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St. Patrick’s Day Toasting Alternatives

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, no self-respecting foodie has ever dreamed of finding a green beer at the end of the rainbow. So we’ve tapped some top mixologists and an award-winning pastry chef to offer a few elegant toasting alternatives that are pure liquid gold. Their concoctions are...

Rosa Picante Margarita | Patrón Tequila

I am happy that National and International Tequila Day is on a Sunday. We plan to celebrate with  Bloody Maria’s at brunch. Although Maralyn and I are partial to our friends at Sr. Rio, who doesn’t enjoy the Patron experience?  Especially the spicy, fruity, smoky, specials from Mexico. We were delighted...

Fresh Summer Cocktails

As summer rages on, the temperatures keep rising. Sure, you can retreat to the pool or the beach to beat the heat, but how about keeping cool with a refreshing cocktail in hand? Consider recreating these refreshing cocktail roundups from The Still, Salute, and Bottiglia – perfect for indulging in on those...

Raise a glass to all North American whiskies

 Craft your Collingwood! Another holiday weekend is upon us! While the brown spirits category enjoys a remarkable resurgence in North America, there are plenty of cocktail companions to reach for as you plan your 4th of July festivities. But before you get started with star-spangled celebrations, your...

WelcomArt at ITC Hotels in India and Refreshing Tea

This hotel intrigued me so much, I wanted to share their art as well as the delicious drink. WelcomArt at ITC Hotels Dedicated to nurturing India’s cultural heritage, ITC Hotels has a vast art collection at each property. Through its WelcomArt forum, the hotels’ Srishti Art Galleries feature the best of...

What’s Your Whiskey From The Palms Casino Resort

We are happy to have this infographic today courtesy of he Palms Casino Resort.   Maralyn D. Hill     Maralyn D. Hill, The Epicurean Explorer Executive Editor, Luxe Beat Magazine International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) Board Member, Co-Chair Conference & Media Trip Committee, Past...

Urban Switchel From District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar – spring 2014 Cocktail is one of two to be featured. We will feature the second one in two days.  This was  created by District American Kitchen and Wine Bar mixologist, Matt Tobey. Urban Switchel – A popular early American cooler, it combines molasses, ginger, apple...

The Iconic Spirits Blog: National Margarita Day

Saturday, February 22 is National Margarita Day. If you’re at least middle-aged and the date sounds vaguely familiar, it used to be celebrated as Washington’s birthday. Nowadays we commemorate our first president on the third Monday in February, and clear the decks for serious drinking on his actual birth...

30 Shots from Visual.ly

Friday again and time for another infographic. I almost forgot. This one is brought to you from Visual.ly. As fun as all of these shots are, I don’t recommend overdoing it on any or trying too many in one day. However, I do enjoy the graphic. Visual.ly was also kind enough to supply the text below the shots...

The Formosa Café

  My fondness for the Formosa Café was compounded with respect about twenty years ago when the inveterate, classic bar refused offers from big business to demolish and move on.  This little joint that began as a trolley car with food and liquor, quickly became a destination for celebrities, and a stubborn...

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