TIP OF THE DAY: Glitter Ice Cubes

Generate oohs and ahhs with glitter ice cubes (photo courtesy A Subtle Revelry).   Topping ice cubes with edible glitter: We love this idea from A Subtle Revelry. It’s spot-on for New Year’s Eve or any holiday of the year, plus celebrations like birthdays and festivities like the Super Bowl. For sparkling wine, ginger ale,…
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RECIPE: Pomegranate Cheese Ball

[1] The Christmas Cheese Ball, festive with cocktails. This recipe, from How Sweet Eats, is made with with white cheddar, mascarpone and sage. [2] The Café Sucre Farine is made with Monterey Jack, pecans, rosemary and thyme. Minced parsley accents the arils for an even better holiday effect. [3] Our original inspiration was this red…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Drinks Menu

What’s on the cocktail menu for the holidays? Egg nog and sparkling wine are perennial favorites. But offer guests holiday drink menu. Here are some of the beverages we serve, all with a holiday theme. HOLIDAY BEVERAGES Wine Instead of white wine, make a Cranberry Kir: white wine with a splash of cranberry liqueur. It’s…
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HOLIDAY: National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day

November 19th is National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day. There aren’t any national brands of coffee soda, but if you head to your supermarket, you may be able to find some regional brands. There are seven foods that contain natural caffeine, all of which are made into beverages. Can you name them? The first one…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cucumber In Your Drinks

Today is National Dry Martini Day (some say it’s World Martini Day—perhaps the international celebration). We’re having a very dry Martini—just a splash of vermouth—with Pinnacle’s cucumber vodka. If you like cucumber, this article explores other ways to enjoy it. But first: A Cucumber Martini recipe (along with a Cucumber Mary recipe). The history of…
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