FOOD 101: Rum Facts For National Rum Day

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum: August 16th is National Rum Day. (Here’s the pirate song, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.) Many thanks to Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel sports bar and grill in Key West (now closed, alas) for much of this information.     WHAT IS RUM? Everyone who knows the word…
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NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY: Make A Chocolate Tequila Cocktail

If you’ve never had a chocolate tequila cocktail, today’s the day: July 24th is National Tequila Day. Since the Margarita cocktail has its own holiday (National Margarita Day is February 22nd), celebrate with a different tequila cocktail. Beyond the Margarita, some of the most popular tequila cocktails are: Bloody Maria: tequila, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Liqueurs Into Spritzers

[1] Framboise and raspberry club soda with fresh raspberries. [2] Lemonade and limoncello with fresh lemon and mint (both photos © RawPixel.com | Pexels).   We were trying to clear out a pantry closet filled with alcohol, which included bottles and bottles of things we rarely use. We only drink wine at home; if guests…
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