Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Hide & Seek

Originally published in the May/June 2015 issue of Northshore magazine. What do artichokes, saffron and chicken have in common? Yes, they’d make a great meal – but would you drink … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Home Bar Essentials

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. My home bar always sparks conversation among friends. Having spent my entire adult life in the beverage business, I’ve acquired all … Continue reading

March 7, 2015

Pass the Salt

Originally published in the May/June 2014 issue of Northshore Magazine. I love salt. It’s an uncommon ingredient in cocktails (beyond the margarita) but can add loads of flavor with a pinch. … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fire On Ice

Published in the May/June 2012 issue of Boston Common Magazine and via – Where to Sip Spicy Cocktails – Bonus Recipes! The Hell’s Manhattan at Zocalo American Seasons  The … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

South of the Border on the North Shore

Published in the May/June 2012 issue of Northshore magazine – It used to be that the only way to get your fajita fix on the North Shore was to visit a … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mulled Wines, Spiked Ciders & Hot Toddies

Hear me chat with Jordan Rich on WBZ about mulled wines Connoisseur Corner WBZ Brandy Rand-Mulled Wine and hot toddies Connoisseur Corner WBZ Brandy Rand-Hot Toddy on WBZ radio… Toasty and tasty … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Make Your Own Damn “Skinny” Margarita

Sorry Bethenny Frankel, while I admire your business acumen, I can’t condone bottled cocktails. There’s nothing good about them, especially when said cocktail – the margarita – is one of the … Continue reading

July 18, 2011 · Leave a comment
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