A few weeks ago, at the height of summer, it was hard to imagine sitting in front of the fire on a cold winter’s night sipping a simple digestivo, but that’s the time to start a new annual tradition; making Nocino. With my mind full of canning and preserving summer’s bounty, I realized I had . . . → Read More: Time to make the Nocino
Sunday’s Super Bowl required Texas beef chili and corn bread. What better snack for afternoon cooking than guacamole, chips and an icy cold margarita?
Our pomegranate variation is simple.
in a small pitcher combine:
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
3/4 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cups white tequila
juice of one lime
Serve on the rocks . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita
This cocktail was inspired by our favorite restaurant in the Lehigh Valley, Bolete. At the restaurant it is called “Not Your Grandmother’s Greyhound”. We call it the Roasted Grapefruit Cocktail. We’ve had them at brunch several times and loved them, so we set out to make our own version at home. It takes a little . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Roasted Grapefruit Cocktail
Leave it to Martha to combine two of my favorite fall drinkables into one delicious autumn cocktail.
The “Cider Smash” combines 2 ounces of bourbon, a half teaspoon of lemon juice, shaken over ice and poured into a champagne glass or other tall, thin glass and topped with four ounces of chilled sparkling cider. Garnish . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Cider Smash
Labor Day has passed and there is a sudden chill in the air, especially in the evening. Cooler weather calls for a change in our cocktail habits. Gone is the thirst for an ice cold Hi-Ball, now replaced by the desire for something a bit “browner”.
A Manhattan seemed perfect. Accompanied by beautiful French Breakfast . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: Manhattan
In our house, drinks are almost as important as the food, sometimes more so. This post is the first in an occasional series of what we’re drinking these days. Often these libations aren’t too unusual; nothing beats a perfect martini, Manhattan, or a simple glass of wine. Other times, we’re in the mood for something . . . → Read More: This week’s cocktail: The Bull