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Imbibed Liquor

Since the height of the pandemic, I've cut back on a daily 5 o'clock  cocktail hour. Regardless, I have been inclined to periodically imbibe some berries and stone fruit with liquor! First was strawberries and gin inspired by my friend Mel. During cherry season, I...

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Taking Off The Edge

In these times of uncertainty, sometimes you need a good cocktail. Here are two cocktails I enjoy for slow sipping. First up is benefit of Jose Andre's Mercado, a downtown NYC-food market. They make their own version of a Spanish-influenced gin-and-tonic, garnished...

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My first introduction to aquavit was at a party for Johanna Kindvall and her book. She inspired me to make a batch at home. Starting with vodka, I then infused it with cardamom, caraway and fennel. Hoot! So good, especially with recently...

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Having extra lemons in my kitchen, I decided to turn them into limoncello, that alcohol-laced drink that takes a few weeks to transform into a wonderful drink. A local restaurant in Queens taught me to enjoy it after pizza. Anyway, try making a batch at home. It takes...

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Bad Seed Cider

French hard cider is often my "go to" for a refreshingly funky apple beverage. But recently I found a more locally based product; Bad Seed Cider, a Highland Hills, New York state-based producer.  Devin Ritter, one of the owner-brewers...

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