Sazerac

To celebrate Ed’s milestone birthday we headed to New Orleans on a quest for good music, culture, food and cocktails – specifically NOLA’s official cocktail, the Sazerac. [Read more…]

Caribbean Old Fashioned

When searching for inspiration for cocktails often the best places to find it is cocktail lists at the bar at a nice restaurant. Even if I’m drinking wine I’ll often browse the menu and take some pictures just in case I want to make one at home. [Read more…]

Boston Sour

Looking for an iconic drink for the holidays? Here’s a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour that Ed discovered. What makes it a Boston Sour? Add an egg white to give it some froth. The rest of the ingredients remain the same.  [Read more…]

Ed’s Bloody Mary

Like me Ed enjoys a good food or in this case, cocktail, challenge. He has been doing research on the perfect Bloody Mary for the last few years and taking it quite seriously. [Read more…]

Citron-Romarin Cocktail

A few weeks ago I embarked on a fun 24 hours in Philadelphia to celebrate the milestone birthdays of some dear friends (Lauri A, Carolyn R and Cathy Z). We kicked off our adventure at Parc Brasserie on Rittenhouse Square for lunch. [Read more…]

Basil-Lime Margarita

Each spring I plant a variety of herbs. I start with small plants that I’ve picked up at local nurseries. Except for basil – this I grow from seed. This year’s harvest was one of the best I’ve ever had. My basil plants were about three feet tall with large wonderful leaves. [Read more…]

Dark Rum and Tonic

A dark rum and tonic to me means summer. For as long as I can remember it’s been the drink of choice in my family. In fact it was my first “go-to” cocktail. [Read more…]

Raspberry-Tarragon Gin Cocktail

I recently had an embarrassment of fruit riches on a visit to my local farmers market. I was on a mission to stock up on the last of the summer strawberries when I saw the most gorgeous raspberries. I knew they were too good to pass up especially when I was told that there was no guarantee when the next batch would be available. [Read more…]

Strawberry Mint Julep

There’s no rule that you can only have Mint Juleps in early May. This variation celebrates some of the best that early summer has to offer. It pairs three ingredients that work well together – strawberries, mint and bourbon. [Read more…]

Vodka and St. Germain “Mojito”

I must admit that I’m addicted to podcasts. It’s like having a radio station that only plays things that interest you all the time. While listening to my absolute favorite, The Splendid Table (“the show for people who love to eat” on NPR that is also available as a podcast), I heard about Awesome Etiquette, a podcast from Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute. [Read more…]