Down Home with the Neely’s

Down Home with the Neely’s


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Sips of the Week

Firefly Lemon Tea Vodka, $20.99
Firefly Mint Tea Vodka, $20.99

Gina’s Spiked Sweet Tea

2 quarts water
4 hibiscus tea bags
1 cup superfine sugar
1 bunch mint leaves, reserve 10 sprigs, for garnish
2 cups sweet tea vodka, chilled (recommended: Firefly)
2 lemons, sliced
Crushed ice
Mint, for garnish

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the tea bags and turn off the heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, stir in sugar and let cool completely.

Muddle the mint leaves in a glass pitcher along with, the tea, the vodka, and the lemon wheels. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Serve in tall glasses filled with crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of mint.

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Wine Sandwich

Patrick and Gina Neely, host of Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network
As co-owners of Neely’s Bar-B-Que, Patrick (Pat) and Gina Neely  have turned their family restaurant into one of the most successful barbecue restaurants in the South. Now they share the secrets behind their favorite dishes and their passion for food, family and fun on Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys. In May 2009, the Neelys released their first cookbook, Down Home with the Neelys (Knopf, 2009), which quickly earned a place on the New York Times best-seller list. Their second book, The Neelys Celebration Cookbook: Down Home Meals for Every Occasion (Knopf), is due out in November 2011. The couple will open their first New York City restaurant in May 2011, Neelys BBQ Parlor .

Upcoming Events

7/24 Something to Wine About at Carolines on Broadway, NYC 7PM, $49 wine food and lots of fun!

7/25-28 AC Food & Wine Festival in Atlantic City NJ…I’ll be the official wine educator with 3 great seminars on 7/27 at Caesars. Check it out at:

Next Week

We’ll be back to find out all about a new trend…wine in a can and no I’m not kidding!

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