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
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.
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