Dazzling Drinks | The Daily Dish - Part 3

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Dazzling Drinks

New York Egg Cream

3 Comments | Written on August 14, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Cue the Linda Richman voice:  “An ‘Egg Cream’ contains neither egg nor cream.  Discuss.”   

It is unknown exactly why this classic drink is called an “egg cream.”  Some say it was a way of describing its richness at a time when both eggs and cream were expensive, luxury ingredients.

Note:  My apologies to anyone who didn’t grow up with ’90’s SNL references.

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Fireball Cocktail

7 Comments | Written on July 3, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

How about a “firecracker” of a cocktail to enjoy this 4th of July?  This mixed drink tastes just like a Hot Tamale candy.

Beware:  it is not for the faint of heart!  Sip at your own risk…


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Sparkling Arnold Palmer

No Comments | Written on June 25, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Do you love sipping an “Arnold Palmer,” that wonderful drink of half lemonade, half iced tea?  It’s so refreshing for a fun summer beverage, but how about a little bit of bubbly to jazz it up a bit?  The key is to steep the tea bags in sparkling lemonade soda instead of water!

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Best Margarita Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

2 Comments | Written on May 3, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

How great is it that Cinco de Mayo is on a weekend this year?  If you ask me, it’s time to start mixing the margaritas right now!  Today I have assembled 10 of the best margarita recipes I know.  Some are on the rocks, others are blended.  Pick your favorites and get ready for a fiesta this weekend!

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Tropical Pink Sangria Recipe

No Comments | Written on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This time of year is my absolute favorite in Southern California.  The sun is shining, there is a light breeze in the air, and it isn’t too hot outside just yet.  Days like today all I want to do is sit out on the patio and sip a glass of perfectly chilled rosé wine.

Every once in a while I like to have a little fun and turn a bottle of white zinfandel or rosé into Pink Sangria.  This sangria recipe has a tropical twist that is easy to make and even easier to sip and enjoy!

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Bellini Recipes

3 Comments | Written on March 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

I love entertaining at home, but no one wants to be stuck playing bartender all night.  That’s why one of my go-to solutions is setting up a DIY “Bellini Bar!”  I have three different bellini recipe ideas here, but you can get creative with your favorite fruit flavors.

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Top 13 Mexican Recipes

2 Comments | Written on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Since the recipe contest theme this week is Mexican (and a huge hit so far, by the way!) I wanted to do a roundup of some of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes from The Daily Dish.  Take a peek and be sure to enter your Best Mexican Recipe Ever in the contest this week!

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A Drink with George Clooney…

No Comments | Written on February 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Let me tell you about the time I had a drink with George Clooney!  Well, kind of…

This Sunday I had the honor and privilege of covering the Academy Awards from backstage in the press room at the Dolby Theatre.  What a night!  My favorite part was seeing the winners, walking in with their Oscar in hand, simply glowing.  We are able to ask them a few questions before they are whisked back to their seats or off to an after party.

The show concluded with Best Picture to “Argo.”  This meant, in mere moments, Ben Affleck and George Clooney would soon be within arms reach of my seat in the front row of the press room.

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The Little Black Dress Cocktail

No Comments | Written on February 7, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The “Little Black Dress.”  Every woman has one in her closet.  It’s that perfect go-to outfit that can be dressed up or down for just about any occasion.  Get ready, because the winner of our Best Cocktail Ever contest is the “little black dress” of spirited drinks!  It’s gorgeous, tastes great and easy to prepare at a moments notice for any party.

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Pomegranate Margarita

3 Comments | Written on December 28, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

Throughout history, the pomegranate has been a symbol of health, fertility, and rebirth.  Sounds like the perfect fruit to ring in the New Year!  The complex, sweet yet tart taste and seductive ruby red color also make the pomegranate a wonderful fruit for cocktails.

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