Apple and cranberry punch

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We normally associate punch with drinks served in punch bowls and ladled into punch glasses. But it isn't really the accessories that turn a drink into a punch.The punch that we know is a fruit-juice based mixed drink. It may be alcoholic or … »

Layered cocktail drink: Absinthe B-55

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A layered cocktail drink has two or more liquors each floating on top of the other. The layering is possible because liquors have different densities. Following the rule of specific gravity, the heaviest liquor sinks at the bottom, the lighter one … »

Blue-eyed blonde

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Cocktail drinks have such interesting names. I mixed these blue-eyed blondes yesterday while preparing dinner, gave one glass to Speedy and the drink turned out to be so potent that I wondered afterward if I should have used shot glasses instead of … »

Orange, pineapple and rum cocktail

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To make cooking an enjoyable experience and make it feel less of a burdensome chore, do something you really like while cooking. For instance, listen to music or even dance to music if you can manage it. In my case, the heat and humidity in the … »

City slicker

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The basic recipe says pour 2 oz. of brandy, 1-1/2 oz. of Triple Sec and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice into a shaker half-filled with ice, shake, strain and serve.The photo above was the result. I tasted it, found the drink too sour, so Speedy decided to … »