Persimmon is one of my favorite fall fruits. It looks like autumn to me more than apples or turning leaves. So here’s a recipe for enjoying this unusual yet simple fruit in a cocktail. Courtesy of Square One Vodka, credit to Allison Evanow. (Beautiful photo from Food Librarian, who loves persimmon as much as I do and shares some other recipes.)
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As always, we like to share a few links that expand on how many Thanksgiving traditions got started. Of course, this is peppered with some fun Thanksgiving recipes.
Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:
Mental Floss gives us a detailed look at … Read more
No Halloween festivity is complete without a pumpkin jack-o’-lantern. This year, impress your friends by serving up this delightful rum punch right inside a pumpkin! Make it at home, bring it over, serve it up, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie. Nicaragua’s Flor de Caña rum is slow-aged and highly acclaimed for its flavor profile. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla mesh perfectly with the fresh lemon juice, cloves and apple juice to make this … Read more
With a zombie-green pallor, the Spider’s Kiss is a sweet Halloween cocktail treat with a spooky appearance. Recipe by of mixologist Victoria D’Amato-Moran, courtesy of Midori.
Created by Brian Miller of New York hotspot Death & Co, I thought this would be a great drink to welcome October (Rocktober for you a Rock ‘n Rollers) and begin the build up to Halloween. Death & Co will also be well represented at this weekend’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum. Enjoy Brian’s scary Halloween take on the classic fizz.
No 4th of July barbecue is complete without watermelon. I’d like to amend that statement to include watermelon cocktails!
This refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll be throwing on the grill this Independence Day. Martha Stewart inspired this recipe, which I adapted from her watermelon and basil margaritas.
The watermelon is cool and refreshing, while the mint and basil balance the sweetness and give it a fresh, crisp herbal note. You … Read more
Looking for a Father’s Day gift that is both thoughtful and quick?
These picks are unique liquors that stand out among other spirits of the same type. What better way to show Dad that you think he’s one of a kind.
I’ve included multiple price ranges, but these were chosen for their taste and not their price tag.
Here are a few liquor picks for the discerning Dad on your gift-shopping list:… Read more
This pomegranate-laden vodka cocktail wishes all moms out there a happy Mother’s Day. Yes, a few of these and you will certainly have a “happy” mom. Courtesy of Oval Vodka.
It being Cinco de Mayo, the folks at Asylum.com, with the help of Joanne Weir author of “Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites along with a few thoughts from Beam Global Tequila Ambassadors Jaime Rodriguez, Jaime Salas and Eddie Perales — the guys behind Sauza’s Hornitos tequila.
“As Weir stresses the spirit deserves a finer appreciation than it normally receives on the sticky floor of a frat house.”
This is a prefect … Read more
It isn’t Cinco de Mayo without margaritas! (OK, so it technically still would be the 5th of May. But not as fun.)
Here are some great recipes for your fiesta.
Whether it’s a classic margarita on the rocks or a frozen concoction with new flavors, it’s margarita time!
Classic Margarita: You can’t go wrong with the classic margarita (remember, no sour mix!).
Cadillac Margarita: A high-end margarita recipe with Cointreau and Grand Marnier, a reader … Read more
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