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Julep Season

Even though we’re a week before the Derby, Mint julep season has opened. My perch. Bourbon and bees. Mint julep recipe: Mint Juleps for a Crowd Serves 4 (you can double or triple, even) 1 big bunch mint, tops cut […]

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Aviation Cocktail

We haven’t been drinking many Aviations lately. But they are an old favorite. This one was particularly delicious. Absences makes the palate grow stronger? Aviation Cocktail Makes two drinks. 3 ounces gin 1 ounce maraschino liqueur 1 ounce lemon juice […]

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Old Fashioned

Recipe here: Old Fashioned. That is all. Old Fashioned. . . . . . ————————– #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #nom #nomnom #food #yummy #hungryaf #westchester #rocklandcounty #lohudeats #lohudfood #northjerseyeats #njeats #cocktails #rye #instafood #instadrinks #sourcherryfarm A post shared by Liz Johnson […]

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Salty Dogs!

Our favorite December cocktail, the Salty Dog! See our previous Salty Dog coverage here: Salty Dogs. Salty Dogs 1 to 1 1/2 grapefruits (juice to equal 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons sea or kosher salt 8 ounces vodka or gin 2 […]

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A Christmas Aviation

Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Aviation! Aviation 3 ounces gin 1 ounce maraschino liqueur 1 ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon creme de violette Combine all in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled […]

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Sidecars by the Fire

It’s that time of year, when we break out the brandy. Sidecar. Fire. Football. Cheers! #cocktails #lohudfood #njeats #northjersey #northjerseyeats A photo posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Nov 25, 2016 at 3:55pm PST Sidecar takes the chill off. Our […]

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Maple Rye Sour

Here’s a nice drink for sipping by the fire in winter. Maple Rye Sour 8 ounces rye 2 ounces lemon juice 2 ounces orange juice 1 ounce maple syrup 1 ounce amaro Albano Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker […]

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Bronx Cocktail

Earlier this week, I received a big box of citrus from my friend Cherril’s trees. Cherril, a friend I met on my work trip to Nashville last year, lives in Arizona, and grows grapefruit, pomelos, blood oranges, Meyer lemons and more. […]

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Blood Orange Flip

It’s that time of year, when citrus and whiskey make a fine pair indeed. Blood Orange Flip For the honey syrup: 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup honey For the cocktail: 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice 1/2 ounce honey syrup […]

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The Boulevardier

We came across The Boulevardier recipe in The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails. We highly recommend the book; it’s a great addition to any cocktailian’s library. The Boulevardier 4 ounces rye or bourbon 2 ounces Campari 2 ounces sweet […]

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Cheers! It’s Salty Dog Season

The annual shipment of grapefruit from the Valley has arrived, so we immediately got to juicing. For our favorite grapefruit cocktail recipe go here: Salty Dogs. Related posts: Cheers to Salty Dog Season! It’s Salty Dog Season! Salty Dogs! Salty […]

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American 76

We wanted an American cocktail for Thanksgiving, and we wanted something festive and bubbly. Sarah and I came up with a brilliant solution, if we do say so ourselves: a riff on the French 75, with American bourbon instead of gin. We […]

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Sidecars by the Fire

Every season has its turn, and today, fall is up. A chill in the air. A fire in the living room. Brandy in our glasses. Recipe here: PrintSidecars Ingredients8 ounces Cognac 4 ounces Cointreau 2 ounces lemon juiceInstructionsSet ice and […]

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Gin and Tonic Recipe

Our gin and tonic recipe is probably like a lot of people’s gin and tonic recipes: gin, tonic, lime. But we do prefer Tanguerey, and 2 ounces, please. And we insist on either Schweppes or, even better Q Tonic. Also, we squeeze […]

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Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade

This Sparkling Tarragon Gin Lemonade is a wonderfully refreshing gin highball that makes use of the fresh herbs from the garden. It’s from Bon Appetit, which says if you don’t have tarragon, basil would make a nice substitute. I venture […]

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Meyer Lemon Margaritas

We had a few Meyer Lemons leftover from the late spring, and they somehow survived a long stay in the produce drawer, what is affectionately known in our home as The Rotting Drawer. So, Mexico on our mind, inspired by a […]

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Sage Brown Derby

We’ve had this season-straddling cocktail before, but it’s a good time of year to trot the recipe back out. Enjoy! PrintSage Brown Derby From the Jan. 2014 issue of Bon AppetitIngredients2 ounces rye whiskey 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 […]

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Cocktail: The Working Mom

I played with the ratios of “The Working Man,” a tiki riff on the Industry Sour, created by Reddit user ShuggaCheez, which I discovered via @shitfoodblogger, to come up with The Working Mom. PrintCocktail: The Working Mom I played with […]

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Blood Orange Flip

Another great cocktail with blood orange juice! This one from Serious Eats. PrintBlood Orange Flip A great winter warmer that takes advantage of the blood oranges in season. The egg white makes it super-silky. Watch out. These go down quick! […]

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Old Fashioned

PrintOld Fashioned Ingredients1 sugar cube (or two dots or 1 teaspoon) 2 dashes bitters Splash of water 2 ounces rye One big-ass ice cube (or several smaller ones) 1 orange peel, cut using a paring knifeInstructionsMuddle the sugar, bitters and […]

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Mae Rose

Mae Rose, the cocktail from the January issue of Bon App, which uses pamplemousse liqueur. We loved it! Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Jack Rose A Christmas Walk and a Red Rose On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and […]

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Grapefruit Margarita

Another great discovery on Food52, where they call this Grapefruit Margarita a Midwinter Margarita. (As in “In the bleak?)  We love a margarita recipe that uses grapefruit juice — because you know this time of year we’ve got grapefruit! It’s adapted […]

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Clementine Sour

Rosie Schapp, who created this Clementine Sour cocktail for the New York Times, likes to call it the Christmas Day Clementine Sour. And that is indeed when we enjoyed it. But I am editing the title of the drink for […]

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Make It a Double

Here’s to a week nearly over. Old Overholt with a splash of vermouth. Related posts: Double-Cut Pork Chops and The Great Gatsby Cocktail Recipe: Rye Manhattans Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie Cocktail Recipe: Old Fashioned

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Whiskey Sour Season!

A chill in the air, so we go brown. Whiskey sours! Recipe here: Whiskey Sour recipe. Related posts: Whiskey Sour Maple Rye Sour Grilling Season Opens at Sour Cherry Farm New York Sour

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El Presidente Cocktail

After watching Nucky & pals sipping El Presidente cocktails on their trip to Cuba on Boardwalk Empire, we were inspired to try one the next night. After paging around for a few recipes, we settled on this ratio of 1 […]

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Fitzgerald Cocktail Recipe

Inspired by a post I came across on TheKitchn, we decided to shake up some gin cocktails this Friday night. I found their Fitzgerald cocktail recipe to be a bit sweet, so I’ve taken the simple syrup down for this […]