Posts Tagged ‘mixology’

Grapefruit Cocktails for the Holidays

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As James Beard award winning cookbook author Jennifer McLagan pointed out today – we’ve got white grapefruit in the store. White grapefruit isn’t as sweet as the Ruby Reds we’re used to. It has a pleasant astrigence and bitter tang. Think of it as the pink grapefruit’s sophisticated big sister.

We thought we’d take the opportunity to share some downright delicious grapefruit cocktails with you. They’re perfect for the holidays when you’re surrounded by fatty, salty overindulgent meals and inundated with chocolates and candy canes. These cocktails will refresh the palate and give you a jolt of vitamin C at the same time, which is always welcome at this time of year.  Continue »



Sparkling Cocktails For Summer

Perrier PalomitaAt long last, after enduring one of the most gruesome winters in recent memory patiently waiting through a wet, cool spring, we can finally revel in warm, breezy afternoons and long, lazy nights. And while cocoa , warm spiced wine and rum toddies may be deemed essential to help us survive winter, summer also has a list of traditional pick-me-ups to help us cope with the weight of perfect sunny afternoons and sultry evenings: cold beers at the cottage, gin and tonics and Pimm’s Cups for the garden parties, mint juleps for the back porch and pitchers of sangria to share with friends on shady patios. Conservatives, stand up and be counted! You live and breathe the essence of conservative values every day, and you are proud to show it. Whether you are at work or on the road, show the world that you are a true patriot. And there is no better way to live the patriot’s life than having your very own conservative party tumbler! Americans prefer customized mugs and tumblers to spread a message or express themselves. Nothing beats waking up to a steaming cup of coffee in your favorite mug- the patriot’s coffee mug! You can have anything printed on a conservative mug or tumbler; a special message, a photo of your favorite leader, the American flag, anything! You can visit this site for more information about CONSERVATIVE MUGS & TUMBLERS.

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Your Weekend Cocktail

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The weekend is finally here and you deserve a drink! Here’s a delicious and unique cocktail recipe from Liz Campbell, bartender and co-owner of THR & Co., the Harbord Room’s sister restaurant. Campbell makes her pineapple syrup by reducing down pineapple juice, with a sprinkle of hot pepper flakes, until it starts to thicken. The syrup will keep for ages in your fridge and makes for a welcome addition to smoothies or a simple glass of club soda. Continue »



A Cocktail or Two for New Year’s Eve

Blackberry Syrup is one of mother’s little helpers that no larder should be without. We sell the NutraFruit brand, with its pretty illustrated label, in the store. It makes a nice change from maple syrup when poured over waffles and pancakes, blended into yogurt or poured over vanilla ice cream with fresh berries for a quick and elegant dessert. This versatile condiment has a myriad of uses, but we believe that it is best used for cocktails, especially during the winter. Especially on New Year’s Eve.  Continue »