DRINKS: Hella Bitters & Soda

Ever since we discovered bitters in college, we’ve regularly enjoyed bitters and soda—heavy on the bitters. Using Angostura, the only brand most people knew at the time, it added a reddish color to the club soda, with a very spicy ginger flavor. We called it “unsweetened ginger beer.” We often have bitters and soda with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Aperol Spritz

While we’d always perused the specialty cocktail menu at restaurants for some interesting combination of ingredients (the type of recipe you’d never thought to put together), our colleague Rowann has always ordered an Aperol Spritz, an apéritif created in northern Italy. One day we tasted hers, and yum! We’ve now become an Aperol Spritz enthusiast.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Apéritif

What’s an apéritif? How does it differ from a digestif? An apéritif is an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite. It is usually dry and low in alcohol. Some people have a cocktail (a mixed drink), but many modern cocktails are considered by gastronomes to be too heavy or too sweet…
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