When my wife sent me a link to this cocktail, my first thought was – finally, I’ve found the blue food! I remember growing up and listening to legendary comedian, George Carlin, do an entire routine on the fact that there is no blue food. As he adroitly pointed out, blueberries are actually purple. (The
I’m not sure if it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an apple-cocktail certainly can’t hurt. As it turns out, that sage aphorism actually dates back to 1916. But its true origin is from Wales in 1866, where the proverb “Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep
To watch or not to watch. That seems to be the latest rumbling from Southern California (thank goodness). I don’t have a cocktail every day, but it’s probably not the worst advice. I saw this quote on a bar menu not so long ago. “I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake
Nothing beats fireworks on the Fourth. I remember when I was just a kid my parents would pack me and my brothers in the back of our beat up old Ford station-wagon and drive to the high school where they held the annual fireworks display. We’d stake out a spot, spreading our blanket on the
I’m always on the lookout for a fun drink that I can test on my adventurous wife and next-door neighbors. And I’m not too proud to admit that I spotted this one in my weekly Whole Foods flyer. I was originally going to title the column “Your Father Smelt of Elderberries,” which I know is
I live in Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, Cinco De Mayo is a big deal throughout the city. Don’t even try getting into a Mexican restaurant on May 5th. So it is slightly ironic that the Margarita, the drink synonymous with this south-of-the-border holiday, might not even be from Mexico. One take on the original story
I spent half of my childhood in Vermont and one of my fondest memories is of maple syrup. After all, that’s where the good stuff comes from. Between February and April, all across Vermont and northern New England, you will see buckets hanging from many, if not most, of the region’s iconic Sugar Maple trees.
What could be more apropos for Cupid’s day than a blushing pink craft cocktail? The “Kiss Me Now Martini” is the perfect combination of lip-puckeringly tart and mouth-wateringly sweet – not to mention intoxicating to the last lingering sip. The recipe is below. What is its heritage, you ask? Pretty much a rip-off of the