New Recipe Page: Spicy Jalapeño Margarita
I noticed this week that they're now selling organic Jalapeño Limeade at Trader Joe's. In light of that, I figured it was time the Spicy Margarita had it's own page, so you could all see how easy they are to make. I've had a recipe listed on the Margarita page for some time now, but I've made some tweaks and added a bunch of new info, including a simple recipe for jalapeño infused tequila that takes less than an hour and which you can use in any Margarita variation. Visit th
New Recipe Page: The Red & the Black
This is an original cocktail from the guy who got me into cocktails, Michael Cecconi, who is still a close friend. It's the best Margarita variation I've ever had: tequila, lime, strawberries, black pepper syrup with a pepper spiced rim. The syrup takes a little advance planning but is well worth the effort. Strawberries are in peak season right now in the northeast, so if you happen to get some from a local farmer's market cancel any other cocktail plans you might have mad
New Recipe Page: The Green Giant
I posted this page a week ago, so many of you likely saw it. But just so there's a record of it I'm posting it here now too. The Green Giant is one of my cocktails from Clover Club and it is easily the most popular drink I've ever come up with. It was dumb luck, but I'll take it. It's a simple riff on a Gimlet with sugar snap peas and tarragon. It’s like a breath of fresh spring air - only with booze. Visit the Green Giant Page!
New Recipe Page: Queen's Park Swizzle
I often describe the Queen's Park Swizzle as a grown up Mojito. It has aged rum instead of white rum, demerara syrup instead of plain simple syrup plus a few dashes of Angostura bitters. It's a bit more complex than your average beach drink, and more strikingly beautiful than just about any cocktail you'll find. The best part? It tastes as good as it looks. Visit the Queen's Park Swizzle Page!
New Recipe Page: The Caipirinha (Plus Mojito History)
The Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, is prime summer refreshment. It's basically a repurposed Daiquiri, but brighter, more bracing and even easier to make. Opinions differ on how to best prepare one and I've tried them every which way, so I'm confident when I say I think my recipe makes is the best Caipirinha you'll find. But if you disagree, of course I make my case as well. And the history is in there too! Speaking of which, I finally added a history section to t