Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits
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SEEDLIP NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a cocktail, but not the alcohol in the cocktail. Others in the world of spirits must be on the same wavelength because there’s a new product in the UK called Seedlip, non-alcoholic spirits that add a mélange of flavors to tonic, soda, or a light carbonated beverage for a deeply satisfying non-alcoholic cocktail. Seedlip comes in two flavors – Garden and Spice – and it’s turning up in some of the hippest restaurants and […]

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GINGER HOT TODDY

What’s better than sitting around on a frosty evening with a nice hot apple-y drink to warm the cockles of your heart? I use ginger liqueur in cakes and breads, but it’s especially fab in a bracing cold-weather toddy. If you’re feeling sniffly at all, it’s like the best-tasting liquid cough drop you’ve ever had, ushering you off to a deep and dreamless sleep. Hot apple cider with a dash of cinnamon and some grated fresh ginger are easy to […]

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VODKA LEMONADE

VODKA LEMONADE To get the lemoniest lemonade, you need to use the whole lemon – including the rind. The oil from the skin of the lemon gives it a supercharged flavor boost, and turns the drink a lovely, frothy yellow. This little trick makes a next-level lemonade, and with a good blender it couldn’t be easier. If you want to turn this into a cocktail, try adding cucumber vodka and a cucumber garnish. It’s incredibly refreshing – so light you […]

APPLE CIDER BOURBON on Americas-Table.com
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APPLE CIDER BOURBON

As the weather begins to change, it’s nice to welcome fall with a hot toddy, so I thought: what better combination than bourbon and apple cider? Unfortunately, that turned out to be way too sweet and a little disappointing. I have an old book of cocktails from the 1930s that suggested boiling down the apple cider to syrup form before mixing with the bourbon, and that was a good tout. The apple flavor become much more pungent, and a squirt […]

ESPRESSO MARTINIS on Americas-Table.com
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ESPRESSO MARTINIS

This is just the cocktail to kick off a buzzy, bubbly party! Martinis pack an alcoholic wallop to begin with, and when you add the caffeine in a little espresso, it becomes a fast wallop. I’ve rediscovered iced coffee this summer, so a delicious and eye-opening coffee cocktail was the logical progression. Dark and frosty, and brightened with vodka and coffee liqueur, you couldn’t ask for a more satisfying summer libation.  You definitely won’t be falling asleep on the porch […]