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Cocktail Corner

Cocktail Corner

Apr 20, 2017

Raicilla: the Other Agave Spirit

Like tequila and mezcal, raicilla (pronounced “rye-see-ya) is an alcoholic beverage produced from the agave plant.  Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, the majority of…READ MORE


Nov 29, 2016

Cranberry Cocktails for the Holidays

It’s often a challenge during the holidays to find a cocktail that is either distinctive or new-fashioned.  This season, I have been lucky to find two such…READ MORE


Sep 18, 2016

Cocktails in the Wine Country? Mais Oui!

Settled among the rolling hills of the Temecula Valley is Southern California’s wine country.  With beautiful vineyards and amazing vistas, this area features award-winning wines from over 30…READ MORE


Jun 08, 2016

Cowboy Cocktails Around the Campfire

When I read that 2016 is the National Park Service Centennial Year, I was reminded of all the fun times our family has enjoyed at these marvelous treasured parks and monuments…READ MORE


Feb 11, 2016

Creating Craft Cocktails

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner (with Kaitlyn Goalen) is a must-have, beautifully photographed cocktail guide to add to your libation library.  Julie…READ MORE


Dec 03, 2015

Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, and we gather together around a cozy fireplace with family and friends, our thoughts automatically turn to the comestibles of celebration.  And, cocktails, of course,…READ MORE


Oct 15, 2015

Apple Cocktails:  A Toast to Fall

Autumn colors of red, gold, and orange splash across the landscape.  Jack Frost greets us in the morning.  Leaves crunch beneath our feet.  Apple season has arrived…READ MORE


Oct 01, 2015

Frozen Melon Margaritas for Fall

Although melons can be found all year-round in today’s marketplace, I find the sweetest ones arrive in the late summer and early fall.  While I was trying…READ MORE


Jul 13, 2015

Rediscovering Vermouth

Adam Ford, a lawyer who founded Atsby New York Vermouth, fell passionately in love with vermouth while hiking with his wife, Glynis, over glaciers in the Italian Alps. Their seminal…READ MORE


May 07, 2015

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Limoncello Cocktails

Lemons are not only aromatic, decorative, and flavorful, but with their high levels of Vitamin C and their antioxidant properties, they are also beneficial to your health.  And, best…READ MORE


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