Chef Recipe: Lemongrass Noodle Salad

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This light and lovely salad can be made vegetarian, or with chicken or shrimp. Pair with a glass of dry rosé or sauvignon blanc wine for a healthy, delicious lunch or dinner treat!   Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint and Cilantro By Gail Simmons Serves 4  1 shallot, thinly sliced and separated into rings […]

Lucky Buck Cocktail


Lucky Buck Cocktail by Summer Jane Bell 2 oz Suerte Blanco .75 Hibiscus Syrup .75 lime juice Ginger Beer Garnish: mint sprig Shake all ingredients but ginger beer, and strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Top with housemade ginger beer (if using store bought, add a couple drops of ginger juice to make […]

Kosher Dessert Recipes: Passover Lemon Almond Flourless Cake with Sabayon

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Kosher Dessert Recipes

This kosher dessert recipe hails from California wine country, and Chef Gabe Garcia of Tierra Sur Restaurant, who created it for Passover Seder. It’s bright and lemony, with a light texture from the almond flour. The sauce is rich and velvety…

Spring Crumble: “Pina Colada” Cobbler


For the bright and sunny spring season, Pastry Chef Michelle Rivera at El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico shares the recipe for her fruity and delightful cobbler in honor of the island’s famous Piña Colada drink.

The Snow May Be Melting But The Cocktails Are Still Cool In NYC

Bounce Sporting Club

The ice has melted from the streets, the boots are turning into pumps, and binge watching Netflix in your bed is no longer acceptable every night.  It’s time to start stripping off those layers and stirring up some liquid libations.  Adalya, Lazy Point and Bounce Sporting Club have concocted some refreshing cocktails to welcome these […]

Say “Goodbye Winter” With These Refreshingly Tropical Cocktails

Spring Hotel Cocktails

We’ve all had just about enough of winter this year, so perhaps just thinking about colorful spring and summer cocktails will encourage the weather to clean up its act. Check out some of these recipes courtesy of mixologists across the country that will transport the taste buds to the beach with just a single sip. […]

Celebrate ST. Patrick’s Day With 5 Refreshing Cocktails

Cucumber lemon cooler

St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent excuse to party with friends, and have a little fun before spring has officially sprung. Skip the green beer and go for some tasty Irish-themed cocktails from Azzurre Spirits.

Fruity Tropical Punch Recipe From The Florida Keys

Smuggs Punch

Whether at home, or inside the waterfront boutique hotel’s new cozy tropical beach area, this fruity tropical punch is the perfect slip into island time for a laid-back afternoon or evening.

Taste of the Caribbean: Tequila Grilled Shrimp Shooter and Mojito Caribe Frozen

CPH Shrimp Shoot & Frozen Mojito

Executive Chef Maria Germania Diaz offers her favorite recipes to enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at home with Tequila Grilled Shrimp Shooter and Mojito Caribe Frozen

Should You Include Fermented Foods In Your Diet?

What is fermented-foods

An important part of many traditional eating patterns, fermented foods are enjoyed around the world, but are worth trying?

Drink Like an Angel: Victoria’s Secret Cocktail Recipe From Swim TV Special

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Viewers tuning into the first-ever Victoria’s Secret TV Swim Special, airing February 26 on CBS, can enjoy an extra sweet (and as always, pink!) treat from Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort-a Waldorf Astoria on Palomino Island, where the Victoria’s Secret Angels shot their annual swimsuit catalogue. The models suntanned by day and listened to Maroon 5 by night at the resort’s private […]

Green Cucumber Habanero Chili Margarita Recipe

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From the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Velas Vallarta invites those celebrating National Margarita Day on February 22nd to do so with its original Cucumber & Habanero Chili Margarita in hand. A cocktail with a kick, this margarita seamlessly blends together crisp and refreshing flavors with habanero spice. Traditionally served along the emerald waters of […]


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The Oscars are just days away, but if you’re still unsure about which drinks to serve at your viewing party, we have you covered! Inspired by Best Picture nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, each of these fresh gluten free cocktails will have your guests feeling glitzy and glamorous. As always, Azzurre is made in America […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Margarita Recipe: Pairing Chocolate with Tequila

Chocolate chip cookie margarita

What’s better than chocolate to satisfy a sweet tooth craving? How about a little tequila? It might sound strange, but chocolate with tequila are a match made in heaven. The toasted notes of agave pair well with the creaminess of  high quality chocolate, and the bitterness of each create complex flavors that complement, rather than clash, […]