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Semillon Wine: Fall Transition Varietal

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

September brings climate and landscape changes that are sure to lead to adapting not just wardrobes and thermostats; but taste buds as well. A light, acidic Semillon could be the answer to  transitioning from the fruity, heavy, and sweet summer cocktails and varietals to heavier, belly warming winter whiskeys, plush red wines and spiked toddies. As with most all things …

Two F’n Hangover Cocktails: Fernet Coke and Fog Cutter

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Sure a new year has already been born. Most peeps have put their major hangover behind them. But it’s a wise reveler who keeps a couple classic hangover cocktail recipes on hand. Here are two favorites; The Fernet & Coke, which is highly respected in Argentina where folks are said to consume the herbal-infused *Fernet to the tune of over …

Salted Caramel White Russian: Utter Indulgence

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Seriously, somethings are just too good to indulge in all year. Winter months that are bitter cold, however, beg for some holiday cheer and a few indulgences, such as this divinely delicious Salted Caramel White Russian. Everyone knows how well vodka goes with all things Russian and this is no exception! SALTED CARAMEL WHITE RUSSIAN   INGREDIENTS:  1 1/2 oz.  …

Chocolat Chaud: Parisian Indulgence

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

As a special holiday treat, imagine you’re sitting in a small French Cafe 0n The Avenue des Champs-Élysées sipping some exquisitely elegant Parisian “chocolat chaud”. If France isn’t on your Christmas list, you can console yourself in your own cozy kitchen with some homemade hot chocolate based on the French recipe below. Joyeux Noël! Profitez de votre boisson spéciale! French Hot Chocolate …

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 …

‘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 …