RECIPE: Dark Cherry Fizz With Sparkling Wine

The Dark Cherry Fizz in a coupe glass. Photo courtesy Chandon.   For Valentine’s Day, here’s a charming cocktail from Chandon, one of our favorite affordable sparkling wine makers. It uses cherry purée and crème de mûre, blackcurrant (not blackberry!) liqueur. It may sound fusty in the U.S., but in France, where we first discovered…
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RECIPE: Russian Cocktail

Do a Google search for “Russian Cocktail” and the first 30 pages are for Black Russians and White Russians. We stopped looking at that point. No simple “Russian Cocktail” could be found. But the folks at Grey Goose tell us that this Prohibition-era drink is the oldest vodka cocktail found in print. They shared the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate The Cherry Blossoms With Special Cocktail Recipes

Cherry Blossom Cocktail. Photo courtesy Haru | NYC.   This is a plan-ahead tip: Organize a cherry blossom cocktail party to celebrate the fleeting cherry blossom season. In Japan, the arrival of the spring season is welcomed with hanami celebrations, otherwise known as cherry blossom parties. Flowering cherry trees produce breathtaking white and pink cherry…
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