Everyone’s Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day! Armed with green garb and greener beer, many spend their St. Patty’s Day bar-hopping from pub to pub with a steady regiment of shots and Irish Car Bombs. What about those who decide that gallons of beer and whiskey aren’t for them? How about a duo of easily prepared cocktails for a relaxed take on March 17th? Following are two cocktails with rather different expressions. Both use Irish Whiskey and are suitable any time of the day and will pair … [Read more...] about Slainte! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cocktails
Holidays means two things for most of us: feasting and family! As far as feasting, the panoply of dishes at the holiday table usually has hosts and guests alike wondering what they should offer to drink. While I believe wine is best for the meal (and all your wine concerns can be quelled with one of our holiday six-packs….merciless plug, I know!), following are two cocktails that will certainly make cocktail hour and dessert a delicious success. As far as family is concerned, these … [Read more...] about Fall Cocktails
With Summer in the rear view and the chill of Autumn slowly creeping in, our cocktails, along with food and wine, take a turn for the heartier. And as the first of our Fall “holidays” approaches, I present two Halloween cocktails for the occasion: both treats with no bartending tricks necessary. Whether you are a seasoned Trick-or-Treater who refuses to give up the tradition or are gearing up to take the kids around, these concoctions should add autumnal flair to the evening and throughout … [Read more...] about Halloween Cocktails
Most imbibers leave the mixing to the bartenders and mixologists, and with good reason. We city-dwellers are spoiled by having some the most creative minds in the world masterminding cocktail recipes at the city's finest establishments. That doesn't mean cocktail enthusiasts can't take a few tips from the pros and create surprisingly dashing and delicious drinks at home! … [Read more...] about Cocktail 101: A Start-Up Guide to Great Mixology!
Derby Day is a time for big bets, bigger hats and tasty cocktails. Fashion is high and the expectation of a derby-themed cocktail is higher. Here is a duo that should cover your bases for a party scenario that often encompasses an array of taste preferences. First, we tip our hat to a perennial all-star: The Mint Julep is the quintessence of Derby Day imbibing with a permanent place in America's liquid history. … [Read more...] about Delicious Drinks for Derby Day!