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Sep. 26, 2011 12:49 pm 
Sitting on a recent Southwest Airlines flight, I read a surprising statement – Bourbon-aging barrels outnumber the state’s residents by 360,000 in Kentucky. Being a Vodka-loving girl, I had no idea that drinks like the Sidecar and the Manhattan had gained in popularity. Apparently wine is… MORE
Manhattan Cocktail
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Sep. 16, 2011 4:15 pm 
The stats from #CabernetDay on Twitter were pretty good – 17,000 tweets, 4,200 unique tweeters – and I wanted to do my part. Two bottles of a California Cab – Livermore Valley versus Los Gatos Mountains – competing for a chance to be paired with our Italian dinner. Both the 2007 Regale and… MORE
Two glasses of Cabernet
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Tags:  Drinks, Lifestyle, Wine
 
 
Aug. 18, 2011 11:49 am 
You know the kind of person who always asks the bartender for their favorite drink recommendations? That’s my husband, Kevin. The only thing he’ll request is that the cocktail is not too sweet. The funny thing – his drink always comes back pink! As I’m sure you can imagine, he struggles with… MORE
Pink Elephant Cocktail
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Aug. 2, 2011 1:16 pm 
Amid the fog-enshrouded buildings of San Francisco sits a tiki bar paradise, Smuggler’s Cove. Carefully crafted rum-based cocktails await those looking to escape the damp weather and imagine they’re somewhere in the South Pacific. Happy Hour is every day (gotta’ love it!) from 5-6pm – $2… MORE
Tiki Bar
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Jul. 8, 2011 2:04 pm 
I know – you gravitate toward beer during the summer to quench your thirst. But don’t give up on cocktails! My spin for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day? Add some gelato. There are a variety of cocktails you can modify to cool down – here are three of my favorites. Based on a recipe… MORE
Summer Cocktails
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Jun. 28, 2011 4:17 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2011 12:54 pm
Temperatures going up in your area? These delicious cocktails are not only simple but will help you beat the heat. The beauty of some of these drinks – you can include healthy fruit choices, making them tasty and heart-smart at the same time. From a fruity Mango cocktail to a decadent… MORE
Sparkling Summer Cocktail
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Jun. 8, 2011 8:37 am 
Updated: Jun. 9, 2011 7:17 am
Step right up – summer is finally here and it’s time to embrace an ice-cold beer. For enjoying a frosted mug of ale on a hot summer day, there’s no place like the new shimmering riverfront of Oklahoma City. OKC is home to several award-winning breweries, many of them in the trendy Bricktown… MORE
Summer Beer in Oklahoma
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May 12, 2011 4:05 pm 
Updated: May 14, 2011 7:18 am
According to Churchill Downs, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the Kentucky Derby weekend. If you missed the annual Run for the Roses event, don’t worry. You can still celebrate at home with your own great drinks and eats. To serve at home, use this Early Times Mint Julep recipe… MORE
Early Times Mint Julep
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May 5, 2011 10:23 am 
Get the fiesta started this Thursday to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Here are a few must-try recommendations with everything from taco bars to free tequila shots. San Jose, CA – Rosie McCann’s How do you spice up an Irish pub? Add a taco bar and tequila, of course. – $3 taco bar – carne… MORE
Eating nachos
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Apr. 21, 2011 12:35 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2011 8:10 am
In a few days we will be celebrating Easter. While the ham is in the oven and potatos are on the stove top, family and friends are having a pre-Easter dinner happy hour of sorts – noshing on deviled eggs and sipping on champagne.  But what about a cocktail with your antipasto? Bellinis… MORE
Watermelon Bellinis
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Sandy

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I LOVE margaritas, italian food, good red wine, dogs, and travel. And when there's a chance to try a new happy hour, I'm in!
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I like to cook simple dishes with a lot of flavor, especially a good italian pasta with a rich red sauce - yum :)
 
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