COCKTAIL RECIPE: Blackberries = Purple Cocktail = A Delicious Smash!

[1] Watch the sunset with a Blackberry Smash. [2] A Bourbon & Peach Smash. Here’s the recipe from Imbibe Magazine (photo courtesy Imbibe Magazine). [3] This Tequila & Sage Smash is served in a tall glass with ice cubes (photo courtesy Imbibe Magazine). [4] Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is made in small batches by Beam Suntory…
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RECIPE: Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

[1] What’s better than Bourbon Milk Punch on a hot day? Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, with ice cream instead of half and half (photo courtesy Bourbon House | NOLA). [2] Traditional Bourbon Milk Punch, made with half-and-half instead of ice cream (photo courtesy The Cocktail Project). [3] Make Bourbon Milk Punch even more festive by…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day (National Watermelon Day is August 3rd). If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you’ve never experienced real lemonade (We give a waiver to Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a line of carbonated, flavored malt liquor drinks in a dozen or so flavors. It’s not lemonade per se, but…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Home Cocktail Tips From Professional Bartenders

[1] Make better cocktails at home, and order better at bars. Get the book at Amazon.com. [2] A Bourbon Flip, made with the contents of Nana’s Fridge. Here’s a recipe from Epicurious. [3] Hawthorne strainer: You’ve seen it, now you know its name (available at Golden Age Bartending). [4] A channel knife makes peel and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Drink Your Peaches (Peach Sangria, Peacharita, Etc.)

[1] This weekend, how about a big pitcher of peach cooler? (Photo courtesy Sparkling Ice.) [2] You can use any glass you like. Collins glasses are sturdier, but wine glasses are elegant (photo courtesy Carrabbas Italian Grill). [3] A Peacharita, with a birds-eye chile garnish (photo courtesy Peninsula Hotel | New York).   As you…
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