17 July 2007

FoodNetwork.com adds sparkle to the summer season with Cocktails Delicioso, a collection of broadband videos with interactive tips and recipes for refreshing mixed drinks with a Latin twist. Hispanic TV personality and new Food Network host Ingrid Hoffmann introduces 12 drinks perfect for entertaining, including Tequila Sunrise Punch, Melontini, Red Sangria and Guava-Jalapeno Margaritas. Hoffmann's new on-air series, Simply Delicioso, airs on Food Network, Saturdays at 11:30 am ET/PT. These cocktail videos and recipes can be accessed anytime at http://www.foodnetwork.com/cocktails.

In each of the Cocktails Delicioso videos, Hoffmann prepares cocktails step by step, while users are able to follow along, pause or rewind the videos as they try the recipes themselves. Surefire drink recipes include Wicked Chica Punch, Red Sombrero and Classic Pisco Sour. Hoffmann also demonstrates recipes for such delectable non-alcoholic cocktails as Crazy Coconut Lemonade and Watermelon Juice.

"FoodNetwork.com visitors are always searching for drink recipes, especially during the summer months," explains Marie Fazzari, FoodNetwork.com vice president. "Ingrid Hoffmann is the perfect host to teach users how to make the hottest cocktails of the season, and video is the perfect platform to make the instruction more engaging."

In addition to the 12 refreshing mixed drink recipes, Hoffmann offers stylish tips for enhancing the taste and presentation of cocktails on five techniques videos, from great bar garnishes to making decorative ice cubes to creating that perfect salted rim. Printable recipes and ingredients accompany each video to help users with their shopping lists. By using these FoodNetwork.com recipes for inspiration, home bartenders can mix up some of this summer's trendiest drinks.

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