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The New Old Fashioned Recipe

By Ashley Bode | September 23, 2011

Photo: Jeff Wilcox

Revive, reinvent, revitalize, renew. All of these words mean virtually the same thing. Giving a new life to something familiar and ordinary is no new trade in the culinary world. People have been remaking old dishes with a new twist for centuries. The key to doing this and making it work is creating a significant improvement on the original. Slight change is hardly worth the effort but departing too far from the original can leave one wondering what it really is imitating anyway. Read More

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Caipirinha Recipe

By Ashley Bode | September 2, 2011

Photo: mhaithaca

Another season comes to a close this week as August ends and Labor Day passes. While many anticipate the arrival of brightly colored leaves, comfort food and fall sports, there are still those of us who are savoring these last days of summer’s pleasures. There’s no better way to say goodbye than to sip on a favorite summer cocktail and relish the flavors that go so well with the heat. The caipirinha is the perfect drink to do the trick. Read More

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Cosmo Jello Shots Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 24, 2011

Photo: El Tuercas

Photo: El Tuercas

Looking for another cool summer cocktail recipe? Jello shots might sound like something you’d find at a typical college party, but they can be a great and fun way to enjoy your favorite drinks in a new and creative way, not to mention small treats that can be distributed to all your guests at your summer BBQ or picnic. Read More

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Don’s Kiss Cocktail Recipe

By marcussamuelsson.com | August 11, 2011

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Last Tuesday, Red Rooster kicked off its new Latin Night with some enchanting tropical-inspired drinks that night. Hispaniola Rums sponsored our first Latin Night and provided many flavored rums for our Latin drink specials. One special drink we offered that night, and turned out to be in high demand, was the Don’s Kiss. This saccharine cocktail uses Don Q Cristal Rum and muddled strawberries for a sweet, yet tropical finish. Read More

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One Ingredient, Two Ways: Lime

By Suzanne Lehrer | July 8, 2011

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Photos: Suzanne Lehrer

Limes, the ultimate sweet and sour, have been making people pucker since before the 10th century. They originated in Southeast Asia and subsequently Arab traders brought the trees to Egypt and Northern Africa. Three centuries later, the Arabian Moors brought the trees over to Spain, and from there the trees were dispersed throughout Southern Europe during the Crusades. Read More

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Spritz Cocktail Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 27, 2011

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Photo: Madeleine Ignon

I spent three and a half months living in Venice, Italy when I was twenty, in the fall of 2007. It was a rare and fascinating experience considering most people breeze through the city for a week or two to hit the tourist spots and take a gondola ride.

I was still there after the tourists got too hot, the weather got too cold, the water got too high. In my weeks spent wandering the streets, exploring different neighborhoods, and trying to get beyond the frustrating layer of tourists, I found a sliver of the authentic Venice. Read More

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