COCKTAIL: Cucumber & Vodka

Cucumber vodka may not be a big trend, but it deserves more attention. It’s crisp and refreshing whether drunk neat, with a squeeze of lime, with ice and/or soda or in a Bloody Mary or Martini. A quick look of what’s available shows artisan American and European distillationns: Badcock from Oregon, Blackwood’s from Scotland, Crop…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sorbet Cocktail For Dessert

How can you make a sophisticated dessert in less than five minutes? Cleanse the palate after a rich dinner? Serve something cool and refreshing? Combine dessert with an “after dinner drink?” Serve a sorbet “cocktail” or mocktail, which in its simplest version combines a scoop of sorbet with sparkling wine or ginger ale.   You…
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PRODUCT: Death’s Door Gin & Vodka

Take a drink of Death’s Door. The company makes gin and vodka, shown, plus white whiskey. Photo courtesy Capital Brewing.   What gin or vodka brand should you bring to a Halloween party? It’s got to be Death’s Door. Made in Wisconsin by Capital Brewery, Death’s Door takes its name from a strait between the…
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PRODUCT: Interactive Vodka Bottle

What’s new in the seemingly endless stream of premium vodka? Finally, something: The programmable vodka message bottle. Yes, your personal digitized message will travel around the body of the vodka bottle like a news tickertape. Medea, a vodka from Holland, is the first spirit to combine 18th-century distillation techniques with 21st century technology (the message…
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PRODUCT: Mango Vodka

It tastes like mango juice mixed with vodka. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. There are a number of mango-flavored vodkas on the market: Absolut, Finlandia and Van Gogh, among others. We recently sat down with a bottle of Three Olives Mango Flavored Vodka, made with natural mango flavor. Drinking it in shots was…
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