Cocktail Recipes


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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Boston Club Punch Cocktail Recipe Maybe you’ve noticed a slowdown in our posting. We’ve recently had to re-direct much of our attention to welcoming a new little member to our family. She’s been delightful, but for a while there she wasn’t leaving much time for cocktails. After seven weeks, we’re regaining our bearings. It might be a while before we get back to our previous pace, but we’re back on...

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Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe


Posted By on Nov 24, 2017

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe When we did our part in the revival of the once endangered West End of Boston with a couple of rounds of drinks at Ward 8, we were tempted by, but did not order, its namesake cocktail, there being too many other good options. In retrospect, while we enjoyed the drinks we had, we feel bad overlooking Ward 8. It’s a good drink, and a rare classic cocktail with a Boston origin. Its connection to the West End...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 Everything we know about Boston’s West End, we owe to Dennis Lehane. Apparently, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the West End was the second stop on an immigrants’ path to assimilation in Boston. First stop was the North End. The Irish, and then the Italians, and then Jews and Eastern Europeans landed there. With time and money, they moved their way west of...

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The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe We once made our own limoncello. It was delicious, and not at all complicated to make. And we’ve never done it again. While not technically difficult, it was a lot of work, in the form of zesting many, many, many lemons. While there’s a certain pride in making something yourself, there’s also wisdom in recognizing that it’s easier to let the professionals do it, to at least...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Las Vegas: Heritage Steak If you’re in Vegas, and looking for a place to celebrate–which sometimes happens–we highly recommend Heritage Steak, created by Top Chef head judge, Tom Colicchio. Every celebrity chef needs a Vegas restaurant and Vegas needs a restaurant from every celebrity chef; but this one stood out to us for its combination of atmosphere, good steaks, and good drinks....

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