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What To Drink Now: Derby Day/Cinco de Mayo – Get Ready For A Fun Weekend!

I like having an entire weekend to celebrate with Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo back to back..having them on the same day last year just about did me in, so this Saturday/Sunday combo allows for a little spacing out of your tequila and whiskey cocktails.  If you need a little inspiration consider one of […]

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Ocho Kitchen and Bar Celebrates Spring With New Dishes and Cocktails

If you are in the mood for a healthy (yes, healthy) take on Mexican/Tex-Mex inspired fare, Ocho Kitchen and Bar may be the spot for you. Chef Joel Harloff tweaks typical Mexican favorites to create a lively menu filled with fresh flavors that are both heart healthy and many, gluten free, like his Cilantro-Caper Salmon […]

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DIFF, The Rangers and The Final Four Give Us Reasons To Toast this Weekend

In addition to all the wonderful things spring brings, it also brings the start of baseball season…joyous for this Ranger fan, with opening day at The Ballpark happening in just hours, along with the end of college basketball for the year.  If you can’t make it out to opening day, or had your basketball bracket […]

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What To Drink Now: Lucky Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

Hopefully you will be feeling the luck of the Irish this weekend.  If you are still looking for a tasty green cocktail to enjoy consider mixing one of these up for your St. Paddy’s Day holiday merriment.  A few selections were sent for editorial consideration. Emerald Crush 2 oz Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka 1/2 […]

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What To Drink Now: Cocktails to Make Oscar Smile

Sunday night the biggest names and brightest Hollywood stars gather to celebrate Oscar and the 85th annual Academy Awards.  Oscar night is a big night in our house, as movies are one of the most loved and time honored past times in America.   Though there are already some upsets this year, especially in the Best […]

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What To Drink Now: Valentine’s Cocktails for You and Your Sweetie

Still looking for the perfect drink on Valentine’s? If you’re trying to create an air of romance, or just whip up something fun and creative on Valentine’s night, consider one of these tasty cocktails that will put you in the mood for love. Wild Strawberry Seduction 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice […]

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The Happy Hostess Presents a Dinner for Two: Valentine’s at Home (Recipes Included)

For those of you wishing to avoid the crowds of people rushing out for their prix fixe this Valentine’s Day, plan an intimate dinner at home. You can spend the money you save on a day-after couples’ massage. Normally, I would give tons of advice about how to get the pasta from the kitchen to the […]

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What To Drink Now: Super Bowl Super Cocktails

As another season of football draws to a close, yet again without the Cowboy’s in the prime spot. This Super Bowl Sunday celebrate the tradition of the day along with the teams with a frosty beverages and tasty snacks that will make any party a hit.  Need a little inspiration?  Shake up one of these […]

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What To Drink Now: A Toast To National Pie Day

Happy National Pie Day!  To celebrate this sweet occasion, without indulging in flaky pastry and too much whipped cream, consider shaking one of these pie inspired cocktails to toast a day all about dessert. I love Blueberry Pie, especially in the summer when all the berries are super sweet and juicy.  Enjoy this cocktail all […]

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What To Drink Now: It’s The Holidays…Have a Cocktail

Thanksgiving has past…Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and if you managed to get through the eating and the start of the shopping, you are surely in store for a great holiday season.  Toast your survival and the season with a festive cocktail made with some of your favorite spirits.  Need some inspiration, consider […]

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What To Drink Now: Cointreau at La Maison Cointreau

Last night 200+ guests arrived at historic The Aldredge House on Swiss Ave. to be transported to a cocktail infused world courtesy of Cointreau, the orange liqueur created over 160 years ago in France that became best known in this area for its inclusion in our state’s favorite cocktail, the margarita.  However, Cointreau goes far […]

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What To Drink Now: New Spirits

Spirits have come a long way in recent years, moving beyond the traditional brands to more artisanal products created with innovation, passion and determination in mind, and always keeping high quality and great taste in mind. Here are a few new spirit brands available in Dallas that embrace these ideas. A few selections were sent […]

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What To Drink Now: Columbus Day

Where would we be without Christopher Columbus, so in honor of him and his day, here are some suggestions fitting to toast the adventurous Italian who, thanks to the Spanish monarchy, was finally able in 1492 to sail the wide ocean blue. Several suggestions were sent for editorial consideration. In honor of Columbus, Drink Italian […]

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What To Drink Now: Tequila

Dallas had new-generation tequila all stars in town this week, visiting bars, restaurants and retailers to discuss the attributes of their premium tequila brands while tasting a few sips along the way.  The two founders of Milagro, Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi, as well as Tequila Avion President Jenna Fagnan.  I had a chance to sit […]

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