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Monday, September 26, 2016

Nutty Spiked Cider for Two

This is my kind of cold-weather drink. I've had a savage case of the sniffles the last few days, and I asked The Angry Chef if he might oblige me with some kind of...

Rustic Raspberry Vodka-tini

Does the world really need another flavored "martini" that's made with vodka, not gin? Absolutely. Indulge me. I have a penchant for smooshing up fresh fruit with vodka and gleefully declaring Happy Hour. Be careful. This cocktail...

Hey, You: Save the Mint! And Make It Schnappy!

This week, I started to think about one of my dreaded end-of-summer chores: cleaning up the garden. Aside from all the weeding, pruning, and plucking, I needed to figure out what I'm doing with all...

Sangria Tasting Bar: A Trio of Punches

For most folks I know, the word "sangria" almost always translates into "instant party." And as with any good party, the more the merrier. Here's how to set up a sangria tasting bar to...

Sweet & Sunny Lemon Drop Liquor

Apparently, this weekend is cocktail weekend. Contrary to yesterday's Bee's Kiss, though, my Lemon Drop liquor is light and refreshing. It's a great late-summer-lazy-day-sitting-in-the-yard-waiting-for-the-barbecue-to-be-done kind of drink. If you start a bottle early this week,...

One Bee’s Kiss, Please. Hold the Stinger.

I couldn't tell you why, but I'm dying for a cocktail tonight. Not a glass of wine. Not an old standby like a martini or a bourbon, straight up. I'm in the mood for something...

How To Make a Proper Mint Julep

All that talk about cocktail gear a few days ago started to make my mouth water for a juicy cocktail or two to toast the end of summer. Now, it's been raining in Boston for...

Shake It Up!

I admit it: I'm a fairly thirsty person. Normally I'm a red wine drinker. I love the good—and even some of the bad. Give me a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Brunello, a Bandol, and I couldn't...

Mayan Hot Chocolate

I can't stop thinking about hot chocolate today. Maybe it's wishful thinking that August will be more forgiving than July—and less oppressively hot and wet. Maybe it's that the AC in my office is set...

Infuse Your Booze: Making Fruit-Flavored Liquors

Fresh fruit + vodka = summer in a glass, all year round. I've been making fruit-infused liquors for about 10 years. I get it from my mother, who makes jars of lemon verbena liquor and...