Place a raspberry into a beautiful piece of stemware and fill with Champagne or prosecco.
Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in a mixing glass with clean ice. Stir 30 seconds to dilute, chill and combine. Strain into a champagne flute, top with the sparkling wine and a couple more drops of bitters. Cut a coin sized piece of peel from a fresh organic lemon, squeeze the oils onto the drink, wipe the rim of the glass with the peel.
From the court of the Bentivoglio family in Bologna during the 1600s comes this recipe for hot chocolate. Their cook, Giuseppe Lamma, was responding to the fashion of the day in writing a recipe for processing the cocoa bean along with his own rendition of the drink, chocolate (the candy was still far off). Some historians claim Italians taught the art of chocolate making to the French and English in the 1700s. Another logical explanation is all the Spanish connections with those countries through diplomacy, noble marriages and alliances. After all, it was the Spanish who brought chocolate to Europe from the Americas, and they adopted chocolate drinking with great enthusiasm.
The British love their beer -- but in 1814, they realized love has its limits.
Don't worry Globetrotter fans, you're unlikely to ever have to endure another Generals victory. They've now lost over 13,000 times. Drink this cocktail down in 13,000 tiny swallows.
Everyone likes corn -- even 'godless Communists.' Case in point: Nikita Khruschev.
While waiting out the storm, enjoy this hurricane-inspired cocktail.
I keep a pint-sized jar of a yeasty ginger brew fermenting on my kitchen counter for our homemade sodas and herbal tonics.
To get your creative juices flowing, mix up this cocktail as tapped-out by John Dye at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee, where the typewriter was invented.