On this small island, there are eight Scotch whisky distilleries. My wife and I visited three of them, all within a couple miles of each other: Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Here’s what we learned.
An iced coffee cocktail that you stick in a blender and drink by the pool or by an ocean full o’ monsters.
I started researching frosé and half the recipes made my screw my face up in a terrible wince. Vodka? Strawberry simple syrup? Could you even taste the rosé in the end? I decided to riff on a recipe that would cut the sweet down a bit.
It’s not the prettiest drink, but the advantage of this one? You make it and take it with you to an outdoor event that allows alcohol!
Ugh. I’m moving. Here’s a monkey wrench.
When I was flipping through the internet for cocktail inspiration, I was taken with the Greyhound, a miraculously simple cocktail consisting of only gin and grapefruit juice. Something ripe for riffing on.
This build-in-glass classic breaks all the rules and is super easy and it comes with a bit of esoteric knowledge in case a bartender starts a pissing contest with you.
Fuck elegance and effort; sometimes you just want to hunker down and watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with a sugar drink.
Start the year off right — by learning how to make a classic margarita recipe.
The performance of luxury is more important to me than ever. Plus you can channel your anger into rimming a glass.
Cozy boozy cider for you and your date person or your best friend or your mom or whoever IT’S PROPER FALL COCKTAIL TIME!
The Boulevardier originated in Europe during the great bartender exodus caused by Prohibition. Definitely NOT a Negroni with bourbon instead of gin.
It’s supposed to be back-to-school time, but it’s still warm! So let’s have a daiquiri while we fret over global climate change.
The De Rigueur makes use of my current favorite cocktail sweetener: honey syrup.
Froozen = frozen + boozy. Get in here for some froozen popsicle magic!
This year at A-Camp, we’re tasting whiskeys that are or have been historically piloted by women. No boys’ club spirits this year!
Pair the Americano with the English translation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series. Happy May!
A Negroni is perhaps the easiest cocktail in the world to make—it’s three ingredients and can be built all in one glass.
The Sazerac isn’t for the faint of heart, because really it is only liquor (including that green fairy, absinthe).
Seasonal but hopeful for Spring? The Abbey is delightful and orange and has your back this February.