My infatuation with shrub cocktails grows
as I taste my latest creation. I first got turned onto “Shrubs” when I found and tried Hudson Standard Apple Coriander Maple Shrub at Cold Spring General Store.
Then I received my friend Warren Bobrow’s new book, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails.
So far I’ve made two of my own shrubs, one with blackberries, and another with figs. This cocktail is made with the later. I call it the “Boscobel Manhattan” after the famous Hudson Valley estate near here. Continue reading Cocktail of the Week – A Fig Shrub Manhattan – “The Boscobel”
Is another bar we really like
for their great beer selection, delicious food, and friendly atmosphere. Set in a bar that had been a Peekskill fixture for decades, Tim Reinke co-owner of the Blind Tiger Ale House, a famous beer pub in New York City, and Gleason’s restaurant in Peekskill, modestly renovated, majorly cleaned, and opened this place with John Sharp, also of Gleason’s, in 2010.
They saw an opportunity in the renewal of Peekskill, that is now really starting to take shape, at least as far as the food and drink scene go. Continue reading Birdsall House, Craft Beer Gastropub, Peekskill NY
Mid-Valley Wine and Liquors, Newburgh, Welcomes You Too
You surely know by now that I am very serious wine habitué and cocktail devotee. And ever since I was so dramatically severed from my many tried and true sources, developed over decades, in New Jersey, it has been a riveted and phrenetic search to find new. Two things have complicated my quest, the frost-bound winter, and the potent Hudson Valley command to be “Locally Centric.”
Today my unrelenting hunt was significantly rewarded upon my passing through the threshold of perhaps one of Hudson Valley finest purveyors of thoughtfully selected wine and spirits. With a special concentration, Mid-Valley Store Manager, Lindy Steele, revealed in our conversation, “we make a great effort to offer New York state products, it is a great market for us.” Continue reading A Great Wine Find! Spirits Too!