Cocktail

Thirsty Thanksgiving

Written on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Not only is it Thanksgiving, but it’s also Thirsty Thursday! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to give you some quick, last-minute cocktail ideas that pair perfectly with your holiday meal. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

 

To wash down all that heavy turkey and stuffing, try a refreshing Rum-Spiked Ginger Beer Cocktail.

 

A Cran-Limoncello mirrors the flavors of homemade cranberry sauce.

 

With flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, a Gingersnap goes great with pumpkin, apple or pecan pie!

 

From everyone at Every Day with Rachael Ray, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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A Cocktail Worth Sipping

Written on September 12, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

As part of our #SundaySupper menu, we’re featuring  Super-Food “Sangria,” which is chock full of antioxidant- and vitamin-rich fruit. But sangria isn’t the only way you can sneak some nutrients into happy hour. Here are some cocktail recipes featuring fruits you may not have expected to be so good for you!

Kiwi Mojitos

Tummy troubles? Kiwi–especially the skin–is high in fiber and pre-biotic complex carbohydrates. Plus, its natural bright green color makes for a killer looking cocktail.

Grapefruit Sparklers

Grapefruits contain high levels of antioxidants, and studies have shown that eating one a day can help you avoid heart disease by lowering cholesterol. We’ll take seconds!

Winter Cherry

Pomegranates aren’t the only ruby red fruit with health benefits. Cherries contain the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which can reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels.

Prosecco Berry Sparklers

Consumption of blueberries can lead to a better memory and brain function. Blackberries contain cancer- and disease-fighting antioxidants. And raspberries are loaded with fiber and vitamin C. Enough said.

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Bloody Good Bloody Marys

Written on April 20, 2013 at 11:30 am , by

 

When I was younger, the idea of drinking tomato juice and alcohol, separately or together, seemed like some sort of method of torture. Somewhere along the way though–perhaps after a few college hangovers–I discovered how refreshing an ice cold, slap-you-in-the-face spicy and spiked tomato juice, also known as a Bloody Mary, can be.

 

 

Part of the fun when ordering a Bloody Mary is that everyone has their own special recipe or variation. From Mexican- to Asian- and Southern-inspired twists, you can find any variety of flavors in this boozy brunch staple. So whip up the original, first served at the St. Regis New York in 1934, then try four of our favorite variations from around the globe! Then, if you’re up for it, or still standing, make up your own version and share it with us in the comments!

Photograph by Jose Picayo

Get the recipes:

1. The Original Bloody Mary
Serve this on its own, or tweak to make the zesty twists like the ones below.

 

2. The Capitol Mary
This briny version–spiked with Old Bay Seasoning and clam juice–from the St. Regis Washington, D.C., tastes like an appetizer-cocktail combo!

 

3. The Bora Mary
The St. Regis Bora Bora adds a sweet and refreshing tropical twists: watermelon juice!

 

4. The Downhill Snapper
Served at the St. Regis Aspen, this springy, citrus-and-herb-spiked drink is inspired by the hotel’s verdant garden.

 

5. The West Paces Mary
Pickled okra juice gives a Southern spin to this tangy take from the St. Regis Atlanta.