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Confessions of a Mixologist: Black Raspberry Martini

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If witches had a favorite cocktail, this is what we imagine it would be. Our Black Raspberry Martini is full of jammy raspberry flavors and just the right amount of citrus and vanilla sweetness. This recipe is great to batch for festive get-togethers, or sip on while trick or treaters ring your door bell. *Cackles*

 

Black Raspberry Martini

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Forbidden Fall

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Halloween is around the corner and our friends from Forbidden Secret Cream sent us some fun recipes – like Forbidden Fall. Which is basically a pumpkin milkshake. The pumpkin flavors aren’t overwhelming and mix well with the apple and cranberry flavors. Best enjoyed while planning your Halloween costume.
 

Forbidden Fall

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Spooky Wines Straight Off The Vine

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Looking for some spooky wines for your Halloween gathering? Binny’s has you covered!
 

Halloween Wines Binny's

 

ApothicVampire7 Deadly ZinsBoneshaker ZinfandelPrairie State Pumpkin • Illinois River Halloween Wine • Cranberry WineLeelanau Witches BrewCasillero del DiabloThe WolftrapBogle PhantomGhost Pines
Freakshow Cabernet SauvignonSinister Hand Red Blend
Velvet Devil MerlotPoizinSin Zin



Wine and Chocolate Pairings

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Chocolate is one of the best sweets with wine. Maybe that’s because the production of chocolate is so similar to wine: both are fermented with yeast. Despite their versatility, wine and chocolate pairings sometimes conflict. It only takes a little sugar to make even the softest wine seem bitter, so start with wines with sweet and salinic qualities – dessert wines, Port and sherries are a great start! When they work together, it can be divine. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:

 

White Chocolate Binny'sWhite Chocolate
Because it lacks cocoa solids, white chocolate isn’t isn’t necessarily considered chocolate. But it does contain cocoa fat, making it a versatile wine pairing option.
 
Try white chocolate with:
Softer sweet wines: Brachetto, Ice Wine, Lambrusco, Moscato d’Asti and Muscat, Tokaji, vintage Port.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Forbidden Apple

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Despite the name, there really isn’t anything forbidden about this fall cocktail. In fact, we encourage you to drink as many of these as you can this season. It’s a versatile cocktail that you can try with many different dark rums and ciders. This crisp and juicy cocktail will have fall lovers everywhere springing for more!
 

Forbidden Apple

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Sweet Hauntings

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Celebrate Halloween all year round with this eerie bourbon cocktail. The raspberry liqueur mixes perfectly with the bourbon for a bold and sweet, yet smooth and refreshing cocktail. We enjoy it best with 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, but feel free to mix things up with your favorite bourbon.

 

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Pumpkin Spice Vanilla

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This simple fall cocktail is super convenient for last minute Halloween party planning treats or something to sip on while putting up your Halloween decorations. Grab a Binny’s Craft Your Own 6 Pack, fill it with your favorite pumpkin beers and mix up this cocktail a few different ways.

 

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla

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