Beverages

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Equal Parts Stealthy and Sleek, Peccadillo Delights

An unmarked door leads to Carrboro’s modern version of a speakeasy at Peccadillo.
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Raise a Glass with These New Year’s Eve Cocktails

You’ve always got your traditional champagne on New Year’s Eve, but be sure to give one of these great cocktail recipes a go. Cheers to the new year!
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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

An unlikely cocktail ingredient, butter nicely accents the winter spices in this hot buttered rum recipe. When it’s just plain cold outside, warm up with a cup.
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Hidden Gem (er, Bean) Coffee Roasters

Good coffee comes with great care, each bean mulled over thoughtfully and roasted to perfection. From Counter Culture to Joe Van Gogh to Carrboro Coffee Roasters, North Carolina has long been home to many tried-and-true, small-scale coffee roasters. It’s clear this state cares about its coffee.* Whether they’re small or just plain teeny tiny, here are even more hidden gem coffee roasters throughout the state. Some you might not have heard of before, but in the throes of winter, get reacquainted with your cup of joe.
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Sippin Sweets: Sweet Potato Cocktails

When it comes to sweet potatoes, North Carolina’s got top crop, and now the vegetable is making its way into cocktails across the state.
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Cranberry Bourbon Martini

The balanced sweet and smoky flavors of this cranberry bourbon martini are sure to bring some added cheer to your next holiday gathering.
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Fair Game Beverage Company:
Bold, Local Character

A new distillery in Pittsboro uses an age-old technique to highlight North Carolina flavors.
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Bull City Ciderworks

Risk, passion and North Carolina apples; these three ingredients are essential to the success of Durham’s Bull City Ciderworks.
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New Flavor: How Hops are Growing in NC

Hop farms aren’t what we would call typical in NC, but they are beginning to take root. Plus, we share 6 beers featuring North Carolina grown hops.
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Malted Milkshake

It’s cool, creamy, and best slurped through a straw. You can’t go wrong with the Barnes’ take on a classic malted milkshake.
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