For many, iced tea is a summer staple. And if not that, then surely whisky. So here we’ve got a cocktail that combines flavorful chai tea with easy-drinking Famous Grouse Scotch. Called the Front Porch Punch, this refreshing drink is a little sweet, a little smoky and a lot refreshing.…read more →
At the 25th annual James Beard Foundation Awards gala, winners were bestowed with the highest honors for food and beverage professionals. And attendees were treated to a bramble-inspired rum cocktail made with Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and blackberry purée. So whether or not…read more →
Spring is a great time of year. Full of promise. For a fresh start and better weather, sure. But we’re mostly concerned with the cocktail-related implications, as it’s the perfect time to break out some spirits and ingredients you might have forgotten about during winter. So here we’re using the…read more →
With its crisp, clean notes and quaffable qualities, gin is often relegated to summer drinks. And it’s true that a Tom Collins or Negroni can do wonderful things on a warm patio. But gin’s a versatile number, and it’s a fine candidate for sipping once temperatures cool. Take the Autumn…read more →
The Belle Epoque cocktail hails from Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans. It includes a unique ingredient — ratafia — which is an infusion of a base spirit (typically brandy) with fruit. R’evolution is currently infusing persimmon with brandy, but other fruits are used seasonally. After sitting for about six months,…read more →
Tanduay Asian Rum is available stateside in two varieties — Tanduay Silver and Tanduay Gold. Each rum is light and well-balanced, which makes them good candidates for adding to warm-weather drinks. Here we enlist the gold rum for an easy-drinking cocktail composed of fresh honeydew, lime and some ginger effervescence.
The Cherry Orchard comes courtesy of Del Pedro, a bartender at Tooker Alley in NYC. Tooker Alley is located near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which features cherry blossoms each spring. Hence the name of this drink. The cocktail contains a full 1.25 ounces of Kirschwasser, a cherry eau de vie…read more →