Food & Drink

CHERRY CHEESECAKE Cocktail

1 part vanilla vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
1 dash of grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into martini glass.

Signs of summer have arrived: Birds are tweeting, beaches are opening and the calendar is filling up with days-long sports tournaments for the kids.

Katherine Center writes of 20-something Margaret Jacobson, who is looking forward to two things—a new dream job and an engagement ring from her boyfriend, Chuck.  Although Margaret is afraid of flying, pilot-in-training Chuck persuades her to go on a short flight before what she assumes is their

Bull's Eye
 
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can light beer
1 can ginger ale
2 Tbsp. sugar
ice

Pour lemon juice into a pitcher, and add light beer and ginger ale. Add sugar, stir until it dissolves and serve over ice. Cheers! Makes 4 servings.

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Pisco Sour
 
3 oz. Capel Premium pisco
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 tsp. egg white
ice cubes
Infuse clove bitters
 

Reminiscent of the movie Notting Hill, P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy is a story about a world-famous actress and an American writer, as they seek respite from their lives in Paris.

There’s been a spate of new novels involving libraries or bookstores set in remote, picturesque locations.

Island Girl
This cocktail is simple enough to fix up for a crowd, and the fruity flavor will have guests feeling like they’re officially on island time. Throw in fresh lime wedges for an unexpected flavorful (and colorful) punch.
 

The story of Victoria’s Ruby’s Roost is a personal one.

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