Browsing Tag

cocktails

  • make-believe: cherry blossoms.

    We’re staying home, we’re staying masked, we’re staying far away from everyone we know (and also everyone we don’t) as we do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the…

    April 27, 2020 20 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to hone skills.

    Knitting Skills: A new knitting pattern +/or the yarn to complete it. Knife Skills: A new cutting board (plus phone holder) +/or a new knife for practicing. Cocktail Skills: A handy guide to strong drinks +/or a whiskey…

    December 3, 2018 9 Comments
  • make your own: plum shrub.

    No, we’re not crafting woody plants with very low hanging fruit. We’re making summery drinks. Allow me to explain. First things first: To get down with shrubs, the drink, you need to have a healthy relationship…

    August 15, 2016 32 Comments
  • elderflower cordial.

    Elderflowers bloom in spring and so imbibing them in the springtime seems like a wise and festive thing to do. An elderflower cordial is not an alcoholic drink. It’s a glorified soda. But cordial is a…

    June 7, 2016 8 Comments
  • rhubarb lilac spritzer.

    I won’t forget the first time that I was in France as a young teenager and I witnessed kids my age pouring mint syrup into flat tap water at a sidewalk café. The result was green…

    May 16, 2016 14 Comments
  • mulled wine.

    If you’re able, the best way to drink a glass of mulled wine is out of a paper cup at an outdoor Christmas market. Preferably there’s a chill in the air enough that you…

    December 8, 2014 16 Comments
  • brown sugar & spice syrup.

    Sometimes all you need is the taste of something to get you in the spirit of things. And sometimes that taste comes in the form of a syrup. This is not a recent discovery.…

    November 20, 2014 4 Comments
  • cheers and cherries and tiny news.

    After having spent the last week loafing in front of the fire and squatting on my haunches under the Christmas tree, rifling through unwrapped presents for chocolates, I’m back in Brooklyn, ready to start…

    December 30, 2013 42 Comments