Tag: apple juice

AlcoHOLidays | Memorial Day | Kilbeggan Waterwheel

***This post has been sponsored by Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey; a sample was received in consideration for Tuesday’s review as well as today’s recipe share. Other than that, no further compensation has been received and the opinions expressed below are entirely that of the author. No further affiliation with Kilbeggan Distillery is being claimed. And now with that […]

AlcoHOLidays | Winter Solstice | Yuletide Cheer

Providing the world hasn’t ended–or isn’t in the process thereof–I thought I’d stray from the culturally expected norm of Christmas and delve a little into the natural change of seasons that happens this time of year at the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year, this time marks the official beginning of winter even as the days […]

AlcoHOLidays | Hanukkah | Light One Cocktail

When it comes to honoring other culture’s holy days with something as potentially flippant as a cocktail tribute, you have to walk a fine line between humor and reverence. So I’m going to apologize now for the very bad pun I’m about to make. Most people know that Hanukkah is the Jewish celebration of the night when […]

AlcoHOLidays | Leif Erikson Day | That Norse Thing

In my original blog schedule, I had today pegged for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday (observed on 10/8 in 2012, the landing was actually 10/12). While I’m not averse to hit on some more obscure holidays over this next year, I figured it made sense to hit up all the US Federal holidays, too. Until […]

AlcoHOLidays | Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival | Moonrise Reunion

Welcome, friends, to another installment of our AlcoHOLidays series, where we take a moment to raise our glass in celebration for a local or not so local holiday. This coming weekend (September 3o, in the States, September 29, in China) is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Cake Festival. Like many harvest festivals, it’s […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Libra | Tip the Scales

Or, rather, don’t–your local Libra wouldn’t like that very much. It’s no surprise that with a set of scales as a symbol, Libra is the Sun sign of balance. Equity. Justice. When you consider that Libra is also our second air sign (the first was Gemini), you will not be surprised that we have another not-to-be-tied […]

Dreaming of Summer

Or, well, at least the foods of summer. Especially watermelon. It was all I could think of when I saw that this week’s Alphatini was to be w-inspired and, despite the unseasonableness of the craving it just would not be stopped! Now, true, our summers aren’t exactly the most pleasant and, despite my cold-natured body […]

Good Evening, Mr. Underhill

My main objective in this week’s Alphatini was a more-or-less savory cocktail; we’ve had a lot of sweet going on and it’s nice to mix things up a bit. Pun unintended. But we’re on the letter U and, well, I was at a bit of a loss since I’d already used my upside-down-cake inspiration. As […]

Food Safety: Arsenic Laced Apple Juice

This is disturbing: According to an article in the Food Safety News, Mott’s Apple Juice from China (#&+@ is everything made in China these days?) is laced with more arsenic than our drinking water is allowed to have. According to Food & Water Watch, more than 70 percent of the apple juice consumed in the […]

Beware the Hag With the Poisoned Apple

Welcome to the first of our new Alphatini series where we take a look at 26 varieties of the classic martini and come up with the best possible version of each, maybe even creating some new ones on the way. ~~~oOo~~~ A is for Apple If we, in our gin-soaked haze, remember nothing else from […]