Beverages & Cocktails

: Cheers To The Sweetest New Trend In Cocktails

When summer temperatures heat up, nothing cools you off better than a sweet and refreshing beverage.  And now, you can indulge in all the sweetened cocktails you love without the guilt! By substituting heavy syrups and granulated sugar with Sweet’N Low®, you can quickly cut calories in your favorite summertime libations—think cosmos, daiquiris, lemon drops and more! With only 100 […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without Green Teeth

“You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.” This was my introduction to the not-so Irish tradition of eggs ‘n’ kegs. Normally the kind of person who would say something like that would not be my friend, but this statement was made on St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, Georgia. After attending college in Savannah, I’ve survived […]

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Drink Your Way Through the Oscars

  The Oscars are upon us and there are tons of glamorous Hollywood party ideas. A red carpet from your door to the TV. Little gold stars on every toothpick. Wolfgang Puck's Oscar-shaped smoked salmon. But let’s not forget the most import part of this classy evening: drinks. Create signature cocktails inspired by the nominees so your party guests can show their support […]

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You Want What in Your Beer?

  I’m not a beer girl. But I have a lot of guy friends who are total beer snobs. They love their microbrews and beer tastings and have a complete vocabulary for how a beer feels.  And they want me to be a part of it. They want me to love beer, too. But I can’t. No matter what beer […]

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Summer Wine Pairings

Summer entertaining is supposed to appear effortless, but it can be tricky navigating the wine aisle when preparing for a barbecue or summer soiree. Wondering which wine pairs well with a side like potato salad? Belinda Chang, the Wine Director at The Modern in New York City, suggests trying a white wine blend, also called an Edelzwicker in Alsace. I caught […]

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Fruity Summertime Beverages

By Contributor Carin Crapia Mayo It’s that time of year again. Summer is bringing us a bounty of wonderful, fresh fruit that seems to get overlooked when it comes to beverages. Fruits add flavor and color to most any drink, from fresh raspberries floating in a glass of champagne, to the tart goodness of citrus in a cold margarita, or […]

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Summer Beverages: The Arnold Palmer

Let me start this post by saying, I am not a tea person. Sweet tea, unsweet, hot tea, Earl Grey—I’m opposed to all. Growing up in the South, you can imagine how much slack I got for that. People would cry, “How can you be from Nashville (or anywhere in the South) and not like sweet tea??” You got me. […]

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Beverage Infusions

By Contributor Serena Ball, MS,RD, Teaspoon of Spice  Rubbing elbows with chefs is not the usual company I keep (usually I’m rubbing the noses of my three young children.) But a few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to attend the National Restaurant Show in Chicago where chefs go to learn about new foods and ingredients from around the country […]

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The Flavor You Need Now: Watermelon

  I’m typically not a huge fan of watermelon, but lately I’ve come across several recipes that have made me realize there is a lot more to this classic summer fruit than biting into a wedge and spitting out the seeds. I recently ate at Lilette in New Orleans and had the most wonderful pork belly, watermelon and watercress entrée. It sounds […]

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Mom-To-Be Mock-aritas for Cinco de Mayo

As a Mom-to-Be, Cinco de Mayocan still be a blast…just without the tequila. Of course, I miss the occasional glass of wine or fruity cocktail that I enjoyed before I was pregnant but my husband and I have gotten pretty creative in the mocktail department. Our latest creation is the Mock-mosa, a simple combination of Grapefruit Pierre and orange juice that tastes quite similar to a […]

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