The Moscow Mule is the “It” cocktail of the moment. It was created in the early 1940s but has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity. I personally have been averaging 1.9 Moscow Mules a week since Halloween. Made with vodka, ginger beer and lime, the Moscow Mule makes for one delightfully refreshing cocktail. As if that wasn’t Read More
There are only four holiday shopping days left, but there are eleven days to learn how to win friends and influence people by sabering a bottle of Champagne on New Year’s Eve. What exactly, say you, does it mean to saber a bottle of champagne? Well, when one sabers a bottle of Champagne, one doesn’t Read More
My fingers and lips are deliciously stained from pomegranate seeds. The taste of a pomegranate seed bursting in your mouth is like none other, but there’s so much more to appreciate. We mortals have been in awe of the pomegranate since the beginning of time. Pomegranates were the chosen fruit of the ancient gods, and Read More
I was pulling into the parking garage at my office when I realized that I had forgotten to turn off the coffee maker. It’s 14 years old–a wedding present–and not one of those fancy models with an automatic shut-off. I made a mental note to swing home at lunch time to turn it off, but Read More
Nothing says indulgence like champagne and strawberries. This easy recipe combines the two and turns even the dullest of days into a cause for celebration. How to Make Champagne-Soaked Strawberries Ingredients: Fresh strawberries Champagne (a tad on the dry side to complement the sweetness of the strawberries)*
So, yeah, about that Blackberry Cordial I began making a little more than a month ago—effing awesome! I tried the cordial neat (undiluted and served at room temperature) and it was mighty tasty, although I wouldn’t suggest operating heavy machinery afterwards.
I could have really used this flask masquerading as an iPhone in college for tailgating and Dave Matthews concerts. Nonetheless, it’s a great way for a lady to have her libations and still look like a lady. That is, if you don’t think it’s terribly unladylike to drink from a headphone jack. iFlask Features Holds 5oz of Read More
This recipe for blackberry cordial goes out to my late Grandma Beck who, when offered tea, coca-cola or water during a visit to my in-laws, famously replied, “No, thank you. But I’ll have a scotch on the rocks.” She was in her late eighties at the time, but had an unapologetic fondness for good liquor Read More
There will always be a special place in my heart for farmers and distillers. I practically swooned when I saw these pics of Colin Spoelman and David Haskell of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery based in the 113-year-old Paymaster Building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
I don’t believe that lasting happiness is typically achieved through stuff like a job promotion, a new home or adopting a puppy, although there’s no doubt that such happenings deliver a jolt. According to the new documentary Happy, status (career, relationship status, income) only account for 10% of the differences in our levels of happiness. Read More
I spent a good chunk of my work day dealing with matters relating to my F2 key. My work laptop is on its last leg, practically begging for me to put it out of its misery. But neither the non-functioning track pad, peeling (yes, peeling) paint, cracked battery nor the now-missing F2 button that’s held Read More
So you know how I’ve been trying to add more red wine in my life? Yeah, I know, life is tough. Well a new study testing women of normal weight reveals that “blood pressure, heart rate, C-reactive protein levels (a measure of inflammation), LDL, HDL and total cholesterol were unaffected by resveratrol,” the component in red wine found to improve metabolism in Read More