About Kara Newman

Kara Newman is a wine and spirits writer whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast, and Gourmet. A fan of the world’s most fiery flavors, Kara has embraced the art of spice and ice, using her knowledge to create truly unique cocktails and infusions. Her cocktail book, “Spice & Ice,” debuted in 2009 from Chronicle Books. Visit her at her web site and blog.

Sparkling Ginger Daisy Recipe

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.

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Fall Spice Cordial Recipe

Fall Spice Cordial

The smoky sweet heat of chipotle infuses bourbon in this fall cordial, as does orange and vanilla. Pass us some, please.

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Fiery Almond

Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

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