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The best spots to eat and drink in New England’s culinary crown jewel. Enjoy our city guide to Boston, Massachusetts.
Bursting with gorgeous Federal-style architecture, beautiful public gardens, and an unmistakable accent, Boston’s charm will win your heart. Then, after you’ve seen the sights, it’s innovative yet relaxed dining scene will win your taste buds!
We spent 72 hours exploring this historic and bustling city. Here are our top picks for grabbing a bite or beverage in Beantown.
Fast Review: The essential guide to modern classic cocktails
This is the book your favorite bartender reaches for every day. Death & Co holds the key to a world of inventive twists on old standards. Its namesake bar is located in New York City. Some of the brightest minds in cocktail making collaborate there. After it opened in 2007, the staff started mixing up whatever their hearts desired and haven’t slowed down since. Like the best artists in any craft, the authors behind this book respect the classics. They know their history and improve upon historic recipes by tracking down rare and treasured ingredients. Add a copy of Death & Co to your home bar and change the way you drink!
Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: cocktail novices, curious imbibers, seasoned professionals
In the modern age of endless Pinterest inspiration, weddings are more personalized than ever! You already built the perfect gift registry, picked out your monogram, and curated an entire stationary suite from invitations to favor tags. Our favorite way of bringing unique flavor into the details of your big day is creating a signature cocktail. Shake things up and introduce your guests to something outside of the ‘gin and tonic’ box! Read on and learn how to build a bar offering that represents you two as a couple.
Every summer we search for a new signature cocktail to drink during these long sunny days. We are currently crushing on the citrus-packed and super refreshing Salty Dog. With its vodka and grapefruit base, set off by just a hint of minerality from sea salt, this is a perfect beach sipper.
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Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to celebrate wedding season, take walks in the park, and drink lots of crisp, white wines! We rounded up five of our favorite bottles to help cool off your burning spring fever. it doesn’t hurt that they also go wonderfully alongside all of that gorgeous spring produce popping up at the market. With a list that spans from Sauvignon Blanc to Gruner Vetliner, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for that upcoming bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or garden party!
Last year we gave you some of our favorite beers to enjoy during the big game. This year we are taking things a step further by pairing the top brews with classic football snacks. Pick up an awesome bottle opener and get ready to impress your friends, these duos will definitely score a touchdown for their taste buds.
What do you get when you combine cider, red wine, and a healthy amount of brandy? One incredible batch of sangria. Full-bodied enough for these cold winter nights and packed with tons of citrus to fight off that lingering cold, you’ll want to mix up this bold boozy drink as soon as you get home. Whole spices, along with lemon and orange zest, are steeped in rich apple cider to create a deeply-layered, flavorful base. We love using small juice glasses with a coordinating carafe to keep the sangria flowing all evening long! Read on for the full recipe.
Giving a holiday gift that’s meaningful, useful, and affordable can be a challenge. But at Relish Decor we’ve got you covered! Whether you need a present for that person always trying out the latest recipes, and whipping up delicious cakes or cookies; the friend who is a bit of a cocktail aficionado; the host or hostess who always has a dinner or party going on at their place; or the great cook in your life – you can find the perfect gift at Relish Decor!
1. Mix N Measure Cup $10 | 2. Stainless Steel Straws $12 | 3. Cocktails for the Holidays Book $19.95 – Available in store | 4. Tippleman’s Syrups $38 | 5. Bittermilk Syrup $20 | 6. Mini Measure $8 – Available in store | 7. Bar Mops $18
1. Hobnail candle $32 | 2. Fire Cracker Bark $26 – Available in store | 3. French Stripe Linen Towel $20 | 4. Martha Stewart’s Appetizers Cookbook $27.50 – Available in store | 5. Salt & Pepper Cellar $42 | 6. Beverage Dispenser $42
Let’s not forget the stocking stuffers! Who doesn’t like reaching down the stocking on Christmas morning and discovering small, fun and useful little gifts! Here are our top 6 stocking stuffer ideas for her and for him!
1. Embossed bowls $8 | 2. Deer dishtowel $16 – Available in store | 3. Measuring spoons $6 – Available in store | 4. Cake tester $10 | 5. Wine pearls $26 – Available in store | 6. Colorful Dishcloths $12 – Available in store
1. Black linen dishtowel $20 | 2. Old Man Drinks $14.95 – Available in store | 3. Wall Mount Bottle Opener $10 | 4. Bittermilk Syrup $20 | 5. Whiskey Stones $26 – Available in store | 6. Beef jerky $8.50- Available in store
This year, spice up your holiday drink routine and mix up this smoky cider-based sipper. Mulled wine and eggnog are wonderful, but we think it’s time for something fresher. The Smoke & Spice is packed full of apple pie flavor cut by our favorite barrel smoked maple syrup. After you serve up a few batches of these, no one will care if the weather outside is frightful. Plus, who doesn’t love a drink garnished with cinnamon sticks? Read on for the recipe!