In addition to experiencing the flavor and aroma of a cocktail, appreciation comes from knowledge of its history. However, our tendency is only to study modern history and investigate the birth of the cocktail rather than the historical context of drinking culture which predates it. For Americans this means Read more
Bitters are the fashion accessory of the cocktail world – a small accent that makes what surrounds them pop. In fashion it could be a small accessory like a tie or piece of jewelry that brings out an adjacent color and in a cocktail it’s a few drops of concentrated flavor that provides Read more
Sweet drinks don’t often appeal to me, but every once in awhile I’ll indulge in a sweet dessert cocktail. This is my twist on the white Russian and what I love about it is the harmony of spice, cream, and sweet. I prefer to make this with homemade chai concentrate and heavy cream. (Recipe here!)
This simple recipe is for homemade chai concentrate. Once you see how easy making your own chai is, you’ll never buy pre-made concentrate again. This recipe yields 4 cups, so I suggest using a large swing-top bottle for storage. One great cocktail recipe to use this in is a Chai Tea White Russian.