Category: Recipes

Sam Zien, Sam the Cooking Guy

You’ll not find Sam Zien, known as “Sam the Cooking Guy,” cooking in a restaurant or local pub. Instead, you are more apt to discover him when flipping through the channels on TV. This fourteen-time Emmy winner is a firm believer in “food that is big in taste and small in effort.” He’s the guy who shows you the easy way to cook and who provides tips. Unlike the majority of chefs I’ve interviewed, Sam did not know at an early age that he wanted to cook. As you read my interview with him, you may be surprised at...

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Whiskey Girl Celebrates National Whiskey Day

Attention, world: Whiskey is not just a dude drink. Like guys, girls can drink whiskey straight up playing poker. Girls can drink whiskey in a hotel bar waiting for a blind date. Girls can also drink de-freaking-licious whiskey mixed drinks while they’re pre-gaming a night downtown to the hottest new club. So now that we have cleared up that little myth, let us bring to your attention that today, Saturday, May 21, 2016, is World Whiskey Day! We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite recipes from Whiskey Girl. So pick one (or all five!), gather together your...

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Mother’s Day Cocktails

Treat Mom this Mother’s Day with a refreshing cocktail. Perfect at brunch, lunch or afternoon delight! Cruzan® Brew Berry Mojito Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Strawberry Rum 1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 part Agave Nectar 5 parts Blonge Lager 3 Fresh Strawberries 8-12 Mint Leaves Method: Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add lemon juice, rum and ice and shake. Add beer, shake lightly, and strain over ice into glass of choice. Garnish with a halved strawberry and sprig of mint. Cruzan® Blueberry Bramble  Ingredients: 1 ½ parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum ½ part...

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Kentucky Derby Weekend Cocktails

You don’t need to be in Kentucky to celebrate the Derby this weekend! Grab your finest hat and prepare a Derby-inspired cocktail at home. The Basil Hayden’s Derby Day Julep is a great choice for the Derby this weekend. The recipe’s strawberries, lemon and spearmint leaves pair perfectly with the trademark spicy finish of Basil Hayden’s. You can also enjoy the more-traditional Knob Creek Mint Julep, which features Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve with mint, simple syrup and soda. Lastly, if you prefer a stronger sip this Derby season, we recommend enjoying Booker’s Batch 2016-02, also known as “Annis’...

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Manhattan Moonshine: First Luxury Un-Aged Whiskey

With cocktail culture booming in the United States, there is certainly no shortage of speakeasies and high-end mixology bars in New York City. Some of the best ones have in common a revolutionary new un-aged whiskey called Manhattan Moonshine, which is rapidly emerging as a number one choice for the discerning drinkers of New York. Inspired by the cocktail renaissance that occurred during American Prohibition and the glamorous yet subversive nightlife that accompanied it, Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury un-aged whiskey and has been developed to be the perfect whiskey for cocktails. The Manhattan Moonshine Company, LLC...

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Drink Vodka Like a Celebrity

Celebrities have incredible power of persuasion in today’s society. If Jennifer Lopez endorses a clothing line or Kiera Knightley appears in a perfume commercial, people flock to these products with money extended. And why wouldn’t you? Who doesn’t want to smell, dress or eat like a celebrity? It gives a feeling of connectedness and a sense of luxury, to live out a small part of the celebrity lifestyle. If you’ll do all this, would you like to drink like a celebrity as well? Recently, various alcoholic companies have partnered with celebrities to market their vodka. Iconic Brands has teamed...

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Holiday Hangover Cure

The most fun aspect of the holidays is the togetherness: the parties, the friends, the drinks. The least appealing? Hangovers. Never fear, Caliwater has the cure! Caliwater is made with fresh Prickly Pear Cactus puree, and also contains Prickly Pear Cactus extract, which helps reduce hangovers, all with fewer calories and less sugar than coconut water. Furthermore, the Prickly Pear Cactus fruit is the only fruit which contains all 24 known betalains: powerful antioxidants known for their skin revitalizing benefits. They hydrate and revive your skin naturally. Caliwater also contains five naturally-occurring electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and rare antioxidants. There is zero fat and...

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Sparkling Ice Holiday Cocktails

We’re excited to bring you even more cocktail recipes from SPARKLING ICE! Just in time for your holiday parties and to ring in the New Year! Surely by now your friends are begging for new recipes, as they loved our fall cocktails so much. The first one is a classic: a hot toddy. Cozy Hot Toddy Ingredients 6 oz.  Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE 1 ½ oz.  whisky or apple brandy 1 teaspoon honey Cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices for garnish Directions Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy. Heat Crisp...

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SPARKLING ICE Fall Cocktails

SPARKLING ICE is back! This time, they bring us fall cocktails that are sure to delight your guests or satisfy you during a night-in on a cool, November evening. For those of you who enjoy the crisp taste of apple cider, try this twist using their recipe: SPARKLING ICE Apple Cider Ingredients 3 bottles of Crisp Apple SPARKLING ICE 1 bottle dry white wine 1 cup apple brandy 2 apples, sliced 1 orange, sliced 1 pear, sliced  Directions In a large pitcher combine sliced fruit with brandy and wine. Let this sit in the refrigerator for approximately 3 hours....

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Holiday Spotlight with Chef Tim Keller

Luxe Beat Magazine was lucky to hear from acclaimed Executive Chef Tim Keller. He shares with us his views on the holidays and treats us to some of his favorite recipes. When I think of past and future holidays it’s the food that comes to mind first. I’m sorry loved ones! I love you, but I also LOVE my Mother’s Christmas cinnamon rolls and Aunt Roz’s Hanukkah Latkes. Truly the holidays are about sharing. Sharing this special time with family and friends and enjoying each other’s traditional culinary delicacies. I suggest traveling and sampling as many different holiday foods...

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Apple Inspired Cocktail Recipes

As the hot summer makes its transition into cool fall, it’s time to forget about fixing cocktails with berries and start using everyone’s favorite fall food: apples! Whether it is hot apple cider, chilled apple juice or just a tasty apple brandy, the flavor of the apple makes a great foundation for many mixed drinks and works well with many different types of liquor. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cocktails to drink when the weather starts cooling down. Apple Cider Bellini Ingredients: Bottle of Prosecco DOC ¼ oz Fig-infused vodka/liquor ¾ cup Apple cider Powdered cinnamon Granulated...

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Panini: The Simple Tastes of Italian Style Bread

Recipes from “Panini, the simple tastes of Italian style bread” (New Holland Publishers, 2015) by Veronica Lavenia. Her next book “The Rustic Italian Bakery” (New Holland Publishers, 2015) will be released November 2, 2015. Carrots and capers sauce A source of inspiration for many recipes – both sweet and savory – carrots are one of the most versatile and tasty vegetables. This sauce is a fresh and light idea to use carrots in a different way. Sicilian capers give a truly unique flavor to a very tempting sauce. Great for stuffing toast and classic panini, or over a slice...

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