Articles Tagged: Gin

Leap Year Cocktail

Don’t wait another 4 years to try this combo of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Marnier and a splash fresh lime juice! What a great way to enjoy this extra day.… Read more

DeKuyper Distillery Talks To DOTW

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This week we sat down with Marc de Kuyper, an 11th generation distiller in the DeKuyper Distillery.  de Kuyper spoke to us about his company’s launch of Mandarine Napoleon XO, a limited-edition of their Mandarine Napoleon line made with rare, aged cognac. We covered a number of topics including my love of lychee and DeKuyper’s Kwai Feh liqueur that is currently unavailable in the United States.

Drink of the Week (DOTW):  How does it … Read more

Cocktail Casting Call: 30 Rock

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Fire up your Kabletown boxes and grab a large bag of Sabor de Soledad, the loveable cast of characters at 30 Rock are back! The cast of 30 Rock is one of the best on television, so today we honor each character with a casting call of our own. Here are some of the best supporting cocktails for your must-see Thursday! 

    Liz’s Lemon Lavender Cocktail – The leader of this motley crew might not be

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Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Nine Pink Ladies Dancing

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1/2 oz grenadine
1-1/2 oz heavy cream

Directions:
Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.… Read more

Berry Cobbler

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We went to a very berry event last night hosted by Driscoll Berries. It was an interesting evening of cooking lessons and food photography all centered around blackberries. During the course of the evening, I sat next to one of the folks from Driscoll and learned a ton about berries. I had never really thought of it before but berries, like grapes, are “terroir” based and reflect the impact of their surroundings. It totally makes … Read more

Pilgrim’s Pumpkin 75

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Champagne cocktails and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. The light and refreshing bubbles are a good match for the heavy food! Get in the spirit with this pumpkin adaptation of the French 75 cocktail.

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 1/2 oz  pumpkin puree
2 pinches pumpkin pie spice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shake the gin, puree, spice, lemon juice and … Read more

The Bee’s Knees

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This week we feature the classic prohibition era cocktail, Bee’s Knees. The name is a play on the old saying “The Bee’s Knees” or height of excellence and the honey used to mask the liquor taste. Most booze didn’t taste so good back during in the 1920’s.

Ingredients:
2 parts Gin
1 part honey syrup*
1 part lemon juice

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well (10 – 20 seconds). Strain … Read more

Bloom London Dry Gin Review

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In August, Greenall’s, one of the oldest Gin producing firms in England, launched its newest libation – Bloom Gin. Bloom arrived in one of the most beautiful bottles we have seen in awhile – the slightest shade of green with crawling vines (both imprinted in the bottle and on the plastic enclosure at the top of the bottle). Luckily for us, Bloom was as tasty as the bottle was beautiful.

Greenall’s is one of the … Read more

Tru (True) Blood: Not Just For Vampires Anymore

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I love, love, love True Blood. I have read all of the books, watched the TV shows and even attended True Blood fan events through the Paley Center (for all of you True Blood fans out there, Vampire Eric and Werewolf Alcide look as good in person). Imagine my delight when we received a couple of Tru Bloods in the mail. And just in time for Halloween!

Tru Blood is a carbonated blood orange … Read more

Bulldog London Dry Gin Review

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Bulldog London Dry Gin is a relatively new entrant into the gin market, having been released in 2006. But its timing is impeccable; Bulldog’s release perfectly coincided with the resurgence of gin. There isn’t much information to be had about Bulldog Dry Gin. The website says that it is distilled by a distillery that has over 250 years experience. A press release states that the brand was started in 2003 by a former banker and … Read more

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