I love a cocktail made with a good orgeat, the classic almond syrup that’s essential to a Mai Tai, the Japanese Cocktail, and a staple of any tiki bar.
I gave you my secrets for homemade tonic. But I left you hanging when it came to the best gin and tonic.
It’s a classic drink almost anyone who’s encountered any sort of cocktail has probably tasted.
Maraschino cherries, or at least the artificially bright red super sweet cherries that are plunked into Manhattans and nestled atop ice cream sundaes, are polarizing.
A gin and tonic is a fine drink. It’s tough to beat on a summer day, with its effervescence and its botanical fragrance and its hit of citrus.
There are things in life we should just know how to do.
Like how to swim. How to build a fire. How to make a bed. How to book a plane ticket. How to shuffle a deck of cards. How to write a thank you note.
Dan and I have been spending our evenings more often than not lately listening to jazz and sipping cocktails, sitting in the part of our apartment we lovingly call the library because of its enormous bookshelf on one wa