Suzi's Blog

Halloween Cocktails

  It's Halloween and you may going to a party or, even better, sponsoring one. There are many websites suggesting they have Halloween cocktail ideas but, I have to say, many of those sites are bad. They may be hard to navigate, offer only pictures, hide the recipes three levels of commercials down, .. They…

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Brian’s Orange Margarita with QUI Tequila

Many, many cocktails use a citrus component. Citrus adds both flavor and that sharp bite on the tongue that announces, “I’m here. In your mouth. Right now." The most common citrus partners for cocktails are lime and lemon. Oranges? Sure, for mimosas. But, but, oranges can play a far greater role. Think about the noble…

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Concord Grape Shrub

On Day 3 of Concord Grape Week, we stop eating and start drinking. Shrubs are an old beverage idea making a big, big comeback. A shrub is fruit preserved with a combination of sugar and vinegar. Mixed with water, sparkling water or combined with spirits, shrubs are a delight, an entryway to an empire of…

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Perfecting the Gin and Tonic: The Botanicals of Citadelle Gin

Once upon a time, my wife went to a gin tasting where multiple brands were offered for comparison and enjoyment. She returned an advocate of Tanqueray and over the years many, many rounds of G&T cocktails have been enjoyed. A G&T is inherently refreshing and, very importantly, it’s a quick cocktail to make. The “big”…

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