This week’s drink is a classic tropical cocktail that I first had in Hawaii many years ago. An island favorite for sitting in the sun, the lava flow is a combination of fresh strawberry purée, coconut, pineapple juice and rum (for flavor). You can make the strawberry purée ahead of time and use left overs on pancakes or ice cream.
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Happy National Piña Colada Day! Just looking at one of these tropical treats makes me feel happy and relaxed. So get to mixing! Image courtesy of Randy Son of Robert.
The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”
The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).
The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.
It was here … Read more
Making your special someone a home-cooked meal is a romantic (and economical) way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But remember that wine isn’t the only beverage that pairs well with food.
Cocktails, liquor and beer can compliment a meal. And since you’re in control of the food and the drink, there are a lot of ways you can tie the meal and the beverage together.
For example, you can add a garnish or ingredient to your … Read more
Before greeting cards, roses and lavish gifts, people relied on simpler ways to entice their loved ones. Some believed that certain types of foods could stir romance. For instance, natural foods like vanilla and almonds release an aromatic scent that has been thought to provoke passion. If you’re searching for something that appeals to both sight and taste, nothing can compete with the eye-catching and sumptuous appeal of delectable real fruit.
Raspberries and cherries are … Read more
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