Articles Tagged: Holidays

The Fall Punch

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Stefan Trummer of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, VA created the delicious cinnamon and apple flavored punch as a perfect companion to pumpkin pie!

Ingredients:
2 oz Highland Park 12 year
2 oz apple cider
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz cinnamon syrup*

Directions:
Mix ingredients together in a large container and pour over a full glass of ice.

*Cinnamon Syrup
Boil equal parts water and sugar, and 2 cinnamon … Read more

Last Minute Gift Ideas from Guinness That Help Firefighters

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If you’re one of the many shoppers still struggling to find the perfect last-minute gift for family or friends, consider doing some good on their behalf by purchasing a limited edition firefighter-inspired Guinness t-shirt.

Proceeds from every transaction will go directly to The Leary Firefighters Foundation, Guinness’ charity partner, and will help the brand reach its goal of raising $1 million for firefighters by St. Patrick’s Day 2014.

You can also celebrate the holidays with … Read more

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

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by J.K. O’Hanlon, author of “12 Happy Hours (Thirsty Jane Guides)” and “3 Ingredient Cocktails”

This is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. It’s a love-hate stretch of time, especially for hosts coming up with new ideas for drinks and food without pulling zombie-marathons in the kitchen.

I always suggest keeping it simple by … Read more

Happy Repeal Day – aka Cinco de Drinko

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Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the implementation of the 21st Amendment, also known as Repeal Day (for repealing the disastrous 18th Amendment, which went into effect on January 17, 1920). Make sure you enjoy a tipple today to celebrate!

Prohibition was a dark period in America. It pitted recent immigrants against Americans who had been in the country for generations and rural areas against urban. Hypocritical politicians voted dry and drank very wet. I … Read more

How to Use Booze in Thanksgiving Dinner

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This Thanksgiving you can give a little thanks for liquor! I know I’m certainly grateful it exists! Booze makes everything better and that could even include your turkey dinner. Here are some great ideas for how alcohol can add a little oomph to some Turkey Day classic dishes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

    Rum Glazed Turkey
    Whiskey Sausage Apple Stuffing
    Bourbon Gravy
    Drunken Cranberry Sauce
    Wildflower Honey and Scotch Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
    Bourbon Glazed Carrots
    Liquored-Up Alternatives

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Bourbon Gravy

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Making gravy is surprisingly easy. If you’re already making a Thanksgiving turkey, with about 15 minutes extra work you can also have homemade gravy. And like most foods, gravy is even better when you add booze.

Ingredients

    4 cups turkey or chicken stock
    3 tbs butter (unsalted)
    1/3 cup flour
    Pan drippings from turkey (pour fat off first)
    ½ cup bourbon
    salt and pepper to taste

 
Instructions

Cook butter in a large saucepan on medium … Read more

12 Candy Themed Cocktails

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We know that our readers love Halloween and it’s hard to believe that Halloween is only a week away. This weekend, the adult Halloween celebrations will be in full swing. We have been scratching our heads, trying to come up with new and innovation ways to make Halloween fun.

In my attempt to be new and innovative, I ended up rehashing the old. Thinking about Halloween had me remembering what I loved about it as … Read more

Happy National Tequila Day – Infographic

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It’s National Tequila Day and Tequila is hot, hot, hot! These days tequila is the new Vodka. 40 new brands were introduced in the last year. These days Tequila drinkers are looking for a better quality Tequila, gravitating towards 100% Agave brands.

Tequila volume grew 2.9% to 12.3M cases
Tequila revenue up 4.6% to $1.9B
Performance by price segments:
Value: volume up 1.8% to 2.9M, revenue up 1.8% to $221M
Premium: volume up 1.0% to

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Happy National Daiquiri Day!

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s yet another day of celebration for a classic cocktail. Last week was the Pina Colada, this week is the Daiquiri. At least someone is picking seasonally appropriate drinks to celebrate this summer. With record setting temperatures around the country, a refreshing beverage can help keep you cool.

The Daiquiri hails from Cuba where it was invented by an American businessman during the Spanish-American war. It has since acquired a … Read more

Purple Melon’s Majesty

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This Fourth of July, celebrate “America the Beautiful” with this cocktail from Purity Vodka!

Mix a dash of red, a pinch of white, and a bit of blue to make the perfect patriotic blend of old world elegance and new school craftsmanship.

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