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What are Beer Cocktails?

  Beer cocktails are, quite simply, cocktails that contain beer. The beer can be present in any proportion and add aromatic, flavour and textural elements to the cocktail. As with beer and food pairing, the rising popularity of beer cocktails can be attributed to the increased variety of beer styles that are now available on [...]

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The Cascadian 86

  Spend the upcoming Valentine’s Day with your loved one and a great glass of sparkling champagne. The Cascadian 86 is not only delicious, but you’ll get bonus points for creating a homemade beverage. While enjoying sparkling wine “neat” is always a good option, cocktail recipes utilize bubbly more than any other type of wine. [...]

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Cocktails for the Holidays

  The holidays are a great time of year to celebrate (responsibly) with a cocktail! So if you are looking for something new for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any party in between we recommend trying one of this 7 cocktails for the holidays.   1. The Pear Sparkler 2. Sparkling Shiraz Punch 3.  Liquid [...]

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National Beaujolais Nouveau Day with Had a Glass 2014

  Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season. [...]

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How to Lose Weight by Drinking Green Tea

  Drink 4 cups (1 L) of this tasty green tea daily, and you can enjoy weight loss, possibly even without a change in diet and exercise. A 1999 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that green tea extract can significantly increase metabolism and fat burning. Questioning whether some of these [...]

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Liquid Gold ~ A Winter Cocktail

  Though it calls to mind a tropical setting, the pineapple is in fact a winter fruit. It is also an iconic symbol of hospitality. Warm your home and your friends with this mulled pineapple drink that showcases both its sweet and tart flavors. Print Liquid Gold Serving Size: 4 IngredientsPineapple Garnish 12 or more [...]

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Reasons Mommy Drinks

  Reasons Mommy Drinks is a hilarious tongue in cheek book is based on the hugely popular blog. As a new-ish mom, the situations they write about are too-true-to-life and the cocktail recipes are awesome. In fact the book is the brain child (pardon the pun) of two real life moms. Lyranda Martin Evans is [...]

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Carb-Friendly Orange Vanilla Shake

  Curb those carbs with this healthy breakfast option from Dr. Natasha Turner’s The Carb Sensitivity Program. 1 serving whey protein isolate (vanilla) 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup orange juice 2–3 fresh or frozen strawberries 1/2 small fresh or frozen banana, chopped 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Stevia to taste (optional) 4–6 [...]

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Blueberry Gin Bramble

  Many old-fashioned libations have made a comeback, and the bramble is one of the most delicious. Traditionally it was made with gin and blackberries (hence the bramble in the name), but I’ve mixed it up. This version uses blueberries, mint, cucumber, and crème de cassis. serves 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes 3 cups ice [...]

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Cozy Cups: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

  The weather outside is still frightful. Some nights, all you want to do is grab a hot drink and settle in with a blanket and a book. So we’ve put together these six hot drinks that are a little bit fancier than your basic tea and coffee. Liquid Gold. Warm your home and your friends with this [...]

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