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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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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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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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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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Cheers to Salty Dog Season!

Grapefruit from Texas has arrived! We celebrate with our favorite December cocktail, the Salty Dog. The recipe can be found here: Salty Dog cocktail recipe. Related posts: It’s Salty Dog Season! Salty Dogs! Salty Dogs by the Tree Sage Brown […]

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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 […]

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Rosy Gins: A Refreshing Summer Cocktail

Don’t forget last year’s delishy discovery of gin with Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade! We call it a Rosy Gin. It is delicious, and you should drink it tonight. PrintRosy Gin Ingredients2 ounces gin Ice Fentimans Victorian Rose Lemonade Lavender sprigInstructionsMeasure the […]

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South Slope Cocktail

I present the South Slope Cocktail. The recipe comes to us from the beloved The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy” target=”_blank”>PDT Cocktail Book, and, even though I own the book, was brought to my […]

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The Southside

The weather was rainy and chilly, but we paid it no mind. We were going summer this Saturday night, even if it had to be indoors. Say hello to The Southside highball. The Southside 8-10 fresh mint leaves, plus a […]

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Salty Dogs!

Our annual grapefruit shipment has arrived from the Valley! First on the agenda? Salty Dogs, of course! Here’s the recipe: PrintSalty Dog The Salty Dog signals for us the holiday season. And we enjoy it throughout the winter, or at […]

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Corpse Reviver No. 2

We made this in honor of Repeal Day, which is Dec. 5. But Dec. 5 being a Thursday this year, we didn’t want to get too high-octane until Friday. So Dec. 6 it was. The Corpse Reviver was included in […]

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Bloody Mary Recipe: Snappy Bloody Marys

Follow my directions implicitly, and you will enjoy the best Bloody Mary you’ve ever had in your life. It is called the Snappy Bloody Mary. Drinking, as you may know, is like eating: It’s much better when you start with […]

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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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Gin and Tonic on the Patio

This is summer, summer! And the drink of summer is the gin and tonic. Fill a 12-ounce collins glass with ice. Pour 2 ounces of gin over it. Top with good tonic. Garnish with a lime. Do not squeeze the lime. […]

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It’s Salty Dog Season!

Salty Dog season has arrived! Our package of the most delicious grapefruits int the world arrived today, and we immediately set about making our favorite grapefruit cocktails: Salty Dogs. These are not the same as Greyhounds, which are made just […]

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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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Sunday Night Supper

Steak, tomatoes and corn. One of the great summer meals, don’t you think? And we started with lemon-thyme gimlets in the orchards by the pear tree.   Related posts: Sunday Night Supper: Mini-Thanksgiving Sunday Night Pasta Supper Sunday Night Supper: […]

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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 […]

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Cocktail: Aviation

You can never have enough posts of Aviations, in my humble opinion. Recipe post of the Aviation is here. Related posts: Cocktail Recipe: Aviaton Aviation Cocktails with Karen Christmas Cocktail: Perfect Parallel Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

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Cocktail Recipe: Criterium

I want to start off this post by saying that these “Shit that” whoever “says” videos flying around YouTube are hilarious. “Shit New Yorkers Say” is especially funny (“Where’s the train?” “All I had to eat today was a bagel.” […]

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Sips and Snacks at Vandaag

We had a date with Team America. The movie. And the best part? It was a sing-along. Those of you who know the words to some of the songs in that movie probably understand: that’s bound to be a lot […]

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Friday Night Cocktails: Aviations

We enjoyed Aviations by the fire on Friday night, and then went upstairs for dinner in front of the TV. Dinner was breakfast: fried eggs, bacon and Eggo waffles. Really.  No photos. Related posts: Saturday Night Supper by the Tree: […]