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Pinch of salt brightens, balances range of cocktails

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Salt. A simple mineral essential to life, preservation and seasoning. Read More

Build a Better Bar: Whiskey

Whiskey has a rich history all over the world. This week, columnist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at the different types of brown spirit produced by distilleries in different regions. Read More

Build a Better Bar: Cognac and Cocktail Modifiers

Check out some of the basic spirits that should be stocked in a your home bar if you would like to have something for everyone when you entertain. Read More

Build a Better Bar: Base Spirits

If you find yourself staring blankly at the wall of spirit offerings at your favorite liquor store wondering, “What’s good?” wonder no longer. Read More

Build a Better Bar: Tools of the Trade

Local mixologist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at some of the more useful bar tools, including how to use them and where to get them. Read More

Start off 2018 right with ‘healthy’ cocktails

It may be a stretch to think of a cocktail as a health drink, but some newfangled ideas for healthy drinking can be used to add nutritional benefits to your aperitifs. Read More
 

Punch recipes make festive holiday cocktails

If you’re hosting a holiday party and looking for an easy way to meet the beverage needs of everyone — drinkers and not — a festive punch is a good solution, allowing your guests to serve themselves while still feeling treated to a crafted cocktail. Read More

Crack-seed cocktails conjure childhood memories

The unique smell of the crack-seed store brings back childhood memories. The sweet and salty taste of li hing mui can have local folk reminiscing about football tailgates, trips to the movies and treats from our grandparents. Read More

Fresh blueberries a tasty addition to cocktails

These cocktail ideas will use up some of the excess blueberries in your fridge and even preserve some of them so summer can last a little longer in your glass. Read More
 
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Mangoes sweeten summer sippers

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It’s that time of year again, when mangoes on trees seem to multiply within weeks and you find yourself being extra nice to the neighbors in the hopes that they will offer you some of their “excess.” Read More
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Sugar cane from Kunia fields yields distinctive line of rum

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The next time you find yourself in the area, do yourself a favor and get lost in the cane fields of Kunia. Read More
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Smoke-infused libations add drama to Father’s Day

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This month’s cocktails are for all of the hardworking dads out there. Read More
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Fine tequila cocktails are in order for Cinco de Mayo

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The fifth of May is right around the corner, and these simple recipes are guaranteed to get the party going. Read More
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Bring on the ’bucha

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Tart, effervescent and refreshing, kombucha is the probiotic drink that is giving coconut water a run for its money. Read More
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Delivering holiday cheer

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As much as we stress ourselves out with the busyness of the holidays, it is equally as satisfying to relax and enjoy the festivities that come with this time of year. Read More
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Thanksgiving cocktails bear spirits, flavors of autumn

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Even though we don’t have real “seasons” here in Hawaii, we can trick our palates by tempting them with the flavors of fall, spiceand everything nice Read More

Flavors of apple pair perfectly with upcoming seasons

Along with being synonymous with our great American heritage, apples remind me of the holidays — comfort, wrapped in a delicious, cinnamon-tinged package. Enjoy in baked goods, with savory meats,and even in a refreshing beverage. Read More
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‘Bloodies’ kick off a full day of football

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September is here, and for many across America, that means one thing: football season! Loyal fans are flocking to bars featuring the NFL ticket so they can take in their fill with big screens and surround sound. Read More
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Sunny cocktails mark end of summer

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Summer is almost over, a great excuse to throw an end-of-summer bash. Read More
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Sunny sippers celebrate the magic of mangoes

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Hawaii has always had a love affair with mangoes, and for good reason. We have festivals dedicated to them, fairs known for their chutney variations and roadside stands devoted to the pickled version. Read More

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