Friday Musings: Reinventions

Friday Musings: Reinventions

We all have those moments when we hear that one of our favorite films is being remade. For some of us, it’s absolutely appalling, right? Why try to fix what isn’t broken? For others, it’s an intriguing thought and we can’t wait to see what this new version looks like. And when this new rendition of the film comes out, those of us who hated the idea won’t go to see it, unless we’re one of those rubbernecker types who can’t pass up a grisly glimpse. The group that is completely excited by the idea, on the other hand, might be standing in

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Life Changes: Perfect in Pink

Life Changes: Perfect in Pink

Pisces , please forgive me, but I’m going to have to ask you to wait one more week for your cocktail. Last week, I was kept out of my kitchen because I’d tragically set our oven on fire, but this week I have much happier news to share. I have a brand new grandchild and it’s a girl!! My heart is overflowing with so many different emotions: wonder, gratitude, happiness, peacefulness, and sheer, unadulterated joy. And love, of course, so much love. It’s amazing to think that just two days ago we were a family of six and a

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Monday Classics: The Penicillin

Monday Classics: The Penicillin

I first talked about the modern classic cocktail called The Penicillin in a blog post back in November. Created in 2005 by Sam Ross, one the major early influencers of the cocktail renaissance movement and bartender at Milk & Honey on Manhatten’s Lower East Side, this cocktail is a smooth and smoky blend of two different Scotch whiskies, ginger, lemon, and honey syrup. There’s something about The Penicillin that I find to be incredibly soothing. Whether it’s the medicinal notes of the Scotch or the

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Friday Musings: The Black Lodge

Friday Musings: The Black Lodge

I hope that when you look at this cocktail, you hear the beautiful synths of Angelo Badalamenti and I hope you smell those Douglas Firs. I hope that when you look at this cocktail, you see Twin Peaks. Being the son of a cocktail aficionado and overall creative genius has its many perks. I am often running to my mom and asking her to make me custom designed cocktails and I finally found a winner when I asked her to make one based on the return of Twin Peaks.

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Zodiac Cocktail #11: Bring Water

Zodiac Cocktail #11: Bring Water

We’ve almost reached the end of our Zodiac Cocktail series! Second to last is the sign of Aquarius which extends from January 20 through February 18. I know quite a few Aquarians who have been waiting patiently for their post and their cocktail, and I’m so happy to finally bring it to them. The sign of Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of unpredictable and innovative energy, and its element is air which is most often associated with intellectuals who have no trouble thinking along abstract lines. The

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