RECIPE: Chanukah Cocktail Riff On A Piña Colada

[1] The Chanukah version of a Piña Colada (photo courtesy Weddings By The Breakers). [2] A champagne cocktail with blue curacao and a gold sugar rim. You can substitute edible gold glitter (photo courtesy Living-On-Cloud-Nine.com).   Just as many of us “drink green” on St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy…
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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY: What Is A Margarita? How About A Guavarita?

Yesterday was National Margarita Day. We get lots of pitches—story ideas—from public relations (PR) firms. Their job is to get coverage for their clients’ products. Brands of spirits are always at the ready with cocktails for every celebration: New Year’s, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Academy Awards and National Margarita Day—and that’s just in January…
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RECIPE: Summer Citrus Margarita

Add orange juice and grapefruit juice for aSummer Citrus Margarita. Photo courtesyEl Jimador tequila.   Margaritas are made with tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. What happens if you divided the juice into 1/3 lime, 1/3 orange and 1/3 grapefruit? You have a Summer Citrus Margarita! This recipe is courtesy of Steve Rice, Vice President…
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PRODUCT: Sugar-Free Margarita Mix

Have a Margarita for just 5 calories on top of the liquor calories. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. A few weeks ago we wrote about Skinnygirl Margarita, a 100-calorie Margarita-in-a-bottle sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar. There’s a new contender on the market: The Original Skinny Margarita, made by Jordan’s Skinny Mixes. It’s joined…
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RECIPE: Deconstructed Margarita Recipes

[1] One of the three shots in a deconstructed Margarita (photo courtesy Sauza).   For cocktail fun this weekend, try this deconstructed Margarita. Deconstruction means taking something apart. In the case of deconstructed food, creative chefs and mixologists deconstruct a familiar recipe to present the ingredients in a new and exciting way. In this recipe,…
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