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Favorite Pastime Cocktail from Cody Goldstein

Sunday is Father’s Day and baseball season is rolling along. You dad or husband may need a glass of something forceful as he relaxes in front of the TV this weekend cheering on his favorite team. Master mixologist Cody Goldstein from The Upholstery Store in NYC created this beverage for just this weekend. As typical,…

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The Lullaby: A Cocktail with Maker’s Mark 46 and Lavender Syrup

With Father’s Day approaching, you may be planning a brunch or dinner tribute to that special head of the family. A beverage or two might be in order. And while a title like The Lullaby might seem more destined for Mother’s Day, it is true that fathers sing and tell stories and rock their kids…

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Bourbon Orange Pound Cake with Bourbon Glaze and Orange-Apricot Sauce

Pound cakes have been baked in our ovens for centuries. There is that old story about “a pound of flour, pound of butter, pound of eggs, pound of sugar.” Along the way, modifications occurred and an English standard was to include some brandy in the cake. Here, this recipe coming from Kentucky, bourbon abounds: in…

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Vanilla Julep from Infused by Susan Elia MacNeal

Ah, the photo grabs you, doesn’t it? The photos in Infused were taken by Leigh Beisch and reflect great skill. The hardest things to photograph, besides kids, are liquids: cocktails and soups. The photos in Infused will entice you. And then there are the recipes. We always speak about mint juleps because the two words…

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