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Vodka with Old-World Elegance

In between a one-two-three punch of snowstorms, I pulled out The Russian Tea Room: A Tasting (Clarkson Potter, 1993), a book of recipes and reminiscences from then-owner, Faith Stewart-Gordon. I never went to the Manhattan restaurant but its tea (and … Continue reading

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Here We Come for Cider Wassail

Who remembers the English folk song that starts, “Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green”? That’s what I hummed when I saw the recipe for Cider Wassail in The Blue Ridge Cookbook.

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Got Strawberries? Make Punch!

In colonial America, punch usually referred to a rum drink, served in a bowl that was imported from China if you were wealthy. The temperance movement inspired recipes for non-alcoholic punches and made the punch bowl a staple of everything … Continue reading

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Martini of the Stars

National Day of the Cowboy, this year on July 22, conjures up images of campfires and beans, but Recipes4Rebels gives the day a more interesting spin. This blog celebrates actor James Dean and the recipes that he and his coterie … Continue reading

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George Washington Drank Here

A visit to Mount Vernon in Virginia, one-time home to George Washington, brings you into the dining rooms where he entertained and the fields and gardens where he grew his food.

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A Well-Traveled White Lady Cocktail

Whenever my son arrives for a visit from Germany, where he now lives, he brings recipes for us to try together – always an adventure!

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A Pale Green Spring Cocktail

Boston’s first day of spring started with snowstorm, but the white stuff soon melted and the daffodils perked up again. In this blustery, changeable season, I crave a palate cleanser.  Enter the Snap, a drink I found in The Bartender’s Guide … Continue reading

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A Southern Cocktail for a Snowy Week

One snowstorm down, two more to go this week (forget the Groundhog Day prediction for an early spring). For a diversion, I pulled out Charleston Receipts (Junior League of Charleston, 1950) from my shelf full of Southern cookbooks. The “Simons’ Special” looked … Continue reading

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6-4-2-1 Equals a Family Cocktail

The recipe paper-clipped inside one of my grandmother’s cooking pamphlets sounds like a scientific formula: 6 orange juice, 4 ging, 2 vermouth, 1 lemon.

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‘Vodka Bog’ a Sweet Slog

Cranberries star in sauce on most Thanksgiving tables, but there’s no reason to stop there. This “Vodka Bog” punch from More Thoughts for Buffets (Institute Publishing) gets its kick and distinctive rosy hue from cranberry juice as well as cranberry liqueur.

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