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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect romantic treat for Valentine’s Day. They pair well with Champagne and sparkling wine. They look pretty on the plate. However, they are actually inexpensive and easy to make.

When pairing this with champagne, you can’t go wrong. But if you’re looking for a nuanced pairing, keep in mind that you want the Champagne or sparkling wine to be as sweet as the chocolate. “Brut” has the least sugar, which would … Read more

Homemade Cognac Berry Liqueur

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Liqueur plays a big role in many great cocktails. So why not make your own using fresh fruit? Without commercial equipment, you can make a mixture that closely approximates liqueur. It’s not officially liqueur but it comes damn close and tastes fantastic. Inspired by roadside berry stands, we combined several berries with cognac to create this delicious treat.

Ingredients

½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)… Read more

How to Make Cherry Bitters

post iconHow to Make Cherry Bitters If you love a good Manhattan like we do, next time try making one with homemade bitters. …Read More

What’s Up, Doc? Cocktail

post iconWhat’s Up, Doc? Looking for a new way to add vegetables to your diet? Try this carrot cocktail. We can’t promise it’s good for you, but it sure is good. …Read More

Spanish Albondigas

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This recipe for Spanish-style meatballs packs a lot of flavor into a very small package. They’re perfect for cocktail parties. Tapas, small plates, hors d’oeuvres… whatever you want to call them, appetizers are my favorite kind of food! You can use the ground meat of your choice, but I recommend mixing lamb and beef for a rich, exotic flavor.

Ingredients

    ¼ lb ground lamb
    ½ lb ground beef
    ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
    1 egg
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Vietnamese-Style Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

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Vietnamese-style spring rolls are like a delicious shrimp salad wrapped up into the perfect warm-weather finger food! Sometimes called summer rolls, this appetizer tastes fresh and light.

While there are a lot of ingredients, most of the work is just chopping and assembling. So don’t let the long recipe fool you into thinking these are difficult to make!

I’ve chosen my favorite fillings, but feel free to substitute. Cilantro is a great addition, as are … Read more

Beer & Brats Stew

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You can’t go wrong with beer and brats. Another way to enjoy this dynamic duo is to make a stew. It includes vegetables, so let’s call it healthy. You can try this same recipe with steak instead of brats; it tastes just as great.

Ingredients

    1 lb bratwurst
    5 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
    1 cup chopped savoy cabbage
    1 lb sliced white mushrooms
    1 onion
    2 carrots, peeled and sliced
    1 stalk … Read more

Champagne-Mushroom Crostini with Chèvre

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This appetizer will lend an air of sophistication to your cocktail party, even though it is super easy to make. Anything with this many foreign words in it has to be good, right?

I was inspired to create this recipe because I had a little bit of leftover champagne that was about to go flat. But you could easily use a dry white wine instead if you didn’t have any bubbly on hand.

For mushrooms, … Read more

The Blue Stampede

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If you’re rooting for the Colts this Super Bowl Sunday, mix up some blue cocktails to show your love. This cocktail is perfect for making in a big batch and serving out of a punch bowl or pitcher. Easy Super Bowl entertaining! This recipe is from Herradura, which is appropriate since it means “horseshoe” in Spanish. Photo by Pirate Alice.… Read more

Super Bowl XLIV Cocktail: Who Dat Highball

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Every Super Bowl party needs a signature cocktail! Here’s one for the Who Dat Nation. This gold highball is a twist on a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Roffignac. Go Saints!

Unlike many New Orleans cocktails, it’s easy to make in batches for a crowd. Just keep a mix of the cognac and syrup base in the fridge, and guests can pour themselves a drink and just top off with club soda.… Read more

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