Articles Tagged: Holidays & Themes

Bourbon Apple Glazed Chicken Wings

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Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken wings, trimmed
1 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed (12 ounces)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon maple syrup 

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil on high heat and then reduce to a simmer for 30-40 minutes … Read more

Lucky Dragon

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Ingredients:
2 oz Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.25 oz ginger liqueur

Directions:
Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac.… Read more

Canal Street

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Ingredients:
2 oz Camus Elegance VS Cognac
4 oz ginger ale
2 lemons
2 limes

Directions:
Squeeze the lemons and limes over fresh ice. Add the Camus and ginger ale to the ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with cinnamon stick (optional).

Courtesy of Camus Elegance VS Cognac.… Read more

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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The Chinese Lunar New Year is one of the most widely celebrated cultural and religious events among Chinese communities worldwide! Considered the most important holiday, the centuries-old tradition marks the end of the winter season with giant festivals around the world featuring dragon and lion dances and fireworks. 

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon by trying out a few of these recipes inspired by this special holiday!

    Year of the Dragon — this vodka

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The NFL Cocktail Playoffs: Championship Sunday

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The eyes of the world will all be on the two-storied fields this Championship Sunday. The big question is: where will you be to enjoy it? If you can’t make it to the game, I’m here to showcase the best places for you to watch, celebrate and most importantly pound the best local brews your bartender can pour! 

    Kezar Pub, San Francisco, California – This Haight-Ashbury watering hole has a rich pub atmosphere where fans

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Prohibition and the California Wine Industry

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On January 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States made “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States…for beverage purposes….” illegal. But, two little words were missing from that list: ownership, and consumption.  It was those 2 words that made all the difference in the years ahead.   

The Volstead Act, the body of law responsible for … Read more

Sparkling Dragon

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Ingredients:
2 oz Dragonfruit-infused Purity Vodka
3 oz sparkling water
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Directions:
Fill a highball glass with ice, dash bitters, then add infused Purity and top with soda.  Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit.

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Year of the Dragon

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Ingredients:
2 oz Purity Vodka
1 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz coconut water
2 dashes Bitter Truth orange bitters

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice, stir until ice cold.  Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass, garnish with a slice of dragon fruit.

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Happy National Hot Toddy Day!

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Hot toddies make the perfect drink for wet or cold weather! There are lots of different ways to prepare the traditional cocktail from the Northern British style of boiling water, whisky with sugar or honey to the Southern style that uses hot tea instead of water. 

To help us celebrate National Hot Toddy Day, our friends over at Tequila REVOLUCION showed us how to put a twist on the classic toddy. Enjoy!

    Amor Caliente — 

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Amor Caliente

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Revolucion Blanco
.5 oz Luxardo Amaretto
.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz honey

Directions:
Build ingredients in glass of your choice — we like an Irish coffee mug.  Add 2.5 oz. of very hot water from the kettle.  Stir.  Add “horsesneck” long orange peel studded with dried cloves. 

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