PRODUCT: Rogue Ale’s American Amber Ale For Independence Day

Oregon craft brewer Rogue Ales toasts America with the annual release of its American Amber Ale. It’s the brew’s 28th year, and has been our beer of choice for July 4th celebrations since we first came across it. Another Independence Day favorite is Liberty Ale (center photo), an IPA from San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company.…
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JULY 4th: Patriotic Milkshake Recipe

For a dessert or snack over July 4th weekend, serve these patriotic shakes. They were designed by QVC’s chef David Venable. RECIPE: PATRIOTIC MILKSHAKE Ingredients For 4 Servings 1/4 cup + 4 teaspoons strawberry syrup, divided (recipe below) 3/4 cup fresh blueberries 2-1/4 cups strawberries and cream ice cream 1-1/4 cups quartered fresh strawberries 1-1/3…
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RECIPE: Mother’s Day Martini

Make a special Martini for Mom with this recipe from Grey Goose. It’s all in the garnish: microgreens and a caperberry instead of the usual olive or twist. Here, the conventional olive or lemon twist is replaced with with microgreens and a large, stemmed caper berry: arty and pretty. Use your favorite Martini recipe or…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Chocolate Martini

A Truffletini with a chocolate syrup garnish. Photo courtesy Godiva.   What better excuse for a Chocolate Martini than Valentine’s Day? We’re particularly fond of the Godiva Truffletini—so chocolaty that you can have it for dessert. It combines both the original chocolate and white chocolate Godiva liqueurs. But if you only want to buy one…
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HALLOWEEN: Toffee Apple Martini (Caramel Apple Martini)

For those too sophisticated for a toffee apple: a toffee apple Martini. Photo courtesy Belvedere.   Forget about all those ersatz “witch’s brew,” “black cat” and other Halloween cocktails. Here’s a “real” Halloween cocktail: the Toffee Apple Martini. The recipe was developed by Belvedere Vodka. By the way, today is National Caramel Apple Day, a…
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