RECIPE: Peanut Butter Banana Dessert Cocktail

Peanut butter and banana dessert cocktail. Photo courtesy Blue Chair Bay Rum.   Elvis Presley’s favorite food was a pan-fried sandwich of peanut butter and sliced banana (recipe). To be seriously indulgent, he might have enjoyed washing them down with this peanut butter and banana cocktail, a kind of adult milkshake. We hadn’t seen a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Soft Drinks & Cocktails

Drink red, white and blue for July 4th. Photo courtesy Herradura Tequila.   You can turn any clear drink into a July 4th cocktail or mocktail, as Herradura Tequila has done with its “Red, White & Blueberries” Cocktail, below.     JULY 4TH MOCKTAILS Just start with a clear spirit or mixer, layer on other…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mardi Gras Colored Cocktails

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, March 4th. You may not want to celebrate Mardi Gras in the traditional way, with Cajun and Creole cuisine, a King Cake and long strands of party beads. But you can serve classic New Orleans cocktails like the Hurricane, which has its own special hurricane lamp-shaped glass; or the Sazerac, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Champagne Cocktails

The easy way out is to uncork the Champagne, pour and serve. The fun way is to offer a menu of Champagne cocktails. When it comes to New Year’s Eve cocktails, we have a favorite: Champagne or other bubbly mixed with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, a French import made by a family-owned Parisian company. At…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Star-Shaped Ice

Make star-spangled drinks with star-shaped ice. Photo courtesy Promo-Wholesale.com.   It’s the little touches that make guests smile. Like star-shaped ice in their July 4th drinks. Make each soft drink or cocktail more special with star-shaped ice, made in a silicon mold. No time to find ice cube trays? Head to the market for carambola,…
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