Articles Tagged: Holidays & Themes

Five Scary Wines for Halloween

post iconThese spooky recommendations for scary Halloween wines are based solely on the label… …Read More

Not-Too-Sweet Halloween Cocktails

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If you’re not into the sweet stuff, it can be a challenge to find the right Halloween cocktail. These drinks are in the spirit of Halloween but don’t contain a lot of sugar, syrup or fruit. If you like your cocktails dry, here are some great options for you:

    The Obituary Cocktail: Gin, vermouth and absinthe … cornerstones of the classic cocktail
    Red Devil #2: Campari and orange are the perfect sinister match
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How to Create a Fog Effect for Your Halloween Punch

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Dry ice turns an ordinary party punch into a spooky Halloween brew!

Instructions:

    Start with 2 punch bowls of different sizes. The smaller bowl will hold the actual punch while the larger bowl will hold the smaller bowl and the dry ice.
    With tongs or gloved hands (dry ice can freeze your skin), place chunks of dry ice in the bigger container. Place the smaller bowl on top of the dry ice. There is no … Read more

Prohibition on PBS

post iconKen Burns, the amazing documentarian who brings American history alive in his documentaries, tackles Prohibition. …Read More

Happy National Punch Day

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Watermelon Mojito

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Father’s Day Food & Drink recipes

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Celebrate Father’s Day by eating and drinking … with Dad, of course!

Here are some recommendations for food and drink to help you say, “Thanks for being my Dad!” After all, he doesn’t need another tie or coffee mug.

Cocktails

    Manhattan or Martini — Traditional, strong and the best! If that sounds like your father, one of these may be the drink for him. Garnish with easy homemade cocktail cherries!
    Blood & Sand — … Read more

7 Gifts To Make Dad Glad He Had You

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Hopefully dad appreciates you just the way you are, but these items can’t hurt in helping him love you just a little bit more …

Highland Park 50

With only 275 bottles produced, this prestigious edition is set to become an exclusive collectors’ item.

Bottled at 44.8% ABV, Highland Park 50 Years Old is a vatting of five refill oak casks distilled in 1960.  This higher proof brings out richness of this special whisky.

Each … Read more

The Happy Dad

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Here’s one from the archives.

What to get dear old dad for Father’s Day? Another tie, some after shave, a bottle of scotch? Forget that, we say mix pops up a fancy cocktail. He’ll be impressed with your bar skills as you shake him up this tangy mixture of vodka, Cointreau and Campari.

After two, you’ll certainly have a happy dad!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Oval Vodka
¾ oz Cointreau
1 oz Campari
Orange twist … Read more

Backyard Barbeque Michelada

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Father’s Day is around the corner and this year mix your Dad up a Backyard Barbeque Michelada, a cocktail created by mixologist Jim Meehan owner of PDT in New York City. He created this unique cocktail as the perfect accompaniment to an evening spent outdoors.

If you really want to impress Dad, turn him on to the new trend of flasktails. Get him a nice flask, fill it with a Backyard Barbeque Michelda. Dad will … Read more

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