Drink up! Low calorie Thanksgiving cocktails

Mouthwatering Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy and pumpkin pie might satisfy our test buds, but holiday meals can wreak havoc on our waistlines. Thankfully, we have some low calorie Thanksgiving cocktails courtesy of Amoretti for those who want to imbibe for 165 calories or less! Sip and Fall Ingredients 1 oz. watermelon vodka 1 […]

Get ready for ‘Doomsday’ with end-of-the-world cocktails

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but some say that Doomsday is upon us. December 21, the supposed date of the “end of the world,” is just days away. “Preppers” may be stockpiling water and canned goods, but we say to relax and have a drink! Why not enjoy the “last […]

Hurricane-inspired ‘Dark & Sandy’ cocktail from Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

If you’re willing to brave the storm, head to Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, where  bartenders are shaking up a Frankenstorm-worthy  drink, the Dark & Sandy. Those at home can use the recipe below to stir up their own stormy concoction using a drop of Sandy herself–seriously. Dark & Sandy Cocktail Ingredients 4 oz. Ginger Beer […]

The Voodoo Child: a Halloween cocktail with a kick

Just in time for Halloween, Boston’s Salvatore’s Restaurant is offering a creepy new cocktail: the Voodoo Child ($10). The concoction is available at all four Salvatore’s Restaurant locations through November, or you can make it yourself…if you dare. Voodoo Child Ingredients 1/2 oz. Kraken Spiced Rum 1/2 oz. Bacardi White Rum 1/2 oz. St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur […]

New, sophisticated fall cocktails from Boston’s Beehive

The Beehive, a favorite Boston jazz spot, introduces two new fall cocktails to its menu: the Janie Jones ($12) and the Flying Dutchman Martini ($12). Both drinks are made with Aperol, an Italian spirit with flavors of orange, rhubarb and herbs. Sip these sophisticated concoctions at the ‘hive or impress your friends at home, using the recipes below. Janie […]

Beacon Hill Bistro’s ‘Back to the ABCs’ fall cocktail

School is back in session and fall is in the air. Celebrate the season with Beacon Hill Bistro’s “Back to the ABCs” cocktail, a blend of autumnal apple, bourbon and cranberry. The cocktail is available at the Bistro for a limited time, but read on for the recipe so you can shake it up yourself. […]

Eating dark chocolate daily may reduce risk for heart disease

A piece of dark chocolate a day could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in some people, finds a study published Thursday in BMJ. The 10-year Australian study looked at 2,013 people with metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders that puts them at high risk for heart disease and diabetes. Participants had high blood pressure, but had no […]

Too much calcium bad for the heart, study finds

Too much calcium in one’s diet could raise the risk of a heart attack, new research suggests. During an 11-year European cancer and nutrition study, Swiss scientists looked at the health of 24,000 participants, MSNBC reports. The results of the study were published Wednesday in Heart, a British cardiology journal. The study found that in […]

Tri-Tip with Cabernet Sauvignon Marinade

This year, Redwood Creek Wines joined the Arbor Day Foundation in planting thousands of trees in the nation’s forests. You can celebrate Arbor Day (or any day!) with a signature recipe from Redwood Creek Wines: Tri-Tip with Cabernet Sauvignon Marinade. The recipe pairs perfectly with Redwood Creek’s Rich Red Blend, which has flavors of dark cherry, brown spice and cloves. Tri-Tip with […]

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

This year, Redwood Creek Wines joined the Arbor Day Foundation in planting thousands of trees in the nation’s forests. You can celebrate Arbor Day (or any day!) with a signature recipe from Redwood Creek Wines: Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado. The recipe pairs perfectly with Redwood Creek’s fruity Pinot Grigio, which has notes of ripe red apple, pear and citrus. Shrimp Salad […]