FOOD HOLIDAY: National Liqueur Day

It’s National Liqueur Day, so celebrate with a shot of your favorite. But first, what is liqueur? Pronounced lih-CUR in French and lih-KYOOR by some Americans, it’s one of a group of after-dinner drinks that also includes eau de vie, cordial and schnapps. Most people—including American producers and importers—use these terms interchangeably. But there are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Sangria

Thanks to our friends Laura and Charles for reviving our interest in sangria, a Spanish fruit punch. At a light summer dinner last week, the sangria they served paired beautifully with every dish. Americans were first introduced to sangria at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. The Spanish Pavilion had three restaurants, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinnamon Coffee

It’s easy to brew delicious cinnamon coffee with any coffee maker. Photo courtesy McCormick.   If you enjoy cinnamon coffee, here’s a recipe from McCormick, that adds real cinnamon to your ground coffee for a far more exciting flavor. (Commercial cinnamon-flavored coffee uses an extract to flavor the beans.) The coffee is brewed with brown…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Liqueurs Into Adult Sodas

Whether you call it a sparkler, a spritzer or a soda, a liqueur like Kahlúa mixed with club soda is a refresher. Photo courtesy Kahlúa.   Just as you can turn wines into a spritzers by adding club soda, liqueurs are also waiting for a bit of sparkle. Don’t let your liqueurs sit on the…
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