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CK Makes: The Sweet Manhattan

November 24, 2012
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For years my grandparents would have their nightly cocktail hour, with my grandfather making his customary “manhattan” cocktail. While the cocktails were tasty (not to mention always doubles and extremely strong), eventually I learned that his recipe, containing such ingredients as Seagram’s VO and a splash of Southern Comfort, wasn’t in the vein of your […]

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Pumpkin Old Fashioned

November 13, 2012
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According to the calendar we can’t move on from pumpkin to eggnog until after your favorite uncle devours the last piece of Thanksgiving pie around 1:00 AM on Black Friday so until then you better stock pile your cans and gourds. In the meantime I suggest that you take full advantage of the season and […]

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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

February 4, 2011
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Nuts. So addicting, so satisfying, so dangerous to be left alone with, yet perfect to serve at a party where many eyes will take note of the half dozen handfuls you hastily attempt to consume. Sometimes you have to carefully crowdsource your snacking … Whether you’re throwing a Super Bowl Party this Sunday (*Yawn* Whatever. […]

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Limoncello Uncapped

April 21, 2008

After a long and involved process the Limoncello was finally sampled on Saturday.  Beforehand though I spent hours in the kitchen prepping dinner.   Unfortunately several glasses of wine into the evening it completely slipped my mind to take any actual shots of the cooked food.  No doubt, a common hazard of the “job.” In reality […]

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An Erin Cooks Christmas: Day 2 – Christmas in a Glass

December 5, 2007

Even Scrooge himself wouldn’t pass up this festive cocktail!

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Perfect Mojitos

August 25, 2007

After a marathon shopping trip yesterday afternoon with CK, I left the mall heavily loaded down with bags. The hot sun of the parking lot and the sight of a Cheesecake Factory mere steps away made me long for a mojito. The first mojito I ever had was at The Cheesecake Factory and it was […]

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