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Non-Alcoholic Trends

Why Non-Alcohol? In a very short period, the non-alcohol landscape has changed dramatically, one part driven by age and the other by culture.  Older drinkers such as Baby Boomers or Gen X have...

Japanese Whisky

When you hear mention of Japanese spirits, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  If you are like most people, the first thought is of Sake or maybe Beer.  Japanese culture has a long history...

Happy (Belated) National Tequila Day

We may have missed the real National Tequila Day (July 24th) but it doesn't mean we shouldn't find a way to celebrate tequila every day! Fun fact: Tequila is the fastest-growing spirit in North...

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Hot White Russian

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food & warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand & for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." --Edith Sitwell Hot White Russian It's...

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  Hot Buttered Rum Mix This warming, tasty treat is a staple when cold rain or snow starts to fall. Simple to make, easy to store or give as gifts. Add Rum, spiced or not. In my house, my...

Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail

  Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail Here's a tasty non-alcoholic option to make sure everyone can join the party. Ginger beer can be found found in many grocery stores. The ginger, citrus...

Japanese Whisky Sour

  Japanese Whisky Sour Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a...

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Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky

When you hear mention of Japanese spirits, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  If you are like most people, the first thought is of Sake or maybe Beer.  Japanese culture has a long history of creating alcoholic drinks from rice when the techniques appeared in...

Happy (Belated) National Tequila Day

Happy (Belated) National Tequila Day

We may have missed the real National Tequila Day (July 24th) but it doesn't mean we shouldn't find a way to celebrate tequila every day! Fun fact: Tequila is the fastest-growing spirit in North America.  Not surprising given the promotion and celebrity tequila enjoys...

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  Hot Buttered Rum Mix This warming, tasty treat is a staple when cold rain or snow starts to fall. Simple to make, easy to store or give as gifts. Add Rum, spiced or not. In my house, my 91-year-old roommate likes it without liquor (sometimes), and it works well...

Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail

Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail

  Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail Here's a tasty non-alcoholic option to make sure everyone can join the party. Ginger beer can be found found in many grocery stores. The ginger, citrus and pomegranate combo is a fun, festive combo. This recipe could be...

Japanese Whisky Sour

Japanese Whisky Sour

  Japanese Whisky Sour Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (triple sec, simple...

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

  Japanese Whisky Ginger Cocktail What is a highball cocktail? Well usually, it refers to a drink made in a tall glass, filled with ice and topped with soda / fizzy water. Its is meant to lengthen the beverage and lighten the liquor. This version from...

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

  Tequila Sunrise Although born in Tijuana, Mexico, in the (or in Arizona, depending on the story you hear) 1930s, the Tequila Sunrise first gained popularity in a bar called the Trident in Sausalito, California, in the 1970s. There are epic stories of the...

Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

  Bloody Maria If you are thinking of enjoying a a cocktail with brunch or if you just need a 'little hair of the dog' put aside the vodka-based Ceasar or Bloody Mary and enjoy a different flavour by substituting Tequila to make a Bloody Maria. 2 oz...

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Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky

When you hear mention of Japanese spirits, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  If you are like most people, the first thought is of Sake or maybe Beer.  Japanese culture has a long history of creating alcoholic drinks from rice when the techniques appeared in...

Happy (Belated) National Tequila Day

Happy (Belated) National Tequila Day

We may have missed the real National Tequila Day (July 24th) but it doesn't mean we shouldn't find a way to celebrate tequila every day! Fun fact: Tequila is the fastest-growing spirit in North America.  Not surprising given the promotion and celebrity tequila enjoys...

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

  Hot Buttered Rum Mix This warming, tasty treat is a staple when cold rain or snow starts to fall. Simple to make, easy to store or give as gifts. Add Rum, spiced or not. In my house, my 91-year-old roommate likes it without liquor (sometimes), and it works well...

Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail

Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail

  Ginger Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail Here's a tasty non-alcoholic option to make sure everyone can join the party. Ginger beer can be found found in many grocery stores. The ginger, citrus and pomegranate combo is a fun, festive combo. This recipe could be...

Japanese Whisky Sour

Japanese Whisky Sour

  Japanese Whisky Sour Sours belong to one of the old families of original cocktails and are described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book How to Mix Drinks. Sours are mixed drinks containing a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener (triple sec, simple...

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

Japanese Whisky Ginger Highball

  Japanese Whisky Ginger Cocktail What is a highball cocktail? Well usually, it refers to a drink made in a tall glass, filled with ice and topped with soda / fizzy water. Its is meant to lengthen the beverage and lighten the liquor. This version from...

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

  Tequila Sunrise Although born in Tijuana, Mexico, in the (or in Arizona, depending on the story you hear) 1930s, the Tequila Sunrise first gained popularity in a bar called the Trident in Sausalito, California, in the 1970s. There are epic stories of the...

Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

  Bloody Maria If you are thinking of enjoying a a cocktail with brunch or if you just need a 'little hair of the dog' put aside the vodka-based Ceasar or Bloody Mary and enjoy a different flavour by substituting Tequila to make a Bloody Maria. 2 oz...