RECIPE: Bloody Beertail (Beer Cocktail)

The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is…
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RECIPES: Cocktails With Black Olives

Make a Dirty Martini with black olives instead of the green ones. Photo courtesy CalOlive.com.   Many people enjoy olives in their Martinis, or a Dirty Martini made with olive brine. But these are green olives, typically stuffed with pimento. Why give black olives (ripe olives) the cold shoulder? Here are some recipes from California…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Michelada For Cinco de Mayo

[1] A tall, cold michelada is begging for your attention on Cinco de Mayo (photo courtesy Bohemia Beer). [2] A chelada cup (photo courtesy Clamato).   June 12th is National Michelada Day. If you like beer and tabasco, it’s a drink you should try. A michelada (mee-cha-LAH-da) is a traditional Mexican beer cocktail (“cerveza preparada,”…
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