Homemade Grenadine

Total Time Prep: 5 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice, optional Directions In a small saucepan, combine sugar and pomegranate juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. If desired, stir in lemon juice; cool. Cover and store in […]

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The Brooklyn Cocktail Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] The Brooklyn may be less well-known than its neighbor, the Manhattan, but it’s equally delicious. The maraschino liqueur (we recommend Luxardo) adds a rich sweetness, which compensates for the fact that dry rather than sweet vermouth is used. Amer Picon is difficult to find in the United States, but an Italian amaro such as Ramazzotti will substitute […]

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Campari Spritz Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] In Speakeasy, Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only say that Campari Spritz is the predecessor of the popular Aperol Spritz: “Whereas the Aperol version is soft, the Campari version is bold and assertive.” It’s served with a green olive, which is a surprisingly delicious partner for the tangy, slightly bitter cocktail. Consider serving these with […]

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TIBS Sweet Peach Iced Tea

Chef’s Note “Nothing say Southern like sweet peach iced tea. This recipe is a favorite of family and friends. So much better than store bought. Try it and you’ll agree.” READY IN: 20mins SERVES: 8 YIELD: 2 Gallons UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition 3 family-size tea bags 1 1⁄4 cupssugar 1 pinchbaking soda 1⁄3 cuppeach syrup 1 fresh peach (cored and sliced […]

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Negroni Recipe

[Photo: Vicky Wasik] There are few things in life that you can reliably count on. Two of them, as the old saw goes, are death and taxes. With Tax Day now behind us and death hopefully not on the agenda for a while, we can turn our attention to one other thing that is dependably true: the deliciousness of the […]

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Drinking on a Diet? Here Are Some Things to Think About

Diets and alcohol are natural enemies. Alcohol is inherently high in calories, especially compared to other intoxicants. Pot, for instance, is entirely calorie-free. But with booze, even a shot of vodka is going to cost you about 100 calories. Drink enough alcohol, and your entire diet plan can get tossed out the window thanks to late night food cravings that […]

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A Quick Look at the Importance of Coffee Roasting

Roasting may be the most underappreciated step when it comes to making coffee. Many coffee snobs get obsessed with how their cup was brewed: French press, pour over, Chemex and the like. And third wave coffee roasters have placed a renewed importance on where beans are sourced. But the type of beans you use and how you brew them don’t […]

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New Machine Can Turn Any Image into Latte Foam Art

Part of what makes your local coffee shop so awesome is the personal touch.  Maybe your favorite barista even draws something special in your lattes.  But your barista’s personal touch was never this good. Unveiled yesterday, the Ripple Maker combines 3D and inkjet printing mechanics to be able to print any image into the foam of your latte.  Of course, […]

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Limoncello spritz

Nutrition and extra info Nutrition: kcal208 fat0g saturates0g carbs14g sugars14g fibre0g protein0.1g salt0.03g Ingredients Method Ingredients ice 50ml limoncello (infused with thyme) 60ml prosecco Prosecco proh-sekk-oh Bubbling Prosecco is now one of the UK’s most popular alcoholic drinks. Not all varieties… 30ml soda thyme sprig Method Fill a wine glass with ice. Pour over the limoncello and top up with […]

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A Crash Course in Spotting Fake Wine From the Sherlock Holmes of Wine

For big-time wine collectors, counterfeit wine is a real concern. That’s when people have to call in the big guns like top wine fraud investigator Maureen Downey, aka the Sherlock Holmes of Wine. Bloomberg Business (a company owned by someone who might actually have a handful of $200,000 bottles of wine lying around the house) recently interviewed Downey about her […]

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