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Fall Cocktails | Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

The colors, the sweet wind chill, and the sweet & spicy flavors of Fall are finally upon us! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Fall when I non-arbitrarily become obsessed with nature. I love showing my appreciation for the abundance of beauty by spending lots of time outside and around the whimsical array of color and animal activity that becomes evident when the weather begins to change. In turn, I believe, I’m gifted with my most creative ideas and inspiration....

Drink of the Day | the Rum Runner

   A delightfully sweet cocktail, this drink is perfect for a hot and humid or even a rainy day. This rum concoction hosts a variety of flavors, all sweet and savory. Although it is similar to a hurricane, and not as popular here in New Orleans, this recipe predates it and has a more tropical taste. The recipe includes:  1 oz. light rum 1 oz. dark rum 1 oz. blackberry liquer 1 oz. banana liquer 1 oz. pineapple juice 1...

A Lesson in Craft Cocktails – Dante’s Parasol

New Orleans is a great place to experiment with trying new, invigorating and inventive cocktails. My friend and coworker, Dante Saelios, is always infusing spirits with different herbs and coming up with different cocktail recipes that create these delightful “party in your mouth” sensations, however, in this article, we will be discussing only one of his herbal libations, the parasol. The parasol is an updated take on an old-fashioned. The parasol is a light alternative for those who don’t appreciate...