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  • July 01, 2015

    Roast Peach & Parma Ham Salad

    For the perfect summer salad, try this recipe paired with a delicious Rose wine. Ingredients:   6 peaches extra virgin olive oil 2 X 4 oz balls of buffalo mozzarella 12 slices of Parma ham 1 lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper 11/2 cup arugula a few sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked Procedure: Fire up […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Rosemary Roasted Chicken

    Ingredients Olive or vegetable oil cooking spray 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 roasting chicken (6-7 pounds) Kitchen twine 1 lemon, sliced (optional) Procedure Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a roasting pan and rack with cooking spray. Combine rosemary, garlic and […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Bittersweet Chocolate Tarte

    4 servings | 55 min. (+ 2 hours setting time) Pair with: Save: J Lohr Petit Sirah Tower Road 2012 $15.99 Splurge: Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2013 $38 Ingredients: 2 tsp caster sugar A pinch of fine sea salt 50 g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup almonds (optional) 200g Sucre 60% Cocoa, broken into small pieces […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

    The first dish from Cedric’s Four Course Dinner Party is Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta (GARIDES SAGANAKI). We think it is the best way to entice your guests for a delicious meal. The term saganaki refers to the skillet in which Greeks cook ingredients with cheese. In this appetizer, shrimp is topped with crumbled feta and broiled. […]

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  • June 25, 2015

    Fourth of July Checklist

    Everything you need for the weekend at Martin’s! Print this checklist here.   1. Cellar Savings Sale // 2&3. Red & White Wine // 4. Brews // 5. GoVino Glasses 6. Acrylic Tumblrs // 7. Martin’s Catering // 8. Martin’s Gourmet and Snacks

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  • June 23, 2015

    Patriotic Punch

    Ingredients: Vodka (We suggest Gray’s Peak) Cointreau 1 liter Sparkling Mineral Water 2 Lemons 2 squeezes of simple syrup Ice organic blueberries organic strawberries cut into wedges 1 -2 peaches cut into slices mint Procedure: Squeeze lemons, add mineral water, vodka, cointreau and simple syrup to taste.  Next add bluberries, strawberries, and peaches. You can muddle them alone or […]

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  • June 23, 2015

    Watermelon Margarita

     Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Orange zest 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup white or silver tequila Lime wedges Procedure: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Pan Roasted Fish with Charred Corn, Avocado & Tomato Relish

    Ingredients: 2-8 ounce filets of flaky white fish Salt & Black Pepper to taste 2 Cloves Chopped Garlic 1 Scallion, chopped Juice & Zest of 1 lime ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar ½ cup Good Quality Olive oil 1 Tbls Fresh Parsley, chopped 1 Tbls Cilantro, Chopped ½ tsp Smoked Paprika ½ tsp Ground Cumin […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Romaine Salad With Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

    Ingredients: 4-6oz Crumbled Blue Cheese(Roquefort is the best) 1/2 Apple peeled, cored, and diced (Granny Smith is the best) 2-3 Strips smoky bacon cooked crispy and diced ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar ½ tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp honey salt and pepper to taste 1 egg yolk 4 large […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Pork Picatta

    Ingredients: 4 6 ounce boneless pork chop, pounded 1 Cup flour 1 egg, beaten with 1 ounce of milk 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1 cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cloves Sliced Garlic 1 Scallion sliced thin 1 tsp. Capers drained Juice & Zest of 1 lemon White Wine, 1/4 cup Salt & Black Pepper to […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Sherried Chicken Pasta

    Ingredients: 1 Lb chicken breast or Tenders cut into ½ inch cubes 2-4 tbsp flour 2-4 tbsp Olive Oil 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced 8 oz button Mushrooms sliced ½ cup Golden Sherry ½ cup Chicken Broth or Stock ¼ cup Heavy Cream ¼ cup Starchy Pasta Water 1-2 tsp butter […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Honey Rye

    Ingredients 2.5 tablespoons rye whiskey 1.5  tablespoons honey liqueur  Dash orange bitters Ginger ale Orange twist Preparation Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice. Combine rye, honey liqueur, and bitters in glass. Stir for 5 seconds. Top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with orange twists.

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  • June 01, 2015

    The Laureate

     Ingredients: 4 orange slices 40 whole cloves 1 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup dried hibiscus flowers 4 small bay leaves 1 cup añejo tequila (such as Gran Centenario) 4 tablespoons agave nectar   Preparation: Stud each orange slice with 10 cloves. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to simmer in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add hibiscus flowers; cover and let steep 2 minutes. Strain hibiscus tea […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Honey-Bourbon Toddy

    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup hot water 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe) 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel 2 cinnamon sticks   Preparations: Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Satan’s Circus

    Ingredients: 2 ounces rye whiskey 3/4 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur 3/4 ounce Aperol 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice Preparation: Combine rye whiskey,  Heering Cherry Liqueur, Aperol , and  fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.

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  • June 01, 2015

    Manhattan

    Ingredients 1/4 cup rye whiskey 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Cherry for garnish Preparation Combine rye whiskey,  sweet vermouth, and  Angostura bitters in a glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of glass is very cold. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass; garnish with 1 cherry.

