Posts Tagged "lavender"


What Bitters and Russian Roulette Have in Common This week we turn our attention to the shelf on the bar where we keep the weird and wonderful collection of small bottles that occupy what we think of as the spice rack of our bar. The big bottles almost always get the spotlight. Not this week. For the next few days, the bitters bottles take front and center. Our guide on this tour of the bitters shelf is Mark Bitterman’s...

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Our Summer in France Cocktail Recipe When we were ordering our brunch drinks at Bearnaise, one drink caught our eye that we didn’t end up ordering, mostly because we’re on a tireless search to find the perfect Bloody Mary; so one of our drink slots is always taken up by that at brunch, limiting our other choices. By the way, this was before tasting the pickle-infused genever Bloody Mary at the Three Day Blow, which may in...

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Les Agnels Lavender Distillery Corn is boring. That’s one of our takeaways from Provence. We hate to speak ill of Brian’s native Illinois, but when you see the fields of Provence, you have to think those Provencal farmers have learned something about wonder and delight that their Illinoisan colleagues missed. In Illinois, there’s corn. In Provence, there are grapes. In Illinois, there’s more corn, as far as the...

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Mocktail Week: Honey Lavender Lemon Spritzer Mocktail Recipe There are a lot of good reasons why someone at a party might not be drinking alcohol: they’re pregnant, or a recovering alcoholic, or are trying to slow down their consumption, or just don’t like the stuff or suddenly realize that it’s summer and are perpetually thirsty (any maybe using cocktails as hydration isn’t the best life choice). We want to...

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Drink of the Week: Not Your Red Roses  It’s bitters week. First, Embitterment taught us all about what makes bitters special. Then, to prove the point, we got this little beauty in a goodie package from our friends at Wigle. As soon as we tasted it, we knew we had the featured ingredient in our Valentine’s Day drink. It’s like a bouquet of flowers for your mouth. We’re not saying that it should completely...

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