The Difference Between Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and other Tequilas (Plus an Añejo Smash Recipe)

Añejo Smash with Gran Centenario Tequila

With every spirit there is an additional layer of appreciation that comes from understanding the history and production process. Nowadays we can walk into any bar and choose from a variety of beers, wines, and spirits from locations across the globe, yet what distinguishes the interesting ones is Read more

3 SUZE Cocktails to Expand Any Palate

Earl Grey White Negroni

As we age, our palates change, and whether that’s due to physiology or simply preference is akin to the nature versus nurture debate. Reality is likely a combination of both. Sometimes we call certain tastes “acquired” and research suggests that there is indeed a baseline amount of exposure to a new flavor that must occur before it becomes preferred. Developing a palate for the bitter notes of hops in beer or the bitter acidity in black coffee are two prime examples. Around the age of 40, Read more

Floridita Daiquiri (Daiquiri #4)

I never used to respect the daiquiri. I didn’t understand the appeal of an overly-sweet alcoholic slushy. Actually, I didn’t have much respect for the old fashioned either – which is now my go to cocktail. Looking back, it’s apparent that Read more

Healthy Hummus Veggie Wrap Is a Simple Weekend Meal

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It would stand to reason that I’d cook most of my meals over the weekend since I’d have more time to spare, but that’s never been the case. Over the weekend I opt for simplicity and generally cook a standard rotation of meals. These veggie hummus wraps are one of those meals that Read more