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  • June 01, 2015

    Lincoln County

    Preparation Mix 4 1/4 cups 100-proof bourbon, 2 1/2 cups Campari, 1 2/3 cups Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, and 1 lb. 100% natural hardwood lump charcoal  in a large jar. Cover and let stand in a cool, dark place for 10 days. Strain through a coffee filter into another large jar or pitcher; repeat until […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Classic Whiskey Smash

     Ingredients 7 fresh mint leaves 1 lemon half 1 tbsp simple syrup 1/4 cup bourbon Crushed ice Preparation Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 7 fresh mint leaves, 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise, and 1 Tbsp. simple syrup in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils. Add 1/4 cup […]

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  • May 29, 2015

    Sweet Tea Mint Julep

    You’ll Need: 3 oz Kentucky bourbon (we like Four Roses) crushed ice 1 tbsp. sugar 1 cup sweet tea ¼ lemon, sliced 8-10 mint leaves + extra for garnish Procedure: Combine bourbon, mint, sugar and lemon slices in a glass. Press the ingredients together gently with a wooden spoon or muddler. You don’t need to […]

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  • May 25, 2015

    Tiki Torch

    What you need 1 replacement wick Empty liquor bottle 1/2″ x 3/8″ copper coupling (or whichever size fits your bottle) Nylon thread seal tape Tiki torch fluid Matches Directions Place the wick through the coupling Wrap the wick with the nylon tape to secure the coupling Wash the bottles with water Fill the bottom of the […]

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  • May 21, 2015

    Honey Whiskey BBQ Sauce

      Nothing says summer like lighting up the BBQ! Try this Honey Whiskey BBQ sauce recipe on your next burger.     Ingredients: 2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup knob creek whiskey 1/4 cup dijon mustard 4 tbsps Sriracha  2 tbsps worcestershire sauce 2 tsps smoked paprika 1 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder) 1 tsp onion powder

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  • May 14, 2015

    Plantation Rum Awarded Best of Show

    PLANTATION RUM DOMINATION, PART TROIS: The  Most Awarded Rum At 2015 RumXP Competition For a third time, Plantation Rums walk away with the most Gold Medals and Best in Class Awards at the RumXP Competition.   BEST IN CLASS/GOLD MEDAL Aged Rum Plantation Original Dark (third year in a row!)   Overproof Rum Plantation Original Dark Overproof […]

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  • May 05, 2015

    Margarita

    You’ll Need: 3 oz tequila (We like Corazon Reposado) 2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice 1 oz. simple syrup ½-1 tsp. orange liqueur 1 T. lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows Simple Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Lime-Salt-Sugar: zest of one lime 2 T. kosher salt 2 T. sugar Procedure: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. […]

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  • May 01, 2015

    Strawberry and Crab Salad

    A dish by Chef Shannon Bingham Serves 4 You’ll need: 1 pint Louisiana Strawberries, cored & quartered 2 Elki Roasted Red Peppers, julienned 1 Kiwi, Peeled & Diced 1 Bunch Watercress, Washed & Stems Removed 1/4 c Chiffonade Mint and/or Basil 6 oz Jumbo Lumo Crab 2 Tbsp Beaufor Champagne Vinegar 2 Tbsp Olive Oil […]

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  • May 01, 2015

    Spring Quartet

    You’ll Need: 1 oz Gin (We like The Botanist) 1 oz Cocktail & Sons Citrus Syrup 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice” 1/2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice   Procedure: Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glass. Garnish with a couple mint leaves.

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  • May 01, 2015

    Wine Cork Plant Marker

    Not sure which herb is which or what to do with all those leftover corks? We have got your solution, and trust us, it’s easy! 1. Write the name of the herb/plant on your leftover cork with a sharpie. 2. Grab some flexible flower wire from the craft store. 3. Wrap the wire around the […]

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  • April 23, 2015

    O’Reilly

    Ingredients: 1.5oz 100 proof Bourbon, we suggest Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 )0.5oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao0.5oz Campari0.5oz fresh lime juice1 barspoon simple syrup Procedure: Shake with ice, double strain over rocks.   Photo by Kevin O’Mara (klophoto.com)

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  • April 23, 2015

    Classic Daiquiri

    Ingredients: 2 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum 3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice 1/4 – 1/2 oz simple syrup Procedure: Combine in tin, shake, strain. Enjoy. Photo by Kevin O’Mara (klophoto.com)

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  • April 21, 2015

    Martins Sour

    Ingredients: 2 oz. rye whiskey ¾ oz. red wine, such as pinot noir ½ oz. black currant liqueur ½ oz. fresh lemon juice .75 oz. Simple syrup Lemon peel for garnish Procedure: In a rocks glass with ice, combine rye whiskey, wine, liqueur, and lemon juice and stir well. Squeeze the lemon peel lightly to […]

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  • April 07, 2015

    Patio Wines

    Looking for this Spring’s go to Patio Wines? Try one of these crisp, light wines to sip on this season. 1. Scharffenberger Brut Rose NV $24.99 “Peach and strawberry aromas & flavors that are not too overpowering, yet not too subtle, makes this the perfect Spring Patio Wine.” -Leah in Metairie 2. Saintsbury Vincent Vin […]

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