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food52:

If you were stuck in a vast desert, what drink would you dream about?

Read more: 14 Summer Refreshers on Food52.

Tasty!

food52:

Drinks just taste better outside.

Read more: Instagram of the Week — Cocktails al Fresco on Food52.

foodandwine:

© Con Poulos

DIY Happy Hour: The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail made with lime juice, tequila and grapefruit soda. This delicious version features smoky mezcal, fresh grapefruit juice and Cocchi Americano, the sweet Italian aperitif wine.

Recipe: The Palomaesque Cocktail

food52:

Strawberry juice for little ones — and champagne for you. Everyone wins.

Read More: Strawberry Juice and a Champagne Cocktail on Food52

food52:

Learn what drinks the Food52 staff grabs when it gets hot.

Read more: Too Many Cooks — Our Favorite Iced Beverages on Food52.

Great ideas!

food52:

Break it down: Sangria edition.

(via The Wine Enthusiast | Visual.ly)

Now this is handy!

food52:

It’s my party, I can wine if I want to.

Read more: Too Many Cooks: What Cocktails Do You Entertain With on Food52.

ganbei is moving…

…to a new home at SixTomatoes.  Please visit us here:  blog.sixtomatoes.com.  Cheers!

white dog. aging optional?

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1.  What bourbon looks like, before the barrel.

Grainy and yeasty on the nose.  Light citrus, sweet, spicy, and highly alcoholic, the White Dog comes in at 125 proof (bottled at still strength).  When aged properly, it becomes a most delicious George T Stagg or Eagle Rare bourbon.  

While I would not recommend drinking this straight, it is terrific as a comparative educational tasting exercise.  

Cheers!

what’s your favorite drink?

Calling all cocktail fans — what is your favorite drink?  

We are researching recipes for our new class, so I’d love to hear from you!  Feel free to share photos or recipes.  We will credit you in our curriculum if it’s selected.  Thank you and skål!

A big bowl of salty goodness is the perfect accompaniment to drinks.  Herbs, such as rosemary, help add a layer of flavor and bring out the green notes in spirits and cocktails.

FACE Stockholm photo shoot, 2010.