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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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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 […]


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 […]


Maple Rye Sour

Jill recommended we make this drink, a take on the Propsect Park Sour that she loves to order at Clover Club in Brooklyn. It was a big hit. The recipe from Saveur calls for Abano, a type of Amaro. If […]


Brooklyn Cocktail Recipe

I had a hankering for something bitter and bracing — to match the bitter and bracing weather outside. Looking for something amaro-ish, I was torn between the Red Hook and the Brooklyn. Each is rye based, which is what I […]


Sage Brown Derby

A nice option for our delishy grapefruit from the Rio Grande. From Bon Appetit. As is most everything we like to cook these days! We ran out of rye on day 2 of these, and substituted Canadian Club. Worked great! […]


Manhattan Recipe #manhattanproject

Over at Small Bites, we have embarked upon the Manhattan Project! If you follow Small Bites on Instagram (link to Small Bites Instagram here), or Twitter (@small_bites) you may have noticed a certain hashtag flying around some evenings: #manhattanproject. For the […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Jasmine

A nice aperitif, light and refrshing. It may be pink, but it’s not a pansy drink. From Cocktail: The Drink Bible for the 21st Century. We took the Cointreau up because the original recipe was a bit too tart for […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Rosy Gins

A new highball is making the rounds at the farm. I mix gin with Fetimans Victorian Rose Lemonade and garnish with a lavender sprig. It’s floral, light and refreshing. And the fizz is nice, too! Rosy Gins 2 ounces gin […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry-Hibiscus Margaritas

A lovely summer cocktail with tangy Hibiscus, sweet blueberries and refreshing margaritas! Here is the Blueberry-Hibiscus Margarita recipe: Blueberry-Hibiscus Margaritas for a Crowd 1/2 cup hibiscus tea (recipe follows) 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups tequila 3/4 cup […]

Ginger Gold Rush
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Cocktail Recipe: Ginger Gold Rush

After browsing the Saveur drinks Tumblr for a while, we headed on over to the Friday Cocktails section on the Saveur website. There, we discovered another twist on a cocktail called the Ginger Gold Rush. We liked the thinking of […]

Baltimore Bang cocktails
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Cocktail Recipe: Baltimore Bang

We stumbled upon a Tumblr recently that is just up our alley: Savuer Drinks. While browsing, we found the Baltimore Bang cocktail from Saveur magazine. A drink from Hunna’s hometown! Though the drink is usually made with apricot brandy, Saveur decided to […]

Meyer Lemon Sidecars
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Meyer Lemon Sidecars

Greg found Meyer lemons at Whole Foods. A seasonal specialty, these lemons are known for having a thinner skin than regular lemons, and their juice is a bit sweeter. According to Wikipedia, the meyer lemon comes from China and was […]

Tom and Jerry cocktails
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Tom and Jerry Cocktails

A long time ago — so long that I did not even have a blog — there was a failed attempt at Tom and Jerry cocktails. After the recent article in the New York Times, I felt I needed vindication. […]

Ugly Flowers Cocktail
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Ugly Flowers Cocktail

At Irene’s Ugly Flowers party for Carol, we had an Ugly Flowers Cocktail. Natch! It is not, truly, an Ugly Flowers Cocktail, though. It’s actually something called a French Blonde that Irene found in Saveur. But we will rename it […]

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Tomato Water Martinis

Irene, Kris and Tom came over with some tomato water martinis. I don’t have any photos from the evening on the porch, but as usual with the five of us, it was a bunch of fun. I mean, how can […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Negronis

I am a bigger fan of the Negroni than Greg. But that said, we enjoyed a nice version on the porch, made according to David Wondrich, of course. I tried to thank him via Twitter, but alas, did not get […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway is associated with lots of drinks, including the regular ol’ daiquiri, which is made, as you know, with rum, lime juice and simple syrup. This version adds complexity with maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. It’s a nice drink to […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Smash

Normally we don’t go for vodka drinks around here anymore. (We’re into amaro lately.) But this drink, which we found originally in Bon Appetit, looked so refreshing (and seasonal!) that I couldn’t pass it up. When I went to pour […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Mojitos

This photo got a lot of comments over on Facebook, so I thought we’d better share the recipe here, too! Yummy refreshing minty rummy drinks, after the jump. Related posts: Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Cocktail Recipe: Mint Juleps Gin Gin Mules Cocktail […]

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Gin Gin Mules

We muddled the mint and squeezed the limes, and wouldn’t you know it, with a little gin and ginger beer — we had ourselves a highball. The recipe, from Audrey Saunders, can be found here: Cocktail recipe: Gin Gin Mules […]