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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 […]

Meyer Lemons
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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 […]

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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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 […]