Mulled Grape Cider

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 31, 2012

Here’s a warm, family-friendly concoction to help you warm up to the New Year!

Mulled Grape Cider–not only is this one loaded with vitamin C, it’s a delicious way to warm-up to the New Year, and it’s family-friendly!

Ingredients: 12 oz. grape juice concentrate-thawed, 4 cups water, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup apple or cranberry juice, 8 whole cloves, 2 cinnamon …

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Prince of Wales

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 29, 2012

The Prince of Wales– Sweet champagne, muddled pineapple, and warming rye whiskey form the basis for this pre-Prohibition era cocktail. The recipe for this version comes from New York City bar and restaurant The Beagle.

INGREDIENTS: 1 1-inch cube of pineapple, 1/4 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. lemon juice /2 tsp. maraschino liqueur, 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey, Champagne, to top,Lemon …

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Pear-Basil Sipper

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 23, 2012

The marrage of sweet and spice make this a wonderfully festive libation to toast the holidays!

Pear-Basil Sipper–this is a delicious taste of the season, with lots of fresh pears available.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons pear nectar

3 tablespoons pear-flavored vodka

3 basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon white sugar

1 cup crushed ice

small pear wedge for garnish

Preparation:

Muddle 3 fresh basil leaves and 1/2 tsp. sugar in a cocktail shaker. …

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Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 17, 2012

At Paley’s Place in Portland, Oregon, bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink.

A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. At Paley’s Place in Portland, Oregon, bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such …

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A New Wassil

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 15, 2012

Wassil Punch: For many families, this is a holiday tradition. Here’s a twist on this classic drink recipe from the new Imbibe Magazine book-The American Cocktail

Wassail is a deeply rooted tradition in the Midwest and a popular regional staple throughout the cold-weather season. This recipe comes from The Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and is featured in Imbibe Magazine’s The …

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