Thanksgiving is generally a time shared with family and friends over food and drink. The food certainly takes the spotlight, and wine is the de-facto alcohol of choice. Sherry is one of the more popular wines found in cocktails, and let’s not forget vermouth, a fortified and aromatized wine. Read more
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
- 2 ounces tequila
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- ½ ounce lime juice
- Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
- Strain into ice-filled rocks glass.
The Apparent Sour may seem simple, but don’t underestimate how delicious it is. I first made this cocktail for a client and a coworker during Read more
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
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
The third featured rum cocktail of the month is the classic daiquiri because today is National Daiquiri Day. The daiquiri is one of those classic and also foundational cocktails Read more