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5 Superb Super Bowl Party Cocktails

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A.J. Rathbun
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The Frisco Cocktail: serve only among mild-mannered Seahawks fans.

The Super Bowl won’t be as exciting as it should have been this year. (If things had just gone a little differently, this post would be all about drinks nicknamed “Russell” and “Marshawn”). Alas, there are still fun game day parties to be had. And to make them more fun, can the cheap beer and serve better drinks! The first two in this list are team specific, for the Ravens and 49ers fans among us. Read more »

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See Hedwig, Drink Chocolate and Other Weekend Musts

Get to the new MOHAI to see John Grade's sculpture Wawona

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John Grade: Salvaging the Wawona Read more »

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Five Hot Drinks for Cold Winter Nights

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A.J. Rathbun
Photo copyright 2009, Harvard Common Press and Melissa Punch

In winter, hot drinks take the chill off the body and buttress the soul. And while a few hot drinks were highlighted in my Cocktail Home Remedies post recently, there are so many heated imbibable hits that I thought a full post was needed. Read more »

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Seattle’s New Drinking Chocolate Tour

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The drinking chocolate from Wine Tea Chocolates in Fremont is featured in our February Chocolate issue

Hundreds of years before it became a confectionary bar, chocolate was a popular savory drink. Legend has it that Aztec emperor Montezuma flavored it with orange and chilies and used it like a pre-cursor to Red Bull, consuming up to 50 cups a day for its energizing effects.

On the Tour De Haut Chocolate tour at The Chocolate Box, your tour guide, Larry, will entertain you with fascinating tidbits such as these, ranging from Aztec lore to the chemistry of chocolate. Read more »

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Cocktail Home Remedies to Cure What Ails You

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A.J. Rathbun
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Image from Dark Spirits, Harvard Common Press, copyright 2009, Melissa Punch

If you listen to enough old wives tales, you’ll realize quick enough that the cocktails and drinks we consider as accompaniments to fun times also double as cures for a whole heap of ailments. With this in mind – and with me admitting right from the start that no doctors have vetted these “cures” – here are five imbibeable home remedies. Read more »

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