RECIPE: Trick Or Treat Scotch Sour

A treat for the candy-hander-outers. Photo courtesy Laphroaig.   If you need something spirited to get through an evening of handing out candy, how about a special Scotch Sour? This recipe, from Laphroaig (our personal favorite Scotch—we love that peat!) “Sour” refers to lemon juice, which is added to the whisky with sugar to create…
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RECIPE: Halloween Or Thanksgiving Cocktail

The Bar at Clement in The Peninsula New York has whipped up this beautiful cocktail for Halloween or Thanksgiving. It’s called the “Drunken Pumpkin Pie”; but since there’s no pumpkin in the recipe, you may wish to give it another name. The flavor is creamy coffee with cinnamon accents—still spot on for the season. (Mixologists…
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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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FOOD FUN: Smoking Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe

We love Mimosas: champagne and orange juice. We love blood oranges. So when this recipe arrived for a Bloody Mimosa [photo #1], we thought: This is it for Halloween. Not only does the “bloody” orange juice make a much better-looking Mimosa; a few chips of dry ice give the drink a spooky smoking effect. The…
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HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPE: The Spider Bite

This could just be the “perfect poison” you’re seeking for Halloween entertaining. The ingredients are simple, except for finding that perfect candy spider: SPIDER BITE HALLOWEEN DRINK RECIPE Ingredients For One Drink 2 ounces Frangelico 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce grenadine (you can buy HFCS-artificial grenadine or make the real deal with this…
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