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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Spiked Wine (Glogg)

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 10, 2012

A traditional hot spiced wine libation from the Scandinavians.

GLOGG—(Spiced Wine) This traditional Swedish Christmas punch—spiked with red wine, port, and vodka—is not for the faint of heart.The Swedish word for mulled wine, Glögg, comes from the verb ‘to heat up’.

The term glödgat vin, literally ‘heated wine’, first appeared in Sweden in 1609. By that time, many European countries had stopped …

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Red Nose Punch

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 8, 2012

The story of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer starts in 1939, when Montgomery Ward copywriter Robert L. May is asked to create a Christmas themed story for a coloring book, which would be handed out during the holiday season to children visiting Wards stores.  Here’s a fanciful punch (adults only by the way) you can serve during the season.

Ingredients: 48 …

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