Many mixed drink recipes call for simple syrup. I must admit, for the longest time, I had not a notion of exactly what simple syrup consisted of, I just knew I needed it. Like many, I purchased it at my local grocery store. A bit of discovery had me
If you are like most of us, you prefer having a drink or two prior to prior to hitting the town on a Friday night, especially after a long week of work. You know, just to loosen yourself up, relieve a little tension, and quite honestly, to keep from
As I sit here, listening to Silverchair's "Tomorrow," I'm thinking back to my younger years when my beverage forays were not quite as filled with complexity and intrigue. Indeed, it used to be that you could simply pop open a beer and enjoy a smoke in your favorite dive
Having been the recipient of a fair number of bottles of booze courtesy of turning one year wiser (and not at all less handsome), I'm excited to try out a number of fantastic cocktail recipes I've had on the back burner for quite a while. Having a fully stocked
Last week we talked about Mama Walker's Maple Bacon Liqueur and its role in helping us craft a fantastic and offbeat Bloody Mary. We're going to deviate from the savory this week, but remain squarely in the brunch seat. You see, brunch is a big staple here in the City
That's a line that might be familiar with some of our readers. That feeling when you see a discounted price and, no matter what your better judgement is telling you, you simply need to make that purchase.
How can you have a root beer float without the ice cream, you might be asking yourself. It is pretty simple. In fact, there's a chewing gum that's root beer float flavored. Having tried it, I can vouch that it tastes pretty similar to the soda and ice cream
We had a heat wave the last weekend in September. Well, not really a heat wave, but the temperature was in the mid 80s on Saturday and Sunday with mostly sunny skies. That feels pretty warm in New Hampshire at the end of September. So, after a day spent
We have a bottle of Licor 43 in our bar that taunts me. When I am feeling creative and want to make something besides a spiced rum and diet Coke or gin and tonic, I look at the various liqueurs we have. One of those is Licor 43. I
I know, cosmos are so late 90s. However, every once in a while, they are a fun drink to revisit. They looks pretty in their martini glasses, they are light and (hopefully) refreshing. Since I've had my share of the classic cosmo, I like to explore other flavor possibilities.
Go to almost any bar or restaurant in the summer months and you will find sangria on the menu. It must be a popular item, as I noticed this year that most establishments offered both a white and a red version. I like many versions of sangria -- made
Dessert cocktails really don't much more for me. Oh sure, there was a time in my life when a chocolate or espresso martini was an exciting drink. In fact, I have to admit that sometimes they weren't dessert drinks, they were pre-dinner drinks. Now, something like that almost never