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How to Pair Wine with Food

Posted on: October 15th, 2020

Bill’s Package Store gives you the low-down on the best way to pair your favorite wines with food Great food and wine pairings create a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. Here are the basics: The wine should be more acidic than food. The wine should be sweeter…[READ MORE]

Fall Cocktails That Will Warm the Soul

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Bill’s Package Store has some delicious Fall cocktail recipes that are better than a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Drunken Pumpkin Latte Ingredients: 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided 3 tsp. granulated sugar, divided 1 lemon wedge 1 ½ cups boiling water 1 tbsp. espresso powder 2 tbsp. sugar 5 oz. Rumchata 3 oz. vodka Garnish with…[READ MORE]

How to Make a Classic Mojito

Posted on: August 20th, 2020

Make the most of the last days of summer with a classic Mojito. Bill’s Package Store provides the recipe for this iconic Cuban cocktail The Mojito originated in Havana, Cuba, and is on the International Bartender Association’s (IBA) official cocktail list. Here’s what you’ll need: Fresh mint 3 mint leaves, plus additional for garnish 1…[READ MORE]

They Say You Have to Acquire a Taste for Scotch… Have You?

Posted on: July 16th, 2020

Bill’s Package Store believes you should at least try all spirits to find your special taste. Here’s the lowdown on Scotch. What is Scotch? To start with, Scotch is a whisky (notice the spelling with no “e” unlike our US whiskeys). Color: Pale straw/gold/nutty amber Region: Scotland ABV: Minimum 40% ABV Aged: Must be aged…[READ MORE]

How Do You Take Your Tequila?

Posted on: June 25th, 2020

Bill’s Package Store believes that whether you like it neat, shot with a lime, or in a Margarita, Tequila is easily enjoyed in many situations. What is Tequila? Tequila is made from the core of the agave plant. It is produced by steaming the agave in industrial ovens before being distilled two or three times…[READ MORE]

Why that Gin & Tonic is Good for You

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

That afternoon gin & tonic might be your go-to refreshing drink but it also has some added health benefits.  First off, what is gin? Gin originated in Holland in the 1550s and was originally made to be a medicine, hence the reason it’s good for you. Gin is made from juniper berries, little dark purple…[READ MORE]

Spring Cocktails

Posted on: March 9th, 2020

Spring Has Sprung Some New Tastes! Spring is the time for bright colors and fresh fruit. Here are some bright and refreshing cocktails for spring from your friends at Bill’s Package Store.   Horseshoe Margarita Ingredients: 2 parts tequila 1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice ½ part agave nectar Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker…[READ MORE]

What to Serve on Game Day!

Posted on: January 31st, 2020

Bill’s Package Store suggests you have plenty of food and beverage available for your friends as they watch the Big Game… especially the beverage! Here are some great cocktails to make that are sure to please! Gina’s Super Bowl Punch Ingredients: 1-liter vodka – Billy recommends Absolut Vodka three 12-ounce bottles of beer three 6-ounce…[READ MORE]

Let’s Talk Vodka!

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

Bill’s Package Store likes to keep you In-The-Know about spirits. This month we’re giving you the 411 on Vodka. Let’s start from the beginning… What is Vodka? According to Wikipedia, Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage with different varieties originating in Poland and Russia. It is composed primarily of water and ethanol, but sometimes…[READ MORE]

These Cookies Will Put You On The Naughty List!

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019

What’s Christmas without cookies? And Bill’s Package Store says, what are cookies without a good spirit? This is one of our favorite cookie recipes: Chocolate Chips Cookies with Tennessee Whiskey Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup firmly packed…[READ MORE]