Articles Tagged: prosecco

Prosecco For The New Year

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The New Year is upon us!  It’s time to celebrate.  But, if you are like us, you need to celebrate without breaking the budget!  We have solved this problem by spending most New Year’s Eves with our friends and sticking with affordable booze and food that we potluck.  We end up with everything we love for the New Year – good friends, good food and good booze.  For me, an essential component of the evening … Read more

Sgroppino

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If you’ve been Italy, you’ve most likely had an after dinner drink, the Sgroppino.   The lemon and alcohol help to cut through anything you may have ingested through out the evening and help settle your tummy.  The formula varies from area to area, but it is basically lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco.  In Venice they use prosecco, in Friuli it is vodka and sorbet.  In Liguria, I’ve had a variation made with limoncello. Sometimes blended, … Read more

Guide to Sparkling Wines

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For certain events and holidays, like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, the issue of sparkling wine takes a precedence in your daily life that it doesn’t take on other days.  You may become consumed with what type of sparkling wine to purchase and serve to your loved ones.  I am sure that for many of you, the first thing that comes to mind is Champagne.  I certainly understand why.  It’s the granddaddy of them … Read more

5 Wines for July 4th

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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Images of BBQ, corn and watermelon along with fireworks dance in my head. While the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, it isn’t the easiest holiday to pair with wine. The weather is typically hot and sultry (unless you live in San Francisco like we do and then it’s cold and foggy) and the food is as all American as apple pie with … Read more

Italian Sparkling Citrus Punch

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To continue our celebration of spring and our new book, here’s a fun recipe from DIY Cocktails! This punch is like a big champagne cocktail for you and all your friends. The crisp lemon flavor and effervescence are the perfect way to keep celebrating spring!

I like to use Meyer lemons, which are a little sweeter than your typical lemon. For those who prefer less alcohol, you can reduce the amount of vodka or skip … Read more

Sparkling Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail

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This week’s drink comes to us from the ladies at Muy Bueno Cookbook and just in time for your valentine. (If you can’t get your hands on some fresh hibiscus flowers, never fear, you can get them in syrup.)… Read more

Love and Roses

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 Courtesy of Plymouth Gin.… Read more

Buon Giorno!

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Created by Sierra Zimei of the Seasons Bar and Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, courtesy of Campari.… Read more

X-Rated Summer

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This is a tall cool drink of summer in a glass. This combination of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, watermelon and lemon juices and fresh basil is light and refreshing enough for a Sunday brunch, yet holds up on a warm summer night. Courtesy of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur.… Read more

Valentine Cocktails 2010

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

The brands have been busy creating new cocktails you can share with your sweetie.

Tongue Tied

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ½ oz Skyy Infusions Cherry
Splash of grenadine

Shake X-Rated and Skyy Infusions Cherry over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Slowly add a dash of Grenadine so that it sinks to the bottom.
Garnish with a cherry with a knotted stem.

Hopeless RomantiX

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion … Read more

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