New Recipe Page: Applejack Old Fashioned
If you read this site with any regularity, you’ll know I'm prone to hyperbole. Well, here we go again. The Applejack Old Fashioned is the ultimate stirred cocktail for fall. It’s my go to drink for whenever the leaves begin to change color, as well as times like now when I’m waiting for it to actually feel like fall. This is a textbook example of a variation on a classic cocktail. It keeps the proportions of the original intact and simply swaps in autumn-themed ingredients
New Recipe: The White Russian
It's fall, bring on the cream drinks! The most famous of which is arguably the White Russian, aka the definition of a guilty pleasure. I'll admit I have a soft spot for these. It was the first cocktail I had that I couldn’t wait to finish. I was 16 and attending the Bar Mitzvah of my friend’s younger brother (they had a cool Aunt who got us drinks from the bar). Sure, it may not be what you'd call a sophisticated cocktail, but who cares. Good is good. On the page, are a
New Recipe: The Brooklyn Cocktail
September is here, that means it's whiskey season (truth be told, it's always whiskey season at my house). Having lived in Brooklyn for 12 years and raised my family here, the Brooklyn cocktail would hold a special place in my heart no matter what was in it. But lucky for me, it happens to be my favorite type of cocktail there is: stirred and boozy, with whiskey. It's a descendant of the Manhattan - my all-time favorite cocktail - but one that possesses it's own identity.
New Recipe: The Red Red Rose
Finally returning to Social Hour after a 3 week hiatus. My family and I were in Martha's Vineyard for the last 2 weeks of August. I planned to update the site while away, but as is often the case, what I imagine I can accomplish and what I am able to accomplish are on opposite sides of the multiverse (in an alternate reality somewhere there's a Tom who's crazy productive, or maybe just one's that's crazy realistic). Nevertheless, I'm back! This week's recipe is very spec