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Café Medi’s Frosè

New York City’s Café Medi shares an easy, at home version of their wildly popular Frosè! This seems like an ideal summer drink. Frosè Ingredients: Combine into blender the following: 5 oz. of your favorite Rosè 2 oz. of strawberry puree ½ oz. of cane syrup About two scoops of ice Method: Blend for about 20...

Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Cocktails are excerpted from Beach Cocktails, by the Editors of Coastal Living. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved. We are delighted they are willing to share them with our...

New Virtual Reality Cocktail at One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych, a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of London’s iconic Covent Garden district, is upping the ante on its food and beverage offerings with the debut of an innovative virtual reality cocktail experience in its bustling Lobby Bar. Guests who order the new whisky infused cocktail called...

The Only Margarita You Should Order This Cinco de Mayo

CINCO DE MAYO – ALL GROWN UP Celebrate and order a margarita like you know what you’re doing April 2017 – Contrary to popular belief, celebrating Cinco de Mayo is not synonymous with taking down cringe-worthy well tequila shots and margaritas while wearing cheap sombreros. There are ways to celebrate and...

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...

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