A refreshing libation recreated from the oldest cocktail book in the world
The London EDITION Hotel in the West End might be brand new, but the inspiration for Milk Punch—one of the most popular libations at The Punch Room, the in-house bar—has a story soaked in history.
“The inspiration for this drink came from what it is regarded to ... More
There’s no reason to wait until summer to enjoy this Italian concoction
At the Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood, inspiration comes all the way from the Italian Riviera.
“I wanted to put together something that could be easily sipped on a sunny sandy beach or sitting down to a big Italian dinner,” bartender Brian Stewart says of his signature cocktail, the Pavone ... More
A medical researcher with a passion for mixology stirs up two elixir-inspired cocktails at Miami’s Catch restaurant
Miami-based mixologist Ryan Pafford isn’t your typical cocktail craftsman. By day, he’s a clinical researcher in the neuroendovascular division of a local hospital—and by night, he’s busy stirring up inventive drinks behind the bar at Catch in South Beach. Pafford’s managed to combine his two passions—medicine and mixology—to bring a ... More
Seasonal notes of apples, raisins and nutmeg combine for the perfect end-of-evening concoction
“The New York Harvest is something of a hybrid cocktail,” Rene Hidalgo, bar manager at Lantern's Keep in The Iroquois New York Hotel, says. “The combination of apples, raisin notes from the sherry, nutmeg and a rich creamy texture remind the imbiber of baking spices and pair well ... More
A garden-fresh cocktail for a slightly more guilt-free cheers to the new year
Forget the celery. Cocktails featuring a range of veggies as garnish or even a main ingredient are gaining popularity. Case in point: The Red Pepper Daisy, one of the signature cocktails on the new dining menu at Manhattan-based taqueria and tequilleria Teqa unveiled last month by Executive Chef ... More
A perfectly elegant New Year’s Eve cocktail, inspired by Chanel No. 5
Rather than popping your standard bottle of bubbly on New Year’s, why not try a chic champagne cocktail instead? Our current favorite: The Coco, created by mixologist Johnny Swet of New York City’s newly opened The Skylark (pictured below). Swet’s inspiration for the cocktail harkens back to his ... More
Unexpected guests? Think fast: Guilt-free recipes for two indulgent dips and homemade crackers from the chef behind A Zest for Life
Use your high-speed blender for more than your morning smoothie and create a few crowd-pleasing dips when friends and family come knocking this holiday. Serve guests crackers you made from scratch along with assorted crudités such as trevesi endive, jicama and baby colorful peppers. These recipes are healthier alternatives to the ... More
Owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow share the secret recipe for their “Deck the Balls” meatballs
It goes without saying that The Meatball Shop proprietors Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow know the secret to a killer meatball—but do they know how to throw a killer holiday party?
Turns out, they’re experts. “Whenever we invite friends over for dinner, we’re sure to have a great selection of ... More
Andaz West Hollywood's answer to Saint Nick's late-night snack. Here's how to make it—and serve it at your holiday soirée
It’s traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa Claus, but if Saint Nick stops at the Andaz West Hollywood this year, he’ll need a designated driver for his sleigh afterwards.
“This creamy blend, loaded with seasonal spices, is perfect for the holidays—not to mention, it goes over ... More
Notes of apples and decadent white truffles combine in this earthy winter cocktail
Graced with an exceptional truffle season this year, restaurants across the country have created the most indulgent dishes using the decadent ingredient. We brought you our favorite truffle tasting menus of the season, but there's always more to discover, like Casa Nonna's Truffled Apple-Teani.
"Truffles are a highly seasonal ingredient," ... More