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The flavors and fragrances of this champagne are elegant and timeless, with a generous hint of spice, echoing the flavors of a mulled wine. The spiced syrup can be made well in advance, and its flavors will intensify as it rests.

Yields enough syrup for one bottle of champagne or sparkling wine

Ingredients

4 cups apple or white grape juice
1 teaspoon whole cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon crystallized ginger, chopped
½ teaspoon allspice berries, crushed
2 tablespoons orange zest, pith completely removed
¼ of one whole vanilla bean, left intact

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Hors d’Oeuvres: Little Bites of Heaven

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Hors d’oeuvres can encompass a wide variety of foods, and range from casual finger foods to elegant nibbles.

A Spanish Twist on Holiday Egg Nog

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Contemporary versions of a holiday classic. Drink up!

Funny Friday: This Week’s Blog Roundup

Laugh out loud funny or strange funny, it doesn’t matter. There were a lot of funny things going around this week. Enjoy.

Cocktail: Love & Honor

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Love & Honor exudes powerful emotions under a veil of understated composure…

Provocachic Cocktail Featured on World Class

Provocachic, the bespoke cocktail company of our friend and CMN contributor Damian Sim, has just been published as one of the front-page news in We Are World Class, a global cocktail program helmed by leading figures Dale DeGroff and Chef Marco Pierre White.

Cocktail Hour – Basil Mo”Tea”to

Lilia Temple from Liption PureLeaf teas joins us to show how to make an interesting twist on the classic Mojito using basil and brewed, lightly sweetened tea.

Cocktail Hour – Sazerac

Mixologist Jonathan Pogash shows us how to make a classic. The official cocktail of New Orleans: The Sazerac.

Food Philosophy #51: Rum Cocktails

Food Philosophy #51: Rum Cocktails Chef Mark and I attended a Rums of Puerto Rico tasting at Country restaurant in NYC, and we were introduced to a whole new world — from the perspective of cocktails crafted by Jose “Juice” Miranda to the menu prepared by Executive Chef Doug Psaltis. Featured cocktails: Ponce Fizz, Up […]