The first pints of strawberries have appeared at farmers’ markets in New York. That can only mean one thing: summer has finally arrived. There’s no better way to celebrate the season’s arrival than with my favorite strawberry cocktail, the Royal Highball. Read More →
For an Italian-themed special event hosted by Terlato Wines recently, I was asked to create a signature cocktail. The cocktail would be served before dinner, so that got me thinking about a variation on the Aperol Spritz, my favorite summertime sparkler, made with Aperol liqueur, prosecco, and soda, with a slice of orange.
The Silver Screen is brimming with cocktail references. AP writer Michelle Locke recently interviewed me about the some of the most interesting stories behind on-screen cocktails, including the Blood and Sand. Read the full article for a boozy trip in the way-back machine, or click for the recipe.
Last night, some new Parisian friends asked me to make a cocktail–something light and sparkly to refresh us in the balmy summer evening out in coastal Connecticut. My first thought was a French 75, a classic cocktail that I profile in STORIED SIPS, but we didn’t have any fresh lemons. What I did have was pink grapefruit. So I played around a bit, and came up with a fantastic summer sparkler that I’ll be making for the rest of the season.
Although I can’t reveal too much of what you’ll find between the covers of Storied Sips (the book), I can say that a lot of the facts in this fun Buzzfeed article, How To Day Drink Like A Genius, are right on. Take a gander for a lovely afternoon aperitif. Read More →