TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you don’t have romantic plans for Valentine’s Day, how about inviting friends for cocktails? You can set up a bar buffet with pitchers of three or four red or rosy cocktails: Bloody Mary Cranberry Mimosa Cosmopolitan Crantini   Other options: Mulled wine, perfect for February. Kir, white wine poured atop crème de cassis (blackcurrant…
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FOOD HISTORY: The History Of Toasting To Your Health

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/toasting-drinking-toast-bread-origin?
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/05/the-origin-of-toasting-drinks/
https://blog.ehl.edu/gastronomy-culture-the-origin-of-the-toast
https://ukbarcode.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/clink-cheers-bottoms-up-the-origins-of-toasting/
https://www.farmersalmanac.com/why-do-we-say-cheers-30416
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toast_(honor)

TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes

[1] Surf & Turf Bloody Mary with bacon and shrimp from The Wayfarer in New York City. They call it “Fully Loaded,” with a celery stalk and a cocktail pick with cheese, olive and cocktail onion (photo © The Wayfarer). [2] The Hanako San Bloody Mary features an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw…
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