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The Unfortunate Partnership of SodaSteam + SkinnyGirl

SodaStream International has entered into an unfortunate strategic alliance with Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl brand. I was dismayed to read that SodaStream International, leading maker of beverage carbonation systems for homes, has entered into a strategic alliance with Housewives of New York and beverage mogul Bethenny Frankel and her Skinnygirl brand. The companies will develop new flavors targeted to women that will […]

March 19th

Food & Beverage TrendWatch: H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending

FoodNavigator-USA recently picked its list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014 and its filed people who are finding profit in healthful, innovative, inspiring food trends. This is the first in a series highlighting the best of FoodNavigator-USA’s list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014. Sean Kelly and Andy Mackensen […]

January 27th

Holiday Party Cocktails: Ancient Roman Mulsum [Recipe]

Looking for a good drink to serve a crowd this holiday season? Lesley M.M. Blume, author of the fabulous new book Let’s Bring Back The Cocktail: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras,shares another cocktail recipe sure to please both the civies and the plebeians this holiday season. Ancient Roman Mulsum Recipe by Lesley […]

December 13th

Are VeeV Organic All-Natural Açaí Cocktails For Real?

I have to admit I was skeptical. After Skinny Girl Cocktails’ “all-natural” ingredient was found to contain cancer-causing preservatives and their full-blown attempt to greenwash consumers, I assumed the worst when I heard about Vita Frute VeeV Organic All-Natural Cocktails. VeeV, which touts itself as the “World’s First Açaí Spirit,” is hitting the market with three pre-mixed cocktails: the Açaí Cosmo, Superfruit Margarita and Skinny Açaí Lemonade, and I was fully expecting another case of false advertising. But, I think I was wrong.

September 12th

How To: Smoothies

We got on a huge smoothie kick this summer. We discovered that a dinky little blender of ours could actually make them and were making smoothies every day for a week or two. Now, while smoothies are a delicious, special treat, they are not at all difficult to make. However, if you’ve never made one before, you may not believe me. So, I’m writing this short little post (photos included) to tell you how to make smoothies (or, at least, how I like to make them) and to let you know about one of my favorite recipes.

July 26th

Make Your Drinks Count

The other day I got into a discussion about beverages. This is a discussion I seem to get into often and it got me thinking about all of the drinks we have to choose from these days. Marketing has really done a number on our diets, and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t made them better. […]

September 23rd

The Locaquaffer: Fresh Peach Wine Spritzer Recipe

It’s peach season! Fresh peaches are abundant in many farmers’ markets right now, and they are delicious this year. Take advantage of a fresh, local, seasonal ingredient for your evenings on the deck with this summer-in-a-glass recipe for peach wine spritzers. Fresh Peach Spritzers 6 fresh peaches, quartered (I leave the peels on, but peel […]

August 6th