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Forget Apple Martinis, Make One Of These Hard Cider Cocktails | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

Over at <b>Traif</b> in Brooklyn, the <b>Dutch Apple Cider</b> cocktail features both cider and applejack (think of it as a more concentrated, boozier cider). "We …

Beer, wine or cider? What your footy team says about what you drink

If you favour a Carlton Draught or a Melbourne Bitter, the chances are you're a Brisbane supporter. In a four week period they are 46 per cent more …

Alcohol

Cocktail of the week: Little House on the Prairie

This week, a twist on the classic mint julep from London's oh-so-secret Experimental Cocktail Club<p>With so many secret cocktails bars in London these days, it’s a wonder anyone ever gets their hands on a drink.<p>Harking back to the days of Prohibition, these speakeasy-style watering holes can be …

Prairies

3 Tips for Choosing a Healthier Bottle of Wine

A wine expert (and healthy living lover!) shares her simple strategies.<p>If you're going to have a drink, choosing vino is generally one of your healthiest options. After all, wine is packed with free radical-fighting phytochemicals, has been linked to everything from a healthier heart to a sharper …

Nutrition

Hybrid Spirits Are Here, and Some Might Even Be Good

What happens when you combine wine and vodka? What about tequila and cognac? We explore the growing (and slightly bizarre) world of hybrid spirits<p>It was the year 1678. The international wine trade was in full swing, with French, Spanish, and Italian wines zipping around the Continent, mainly to …

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: So I Failed My Construction Inspection

More<p>How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn<p>More tales from the restaurant industry<p>It was the Friday before my Monday construction inspection with the city, and I had to cater a party of over 400 people. I had two 200-pound hogs smoking at the same time, 100 pounds of cabbage to shred, and 25 …

latke waffles

If you’re anything like me — someone who begins each workday with grand ambitious to be startlingly productive, but finds themselves at 4 p.m. most …