Like any ice lolly, the most important part of nailing a perfectly refreshing and delicious booze-infused ice popsicle is the ingredients. Ice lollies are just a couple of liquids mixed together, so if the flavour profile isn’t right, there’s nothing left for the treat to hide behind. However, consistency is also a huge part of a successful freeze. Nobody wants a runny ice lolly that melts before they can finish it, right?

 

Sangria on a hot sunny day is incredibly refreshing. Whether you serve up carafes with this goodness at your next party or add a recipe tag and resent it as a gift, there are many ways to celebrate this refreshing summer beverage.

 

Pope Francis has been dealing with an injured knee for weeks and the 85-year-old Argentinian made a special request to help the strained ligaments. Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physiotherapy to help heal Pope Francis’s bad knee. The Pope, however, believes there’s a quicker way to fix his aches and pains.

 

South Africa is celebrating with the announcement that the locally produced Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy has been awarded World’s Best Wine Brandy at the 2022 World Brandy Awards.

 

Frozen margaritas and Aperol Spritz have their place during the warmer months, but as the cold front sets in, one of the best wintertime comforts is snuggling up with your kitty in a cat onesie on the couch and wrapping your hands around a piping hot drink laced with liquor.

These spiked and wintery cocktails promise to heat things up when it is cold and rainy outside.

 

Hot Buttered Rum is a cocktail made for winter. Just like many of the other winter warming drinks laced with liquor, the hot buttered rum recipe can be adapted to your liking. If you have a favourite flavour, such as vanilla, go ahead and add it in. If you have an old bottle of homemade holiday liqueur gathering dust, add a splash to the mix. Heck, why not throw some cannabis into the winter cocktail pot?!

 

I love a good takedown as much as anyone, but please (borrowing the words of Dolly) please, I beg of you: leave espresso martinis alone.

 

Jonathan Ross, a sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, is responsible for resurrecting the old world tradition of using heated tongs to open wine.

 

As the name would suggest, this dish goes hard on the sesame flavor. Just like Chinese Chicken Burgers, it isn’t an authentic Chinese dish but has been popularized by Asian American restaurants. Sesame chicken isn’t usually marinaded, although some recipes do call for a brief soak in sesame oil and soy sauce.

 

It’s the season to be furry, fluffy and hairy so lift your glasses, pet your pugs and kitties and toast to the kingdom of animals as you sip on classic cocktails named after cats and dogs.