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A Crock Full of Wassail!

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

After October, it’s time to bring on the real holiday cheer: what could be better than the aromatic fragrance of a spiced and fruity Wassail wafting through the house as it simmers in the crock pot? Keep it simple for all to enjoy or add a thimble or two (or four or more) of your favorite rum, whiskey or even …

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‘Slurple’ a Maple Perfect Manhattan

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Fall is the perfect time of year for maple syrup aficionados to get sappy. Why not take that classic pancake topping and add it to a pre or post dinner cocktail such as this Maple Perfect Manhattan? Game on! Ruffle those tail feathers! Tip that elbow and enjoy!   Maple Perfect Manhattan Ingredients: 2 ounces rye (Knob Creek Rye is …

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Hardcore Hard Cider Sangria

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Apple cider is a winter staple is various regions of the country. And a sweet sangria makes for a great party punch. Put the two together with a dash of apple brandy and go hardcore with hard apple cider in the mix and you’ve got a refreshing and invigorating party beverage for winter evenings, events and parties. Hardcore Hard Cider …

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Halloween Pumpkin Punch Packs A Wallop

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Some of us just can’t get enough of that pumpkin stuff! Halloween begs for all kinds of orange food, drink and decorations. This recipe takes a little time and effort but also lends itself to inspiring certain creative touches to celebrate the season. An added plus is the fragrant aroma of the spiced syrup wafting through the house. Tis a …

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Butter Beer Cocktail: Scary Calories

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

The only thing scary about this butter beer cocktail is the calories. Health concerns aside, it’s a marvelous cold weather cocktail in that the alcohol warms you up on the inside and the beer and cream soda actually aid the digestion just a bit. Anything can be justified when it comes to beer and vodka! NOTE: J.K. Rowling may have …

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Pumpkin Spice Punch: A Tricky Treat

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

We simply love to get our pumpkin and spice groove on in the cool autumn months. The house is redolent with all things cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and pumpkin. Here is a a punch recipe that holds up well through October and November. It can be served in a pumpkin Jack O Lantern or a variety of big and small gourds …