RECIPE: Blueberry Lemon Drop Cocktail

[1] A Blueberry Lemon Drop vodka cocktail. [2] Fresh highbush blueberries (photos courtesy U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council). [3] Lemon Drop candies (photo LettuceTemptYou | Tumblr).   The Lemon Drop cocktail is a relatively new one, invented in the 1970s at Henry Africa’s bar in San Francisco. It is named after old-fashioned lemon drop candy: lemon-shaped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail

Make Cranberry Mimosa cocktails or mocktails. Photo courtesy Ocean Spray.   There’s still time to create a signature drink for Christmas: a Cranberry Mimosa cocktail or mocktail. It combines cranberry juice with sparkling wine (or ginger ale), instead of the orange juice of a traditional Mimosa. Or use cranberry liqueur for a Cranberry Kir Royale,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Beer Cocktails (Beertails)

Pumpkin beer cocktails have sprouted at watering holes all over town. We’ve got two great recipes that use pumpkin beer or ale, plus tips on how to dress up a regular brew in seasonal flavors. Even people who aren’t beer lovers can enjoy a beertail. As long as you like pumpkin pie, you’ll like these.…
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RECIPE: White Cosmopolitan

Hey there, Carrie Bradshaw: How about a White Cosmopolitan? This recipe, from Grey Goose Vodka, uses white cranberry juice instead of red cranberry juice, plus Grey Goose L’Orange vodka. (A bonus: spill it and it doesn’t stain like a Red Cosmo.) RECIPE: WHITE COSMOPOLITAN Ingredients For 1 Drink 3 parts orange-flavored vodka 1/2 part premium…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coconut Water Ice Cubes

Coconut water with coconut water ice cubes and a lychee garnish. Photo © Deasy Setiawati Widjaja | DRM.   If you enjoy coconut water—or the flavor of coconut in general—you can add a subtle touch of it to your favorite beverages via coconut water ice cubes. Use them in juice, iced tea, ginger ale and…
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