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Sangria gets its name from the Spanish word for “bloody.” This recipe uses dark fruits and cognac, lending a darker color and autumnal twist to a classic punch. Photo by the Sacramento Bee.
Mixing a Halloween cocktail that looks dark and sinister without the aid of sweet additives like grape gelatin is a challenge. Enter black vodka.
You won’t find American black vodka, because US government regulations say domestic distillers can’t call a spirit vodka unless it is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.”
Other countries aren’t as strict in their definitions. Among the international black vodka offerings are Russia’s Eristoff wild berry vodka and Znapps black … Read more
The latest in Absolut’s City Series, Absolut Los Angeles is a vodka infused with the flavors of açai, acerola, pomegranate and blueberry. In a continuation of both the city series and their Global Cooling campaign, Absolut is donating $250,000 to Green Way LA, a group dedicated to improving urban life.
I am not a huge fan of flavored vodkas, but this one is wonderful. The nose is fruity and sweet, but not too sugary. You … Read more
This Halloween punch uses maraschino liqueur and limoncello, giving it a sophisticated flavor that sets it apart from typical Halloween party fare.
Mimicking the look of classic candy corn, this dessert cocktail would be a sweet ending to an evening of Halloween marauding. Photo by YumSugar.
This month’s Mixology Monday theme is “Guilty Pleasures”. There are so many cocktails that fit the bill, it was hard to pick just one. After going through the archive, I landed on the ultimate guilty pleasure – The Long Island Iced Tea. Equal parts of Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila and Triple Sec all topped with Sweet & Sour and Cola. This drink got me through college and beyond, but in my advanced years I gravitate … Read more
Charlotte always has a bright, optimistic outlook on life. The White Cosmopolitan exemplifies Charlotte’s brilliant perspective with a fresh mix of White Cranberry Juice Cocktail and Absolut Citron.
2 oz Absolut Citron Vodka
5 oz Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1/2 oz sweetened lime juice
Lime twist, garnish
Combine all ingredients, except garnish, in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist or a skewer of … Read more
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