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Cookbook review: Winter Cocktails

Relish Decor Winter Cocktail Cookbook

It’s that time of year. The cold weather is keeping you indoors, making you crave the warmth of a lit fireplace and likely in search of a new winter cocktail. We have the perfect suggestion for you if you’re looking for new cocktail recipes for cold nights, any winter party, or just to enjoy. “Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks” by Maria Del Mar Sacasa is Relish Decor’s go to pick this winter season. There is something for everyone and every occasion. If mixing up a new cocktail sounds like something you want to try, swing by and snag this book for yourself.

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City Guide: Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

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Cookbook Review: Death and Co

Death and Company Relish Decor Bar Book Review

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

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Signature Wedding Cocktail 101

Relish Decor Signature Wedding Cocktail 101 Guidelines to make the perfect drink

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.

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Relish Recipe: Salty Dog Cocktail

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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.

Have a recipe you can’t live without? Send it to us for a chance to be featured on À La Mode.

Best White Wines for Spring

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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!

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Beer + Bites Game Day Pairings

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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.

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Winter Spice Sangria

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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.

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