What qualifies gin as “gin”? Juniper. That’s pretty much it. OK, well not entirely, but the one identifying characteristic of all gins is juniper. Without juniper, you’re drinking infused vodka (which, heads up, is exactly what gin is, plus juniper). Once you’ve got the juniper baseline, though, it’s a bit of a free-for-all in terms […]
It seems slightly unnecessary to pit two classic cocktails against each other. It kind of feels like asking Meryl Streep and Sally Field to fight it out in the boxing ring. They’ve both earned their place in our collective national esteem. But understanding the differences — and several similarities — between these two classic cocktails will […]
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that I like to call the “Peak of Summer,” which is a riff on the classic gimlet. I’ve been overloaded with berries recently, especially some deliciously sweet and ripe strawberries. And while I’m sure there are “healthier” ways to consume them, I find combining berries and booze to be the […]
Maybe you’re standing over a smoking engine. Maybe you’re trying to negotiate lower loan rates for that crushing debt you have. Maybe you’re trying to politely wiggle your way out of yet another office “empowerment retreat.” Whatever the situation may be, at some point we’ve all realized that a lot of what we learned in […]
If you haven’t heard, June 19 is World Martini Day. Okay, sure, pretty much everything has its own day now, but I’d like to think that the Martini is something we can all get behind. Since it’s also Father’s Day, we can double-celebrate with a round or two of the world’s most iconic cocktail.
While the Gin & Tonic, or G&T as it’s come to be known, may be a go to “safe” drink ordered at dive bars across the United States, the version of the cocktail that most of us are consuming pales in comparison to the elevated, incredibly intricate and absolutely delicious Gin & Tonics being created […]
While antique shopping recently I came across a beautiful Collins glass with a naval ship etched onto it, so of course I had to have it. And it’s this glass that inspired today’s cocktail, a Navy Strength Gin and Tonic that harkens back to a time when gin was an essential ration for every sailor […]
Gin and tonic season is upon us. That crisp, tart beverage, colored only by a slice of citrus, could not be more ideal for sipping on a patio in the afternoon, feeling the warmth of the sun on your shoulders, or a refreshing way to start out an evening.
The great Tom Collins Hoax Of 1874 is a joke that would not go over well today. “Hey, so I don’t know if you know, but there’s this dude named Tom Collins who’s going around talking serious smack about you.” “What?! Do I know a Tom Collins?” your friend mutters as she scrolls through recent […]