RECIPE: Cherry Cocktails For Presidents Day

[1] Cherry Chiller cocktail made with rosé champagne (photo courtesy Moet et Chandon). [2] Herradura Diablo, made with tequila and cherry liqueur (photo courtesy Herradura).   Presidents’ Day is upon us, and George Washington’s birthday is February 22nd. Let’s celebrate with some cherry cocktails. Although the story of George Washington and the cherry tree is…
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RECIPE: Red Beet Cocktail For Valentine’s Day

[1] This beet cocktail is garnished with baby beet greens. You can substitute tarragon (photo courtesy Gardenia Restaurant | New York City). [2] Beet juice is an under-used cocktail mixer. It’s also delicious as a straight juice drink (photo courtesy R.W. Knudsen).   For Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to a beet-red cocktail. A Bloody Mary…
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RECIPE: Rice Pudding Brûlée With Passion Fruit

We got our love of rice pudding from our mom, who made it from scratch, with lots of raisins and cinnamon. Before she put it in the fridge to chill, we got to eat some warm. If your Valentine—or your mom—loves rice pudding, try this special recipe*. The coconut flavor comes from coconut milk, which…
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RECIPE: Red Grapefruit Collins, For Valentine’s Day Or The Winter Blahs

[1] The Red Grapefruit Collins, made with red grapefruit juice (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] A traditional Tom Collins (photo courtesy Tanqueray).   We have a passion for red grapefruit, deep in flavor and always refreshing. We try every recipe that comes our way. Most recent is this Red Grapefruit Collins, which we adapted…
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VALENTINE FOOD FUN: Broken-Heart Chocolate

[1] Broken peanut butter cups in a chocolate heart box (photo courtesy Justin’s). [2] Chop or break up chocolate bars to create a “broken heart” (photo courtesy Hebert Candies).   If your Valentine’s Day will be more doleful than joyful—or if you simply have a twisted sense of humor—express your feelings in broken-heart chocolate.  …
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