A Mexican Spirit in Greek Bottling

By Maya Silver | Editor What’s a tequila company doing with a Greek name like Demetrio? That’s a good question, and the answer begets a not-so-short story. You see, Marion Mariathasan is not your average tequila company head honcho. Founding and managing Demetrio is just one of many of the sombreros Mariathasan wears. Originally from Sri Lanka, his family fled …

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Keep Calm and Chai On

By Maya Silver | Editor The signature chai spice medley of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, fennel, and black pepper has us hooked—particularly when accompanied by caffeine and frothy milk. But how about paired with alcohol and hops? It seems to have started in 2009 with the Sah’tea. This modern version of a ninth century Finnish ale is part of the Dogfish …

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Cocktail Recipes: Spring 2014

French Martini from La Veranda In a shaker with ice, combine 2 ounces Ketel One Orange Vodka, 1-1/2 ounces Chambord, and 3-1/2 ounces pineapple juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice. Blackberry Ginger from Del Frisco’s Muddle 5 blackberries and a sprig of mint in a shaker. Add ice, 1-1/2 …

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