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The Scofflaw

The Scofflaw Cocktail

Although there’s no pumpkin in this cocktail, its amber-color and warming taste make it perfect for the changing of the seasons. The spicy bite of rye will warm you from the inside out and the refreshing tartness of lemon keep one foot in summer (because we can’t let go just yet. What’s most interesting about… Read More »

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

While most cocktail historians agree that the Singapore Sling was created around 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the exact recipe for the drink has been hotly debated. Every bar you go to will have a slightly different concoction, with some combination of gin, pineapple juice, Cherry Heering (a… Read More »

The Tarragon Cocktail

The Tarragon Cocktail from A Thought for Food

This cocktail, which was first created at the The Inn at Honey Run in Holmes County, Ohio, is all about bringing together just a few complementary ingredients into the perfect sip. And, it allows the true flavors of the base alcohol (in this case, Watershed Gin) to shine through and not be overpowered by everything else. You… Read More »

Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito from Fork vs. Spoon

As the summer is coming to an end in some parts of the country, so is the abundance of sweet berries. This cocktail is the perfect way to showcase ultra-ripe blackberries at their peak by amping up the traditional mojito with fresh fruit flavor. You can do this with any combination of berries (strawberries are… Read More »

Caip-beer-inha

Caip-Beer-Inha

The caipirinha is the classic cocktail of Brazil – tons of lime muddled with sugar and cachaca, a sharp liquor made from sugarcane. It packs a bunch but is refreshing for those hot Brazilian nights. And, beer cocktails are the new rage these days, with mixologists like Jacob figuring out ways to showcase the flavors… Read More »

Grilled Peach Cocktail

Grilled Peach Cocktail

Peaches and other stone fruit are at their peak right now and perfect for eating out of the hand or raw in salads and other dishes. Grilling the peaches concentrates their sweetness by caramelizing the natural sugars and giving the fruit a bit of a smoky flavor. Along with the woodsy aroma of the thyme,… Read More »

Maiden’s Blush

Maidens Blush

This cocktail, as with almost all of Lesley’s, has a deep history and a very interesting story dating back to the 1800s. The combination of sweet & tart raspberries with a good gin, a touch of lemon, and a bit of absinthe for aromatics makes for a unique, seasonal, and a-little-too-drinkable of a cocktail that… Read More »

Camembert Bruschetta with Tomato Marmalade

Camembert Bruschetta with Tomato Marmalade

The picture pretty much says it all. This appetizer is sensual and satisfying, which is just how Chef Andres likes to cook. In his own words, “a dish needs to evoke sensuality, excitement and create unimagined pleasure.” And, what’s even better is that Andres added accompanying music to the recipe so you can really set… Read More »