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How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

I love hot coffee when the weather is cold, but iced coffee is what gets me through the day during the summer and fall. Iced coffee can be very refreshing and, like its hotter counterpart, it can be served in a wide variety of ways. One of the best tricks to making good iced coffee is to serve it with coffee ice cubes instead of ... Read More »

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

The Negroni is a very classic cocktail made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Over the past few years, it has become more popular than every to put variations on the Negroni and I happen to think that this Strawberry Negroni, which is made with Strawberry-Infused Campari, just might be the perfect twist on the classic for summer entertaining. You will need about ... Read More »

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

Jamaica agua fresca is one of the most popular – and most delicious – drinks that you’re likely to find at a Mexican restaurant. The beverage is made using dried red hibiscus flowers – jamaica, in Spanish – that are cooked with water and sugar to extract their flavor. ¬†In addition to the agua fresca, many of my favorite Mexican restaurants offer jamaica margaritas, made ... Read More »

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, reviewed

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, reviewed

If you know the name Kerrygold, it’s probably because you’re familiar with their delicious Irish butters or their tasty Irish cheeses. The dairy company has been making these dairy-based products for decades, but more recently introduced an even more decadent product to its lineup:¬†Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur. The liqueur is in the same category as Baileys and is made with a combination of cream, Irish ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

What is an Affogato?

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

I’m a coffee lover and one of my favorite coffee-related indulgences is an affogato. An affogato is a treat that is made with just two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. The full name is “affogato al cafe,” which means “drowned in coffee” in Italian, so it should be no surprise to learn that this dessert is made by placing a scoop of gelato in a ... Read More »

How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... Read More »

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

I really enjoy eggnog during the holiday season. I often make my own version of the creamy egg-enriched beverage, but there are many great store bought brands out there to choose from if you are looking to save a little time in the kitchen. The quality of store-bought eggnog has definitely improved over the years, as the drink only gets more and more popular. Eggnog ... Read More »

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