April 2014 archive

The Ginger Mint Julep

Hey y’all! It’s officially Derby Week! Pretty ponies, voluminous hats and, most importantly…Mint Juleps! The race isn’t until Saturday, so that gives you a little time to construct your award-winning topper, brush up on this year’s stats and perfect your Mint Julep recipe, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Ooooor, you can just rely […]

Negroni Week is Coming…

Fans of the Negroni cocktail, listen up! Your favorite time of year is fast approaching! The first week in June marks Negroni Week. Sponsored by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, this event is both delicious and charitable… Inspired by Douglas Derrick’s Negroni Social event at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon, Imbibe launched Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an […]

Your Easter Cocktail: The Primavera Cup

Spring, spring, spring, spring, spring, SPRIIIIIINNNNNGGGG! It’s finally here! And with it comes a whole batch of inspired, fresh flavors. In lieu of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks today, make this herbaceous, springtime treat. Galliano Liqueur is absurdly underused in cocktails. It is occasionally used as a digestif in Italy but most people associate it […]

Throwback Thursday: Let’s Get Bit…Again!

This is my sober face. Awwww, remember that tawdry, pulp mag pic from my very first blog post?? No? Well, you may not be alone! Since more eyes are on this blog than ever before, I figured, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I’d re-post that original manifesto-of-sorts; the very first call to foxy cocktail enthusiasts […]

Drinks Are On Me!

The readers have spoken…and clearly they’re Bit By a Fox! We won, you guys! We WOOOOONNN! Bit By a Fox blog has won Readers’ Choice Best Cocktail Blog for Saveur Magazine’s Fifth Annual Best Food Blog Awards 2014!!! This was obviously a group effort and I cannot thank you all enough – for voting, trying to vote […]

Welcome to Hibiscus Town!

A few weeks back I made a hibiscus syrup for a Hibiscus Pisco Sour cocktail I created to feature the delightful Capurro Pisco. And because my Italian side is dominant when it comes to portion size, I made enough syrup to sweeten up a small village. I’ve been living in hibiscus town ever since. It’s […]

The Couch Sessions’ Q&A is Here!

BIG DEAL ALERT, Foxy Friends! I did a Q&A with the lovely Lea Faminiano from the arts and urban culture magazine The Couch Sessions. And it’s now up on their site! We really covered everything…from my background, what brought me to New York City and how I got into cocktails in the first place, to […]

Should You Send Back That Drink?

Sure, we’ve all been there. You’re super psyched to be out with a group of friends or on a hot date at some swanky, new cocktail-bar-of-the-moment where you hear that they hand carve their ice cubes into diamonds, rinse their cocktail glasses with angel’s sighs and rim with genuine 14K gold dust. (Ok, as far […]