TIP OF THE DAY: A Better Bloody Mary

Start the new year with a new Bloody Mary recipe. Photo © S. Mario | Fotolia. January 1 is Bloody Mary Day. Sure, you can reach for your favorite mixer and a bottle of vodka. But consider if there’s a better Bloody Mary waiting for you. The world is full of them: Bloody Mary variations…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Tequila Cocktail

Deck the halls with Cranberry Tequila Cocktails. Photo courtesy Don Julio. If you’re looking for a cocktail to spread some holiday cheer, look no further than this festive cranberry tequila cocktail. The recipe, courtesy of Brian Van Flandern, Tequila Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador, is made with a clove-infused agave nectar. Not familiar with agave…
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PRODUCT: Purista Cocktail Mixers

Get some mojo with these Mojito mixes. The drink is named after the Gullah word for magic spell. Photo courtesy of Purista. ‘Tis the season to mix cocktails…but Purista’s tropical cocktail mixers are popular year-round. Developed by a bartender for bartenders, the mixers are made from pure (hence the name ingredients): fresh fruit juices, organic…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday “Mocktail”

Photo by M. Gillow | IST. For an alcohol-free cocktail for adults and minors during holiday celebrations, mix equal parts of cranberry juice, apple cider and club soda (or ginger ale for a sweeter drink for the kids). Serve the “mocktail” in a wine goblet with an optional cinnamon stick. You can turn the drink…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Royale Cocktail

Along with all of the wine recommendations below, here’s our favorite holiday apéritif, a version of a Kir Royale (Champagne with framboise—raspberry liqueur). Instead, serve Cranberry Royales as an apéritif this holiday season, a combination of cranberry liqueur and any sparkling wine. 1. First pour the cranberry liqueur into a Champagne flute—an inch or more,…
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