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Planning a Party: Serving Drinks

Non-drinkers Don’t forget to order soft drinks for non-drinkers. Fresh fruit juices and cordials mixed with mineral water will go much further than fizzy drinks as they tend to be more refreshing. Don’t be caught short To be on the … Continue reading

13. October 2013 by admin
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Wine Bottles and Bottle Stink

Wine Bottles Although up to the present time the choice of a bottle for a particular drink has enabled a huge variety of shapes and colours to be put on the market, the situation tends to be towards standardisation, both … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Champagne

The wine that comes from a defined area in the north of France, around the valley of the River Marne and Reims, Epernay and Ay. It has a proud history, and it was the wine offered to the Kings of … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Wine Corks, ‘Corked’ and Corkscrews

Wine Corks The cork oak, Quercussuber, source of the best cork for sealing bottles, has flourished in parts of Europe for thousands of years, and in fact the use of cork for stoppering bottles or wine containers was known to … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Carbonated wines

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Wines made sparkling by pumping carbon dioxide (C02) into them. In past times, they were rightly considered of poor quality, the bubbles being large, rising slowly and not for long and, because the base wine was usually poor, they were … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Dips Recipes for Parties

Pretty presentation is essential — vegetables must he as crisp, and fresh as possible, while biscuits should b e spread at the last minute so that they don’t become soggy. DIPS Here are a few suggestions for things to serve … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Punch Drinks for Parties

Breaking the ice can have more than a social meaning. There are those days and nights when frost and snow make a hot drink the best welcome and the best stirrup-cup for the departing guest. SOUP – LACED OR PLAIN … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Long and Cool Drinks for Summer

Wine cups make excellent summer thirst-quenchers. They’re delicious laced with liqueurs or with spirits, and are often a welcome variation at weddings and other festive occasions, or for picnics and lunches, or supper in a summer garden. Served from glass … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Summer Drinks Recipes

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Vermouth Cassis 1 measure of Cassis syrup, 2 of dry Vermouth, topped up with soda-water. Any other fruit syrup can be used — grenadine (pomegranate) or/raise (strawberry), for example. And if you like it stronger, use a liqueur instead of … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Super Soft Drinks Recipes

For most cold, fruit-based drinks, whether pussyfoot or alcoholic, sugar syrup is worth making, since sugar doesn’t dissolve all that easily in cold liquid. SUGAR SYRUP Put 1 lb. Of sugar and 1 pint of water in a saucepan. Dissolve … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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