Our resident Mixologist put together an original Champagne punch, fit for a New Year’s Eve. Punch, in some form, has been around for centuries. Punch’s long history has allowed for endless variations to arise, making it a diverse and many splendored thing that can be alcoholic or not, hot or cold, simple or complex, but no matter the iteration it must always be festive.
Binny’s Confessions of a Mixologist brings you the best wassail recipe. Our version of this ancient drink features, hard cider, English ale, Madeira and roasted apples combined with exotic spices and even eggs if you choose.
A holiday bonus from our resident mixologist: two cocktail recipes this week. The Saratoga is a pre-Prohibition classic that's a cross between the Manhattan and the Metropolitan. The Laird's A-Leaping is a riff that uses Laird's Apple Brandy.
Last year on our Batch Cocktails episode, Pat and Chris made big batches of eggnog and aged them for 12 months. Now it's time to try them and hopefully not get sick. Additionally, Roger has cooked up a really easy cranberry simple syrup and has three cocktails to try out.
Even during Prohibition, Chicagoans could find a stiff drink if they knew how to ask for it. The Chicago Cocktail is not your typical Champagne cocktail. Brandy takes the lead in this big-shouldered Prohibition-era favorite.
This year for Thanksgiving, the Barrel to Bottle crew wants to make it simple to buy beer, wine, and spirits for your feast. Instead of pairing individual drinks with dishes, we’ve selected some items that pair with nearly everything you might eat on Thanksgiving.
We have four, yes four, recipes for you today. What’s with the horn o’ plenty-like abundance? It’s Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is all about more; more food, more drink, more family, more friends, more love, more groaning in pain due to overindulgence and more Amaro to rectify that situation.
Try Binny’s Confessions of a Mixologist “Tree of a Perfect Pear” sparkling wine cocktail recipe made with Prosecco, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Cointreau and lemon juice. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail for kicking off the festivities.
This pumpkin soup is garnished with crème fraîche, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil and is simple to make yet sophisticated enough to serve as an early course for more formal Thanksgiving celebrations or autumnal dinner parties. The soup itself is naturally sweet, a little spicy and velvety smooth. The embellishments take it to the next level.
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