Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

Feb 14, 14 Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

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Metropole has just introduced a brand new cocktail menu, which I received a press release the day after I tried it.  Whoops. On Monday, I had several former coworkers in from out of town.  After hopping from Salazar, to Lackman, to Obscura, we finished the night at Metropole.  Coincidentally, Salazar has a cocktail named after the...

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Cocktail Hour: Apple Sparkle

Nov 24, 13 Cocktail Hour: Apple Sparkle

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Thanks for tuning in this morning– 8:50 AM cocktails? Sure, why not. This cocktail was developed for Falcon Theatre’s fall fundraiser (where it was a hit!), but I’ve continued to drink it all Fall. If you don’t want the alcohol, just do about half and half ginger ale and apple cider with a little cinnamon...

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Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Lindsay Laubenstein, formerly of Emilia Enoteca (and currently at Igby’s) was recently published in Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails, 2013. Her cocktail, created for Emilia Enoteca, uses Buffalo Trace, Creme de Violette and Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite bitters to create Myrrah’s Passion.  I’ve had it,...

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Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

Jun 27, 13 Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

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It’s a cocktail hour… with no alcohol. It’s possible! Sometimes, in the heat of summer, the last thing you want is alcohol. You’re already hot. You’re already tired. You don’t need anything to make you hotter or more tired, so what do you drink? I was in Phoenix recently, and while killing time,...

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Book Review and Giveaway: Cocktails Step By Step

I seriously love cookbooks. I particularly love cocktail books– though often, the books aren’t groundbreaking, I love the different approaches different bartenders have, the history, everything. Step By Step Cocktails: The Perfect Guide to Cocktail Making, which is part of Parragon’s Love Food line of books, is...

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Cocktail Hour: The Brooklyn

Mar 25, 13 Cocktail Hour:  The Brooklyn

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I often wonder if Martha Stewart gets emergency cleaning texts from her friends: “Martha! I have mustard on my shirt! What do I do?”  Or if Alton Brown gets random cooking science phone calls from his sister-in-law, “I mixed milk in vinegar, what’s that reaction called?” I am no Martha or Alton, but I...

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