Cloud Hopper Cocktail at GreenRiver in Chicago (photo: Kailley Lindman)
Yogurt: It’s not just for breakfast.
Because of its health benefits, yogurt has taken over the dairy section. Greek, Icelandic, whole fat, non-fat, goat, cow or sheep — there are more varieties of yogurt at most markets than all other milk products combined. But the next frontier for cultured dairy is behind the bar.
I wrote about yogurt cocktails for Tales of the Cocktail (also includes a recipe for Top of the Monk’s Honey Almond & Chevre Fizz!)
I played with dry ice! It’s easy to make a smoky, foggy Halloween cauldron for your punch. I’m not that careful and I managed not to get hurt!
You don’t need eye of newt or wing of bat to brew a batch of toil and trouble this Halloween. All you need is some dry ice. This magic ingredient turns an ordinary punch bowl into a bubbling, smoldering cauldron that’s perfect for parties.
Dry Ice Punch Bowl Tutorial at SheKnows
If you’re looking for a fun Halloween punch that isn’t just a novelty drink, try my blood-red punch recipe.
Halloween inspires a lot of cocktails that look creepy but don’t taste like anything you’d go near the rest of the year. Skip the sticky-sweet liqueurs and food coloring. This punch is not only on theme for the holiday, but it’s also a sophisticated and seasonal drink for grown-ups.
Blood-Halloween Punch at SheKnows
Cocktails from Hoxton Square’s “Stranger Things” Event
Forget the slasher movies and haunted houses: Nothing is scarier than Halloween cocktails. Every October, candy corn martinis and glow-in-the-dark slime shooters roam the streets looking for their next victim. But a bar menu filled with bad puns and even worse drinks isn’t the way to show guests a good time.
Over at Tales of the Cocktail, I wrote Halloween drinks that aren’t crimes against cocktails.
I was interviewed about summer spritzes for Bravo TV’s food blog, “The Feast.” I give three recipes that are so easy, you can memorize them. Summer day-drinking!
“Spritzes are perfect for summer because they’re light, refreshing, and low in alcohol. On a sunny afternoon, a spritz just feels right,” Marcia Simmons, co-author of DIY Cocktails, told The Feast. “What I like most about making spritzes is that soda water and Prosecco pair well with almost anything, so it’s very hard to make a bad spritz. With only two or three ingredients, it’s easy to adjust them to your tastes or try new ingredients.”
The Spritz Is the Key to Summer Cocktail Happiness: 3 Super-Easy Recipes to Memorize – The Feast