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3 Best Finger Foods for Your Cocktail Party

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3 Best Finger Foods for Your Cocktail Party

For wine lovers, cheese and fruit-based foods are always a great choice. Sweeter drinks pair well with savory meats, offering a more complex flavor profile. 

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Five Cocktails to Try this Winter

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Five Cocktails to Try this Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside…(record needle scratch). Okay, maybe we’re not ready for the holidays, but we sure are ready for a warm drink as the leaves fall and winter draws near. Every sophisticated mixologist will tell you that certain liquors are just better at certain times of the year. Just like eating farm fresh food when produce is at its best, you want to serve liquor that fits the seasonal spirit. Is there anything better than escaping a cold night by cozying up with company and a great drink? We don’t think so either. Here are our favorites for snuggling...

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The Life Saving Gin and Tonic

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The Life Saving Gin and Tonic

The venerable “G and T” is much beloved amongst drinkers young and old, despite critics’ claim that its taste resembles pine needles. Leave the tree chewing naysayers to themselves and pour another. The gin and tonic has, in its two hundred years of existence, never been out of style. Winston Churchill even once declared, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” This might seem preposterous, or even a good jest, but would Churchill lie to you? It all began in an exotic, far off land. India: the jewel of...

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What are Bitters Anyway?

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What are Bitters Anyway?

You might have noticed that these little magic potion bottles are essentials in many favorites, from Manhattans to Planter’s Punch. When you get the craving to mix up one of these gems you might look up an ingredient list only to find that this is the one ingredient you don’t have. Well, it’s time to make a stop at the liquor store. By the time we’re done with this post, you’ll be an expert on why bitters make drinking oh so sweet. Bitters are made up of a concentrated mix of alcohol, sour, or bitter botanical ingredients. They can come...

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Jazz Cocktails

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Jazz Cocktails

Perfect Pairings: Snazzy Cocktails & Jazzy Records As we say au revoir to summer heat and bonjour to breezy autumn evenings, your drinking shenanigans are likely to move indoors. Not to worry! The approaching months are the best time to fall in love again with your favorite cool weather cocktails. Fall also marks the return of leggings and boots - reason enough to kick up your heels. To celebrate the new season, invite some friends for a night of sophistication by offering one of the best combinations since Sonny & Cher: jazz and cocktails. What? You don’t know any jazz?...

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