Posts Tagged ‘Gin’

The Green Mountain Cooler with Barr Hill Gin

I was recently asked to create a signature cocktail for a very special birthday celebration. Since it was an important milestone for John, they wanted to make it personal. John’s wife, Jenn (also, my former boss and all around bad ass), contacted me about a month before the party. She mentioned that their caterer, Nisa Lee, had already picked out a […]

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 […]

Caledonia Spirits “Barr Hill” Gin

Attention gin (and honey bee) lovers! Meet your new, favorite martini ingredient: The first time I tried Barr Hill Gin, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate this unique, Vermont made spirit. While I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cocktail painstakingly created by one of the very capable bartenders at the Bearded Lady in Brooklyn, I didn’t realize, […]

12 Days of Cocktails: Day 11 – The Christmas Daisy

The Daisy is what you call an ‘old school cocktail’. It’s been around since before even Jerry Thomas had a chance to include his version of one in the legendary The Bartender’s Guide published in 1862. “Professor” Jerry Thomas is often referred to as the “father of American mixology”. And since the resurgence of classic […]

12 Days of Cocktails: Day Two

I’m sorry, but everything about this looks SUPER dangerous. Santa will be fine but it is not going to end well for that shoeless lady in hot pants and her packages of death, slung casually over her shoulder with what looks to be strangle ribbons. Welp, as you might’ve guessed from yesterday’s drinky blog post, […]

Thanksgiving Countdown: Cranberry Gimlet

I hope that you’ve already made that SUPER easy cranberry syrup featured on the first day of the Thanksgiving Countdown. If not, do it now and then use the leftover cranberries for your sauce or relish for the big meal in a couple of days. Better yet, throw some leftover ginger in that sauce from […]

Grapefruit & Gin & Campari, Oh My…

I’ve had a thing for the grapefruit/gin/Campari combo for a while. And all spring I was making variations on this Collins type cocktail that I ended up serving at two events last week. The larger event’s version was made with vodka instead of gin and didn’t have basil. But out of three very different cocktail […]

Cocktail Crush, California Edition: Ventana Inn’s Basil Gimlet

I’m not going to lie. The moment captured above looks ALMOST as enchanting as the actual experience itself. No wonder I fell head over heels for this smooth operator. I mean, it didn’t hurt that I had some of my favorite ladies with me or that Big Sur, California is the definition of magic (seriously, […]

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