February 2014 archive

Mardi Gras & The Sazerac

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday in French, starts on or right after Kings Day and right before Ash Wednesday and represents the last chance to feast before the fasting that occurs during the many weeks of Lent. But for many people, especially those in New Orleans, this time of year, also referred to as Carnival Season, is an […]

My Bloody Valentine!

It happens every year, like clockwork. Once February rolls around, I always fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love…with blood oranges! For last Thursday’s cocktail tasting with Quinciple, I cut up and juiced so many of these beauties that by the end of the night, the cocktail station looked like a gorgeous slaughter had […]

Van Brunt Stillhouse Malt Whiskey & The Boulevardier

Tonight (in just a few short hours!), I’ll be joining Van Brunt Stillhouse, the Red Hook, Brooklyn based distillery I’ve profiled here before, at Atlantic Cellars for a spirits tasting. They will be sampling a number of their products that range from a limited edition grappa to a smooth, delicate amber-colored rum called Due North, […]

Quinciple Cocktail Tasting: Rosemary, Mon Sherry

Tomorrow night, 7-9pm, Quinciple and Bit By a Fox are joining forces for another cocktail event! We’ll be at the very charming Dandelion Wine in Greenpoint, Brooklyn sipping on this aromatic cocktail inspired by the winter goodies going out in Quinciple’s Valentine’s Day box next week. Since Dandelion Wine doesn’t carry spirits, but has an excellent sherry […]