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Meyer Lemon Mojitos

What do you do when you have an overabundance of mint from your potted mint plant? Why, make mojitos, of course. And if you have some remaining Meyer lemons from an extended growing season this year, it just makes sense to whip up Meyer lemon mojitos. Every year I try to use make the most [...]

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Blood Orange Rosemary Gin Fizz

What do you do with a big bag of blood oranges hauled back from the market? The choices are endless. With their sweet flavor with hints of berries and cherries, blood oranges naturally lend themselves to sweet and savory recipes. I could make a pound cake or muffins or a salad or sauce for chicken. [...]

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Pink Gin

Some days, when I get back home after a long day of prepping for and teaching a class at night, I just want to collapse on the couch with a glass of wine. And inevitably of course, some days I get back home and realize I don’t actually have any wine around the house. Yesterday [...]

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Rosemary Salty Dog Cocktail

Well, it has been quite a week! Since turning in my edited galley pages for my cookbook, I’ve been busy testing out new recipes for both Brooklyn Galley and Appetite for China. And celebrating the end of a long project usually means a cocktail somewhere in the mix. I’ve been trying out this Rosemary Salty Dog cocktail [...]

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Southside Cocktail

Although this drink isn’t made with Irish whiskey or beer, I think it’s pretty fitting for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s green and was possibly created by the Irish in Prohition-era Chicago. But most importantly, it’s very cold, which is fitting for this insanely early spring we’re having. Many of the quick gin drinks I make [...]

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Hot Buttered Rum

Well, it’s March. Here in New York, after another warm spell, we’re back in the midst of chilly temps. It’s more Paris chilly than Northeast US frigidness; instead of negative temps giving your face frostbite, the all the cold moisture in the air just seeps into your bones. These past few rainy days, hiding indoors [...]

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Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Last year I had an amazing cocktail at a restaurant whose name escapes me now. It might have been in Brooklyn. Or Manhattan. All I remembered is that it was one of those places that served amazing, pitch-perfect cocktails. I ordered one called The Bee’s Knees without knowing the ingredients except gin. I took a [...]

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