FOOD 101: What’s A Kir? What’s A Margarita?

It’s a teaching moment: When is a Kir not a Kir? Or a Margarita not a Margarita? Or a Martini not a Martini? Every drink made with vodka is not a Martini, every drink made with Tequila is not a Margarita. Yet, each week we are sent a mis-named recipe that only serves to misinform.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Improving Bad Bubbly With A Kir

[1] A Kir Royale: blackcurrant liqueur with Champagne or other sparkling wine (photo courtesy Chandon USA).   If you open a bottle of sparkling wine and find it’s not to your liking, there’s no need to drink bitter or too-dry bubbly. Add a bit of crème de cassis—blackcurrant liqueur—to create the luscious drink known as…
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