The Bee’s Knees cocktail was created during Prohibition and was one of the first drinks recorded to use honey, which was used instead of plain sugar because it covered up the taste of bootleg, or “bathtub,” gin. What You’ll Need: 2 ounces gin 3/4 ounces lemon juice 3/4 ounces mixed honey Garnish: Lemon wedge Directions: Fill a shaker with the ingredients and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.   Shared from The
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Perfect to drink on a chilly winter night, this cocktail was made popular back in the 1930s. What You’ll Need 2 ounces Irish Whiskey 1.5 ounces Dry Vermouth 3-5 dashes of Pernod 3-5 dashes of Angostura bitters Directions Fill a shaker with ice and add ingredients. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass.
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November 28, 2016

Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

The trick to making a Mai Tai taste as refreshing as it looks? Fresh squeezed OJ! What You’ll Need: 1.5 ounces spiced rum 1/2 ounce coconut-flavored rum 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup 3 ounces pineapple juice 2 ounces fresh squeezed orange 1 cup ice cubes Directions: Fill a shaker with ice and pour in the ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass full of ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
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November 23, 2016

Gin & Sin Cocktail Recipe

Garnished with fresh cranberries, this refreshing 1950’s drink is incredibly easy to make using classic ingredients. What You’ll Need 1.5 ounces Gin 1 ounce orange juice 1/2 teaspoon grenadine syrup 1 ounce lemon juice Cranberries for garnish Directions Fill a shaker with ice and add ingredients. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a few cranberries.
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In addition to grapes, tasty wines can be made from other autumn fruits like cranberries and pumpkins.
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November 21, 2016

Pumpkin Pie White Russian

Love White Russians? Then give this a try – the Pumpkin Pie vodka puts a Fall spin on this classic drink . What You’ll Need 1.5 ounces Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka 1 ounce Kahlúa 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3 ounces whole milk 1 cinnamon stick Directions Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour Pumpkin Pie Vodka, Kahlúa, and pumpkin pie spice into a shaker and shake vigorously to blend the spice. Pour whole milk into the shaker. Shake
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November 21, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Shot

Just in time for Thanksgiving – these shots are quick and fun to make to accompany your Pumpkin Pie! What You’ll Need: 1/2 ounce Irish Cream, like Baileys 1/2 ounce Amaretto 1/4 ounce Cinnamon Schnapps Directions: Pour the ingredients into a shot glass and stir.   Recipe found on Mix That Drink.
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November 16, 2016

Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

Made popular back in the 1950’s, this drink is easy to make and still popular today if you want to ask for it at a bar! What You’ll Need 3 ounces Gin 2 ounces lemon juice 1 ounce simple syrup Club soda Maraschino cherries  Directions Pour the Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a tall glass with a handful of ice. Fill the remainder of the glass with club soda. Mix all of the ingredients
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Simple syrup is a common ingredient used in a vast majority of cocktails. What most people don’t know is you can simply make it in the microwave, and it will keep in your fridge if you’d like to make it in advance. What You’ll Need 1 cup water 2 cups sugar Directions Microwave 1 cup water in a microwave-safe container on High for 1 minute and 30 seconds (careful – it should be very hot). Add sugar, and stir
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Since the advent of DNA profiling of grape varieties in 1993, ampelography (ámpelos = vine and  lógos = study) has been rewriting wine books by correctly identifying grape origins and rejecting synonyms. For example, Zinfandel was long suspected to be identical to Primitivo, however after DNA analysis it was established that the grape was native to Croatia where it is called Crljenak Kastelanski. DNA testing has also revealed several unexpected parentages, the most surprising being Cabernet Sauvignon which
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