FOOD FUN: Hexagon Orange Garnish

How often have you had a cocktail with an orange wheel—a horizontal slice of orange? How would you feel about another shape? An unnamed Japanese bartender cut hexagonal orange garnishes for an Aperol Spritz. They look great, don’t they? The problem is, the oranges were shaped in a hexagonal mold while growing (like the Japanese…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Sangria

[1] Make sangria with rose and summer’s stone fruits (photo courtesy Saveur). [2] We use San Pellegrino’s Aranciata Rossa, a sparkling blood orange soft drink (photo courtesy San Pellegrino).   We’re at the height of stone fruit season, so what’s with the apples and pears? Make a stone fruit sangria, and make it even more…
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RECIPE: Fortune Cookie Cocktail

For National Fortune Cookie Day, July 20th, the perfect drink. Make it with vodka or rum: The choice is yours. Ganbei!   RECIPE: FORTUNE COOKIE COCKTAIL Ingredients Per Drink 2 tablespoons/1 ounce vanilla vodka (substitute plain vodka), rum or spiced rum 2 tablespoons/1 ounce amaretto liqueur 2 tablespoons/1 ounce Irish cream liqueur 1/2 cup ice…
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WINE COCKTAIL RECIPE: Pineapple Rosemary Cooler

Looking for a new drink for the weekend? We received this sparkling wine cocktail (“winetail”) recipe a few summers ago from Whole Foods Market. Although we have been enjoying it, we never published the recipe.   WHAT’S A WINE COOLER? The ingredients are those you might find in a punch: wine, fruit or fruit juice,…
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