Tuesday 29 Jul
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OKG Newsletter

Topic: vodka

DIY drinks

Local chefs and home cooks infuse their own alcohol with store-bought ingredients to create unique pairings.

Food and Drink Features

Vivian Boroff
Infused alcohol is all the rage and has made its way into local bars, restaurants and even home kitchens. Although many mainstream bars and liquor stores already carry a wide variety of infused alcohol (think the classic vanilla vodka) ready to be served or used, there’s a more creative alternative.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Eco booze

Want to save the environment? Try throwing back a few.

Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes
Drinking vodka may not save the rain forest, but choosing the most environmentally friendly spirits can ease the carbon footprint hangover.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whiskey business

It takes a sure hand to handle aggressive whiskeys when mixing cocktails, but a little knowledge can help tame even the boldest bourbons.

Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Vodka and light rums are no-brainers when in a mixing mood because the neutral spirits can be thrown into just about any kind of drink and quickly disappear under a sea of soda and juice.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Green guzzling

Here’s your guide to decide if going organic is worth the effort.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Of the three main categories of booze — wine, beer and spirits —the former is by far the most difficult to produce organically, at least in the U.S. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s certification process, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites, which are chemicals added to wines to inoculate against bad bacteria.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Like it dirty?

Shaken or stirred, a martini can be enjoyed in more ways than one.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Sorry, vodka drinkers, but the first martini was made with gin.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In the name of ...

Love. It’s as good a reason as any to try these tantalizing, holiday-themed drinks with your sweetheart.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest dining-out days of the year.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The charred smell of success


Gazette staff
A distillery named Twister in Moore is destroyed by ... fire? No, really.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014