The Friday Cocktail Hour: The Derby

The Friday Cocktail Hour: The Derby

Yes, it’s that time again—another eventful week has passed, and boy do we need a cocktail! Herewith, The Derby, a complex bourbon-lime sour, balanced with sweet vermouth and orange liqueur. I’ve played with proportions here, adding a little more vermouth...
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Palmetto

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Palmetto

FCH: The Palmetto Happy Friday, all! Yes, it’s been another week and I’m back with a simple but little discussed, eminently worthy cocktail. As I’ve noted before regarding the Gimlet and the Daiquiri, the Negroni and Boulevardier, with most of the...
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Blind Melon

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Blind Melon

Video by Katherine Guanche. Last week’s cocktail featured mint simple syrup. For today’s cocktail, I’ve made a fruit puree, canteloupe infused with rosemary, that stands in for the simple syrup. The subject came up during a pre-zoom interview for A...
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Mojito

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Mojito

All summer, resident videographer, Katherine Guanche, has been asking for a Mojito. Having grown up in Miami with Cuban-born parents, she naturally craves this venerable Cuban cocktail, tart sweet and refreshing. I, on the other hand, waited, waited all summer to make...
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Beachcomber

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Beachcomber

Yes, it’s Friday again! Another week of the pandemic, another week of political convention, and it is time for a serious cocktail. Strong! Complex! Well-balanced! Delicious. And I herewith offer an uncommon cocktail, rum-based because I’m still at the...