Old Cuban: The Only Champagne Cocktail Worth Drinking on New Year's Eve

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Around the holidays—most especially post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve—I am approached with endless requests for champagne-based cocktails. Yet until a few years ago, I almost always disappointed all of those who asked. If for no other reason than I couldn't name too many champagne-based cocktails appropriate for late… » 12/27/13 2:52pm 12/27/13 2:52pm

The Eggnog You've Been Drinking Is Crap. Here's the Perfect Recipe

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Ever since I was old enough to form holiday memories, my favorite thing about the Christmas season has been eggnog. As a minor in the 1970s, of course, I was relegated to the cheap, artificially colored, gelatinous goop that was found in the dairy section of my local supermarket. Thickened with unrecognizable… » 12/20/13 12:23pm 12/20/13 12:23pm