Mmm…peachmint

Mmm…peachmint 2 oz peach moonshine* (gifted. source unknown) 1 oz Don Ciccio i Figli Amaro delle Sirene (purchased. source revered) 0.25 oz Cold-infused mint simple syrup Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with mint sprig. It’s been a busy week in national politics. Wednesday’s appointment by the Justice Department of former FBI…

April Showers

April Showers 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin 0.5 oz celery simple syrup (recipe below) 1.25 oz Millstone Vin de Pomme Basque-style Cider Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with cider. Garnish with celery leaves. For me, spring is all about freshness — the intense smell of blossoms as you run past,…

Beckoning Spring

Beckoning Spring 1.5 oz McClintock Distilling Company White Whiskey 1.5 oz ruby red grapefruit juice 0.5 oz Campari 0.5 oz kumquat & fennel seed simple syrup (recipe below) 1 tbs freshly-grated fennel stalk, juiced A pinch of salt Shake ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with a kumquat and fennel frond. Spring…

It’s Irish Coffee Day!

Irish Coffee Recipe: 1.5 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey .75 oz. hot simple syrup 5-7 oz. freshly brewed coffee Heavy cream, lightly whipped Pour Bushmills and simple syrup in an 8-10 oz., heat proof or stemmed glass. Fill with coffee to within a centimeter of the top of the glass, then gently top with cream and serve….

Key Lime Daiquiri

Key Lime Daiquiri 2 oz Key West First Legal Rum 0.75 oz key lime juice 0.75 oz simple syrup Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel. I was in Key West on business last week and was thrilled, after a long day of working in a place ill…

American Sidecar

American Sidecar 1.5 oz Laird’s Old Apple Brandy 0.75 oz Cointreau 0.75 oz lemon juice 0.25 oz simple syrup Concentrated simple syrup & Pop Rocks as garnish Start by preparing your glassware. Make a concentrated simple syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, then bring it to a boil. Let it boil until…

Squaller’s Delight

Squaller’s Delight Recipe: 2 oz. Laird’s Old Apple Brandy .5 oz. Gingered Sorghum Simple Syrup .25 tsp Sherry Vinegar 2-3 dashed Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass with large ice cubes. No garnish. For some reason, I love saying the word “squall.” The good news about this is that it…

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee Recipe: 1.5 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey .75 oz. hot simple syrup 5-7 oz. freshly brewed coffee Heavy cream, lightly whipped Pour Bushmills and simple syrup in an 8-10 oz.  of glass (See the Bodum Pavina 8.5 -Ounce Double-Wall heat-pro Thermo Tumbler/DOF Glass above). Fill with coffee to within a centimeter of the top of the…