Articles Tagged: Champagne

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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International Wine Picks (and Win Free Wine!)

I sampled wines from around the world at a Bottlenotes tasting at Crushpad in San Francisco a few days ago. I’ve narrowed down my favorites from the evening, to help you add some global flair to your wine rack.

To further help you add to your wine collection, Drink of the Week is giving away a gift card for the Bottlenotes online wine store and a free wine guidebook!

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Oscar Cocktails

Celebrate Oscar like the stars. How? With swanky cocktails of course. The folks at Oval Vodka and Absinthe Mata Hari sent in a few fun recipes you can try at home. Enjoy “The Red Carpet” as the stars parade into the auditorium, and the “Starlet Cocktail” as they dole out the statues.

The Red Carpet

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Oval vodka
1 oz Campari
1 oz Hiram Walker pomegranate schnapps
1 oz pomegranate juice
½ … Read more

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.

Bourbon and champagne? With strawberry? I’m all over … Read more

Valentine’s Day Potpourri

Happy Valentine’s Day! We assembled some fun Valentine’s Day links to some of our favorites.

Why? Because we love our readers!

Cheers!

How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Sword [Drinks After Dark]
Green Gifts for Valentine’s Day [Best of the Green Web]
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses [DOTW]
Classic Romantic Cocktails [About.com]
Chocolate & Whisky [Scotch Chix]
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Chocolates [DOTW]

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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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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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

If champagne will be a part of your Valentine’s Day, be sure you know how to open it without putting an eye out.

Though it’s very dramatic to “pop the cork” and send it flying across the room, the correct way to open a bottle of champagne is far quieter … and also doesn’t waste any bubbly or put anyone in harm’s way.

Simply point the bottle away from yourself and others. Remove the foil. … Read more

New Year’s Swanky Toast

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

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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.

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Partidge In A Pear Tree

This is my kind of Partridge! Courtesy of Oronoco Rum.

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