Articles Tagged: Holidays

Happy National Scotch Day!

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Just in case you need an excuse to drink Scotch: Today is National Scotch Day. So drink a dram to celebrate! Scotch is a polarizing whisky … most people either love it or hate it. I fall into the “love it” camp.

The strong character of this whisky often makes it a challenge to mix, but when it’s done right, a Scotch cocktail can really blow your mind. Here are a few to try:

The… Read more

Red, White and Blue Drinks for 4th of July

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Independence Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than to serve up some red, white and blue cocktails at your barbecue or block party?

Serve these cocktails (at least one from each “color”) and show your patriotic side!

Red

Americano – Refreshing, sparkling cocktail that include Campari and sweet vermouth

Strawberry Ginger Martini – Fruity vodka cocktail with a bit of spice from ginger liqueur

Raspberry Margarita – Fresh raspberries add … Read more

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

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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

Bourbon Balls

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Bourbon is magic, and bless Kentucky for giving it to us!

This Southern treat takes less than 30 minutes to whip up and is perfect for a whole host of occasions — Kentucky Derby, Christmas, Wednesday nights…

The bourbon flavor deepens over time, so leftovers (if there are any!) aren’t a problem. They keep for 12-15 days if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons … Read more

Mother’s Day Brunch & Champagne Cocktail Recipes

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One way to show your Mom she raised you right is to treat her to a homemade brunch!

Here are some wonderful brunch and champagne cocktail recipes to show your Mom that you love her.

Celebrate your Mom with a champagne toast and tasty meal. Happy Mother’s Day!

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

    Blackberry Champagne Cocktail 
    The Happy Mom
    Mimosa 
    Kir Royale 
    Orangecello Champagne Cocktail 
    Blood Orange Bellini 
    French Revolution
    Malibu Sparkler 
    Mama’s Malibu Martini
    Ultimate Indulgence

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Mother’s Day Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

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No Mother’s Day brunch is complete without a champagne cocktail! This blackberry champagne cocktail is beautiful and brightly colored, with fresh blackberries lending a purple hue. No matter what you serve, this refreshing cocktail will look great next to it.

Ingredients: 
¾ oz blackberry simple syrup*
1-1.5 oz gin (depending on how strong Mom likes her drinks)
Sparkling wine
Fresh blackberries for garnish

Directions:
Put two blackberries in a champagne flute. Pour in blackberry simple … Read more

Liquor Links

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    The Sipping Seder – A site of Passover Cocktails
    Does the Perfect Bourbon Exist? – The Washington Post postulates
    All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams Ranked by Their Best Drunk College Food – Endless Simmer
    Fastest Bartender in the World – Zagat
    For alcohol brands, social media a stiff cocktail – CNet
    Six Pack Frame Cinch – The Awesomer
    Columbia Koozie Hoodie – Uncrate
    NY Times DIY Cooking Handbook. Sounds kinda like our new books DIY

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St. Patrick’s Day Links & Drinks

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St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t always a day of drinking but has now become one of the top holidays for imbibing. So, what to drink? Cocktails, duh. Green beer is fine, but green cocktails are finer. Enjoy our collection of green and Irish-themed cocktails.

    Best Irish Pubs in San Francisco (7×7)
    The History of Corned Beef & Cabbage (Foodista)
    St. Patrick’s Day Toasts
    And just for kicks, learn how to fold a dollar bill into a

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Baileys Irish Ice

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Courtesy of Baileys Irish Cream.… Read more

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