Category Archives: drinks and cocktails

The Tippler: Plum Tarragon Smash

Plum Tarragon Smash

This is not your traditional Whiskey Smash. But that’s okay. Smashes are typically strong, dangerously strong, and their strength is often masked by a surplus of sugar, and this just leads people down a dark road. We don’t want that. It’s summer, after all, right? Instead, this version showcases plums at their finest, tethered by […]

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The Tippler: Rhubarb Fennel Fizz

Rhubarb Fennel Fizz

This cocktail epitomizes spring. It is intensely, deeply pink, buoyed by fennel-infused gin and a vivid rhubarb syrup. Finished with a vigorous shake, it is light, just sweet enough, and bordering on dangerous for all its demure qualities. Fresh rhubarb is absolutely critical here – during a rhubarb shortage in April, I made this with […]

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The Tippler: Limoncello at Producer Saturdays

Limoncello

A couple weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending a rainy afternoon at a cozy workshop called Producer Saturdays. Conceived by Maggie Spicer, the idea behind the series is to bring together people passionate about food (and drink) culture who have something of value, a specialty or niche, that they’d like to share with […]

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White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria

White wine sangria is so quintessentially spring. No matter that it’s been chilly and rainy here and downright frigid on the east coast. We need something to aspire to. And according to the weather forecast, my fair city’s got a spell of 70 degree days coming our way. We need to be ready. And this […]

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The Tippler: Demerara 1823

Slow Club

I am excited to introduce a new column here at The Year in Food! The Tippler is dedicated to cocktail culture, homemade bitters and liqueurs and the like, and the people who make it amazing. My pal James from Slow Club agreed to share one of his favorite cocktails for this, the inaugural installment. Thanks, […]

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