TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cask & Kettle Hot Cocktails For Your Keurig

[1] One of Cask & Kettle’s five flavors, Irish Coffee, delivers a great hot cocktail in seconds (all photos © Cask & Kettle). [2] All you need is a Keurig-style brewer and Cask & Kettle pods. [3] How about a Mint Patty cocktail? [4] Make a Cask & Kettle Ice Cream Sundae. Add a scoop…
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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: Sorbet Dessert Cocktails

Drinking your dessert is especially delightful on a warm summer night. Start with a scoop of your favorite sorbet in a wine glass or stemmed dessert dish; top with sparkling wine and an optional garnish. You can have a higher proportion of wine to sorbet, as in the photo at right—a glass of sparkling wine…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Cocktail Or Dessert Of Champagne & Sorbet

Add the right fruit sorbet to the right sparkling wine: delicious! (photo © Domaine Chandon).   September is California Wine Month. The first sustained California vineyard was planted in 1779 by Franciscan missionaries, at Mission San Juan Capistrano (in southern California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego). The first documented imported vines (from Europe)…
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