Tag Archives: Sugar

• Still On the Paleo Diet? At Least Enjoy a Beer

Still On the Paleo Diet? At Least Enjoy a Beer

Our ancestors likely got into fermented grains and fruit, so drink up. It turns out that you can thank your ancestors for your eye color, your ability to make a fire with only minimal grunting, and your love of booze—especially beer and wine. A lot has been written about how the Paleo diet isn’t really […]

• Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Blog by: Troy Patterson is Slate‘s writer at large and writes the Gentleman Scholar column. I gather that some of you are taking the first month of the year off from drinking, and I think that’s cute. This practice—known by the cumbersome portmanteau Drynuary—has gained sufficient popularity to rate as a kind of ritual, and […]

Cool Down With A Wine Snow Cone. Make It!

Cool Down With A Wine Snow Cone. Make It!

Crunchy, cold, and sweet, these snow cones are similar to New York City street ices and Italian granitas, but are ever-so-slightly alcoholic. All in all, a seriously cool way to enjoy wine. Cheers indeed! Tipsy Snow Cones Makes about 4 cups 1/2 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup cold water, divided 1 1/2 cups […]

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• Eastertime! What booze pairs best with a Cadbury creme egg?

Eastertime! What booze pairs best with a Cadbury creme egg?

Frangelico and Peeps? Wine and jelly beans? Port and Cadbury creme eggs? Easter candy is dandy. But Easter candy paired with booze? Now that’s something to put a spring in your step. So we asked wine and spirits connoisseurs to come up with something the adults can sip on while the youngsters hunt for sugary […]

• National Rum Day August 16. Get Ready with these cocktails!

National Rum Day August 16. Get Ready with these cocktails!

August 16 is National Rum Day. In celebration of the day, here are a few recipes from Anchor Distilling, featuring a few of their craft rums from around the world. Enjoy! Cuba Liberation 1.5 oz fresh lime juice 2 oz Pink Pigeon Rum .25 oz simple syrup Mexican Coca-Cola .25 oz Luxardo Fernet “float” Add […]

• Leftover Breakfast Cereal Made Into Beer

Leftover Breakfast Cereal Made Into Beer

It’s not perhaps a beer for breakfast, but it is a breakfast beer. John Wright puts surplus cereal to good use in a light but full-flavoured bitter. “I hate waste, and spend a lot of time devising interesting ways of using kitchen scraps. No chicken carcass or leek top escapes my kitchen without being used […]

• Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Official Drink Contest

Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Official Drink Contest

Create Your Signature Truly Old Fashioned! Tales of the Cocktail invites you to submit a winning recipe for the Official Cocktail Competition of the 10th Annual Tales of the Cocktail. For our tenth anniversary, we are shaking things up with our annual cocktail competition. If you think your skills are up to the challenge, we […]

• Homebrewing: How to Make Your Own Crystal Malt

Homebrewing: How to Make Your Own Crystal Malt

Crystal malts are a staple in almost every beer recipe. Light crystal malt, like C-20, is used in pale ales, the darker C-120 can be used in stouts, and every recipe in between calls for some variety of crystal. Since crystal malts are among the few styles that do not need to be mashed, they […]

• Appleton Estate ReMixology Bartender Challenge

Appleton Estate ReMixology Bartender Challenge

REMIXOLOGY is a Bartender challenge of Cocktail Creation Skill & Inspiration In a song, the chorus has the main theme and hook.  Appleton Estate Reserve is the “theme and hook” in your cocktail.  Build the theme, add the verses, top with a title and garnish with a picture and then explain your inspiration when submitting […]

• Great Way To Try Grappa: Sage-Pear-Grappa Summer Punch

Great Way To Try Grappa: Sage-Pear-Grappa Summer Punch

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Party Drink. I came up with this recipe to go with a pork dinner, when our sage bush was going wild. It’s fruity but not too sweet, summery but sophisticated. It pairs well with figs, dates, pesto, & pork. It’s also lovely, light, & summery […]

• In Barbados, the rum needs no umbrella

In Barbados, the rum needs no umbrella

The beverage of the islands gets some respect. We’re in the old stone tasting room at historic St. Nicholas Abbey on Barbados, surrounded by copper-pot stills and oak barrels and the nose-ticklingly spicy aroma of the aged rum in our glasses. Outside, the warm Caribbean breeze rustles through acres of sugar cane that one day […]

• The Romance of Barbados Rum

The Romance of Barbados Rum

The history of cane spirits is the modern history of the western hemisphere, of sailing ships, of bold explorers and hearty adventurous souls. To cross the great Atlantic from Europe was to take your life in your hands, tempt fate — and hopefully reap untold rewards and riches. In the mid-seventeenth century, those that succeeded […]

• Kentucky Bourbon Double Chocolate Fudge with Pecans

Kentucky Bourbon Double Chocolate Fudge with Pecans

Kentucky bourbon and chocolate. What could be bad?! And check out the Kentucky Bourbon and Carmel Corn with Pecans & Chocolate. Sinful! Handmade fresh daily, made with only real butter, sugars, real vanilla Freshly popped popcorn Fresh Texas Pecans Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chunks

• Know Your Sweet Tasting Wines

Know Your Sweet Tasting Wines

Except for port and some sherries, sweet tasting wines are predominantly white. Sweetness in a wine is determined by what is called residual sugar, which is the amount of sugar remaining in the wine after fermentation is complete. The higher the residual sugar, the sweeter the wine.

• Rum's Rich History

Rum's Rich History

Christopher Columbus brought the sugar cane plant to America not long after its discovery in Asia. Europeans soon discovered that it grew quite easily in the Caribbean and began to cultivate it so it could be sold throughout Europe. Numerous sugarcane plantations developed all over the islands. To produce sugar, the cane is harvested and […]