TIP OF THE DAY: Apple Cider Bar

Hot raspberry cider. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s Berries. Here’s the recipe.   A few months ago we created a feature on party food bars: Breakfast & Brunch Bar Drinks & Snacks Food Bar Desserts Food Bar Lunch & Dinner Food Bar   Our drinks bars included the different ways to serve Bloody Marys, lemonade and iced…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Hard Cider

For Memorial Day festivities, we cut our beer purchases in half and substituted hard cider—specifically, the Crisp Apple variety of Angry Orchard Cider. Think of an elegant apple cider, made from a very complex blend of both culinary (eating) apples and bittersweet “angry” apples. Then, add a lengthy fermentation process, including oak aging for complexity…
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THANKSGIVING: Spiced Cider Recipe

If it’s nippy outside over Thanksgiving, greet dinner guests and holiday weekend visitors with a glass of hot spiced cider. Add some rum, and you’ve got an apple rum toddy. A toddy is a warm cocktail made with spirits or sherry, boiling water, sugar and spices. Warm alcoholic beverages such as glögg, mulled wine and…
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