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THE BRANDY ALEXANDER: THE DECADENT DRINK YOU’RE CRAVING THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander is one of the reigning favorite derivatives of the original, and for good reason. The deep caramel flavor of brandy melds with the cacao and cream for a perfectly indulgent night cap or dessert cocktail. Until we get to the bottom of who officially invented it, we’re giving credit to Crystal’s barkeepers, who are sharing their recipe this week…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: BEEF GOULASH & HOMEMADE SPÄTZLE

Chef Jon Ashton Hungarian Beef Goulash

One bite of Hungarian beef goulash can easily transport you to the shores of the Danube River and a charming eatery in the heart of Budapest, at a table for two, warming you inside out after a day exploring the city’s monuments and avenues, or perhaps the ice skating rink and sparkling Christmas market. Crystal River Cruises’ fall and winter Danube voyages to Hungary in 2021 and 2022 set the stage for such cozy moments, while Chef Jon Ashton’s recipe brings the flavor right to your home…

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JAMAICA’S WICKED PAST AND WILDLY BEAUTIFUL PRESENT

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Some places are simply idyllic in that blissfully uneventful way that implies nothing could ever happen there beyond day after glorious day of paradise play time. Such appearances, as we know, can be deceiving, and perhaps nowhere more so than Port Royal, Jamaica. Step ashore today and you’ll find a quaint fishing village with warm, friendly locals, but the history of the place is wickedly fascinating…

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