FOOD FUN: Japanese Bloody Mary

[1] The Hanako San Bloody Mary at Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. [2] Ready for its close-up.   There are many variations on the Bloody Mary, one of America’s favorite cocktails. This one is from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Hanako-San, The Bamboo Bloody. While we don’t have the exact recipe, the ingredients…
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RECIPE: Pink Margarita

Think pink for Mother’s Day, with this pink Margarita from Ocean Spray (photo #1). Technically, it’s a Margarita-Cosmopolitan fusion: It combines the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt rim of a Margarita with the cranberry juice of a Cosmo. The drink is pink because it uses Ocean Spray’s pink cranberry juice (photo #2). Here’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Cost Champagne For Mother’s Day & Every Day

How much to spend on Mother’s Day champagne? Truth to tell, unless your group consists of That being said, the biggest value in champagne in the U.S. is likely the Kirkland brand from Costco. Made for Costco in France’s Champagne region, it costs just $20—half the price of other real champagnes. Kirkland Champagne lacks the…
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PRODUCT: Stirrings Sugar-Free Cocktail Mixes

Sweet cocktails are delicious, beguiling, and…packed full of sugar. Stirrings, a pioneering producer of quality cocktail mixes, offers a solution with two new five-calorie cocktail mixers: 5 Calorie Cosmopolitan Mixer 5 Calorie Margarita Mixer   Now you can enjoy these two top cocktails with no added sugar, no preservatives and no guilt. Instead of sugar…
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