Classic Margarita Recipe

Classic Margarita Recipe

Published February 22, 2024 146 Views

Happy Margarita Day! Get ready to celebrate with the quintessential cocktail. This iconic drink is a perfect blend of tangy lime, smooth tequila, and a hint of orange liqueur, served in a salt-rimmed glass for that extra zing. Whether you prefer yours shaken or blended, on the rocks or strai...

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Donn Beach's Original 1934 Zombie Recipe

Donn Beach's Original 1934 Zombie Recipe

Published February 22, 2024 154 Views

Before the Mai Tai, there was the Zombie. Donn Beach, the founding father of tiki bars, created the world's most famous tropical drink and put Don the Beachcomber's on the map. Donn kept the recipe a secret, never so much as identifying the contents of the bottles poured into the drink. The...

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Celebrating Mardi Gras with the Hurricane

Celebrating Mardi Gras with the Hurricane

Published February 13, 2024 231 Views

The Hurricane is one of the most identifiable pictures in mixology and one of New Orleans most notorious mixes. Although its history can get a bit murky, it’s irrevocably tied to Pat O’Brien’s landmark bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter. As the story is told, whiskey could be quite challengi...

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Palomino Rides Again: How Forgotten Vineyards are Ushering in a New Era of Wine in California

Palomino Rides Again: How Forgotten Vineyards are Ushering in a New Era of Wine in California

Published February 2, 2024 445 Views

Imagine crisp, savory, salty, citrus mineral white wines perfect for food. No, not Chenin Blanc, not Soave, not aged Riesling or old Burgundy. I’m talking about Palomino; a grape I suspect you would have heard more about if not for the infinitely random nature of the universe. Okay, sure- I’m...

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Schloss Gobelsburg

Schloss Gobelsburg

Published January 17, 2022 783 Views

By Amy Loritali 16 December 2021 I get to enjoy some really lovely, interesting, hand-made wines from around the world. I am particularly excited about wines made with minimal inputs that come from vineyards grown holistically and sustainably and that present a real sense of place. I’m als...

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