It's not just about a pretty twist of lemon peel; it's about the lemon zest and the citrusy oil, and all of that nestling in your glass and interacting with your cocktail's ingredients. Duggan McDonnell from San Francisco's Cantina explains.
Spiced Holiday Sangría with a Twist
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, shows us that a holiday party doesn't have to be all spiked cider and boozy eggnog. Drawing inspiration from a friend's latke party, Martin mixes it up with a fresh and fruity spiced holiday sangría.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.