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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RECIPE: Deconstructed Margarita Recipes

[1] One of the three shots in a deconstructed Margarita (photo courtesy Sauza).   For cocktail fun this weekend, try this deconstructed Margarita. Deconstruction means taking something apart. In the case of deconstructed food, creative chefs and mixologists deconstruct a familiar recipe to present the ingredients in a new and exciting way. In this recipe,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Iced Tea With A Kick

Kick it with citrus liqueur. Photo courtesy Kudayta.com. Yesterday we presented home-brewed iced tea. Today, we have iced tea with a kick. Instead of adding a squeeze of lemon to your iced tea, try lemon liqueur (such as Limoncello) or orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, GranGala, Triple Sec, etc.). You can even find lime liqueur.…
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RECIPE/PRODUCT: Black Eyed Peas Cocktail & Black Sugar

To celebrate the new Black Eyed Peas E.N.D. tour, Bacardi, official spirit of the tour, has created a commemorative cocktail. It may not be the easiest thing to make because of the need to find black sugar; but if you’re a Black Eyed Peas fan, as we are, it’s worth the effort. THE BACARDI V.I.PEA…
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RECIPE: Almond Ale Spritzer

Looking for palate excitement this year? Like eating on the cutting edge? McCormick’s 2010 Flavor Forecast offers 10 new ways to pair food and spices. How does a spice company decide what’s hot? The flavor experts at McCormick team up with leading chefs, food writers and other culinary authorities to identify the top flavor pairings…
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