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Amaro Nonino Quintessentia: A beauty with a bite.

With a name like Amaro Nonino Quintessentia, you’d better be a rock star or a princess played by Anne Hathaway; otherwise there are a few eye rolls coming your way. Fortunately, this Amaro does not disappoint. It was first bottled in 1992 after a long creative process that Antonio Nonino began in 1933. Despite the fact that it tends to be lighter in color than many of the other Amari, the Nonino still packs a mighty punch. It’s created by…

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Monday Booktails: Paper Plane

Today I’m closing out my Monday Booktails series with one last drink from Sasha Petraske’s Regarding Cocktails. It was developed by Sam Ross (who also created the Penicillin cocktail) for fellow Milk & Honey alum, Toby Maloney, who was looking for a new summer cocktail for his bar in the Wicker Park area of Chicago called The Violet Hour. The drink is a riff on the amazing equal parts cocktail called the Last Word, which first appeared at The Detroit…

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A Bit of a Monday Musing…

Back at the end of July, I posted about a drink called Parallel Tracks, a riff on a Negroni that blended Cooper River Distillers Rye Oak Reserve rum, Amaro Nonino, and Dolin Rouge vermouth together to create a cocktail that I described as bright, bracing, and smooth. I chose those three particular components because they were so similar in terms of weight, and I knew that they wouldn’t clash or overpower one another. A short time after that, we began…

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Friday Musings: Triple A

I spent this past Sunday night into Monday morning in the emergency room at HUP in Philadelphia. If this is something you didn’t know, don’t feel badly because very few people did. I don’t like emergency rooms and I never go unless there’s something happening that I feel unable to manage any other way. And to be honest, I’ve always been blessed with amazing health, and any concerns I’ve ever had usually turn out to be unfounded. When that happens,…

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Friday Musings: Take Your Own Measure

Have you ever had a moment where you read something that turns your way of looking at an idea or a concept completely on its head? It’s extremely powerful, right? It happened to me just this past week. Once again at the advice of my daughter, Wendy, I read an essay written by Joan Didion for Vogue Magazine in 1961 entitled “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power.” This is the thing I love so much (and sometimes not so much) about…

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