A Mint of a Southern Classic
Alexa: Play “My Old Kentucky Home” and pour me a Mint Julep ! IF ONLY Alexa was a knowledgeable barkeep with a well-stocked bar (perhaps a future model)…
Did you know 120,000 mint juleps are sold during Derby weekend in Louisville? This cocktail, traditionally served in a silver cup, has been associated with the Kentucky Derby for almost a century. If you are in the post-Derby blues, the bet didn’t pay off, or your rather obnoxious party hat just joined the stowaways under the bed, ...
Green Fairy Irish Beauty
Try this Irish beauty made with whiskey, maraschino, dry curacao, bitters and a touch of green fairy (anise-flavored absinthe with a natural green color and made from culinary herbs). A bit more on the green fairy thing…
Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It rose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. The consumption of absinthe was opposed by ...
A box of chocolates? Forget about it. Make me a Cocoa-tini, Don Juan-style and shake it like you mean it! Let’s skip the commentary and get on with the recipe.
Prep time: 2 minutes | Servings: 2 | Glassware: Martini
1 ounce Vodka (preferably Vanilla Vodka)
2 ounces Dark Chocolate Liqueur (preferably Godiva)
2 ounces skim milk
½ ounce chocolate syrup
½ teaspoon cocoa powder
Milk chocolate shavings
(optional) Strawberry slices with stem ...
Mighty Fine Hot Spiced Wine
Who in their right mind doesn’t enjoy a glass of warmed goodness this time of year? Ditch the mulled cider to the curb and go to town on your next exploratory toddy! Red wine and kirsch (a brandy made from cherries) are the base for this yummy seasonal drink, laced with citrus and spices.
Prep time: 15 min | Yield: 12 servings
2 bottles light-bodied red wine
1 1/4 cups sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
3 black peppercorns, crushed
2 cardamom pods, crushed