards, to Monday Night Football and everything in between – sip pink cocktails like the “Pink Ribbon,” an invigorating rose-tinted Pink Pigeon Rum champagne cocktail, perfect for showing your support and solidarity.
If you’ve been Italy, you’ve most likely had an after dinner drink, the Sgroppino. The lemon and alcohol help to cut through anything you may have ingested through out the evening and help settle your tummy. The formula varies from area to area, but it is basically lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. In Venice they use prosecco, in Friuli it is vodka and sorbet. In Liguria, I’ve had a variation made with limoncello. Sometimes blended, … Read more
Tomorrow is Bastille Day! In honor of French Independence Day, this week’s drink is the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail combines two of France’s best contributions to the world of booze – Champagne and Cognac! While the recipe says that the Cognac is optional, it really isn’t. The drink is much better with Cognac, but seriously, what isn’t? So, raise a toast to the French – Viva La France!
This punch has a royal lineage and was allegedly developed by King George IV when he was Prince of Wales!
This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. To honor the occasion, our friend and fellow San Franciscan, Camper English, created The Golden Gate 75. A riff on the classic French 75, Camper replaces the Gin and Lemon for Campari and Orange Juice, giving the cocktail the same hue as the famous span.
read more about this cocktail and more at Alcademics.com