TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate World Champagne Day

[1] Champagne pairs well with any fish or seafood, including sushi and sashimi (photo courtesy Latte Luxury News). [2] Enjoy your favorite cheeses with Champagne (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau). [3] Drink Champagne with poultry or pork (photo courtesy Champagne Bureau).   Why wait for New Year’s Eve to crack open the bubbly? October 19th is…
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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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