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A Jam Cocktail Recipe: Lemon Verbena & Raspberry Jamtini

Lemon Verbena & Raspberry Jamtini<p>Makes 1 cocktail<p>Recipe by Theresa Loe of <i>PBS's Growing a Greener World</i><p>A few lemon verbena leaves OR a squeeze of …

Cocktails

How to Make Your Whiskey Sour Better: The New York Sour

<i>You'll no longer have to buy a plane ticket to get in on the cocktails at Seattle's Essex: Owners Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (a.k.a. Orangette) will be sharing their favorite recipes with us, every other week. Drink up, people.</i><p><i>Today: Dress up your rye in autumn's finest.</i><p>Playing around with …

Inventions

Coffee+Coke+Alcohol=Your Friday Salvation

A coffee cocktail that will give you a little boost of caffeine along with your buzz.<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>The Dark Moon is the most appropriate end-of-the-week cocktail ever. Let us explain why.<p>It's Friday, which is great, …

Coffee

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Recipe: Diospyros Cup

<b>Diospyros Cup</b><p>Total time: 7 minutes<p>Servings: 1<p>Note: Adapted from Brian Summers, Test Kitchen. To make the ginger maple syrup, stir 3 parts Grade B maple syrup with 1 part fresh ginger juice. Summers uses chocolate persimmons when in season.<p>1/2 persimmon, cut into pieces<p>2 ounces gin<p>3/4 ounce fresh …

Los Angeles

Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour: A Sunny Drink for Winter Straight Up Cocktails and Spirits

If you, like reader Christi, want to find a great way to put all those sweet, fragrant Meyer lemons that are available in markets right now to good …

Your New Gin Cocktail: Aviation

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone has a gin story. Yours is about to get better.</i><p>Every person who doesn’t like gin has a gin story. …

New York City

Recipe: Peach Lambic & Rye Sangria

Beer, wine, and cocktail lovers alike unite in their affection for this big batch drink. At first the idea of beer sangria may not appeal to the …

Flavors

Strawberry-Balsamic Tequila Sour Recipe

Sweet, ripe strawberries are a natural match for balsamic vinegar. Mixed with fresh lime juice and mint, the combination makes for a refreshingly tart-sweet tequila cocktail you'll want in hand all summer long.<p><b>Note:</b> To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and …

White Russian

Combine cream, coffee liqueur, and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Liqueurs

Easy Pitcher Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Basil Margaritas

Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups) cans of tequila (or a bit less, if you …

Cocktails

Whiskey Seduction

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rye whiskey, wine, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. …

Red Nose Punch

Place cranberries in a bundt pan and pour over 4 cups hot water; freeze until set (the hot water will freeze clear), about 2 hours.<p>Combine juices, …

Cranberries

Apple Peel Bourbon (+ An Indian Summer Cocktail)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Associate Editor Marian Bull puts apple peels to good, boozy use.</i><p>You've been good. You've been saving your onion scraps, your kale stems, your wayward strands of …

Kitchens

Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail

Pumpkin Pineapple and Rum Cocktail<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 5 mins<br>• Total Time: 5 mins<br>• Yield: 2 cocktails<br>• Category: Cocktail<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 4 …

Washington state school shooting: 'Run, get out of here'

Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.<p>Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.<p>What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, "came up from …

Squirrel sweetness! Rescued baby squirrel stars in the cutest Vine videos

Let’s get your weekend started off on the right foot — and what could kick things off better than a video of an adorable baby squirrel?<p>Anthony Guzman, who works with animals at a local zoological foundation, found the tiny animal on the side of a Miami road earlier this year and decided to take the …

Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is now free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.<p>Teresa Romero Ramos is clear of Ebola, physicians at Carlos III hospital said.<p>She received an initial test, which …

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp

• Judge: non-custodial sentence would send wrong message • Athlete eligible to be considered for parole • Uncle indicates Pistorius will not appeal<p>• Live blog: reaction to Oscar Pistorius sentencing • Simon Jenkins: Pistorius should not be going to jail<p>Oscar Pistorius will spend his first day …

Slumbering lions win top wildlife photo prize

<b>A stark image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) Award.</b><p>Michael "Nick" Nichols tracked the pride of big cats for six months before capturing this stunning shot, which stretches all the way to the horizon and includes a …

Nature Photography

Oscar de la Renta mourned in native Dominican Republic

<b>The Dominican Republic has declared Wednesday an official day of mourning for the late Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.</b><p>The government of the Caribbean nation said flags would be flown at half-mast.<p>De la Renta, who made his name in the United States in the 1960s, died on Monday …

Dominican Republic

Watch this paralyzed groom walk down the aisle at his wedding

Matt Ficarra wasn't going to let the 2011 boating accident that left him paralyzed stop him from achieving his dream: to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.<p>With the help of staffers at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ficarra used a mechanical exoskeleton to help …

Dad's spooky lunches provide Halloween hilarity

If open-faced mummy sandwiches, popcorn with flies and mummified hotdogs are not normal staples of your kids’ lunches this month — fear not. Beau Coffron, author of Adventures in Lunchboxing, assures us that creating Halloween-themed lunches can be a simple, fun way to celebrate all things spooky …

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer; cases could go back decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.<p>The Indiana-born Darren Deon Vann is a convicted sex offender from Austin, Texas, police said.<p>Vann attacked a 25-year-old …

How to Make a Queens Park Swizzle

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Erik shows us a new classic cocktail recipe -- and a new technique. Use both at your next party.</i><p>Nestled in the …

West Indies

Black Jack David

Several cocktails had denuded an orange of all its peel and it was time to squeeze before it went bad. I could’ve made a Bronx or a Ward Eight but …