Beth Dinice

Beth Dinice is a contributor to Drinkhacker.

Review: Seagram’s Juicy Watermelon Vodka

By Beth Dinice | August 16, 2017 |

As summer wanes here in the Northeast, and local watermelon is long gone, a watermelon vodka represents a little bit of summer year round.  One sip of watermelon vodka and you are transported to sun, surf, and summer in a single sip. Introduced earlier this year, Seagram’s watermelon vodka certainly fits the bill as a…

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Review: Lavazza Coffees – Santa Marta, Kilimanjaro, and Intenso

By Beth Dinice | June 7, 2017 |

With coffee cocktails all the rage now, having a good cup of java as the base for a great drink is more important than ever. Lavazza’s two single origin coffees and its Intenso dark roast all bring something different to the table, and each will make a great base for a different style of coffee…

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Review: Blue Moon White IPA and Mango Wheat

By Beth Dinice | May 18, 2017 |

Blue Moon is nearly ubiquitous in American bars — and it’s about to get even more of a presence via these two new expressions, arriving just in time for summer. Blue Moon White IPA – Summer beers often prove a challenge to breweries. The humidity and high heat in much of the country preclude people…

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Review: B4 Hangover Preventer

By Beth Dinice | February 15, 2017 |

What better time is there to get a sample of B4 than right before Super Bowl weekend? Billing itself as “what to drink before you drink,” B4 is a vitamin and supplement fueled hangover preventer. B4’s light orange color, mild carbonation, and metallic orange nose signal a citrus base with overtones of fortified vitamin water.…

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Review: Fruli Strawberry Beer

By Beth Dinice | February 12, 2017 |

As Valentine’s Day approaches, strawberry beer is an unlikely addition to any well-planned romantic dinner. Fruli, brewed in Melle, Belgum at the 300 year old Huyge brewery, is a lovely witbier with strawberries added.  Fruli lends itself beautifully to what the Valentine’s meal is supposed to be: a prelude to the rest of the evening. The initial nose…

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Review: Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter

By Beth Dinice | January 26, 2017 |

A year round member of its Mainline series, Breckenridge Brewery boasts of using fresh vanilla bean in the brewing process of Vanilla Porter. This is certainly evident in the beer, with a strong vanilla nose the minute you open the bottle. The first taste delivers a strong root beer and vanilla essence, followed by a…

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Review: Stateside Urbancraft Vodka

By Beth Dinice | January 20, 2017 |

Philadelphia-based Federal Distilling’s inaugural Stateside Urbancraft Vodka does not disappoint. Beginning with the fun flip-top bottle and ending with the seamless  finish, this is a very enjoyable vodka. Distilled seven times and aerated with “medical grade oxygen,” Stateside has a very pleasant, gin-like juniper and citrus nose upon first approach. The vodka drinks cleanly and…

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Review: Double Nickel Brewing Pilsner and Vienna Lager

By Beth Dinice | January 13, 2017 |

Pennsauken New Jersey’s Double Nickel Brewing has been open since October of 2015, adding to a very vibrant brewing community in Southern New Jersey. Here are two of their flagship beers. Double Nickel Brewing Pilsner – Brewed with Noble hops, this excellent pilsner has a very clean crisp flavor and the straw color you would…

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Breakfast Recipes: Hangover Cures for New Year’s Day

By Beth Dinice | December 30, 2016 |

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on New Year’s Day is get up with a hangover and cook breakfast.  Here are three make-the-night-before breakfast recipes to get you up and functioning on January 1st. Happy New Year from all of us at Drinkhacker — and don’t forget the…

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