Cocktail Recipes: Modern


St. Kevin’s Cocktail Recipe In celebration of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve been enjoying Glenadalough Irish whiskey this week. St. Patrick is, of course, the patron saint of Ireland. The patron saint of Glendalough, though, is St. Kevin. St. Patrick’s legendary nature miracle was clearing Ireland of snakes. St. Kevin’s was more modest, but very kindly. One day while he had his hand upraised...

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Craft Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day We got our first taste of the Irish whiskey revival last spring at a Glendalough pop-up at Service Bar. Since then, we’ve grown in our appreciation for Irish whiskey as a more companionable spirit for mixing. We understand now why so many old cocktail recipes specifically call for Irish; and it’s not because they didn’t care. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we...

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Let’s Not Put a Label on It Cocktail Recipe When we went to Hank’s on the Hill to do our photo shoot for our article on Cook’s Cook about reading a cocktail menu, it wasn’t strictly necessary that the drinks taste good. They just needed to be photogenic, and in the right glasses. They were delicious, though. In particular, the memory of ‘Let’s Not Put a Label On It, Let’s Keep It Fun’...

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Where to Drink on the PCH: Pebble Beach When we spent the first week and a half of January on a driving tour of California, introducing our new child to some of our favorite people and places, our family kindly lent us one of their cars for the occasion, asking only a small favor in return. Our golf-crazed father(-in-law) asked that when we stop in Carmel we make a small detour through Pebble Beach Golf Resort to pick up their 2018...

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The Nora Highball Cocktail Recipe When we returned from the hospital on November 4th, it felt like high time for a drink. One of us had been waiting for one for 9 months, nine hot, uncomfortable, tired and tiring months. Then she had to wait another week. Then, she endured five days of contractions to the point of utter exhaustion and excruciating pain. Somehow, all of this hardship proved worth it that miraculous moment when our baby...

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The Return to Acqua al 2 One of us was raised in California; the other in Chicago. Because of this, while in most regards our tastes are quite similar, we have very different comfort foods. For the Californian, it’s sushi, smoothies, and juice; for the Chicagoan, it’s Italian-American food, with a stress on the American part. So, with the Chicago family in town to meet the little one, we of course had to make a trip to...

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