Blood Orange Sangria Recipe & Types Of Blood Oranges

[1] A delicious winter sangria made with the season’s blood oranges (photo © Salt And Wind). [2] There are three varieties of blood orange. This is the rosiest, the Moro (photo © Gelson’s Markets). [3] The Tarocco variety is less rosy, but just as delicious (photos #2 and #3 © Good Eggs). [4] Blood oranges…
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Glendalough Rose Gin: Pink Gin For A Valentine Gift, Mother’s Day & More

Pink gin? Yes, or more accurately, rose gin made with freshly-picked rose petals. From Glendalough Distillery in Dublin, Ireland, it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day…and for upcoming celebrations that cause you to think pink. Mother’s Day? Birthdays? Anniversaries? Baby girls? There’s even National Pink Day on June 23rd*. Not to mention all the gin…
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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe & The History Of The Drink

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. We’ve always been piqued about why Colonial Americans put butter into a mug of hot rum, so we drilled down. First, what is hot buttered rum? It’s a toddy with butter. What’s a toddy? A toddy, or hot toddy, is a warm cocktail concocted to add a…
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A Hot Tea Toddy Recipe For National Hot Toddy & Hot Tea Days

[1] All of the toddies here are shown in clear glasses or mugs. Why? It makes the drink look better (photo © L’Adresse | NYC). [2] In Colonial times a pat of butter was added to the toddy, creating Hot Buttered Rum. It clouded the drink, but in those days, everything was drunk from a…
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Rhum Clement Rhum Agricole For Yourself Or Gifting

One of our favorite experiences this year was an introduction to Rhum Clément, a premium distiller on the beautiful island of Martinique in the West Indies. Rhum Clément was established in 1887 when Homère Clément purchased a distillery in Le François, Martinique. There was a sugar crisis* in the Caribbean at the time, and the…
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