The air is getting cooler, days are getting shorter and leaves are changing color - it's fall! Celebrate autumn with the perfect chai tea recipe. The combination of sweet and spicy is perfect hot or cold!

Ingredients

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  • 8” piece Organic ginger, peeled and sliced into ½” thick coins
  • 4 Whole Foods Market Organic Fair Trade cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 4 tsp 365 Everyday Value black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 48 365 Everyday Value whole cloves
  • 24 Spicely Organic cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 4 Tbsp 365 Everyday Value fennel seeds
  • 30 grams Two Leaves & A Bud Organic Assam tea leaves
  • 24 cups water
  • 3 cups 365 Organic Everyday Value brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Place spices in a saucepan and...
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Who doesn't love a margarita? Margaritas are wonderful to enjoy both at restaurants or in the comfort of your own home. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can say goodbye to store-bought margarita mix and hello to the simple, yet classic margarita recipe.


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Ingredients



  • 1.5 ounce tequila

  • 1 ounce triple sec

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice


Instructions



  • Shake with ice and strain into margarita glass with half-salted rim

  • Add 3-4 ice cubes

  • Garnish with lime wedge


Notes
Take your margarita to the next level by serving it on the rocks, using a fruit-infused tequila, or adding a splash of Grand Marnier!


Summer in Sacramento is all about staying cool. Enter the Basil Cooler cocktail from Berkley Bar. This refreshing concoction, made with fresh squeezed and locally sourced ingredients, is sure to hit the spot. Cheers!




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Ingredients


1.5 oz. Gin


.75 oz. Simple Syrup (1 part sugar:1 part water)


.75 oz. Lemon Juice


.75 oz. Grapefruit Juice


7 Basil Leaves



Directions


1. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake VIGOROUSLY. (We're waking up the baby, not lulling it to sleep.)


2. Double strain (Hawthorne strainer & fine mesh strainer) into a tall collins/chimney glass filled with ice.


3. Top with soda water to 1/2 inch from the top.


4. Garnish with Twisted Grapefruit Peel (twist grapefruit peel over the top of ...

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The Stag Savior cocktail was crafted by Baron Stelling, a talented bartender at Paragary’s Midtown. Stelling recently participated in a national competition sponsored by the National Restaurant Association titled “Star of the Bar”. After winning the regional competition in San Francisco, Stelling went on to compete in Chicago against some of the top bartenders in the nation. Thanks to his tasty and refreshing cocktail, along with his professional presentation, he took first place in the competition!


Stelling dubbed the cocktail “The Stag Savior” as a play on the heritage of Jagermeister. The creator of Jagermeister, Curt Mast, was also a notable German hunter. Ma...

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We call this the “Fresa Smash” at Centro Cocina Mexicana in Sacramento, CA. Now, you can be your own mixologist and enjoy this gem at home!


Fresa Smash
Author: Joel York
Recipe type: cocktail, liquor, syrup


Ingredients


For Ginger Syrup:




  • 1 cup diced fresh ginger




  • 1 cup water




  • 1 cup sugar




To Turn that into a Julep




  • 2 oz. reposado tequila




  • ½ oz. ginger syrup




  • 7 mint leaves




To make a Smash




  • (increase simple syrup to ¾ oz)




  • ¾ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice




  • 1 strawberry, hulled and quartered




To make a Buck



  • Soda Water


Instructions



For Ginger Syrup:




  1. Press Ginger with muddler.




  2. Add all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.




  3. Remove from heat and allow to steep 30 minutes.




  4. Strain through a fine...

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Spiced Pear Sour
Author: Brad Peters, Hock Farm Craft & Provisions
Recipe type: Cocktail


Ingredients




  • Cocktail Ingredients




  • 1½ oz. spiced rum




  • ½ oz rich turbinado syrup (see recipe below)




  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice




  • 3 oz slices pear




  • Rich Turbinado Syrup Ingredients




  • 2 parts raw turbinado sugar




  • 1 part cup water




Instructions




  1. Cocktail Directions:




  2. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the pear slices to release flavors and aromas. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice.




  3. Strain into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish with pear slices.




  4. Rich Turbinado Syrup Directions:




  5. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.




  6. Remove from heat a...

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With the official start of summer just around the corner, we have outdoor soirees on our mind. Add some fun to a backyard BBQ by serving up some fun island-inspired tiki cocktails! Here’s a recipe from Hock Farm Craft & Provisions in Sacramento:


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Tiki-Style Blackberry Daiquiri
Author: Baron Stelling, Hock Farm Craft & Provisions
Recipe type: Cocktail


Ingredients




  • 1.5 oz Bacardi 8 rum




  • ½ oz Galliano




  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice




  • ½ oz simple syrup




  • ¼ oz Blackberry Purée




  • 3 dashes of Bittermens Tiki bitters




  • ½ oz Meyer’s Dark rum (for float)




Instructions


BLACKBERRY PUREE:




  1. First, place one pint of blackberries in the bowl of a food processor. Process until pureed.




  2. Strain...

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a classic margarita today! The refreshing combination of fresh lime juice, triple sec and tequila pair well with spicy Mexican foods, especially ones that incorporate a citrus accent, such as a marinade or dressing. Margaritas are wonderful to enjoy both at restaurants or in the comfort of your own home. Here’s an easy Margarita recipe for you to enjoy today:


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Classic Margarita Recipe
Author: Joel York, Centro Cocina Mexicana
Recipe type: Cocktail


Ingredients




  • 1.5 ounce tequila




  • 1 ounce triple sec




  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice




Instructions




  1. Shake with ice and strain into margarita glass with half-salted rim




  2. Add 3-4 ice cubes




  3. Garnish with lime wedge




Notes
Take your margarita to t...

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The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow, which means it’s time to put on your fancy hats and enjoy some Southern food and drinks while watching the race!


The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. The refreshing and simple cocktail contains only fresh mint, bourbon, sugar, and ice. If you’ll be celebrating at home tomorrow, here’s a quick and easy Mint Julep recipe from Berkley Bar for you to enjoy:


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Mint Julep Recipe
Ingredients




  • 6 fresh mint leaves




  • 3 tsp powdered sugar




  • 2oz bourbon



  • ice


Directions
1. Place 4 mint leaves in the bottom of a pre-chilled silver julep cup. Add the powdered sugar and a few drops of bourbon. Using a muddler, muddle th...
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Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a refreshing and bright cocktail! This Mexican-inspired cocktail not only tastes delicious, but is good for you too! It’s made with natural agave nectar, freshly squeezed orange juice, and nutrient-packed Yerba Mate-infused tequila. Yerba Mate is an herbal tea that contains an impressive amount of antioxidants (quercetin, theobromine, and theophylline), vitamins (vitamin C and B vitamins), and minerals (manganese, potassium, and zinc). It also contains a good amount of caffeine, but won’t give you the jitters. Cheers!


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Tequila Primavera
Author: Joel Carvalho at Centro Cocina Mexicana
Recipe type: Cocktail


Ingredients




  • 1½ oz yerba mate infuse...

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