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The Blackberry Fence Hopper

  The flavors of this cocktail bring us back to childhood memories of bramble scratches, sunburns, and furious neighbors yelling about us stealing berries from their yard. Minus the vodka of course . . . The Particulars (makes 2 drinks) 2 shots vodka 1 shot fresh lemon juice 1 shot wildflower honey 8 fresh blackberries [...]

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Royal Caesar

  This recipe was created in 2011 in honour of the royal wedding of William and Kate. Served in a flute, it’s an elegant Caesar that radiates all things British. Built on the twin spirits of gin and the uniquely English Pimm’s, it has a cool freshness woven in from the cucumber and a dash [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Caesar Fresa

Caesar Fresa: The perfect summer Caesar recipe!

  With the classic salsa elements of cilantro, onion, and lime, you’ve almost got a glass of pico de gallo with this Caesar recipe! I continued with the Mexican vibe by adding a tequila base. The idea for this recipe came from a strawberry salsa, and the strawberries here add a sweet but tart hit, [...]

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How to Properly Pour Beer

  Having stored the beer carefully, made sure it’s at the correct temperature and selected the right glass, there is one last step for a delightful beer experience: the proper pour. This may seem like a bit of a production at first, requiring some focus and concentration, but it quickly becomes second nature. There are [...]

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Beerology

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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