This Week’s Cocktail is a Summer Delight

We Did Negroni

Our good friend Diana wrote this Haiku. She enjoyed this drink  along with her sister, Iris, and husband Bryan with Diana and I.

We DID it by his

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Fusion ambrosial

a fun and refreshing Negroni inspired cocktail that is a great summer time drink, made with lemonade, gin, white vermouth, and a rhubarb shrub and a bitters. We named this cocktail “We DID It” after our guests Diana and Iris and my partner and wife Diana. More

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An Exciting Bourbon Cocktail with Drink More Good

Drink More Good Cocktail Casia Kreem Burbon LemonFinally got to stop by Jason Schuler’s great store in Beacon, Drink More Good, and picked up a bagful of goodies including his luscious Cassia Kream Syrup that I used to make this brilliantly simple cocktail.

In case you have been under a rock for the last few years and have not heard of Jason’s “make the world a better place” locally produced deliciously wholesome, “redefining”, soda syrups, that Martha Stewart and a whole lot of other people are raving about, let me clue you in…. Continue reading An Exciting Bourbon Cocktail with Drink More Good

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A New Negroni with a Great Hudson Valley Gin

Jarhead NegroniThis new Negroni was created with the locally made with Comb Jarhead Gin  by Still the 1 Distillery in Port Chester, NY,

I bought this gin for Memorial Day, Jarhead was created by Master Distiller and former Marine, Ed Tiedge, for a special event of the Wounded Warrior Project. It was loved so much you can buy it today. Found mine at Viscount in Wappinger Falls. Continue reading A New Negroni with a Great Hudson Valley Gin

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We Enjoyed this Cocktail, a New Negroni, I call it ” The Europa”

Euro Negroni Sips

With French Gin, Spanish Vermouth, and Italian Amaro this exotic Negroni has three of the major Euro Zone members, sorry Germany we’ll get you in next time.

The Spanish Vino Vermouth Atxa (Acha) is the star in this cocktail with bright complex flavors, accented with fresh rosemary and the cardamom bitters. Read More

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A Classic Manhattan for the Mad Men Finale

Mad Men Mahattan CocktailWell I do love sipping a cocktail along with Don and company while enjoying Mad Men. I reserve this pleasure for our two or three times a week after dinner TV hour.  You won’t see me pouring a glass of whiskey or vodka at the office.

For the last glorious episode I made this simple Manhattan. With ingredients as close to what was in a bar of the 60’s from what I had.  Turned out pretty nice. Continue reading A Classic Manhattan for the Mad Men Finale

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Motown Rocks and Japanese Delights at Quinn’s in Beacon

Quinns Beacon Dining Room

After getting a taste of  Yukie Schmitz’s fine home-style Japanese cuisine at a Manitoga event this past Saturday, we could not wait to get to the restaurant her husband Tom and she opened recently in the old Quinn’s Luncheonette in Beacon — for more!

Last night they were also hosting a Motown DJ which was great incentive too, we loved both. Or should I say everything! Fabulous Japanese small plates and noodle dishes, great booze, and sweet music. All in a place with classic atmosphere and great staff. Continue reading Motown Rocks and Japanese Delights at Quinn’s in Beacon

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Cocktail of the Week – “Classic Negroni” at Gleason’s Peekskill

Gleason's Peekskill Classic NegroniWe have enjoyed Gleason’s in Peekskill for lunch and dinner and will get around to writing about that.

Today we would like to applaud the fabulous cocktails they are known for. In particular this classic Negroni. The star of this drink is the Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin, that really makes the cocktail. That and the bartenders skill, slipshod bar work can ruin a drink, here they craft their cocktails well. The rest of the ingredients are pretty standard. Continue reading Cocktail of the Week – “Classic Negroni” at Gleason’s Peekskill

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