Introducing the Dragon Warmer Fruit Cocktail Recipe from Bhutan

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This fruit cocktail recipe might just be the surprise packet at your next party drinks or holiday cocktails event. Rum cocktails are ever popular, but here is one with a difference as you serve it warm. And of course, with a name like dragon warmer there is bound to be a story to it. And indeed there is. The mystical, Kingdom of Bhutan, high in the Himalayas, reveres the dragon. So much so, a dragon appears on the flag of … Read More

At Last a Simple Bloody Mary for a Warm Climate

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Today we feature a simple Bloody Mary for a warm climate. It’s a very simple change to a standard Bloody Mary but results in a lighter and easier drink for a warm and/or humid climate. And, dare I say it, this drink is easier to chug down than the standard Bloody Mary if you are looking to make a night of it. Before we reveal the secret of the simple Bloody Mary for a warm climate, it would be remiss … Read More

Be Smart and Start Your Day with this Healthy Smoothie

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Do you like to start your day with a healthy smoothie? Do you also like to start your day with a coffee? I am guessing most people answer the second question with a resounding, “Yes” and a fair proportion also answer “Yes” to the first question, especially the more health-conscious folks. But what if you could combine both and get the best of both worlds? When visiting Antigua in Guatemala, surely the most beautifully-preserved, Spanish, colonial city in all the … Read More

Why You Need to Know the History of Planter’s Punch

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Today we are featuring a famous drink, Planter’s Punch, with an interesting history which “hails” from the South. When I think of Planter’s Punch, I immediately think of warm weather, plantations, parties, fresh juices and rum. I can just imagine sitting down towards the end of the day in a comfortable chair on a shady balcony with a beautiful view and relaxing, with Planter’s Punch in hand. Bliss. Little did I know, that my interest would be piqued because of … Read More

How to Make a Pisco Sour & What You Need to Know about Pisco

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One of the great pleasures about travel is you just never know when you are going to stumble over “the next great discovery” in your life. This country in South America has a touch of mysticism about it and indeed delivered for me at least two of those great discoveries, including this great cocktail, Pisco Sour. Welcome to Peru. Home to Machu Picchu, which left me deeply touched as to its significance and the sheer, spiritual power surrounding it, but … Read More

How to Easily Make Genuine Vietnamese Coffee

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Looking for a great coffee, but want to try something different?  Why not try Vietnamese coffee?  Delicious served either hot or cold it is wickedly strong, sweet, rich and refreshing all at the same time. Try a ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with milk) or If the weather is too hot and/or humid, try ca phe sua da, (ice coffee with milk) Once tasted, you will be coming back for more. Coffee in Vietnam Another French legacy for the … Read More

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