In my household we firmly believe a hot toddy will make you feel better than any cold or flu medicine you can buy. I've experimented with many versions and varieties and this simple soothing concoction always does the trick. It's also excellent alongside all sorts of holiday treats from cookies to cakes making it your perfect pick me up for this week's 10-Minute Happy Hour.
This past week was a rainy, gray one in Seattle and I had a little time to sneak away and do some holiday baking. I find the afternoons are the best time for me to tackle a recipe—mornings are often busy with writing tasks and evenings are filled with social obligations. And on those afternoons, it's nice to take it slow and enjoy a warm, festive beverage while baking. You often read about wine and food pairings, but what about cookie and warm beverage pairings?
If you're like me and have friends who celebrate Christmas, friends who celebrate Hanukkah and ambitious friends who celebrate both, this is the perfect cocktail to serve no matter what holiday is on hand.
Got leftover eggnog? Whether it's store-bought or homemade, spiked or vegan, there are so many ways to enjoy its rich, sweet, nutmeg-y flavor. From an eggnog latte to pancake syrup and quick icing, here are (more than) 10 delicious uses. Share your own creative ideas in the comments, too!
My fiancé and I usually host some sort of holiday party each year, but usually it is more of an excuse to wear a tacky sweater and plastic reindeer antlers than to create a truly memorable affair. (Heck, we are lucky if anyone even remembers anything at all!) This year, however, I've decided to up the ante by throwing a real-life, grown-up Christmas soirée.
Thanksgiving is one of those gatherings where the drinks are often overshadowed by the mental and physical requirements of the menu. For this week's 10- Minute Happy Hour we're taste testing two simple — so as not to add to the already extensive to-do list — seasonally apropos pomegranate cocktails, in search of something perfect for you to serve up or share this Thanksgiving.
On one of my very first forays into journalism, I was tasked with interviewing some local Atlanta lifestyle celebrities about comfort foods and one interview in particular has stuck with me. This week it once again popped into my mind giving me the ideal drink idea for our 10- Minute Happy Hour.
It goes without saying if you regularly read this column you like to mix up drinks for most any occasion, so why not one for election night? Perhaps you waited until the last minute to decide how you'll cast your ballot and need a sip for pondering, or maybe you just want to toast the fact that the whole thing is finally over. Either way the El Presidente cocktail is the perfect pick for this week's happy hour.
It comes in a can, but honey, you're going to want to pour this one into a glass. No way you want to miss the breathtaking sight of that pillowy cap of meringue-like foam or the spice cake aromas that come with it. Breathe in deeply, friends, and take a sip.