RECIPE: Cherry Tonic (Mocktail) & More Recipes For Washington’s Birthday

[1] Have a cherry juice tonic to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo by Liv Friis-Larsen | ISP). [2] Cherry pie is always welcome (photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute). [3] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate glaze. Here’s the recipe from Betty Crocker.   America’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd. While we now know the…
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HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day is February 22nd. Coincidentally, it’s the birthday of George Washington, who never had a tequila drink since Colonials didn’t know about tequila. The Margarita has become America’s favorite cocktail. Here’s the history of the Margarita. According to The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey, a snapshot of America’s eating and drinking habits in…
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RECIPE: Seasonal Apple Cider Cocktail

Seasonal and sweet, apple cider is a timely and delicious ingredient for fall and winter cocktails. It’s part of Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cocktail. Combined with applejack and gin, this cider cocktail is easy to make at home. Our thanks to Union Square Cafe and the Florence Fabricant/The New York Times for the recipe. The…
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RECIPE: Peppadew Martini & More Ways To Use Peppadews

For Martini lovers, here’s a twist for Valentine’s Day: A peppadew stands in for a red heart on the cocktail pick, along with anything else you like. (Or, you can stack two or three peppadews on a pick.)     ADDITIONAL MARTINI GARNISHES Cocktail onion Cornichon/gherkin Cucumber chunk Lemon peel Olive Pepperoni slice Pickled garlic…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Pink (& Red) For Valentine’s Day

[1] A favorite sweet treat: the Cosmopolitan. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Kitchen Swagger). [2] For savory palates, the Bloody Mary is spot on. Here are recipes (photo courtesy Bonefish Grill). [3] Pink sparkling: affordable and delicious (photo courtesy Martini & Rossi).   A couple of years ago, we proposed a Valentine’s Day dinner/buffet with…
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