Friday Cocktail Hour: The Bourbon Arnold Palmer

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Bourbon Arnold Palmer

So delighted was I by Kevin O'Connor's promotion of Persimmon restaurant's curbside cocktail program (see video below), that I asked him for a cocktail for today and he sent a Persimmon's cocktail for this Sunday. He had already made the labels for the bottles: an Arnold Palmer. Brilliant. We've come to love flavoring our simple syrup—with leftover squeezed lemons and limes for citrus simple syrup, rosemary for David L's Rosemary Gimlet—so were were eager for Kevin's suggestion of making a tea simple syrup, and making a bourbon sour using lemon for a bourbon Arnold Palmer. It's fabulous. Kevin he'd be using a black tea. All I had in the way...

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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).