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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

We would like to thank Sparkling Ice for sharing some St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails. These five cocktails should provide something for everyone. But please feel free to post one of your own if you have something special.   Irish Appletini Ingredients: 1 ounce vodka 1 1/2 ounces Sour Apple Pucker 1 1/2...

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...

Psagot Wines for Seder

With Passover around the corner, you may be thinking about the best wines to have for four cups during the Seder. You may want to considered two new options from Psagot, the popular boutique Israeli winery .  The latest addition to the growing Psagot portfolio is Peak 2014, a french rhone-style red blend,...

Fastnacht Day, AKA Fat Tuesday, & Crisp Apple Donuts

Mardi Gras is next week and here is a fun recipe for Fastnacht Day (AKA Fat Tuesday)– the annual Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The tradition is to eat the very best foods, and lots of it, before the Lenten fast.   Fastnachts (pronounced...

National Absinthe Day

I am back from Mexico just in time to celebrate this unique day at a favorite watering hole on  in charming Claremont, California. The last time I indulged in the memorable green fairy was with Maralyn Hill. We were at a tiny bar on top of a very steep hill in Lyon, France, on a cold January Day. We somehow...

Wine & Food Pairing Guide: Unusual Must-Try Couplings

View Interactive Version (via Mr.Gamez).   Maralyn D. Hill, The Epicurean Explorer Executive Editor, Luxe Beat Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Where and What in the World Member: International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Member: Society of...

Spooky and Fun Cocktails

Last Friday the 13th was a full moon? Our post missed the deadline. However you can still enjoy the cocktail when you need a fun spooky experience.  Here is an at home cocktail with some spooky sips from Sparkling Ice, the wildly popular zero-calorie beverage. We’ve also added some others to enjoy. These...

Sycamore Tavern’s Dickel Bloody Mary

This revitalizing cocktail made with pickle juice will help you replenish those lost electrolytes and soak up the residing alcohol molecules aiding you in your recovery process while you nurse your hangover. The Dickel Bloody Mary is a mix with Sycamore Tavern’s famous Dickel shot, George Dickel Tennessee...

Five New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

Sparkling Ice came on the market a little over a year ago. As there have been so many new beverages arriving, one is not sure which ones with just be a flash and which will stand the test of the consumers taste. Sparkling Ice has made the grade and become more popular than ever and adding more flavors. We...

New Year’s Eve Cocktails from Jose Cuervo

Consider serving a festive Jose Cuervo cocktail for New Year’s Eve. These are easy to make and sure to delight our guests. The Dead Flower .5 shot Jose Cuervo Especial Silver .75 shot St. Germain elderflower liquid 1 shot Ruby grapefruit juice Top with Brut champagne   Preparation: Shake first three...

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