Articles posted in ‘Cocktails and Liquor’

“No Kitchen Required” on BBC America

Monday, April 2, 2012

On Saturday night, we made our way to the secret location of NY Bite Club (an underground supper club) where we ate an extra generously portioned tasting menu of dishes from Chihuahua, Mexico and drank cocktails by the famous Joaquin Simo of
Death & Co. 433 East 6th Street, New York, […]

Pumpkin Cider Cocktail

Monday, October 24, 2011

We had foodie friends coming over for a potluck for no reason (#P4NR).  Lately I’ve been trying to come up with interesting cocktails to serve to guests when they arrive.  Something refreshing, to get things going, an aperitif to stimulate hunger — although with the food our friends brought, not much help was needed!
The thought […]

Las Vegas Taste Tour

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We were so honored to be invited by Harrah’s Entertainment Group to their first Las Vegas Taste Tour. Seven restaurants and one lounge was a lot to handle in just 3 days but we managed. The itinerary was put together to exclusively showcase Harrah’s propoerties so while we did not chose where to go, we […]

Japanese Knotweed Cocktail and Bottle Stopper Give Away

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I grew up in New York City, so I’m not that familiar with foraging. But, presented with the idea of a guided tour to forage through a park and then cook the goods, I was curious. Despite complete trust in my friend Marc of No Recipes, I still had to double check. “Marc, I’m not […]

Milk & Honey

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Milk & Honey 134 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 is dark and private, hidden on a gloomy and half-deserted street, even by Lower East Side standards. I was glad I was being hosted by a member ($300 annual membership) because this small narrow place can’t fit many and members get dibs […]

Raines Law Room

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Raines Law Room 48 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 is for those who value personal space. Here, you don’t crowd around a bar. There is no bar in the traditional sense. They have a “kitchen” where mixologists make your drinks. (No food is made.) You must be seated by a […]

Employees Only

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I went to
Employees Only 510 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 in that snow storm Thursday night, thinking it would be empty. It was not. The long bar is packed with people and I was a little jealous of those that got to watch and interact with the mixologists. They were […]

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

If you’re dining in Los Angeles, you need to read My Last Bite. Jo knows all the best restaurants in the area. That’s how I knew about
The Bazaar at Jose Andres 465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, which was the highlight of the Southern California portion of our […]

Ginger Spiked Peach Lassi

Monday, August 3, 2009

Several nights ago, Lon and I stopped in at a liquor store looking for something else, but ended up with a bottle of Stone’s Original Ginger ( Ginger Flavored Currant Wine).  Having no idea what it was, we thought the ginger would be nice with some carrot cake we had lying around.

We tried it over […]

Pomegranate Margarita

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We picked up a little bottle of La Pinta Pomegranate Infused Tequila, when we were in Mexico. Naturally, anyone would make a Pomegranate Margarita out of that.

It’s easier to make drinks at home than you think and a few helpful tools can make it even easier. First, a cocktail shaker. It’s basically a cup […]