Friday Cocktail Hour: The Bee’s Knees!

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Bee’s Knees!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f54didgLZY8 Video by Katherine Guanche Due to technical difficulties (sometimes referred to as vacation), I failed to post the Friday Cocktail on Friday! Better late than never I hope. The Bee's Knees is a prohibition era cocktail, by some accounts created as a way to mask the flavor of bathtub gin (which has always sounded kind of gross to me—perfect place to keep your gin and take care of that ring around the tub!) But the cocktail itself is splendid, a classic sour, dormant since its heyday until contemporary mixologists picked it back up. I keep it to a golden sour ratio of 2 parts hooch, 1 part sour, 1...

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FCH: The Rosemary Gimlet

FCH: The Rosemary Gimlet

https://youtu.be/gBQh_XfJIYA video by Katherine Guanche Today's Friday Cocktail Hour features a variation on a most excellent sour,...

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FCH: The Rye Old-Fashioned

FCH: The Rye Old-Fashioned

The last time I heard someone order an old-fashioned on screen was Don Draper on "Mad Men." The last time I heard it ordered in...

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FCH: The White Negroni

Today's cocktail is a White Negroni and is a lesson in how to invent a cocktail. I've heard a couple versions of how this came about...

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I write books (more than twenty now), mostly about food and cooking, half with chefs, some non-food non-fiction books (wooden boats, the fascinating world of pediatric heart surgery), and a lot of opinions here on the fundamental importance of food and cooking to our families, our communities, our world. I also make smartphone apps, kitchen tools, do TV, public speaking, and help raise my family. See my wiki page for the nuts and bolts. Most recently three novellas called In Short Measures (Fall 2015) and Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America (Spring 2017).