Friday Cocktail Hour: The Enhanced Martini

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Enhanced Martini

As the martini tends to be my drink of choice, I decided to vary my standard practice lest I grow weary of it, that standard being 2 to 3 oz gin with a capful of dry vermouth, into a frozen glass with a twist. I looked to two great sources to switch things up a bit....
Easy Turkey Stock

Easy Turkey Stock

Make your turkey stock now so you have plenty for Thanksgiving gravy, which really holds the whole meal together and makes leftovers the greatest! Easy Turkey Stock A simple way to make turkey or chicken stock 2 large turkey drumsticks2 large turkey wings2 Spanish...
Friday Cocktail Hour: The Old Pal

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Old Pal

I casted about for not one but two cocktails to make this Friday, owing to the fact that election week so disoriented us that we scarcely knew what day it was and I forgot record The Friday Cocktail Hour. And what with the ridiculousness carrying on at the end of this...

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Hot Toddy

Video by Michael! Owing to technical difficulties, I was only able to post this to my Instagram account yesterday (please follow and check there first for the video). It’s gotten so chilly my wife Ann asked me to find the recipe for the best hot toddy...
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...
The Perfect Gin and Tonic (Again)

The Perfect Gin and Tonic (Again)

Video by Katherine Guanche. Katherine, Sam and I made this video in May looking forward to summer while in quarantine. Now it’s the middle of August, we’ve found a rental in a lovely, quiet, untrammeled patch of Massachusetts, on a river near a beach, and...