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LET THE PALOMA TAKE YOU TO MEXICO THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

La Paloma Cocktail

At Cinco de Mayo celebrations, it’s the margarita that flows freely into the night. But in Mexico, it’s the margarita’s lesser known sibling that is preferred by locals when they’re not sipping beer or fine tequila. La Paloma (“The Dove”) – a refreshing mix of red grapefruit and lime flavors accenting quality spirits, agave and fizzy soda – is the mixed drink of choice here, and once you mix one for yourself this Thirsty Thursday, it may be the drink of choice in your home, too…

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NORTHERN EUROPE FOR ARCHITECTURE BUFFS

St. Petersburg Church on the Spilled Blood

The architecture of Northern Europe – the actual buildings that have built some of the world’s greatest legacies – is a fantastic way to get to know a destination. Sleek, contemporary structures with gleaming glass walls, onion-shaped domes of Tsarist past, timbered huts favored by Vikings and regally columned façades that still evoke a sense of power…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: FROZEN MARGARITA PIE

Chef Jon Ashton Margarita Pie

This Sunday, frozen summertime dessert meets classic cocktail, the shores of Mexico meet your own kitchen or backyard and the expert techniques of Chef Jon Ashton meet your own preferred preparations. Frozen margarita pie is everything a summer weekend afternoon needs: sweet and light, yet creamy and indulgent with tequila and triple sec to kick things up a notch…

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MANHATTAN VIEWS: OUR COCKTAIL TEAM SHARES TWO FAVORITES

Crystal Cruises Avenue Saloon

The Manhattan. It’s a smoky-smooth combo of whiskey, vermouth and bitters that has been a sophisticated choice for the big city crowd and cozy lounge-goers alike. The classic blend is tried and true and tends to be where many cocktail aficionados return after they venture off to try something new on a menu. Today, the Crystal mixology team shares their personal favorites and the recipes for you to recreate evenings in the Avenue Saloon in your home kitchen or bar…

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ANTIGUA HAS A BEACH FOR EVERY DAY & EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER

Antigua Dickenson Bay

With 365 beaches in Antigua, one could theoretically visit a different beach every day of the year here, though many are isolated and difficult to access. But those that are accessible without the use of boat or aircraft are as stunning as the postcards make them out to be. And your favorite may just depend on the type of beach experience you fancy…

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