Raspberry Martini

Raspberry Martini

  “I don’t feel like a drink tonight,” Suzen said. It’s hot, she’s tired, and a bit over the edge. “Taste it,” I said. She sipped. She smiled. “Mine,” she said. Success. It’s a night when I’m tired too, it’s still hot in the Northeast, and I want something quick and...
Edible Food Styling: Perfect Blueberries

Edible Food Styling: Perfect Blueberries

I love blueberries. They are not sweet enough but that can be remedied. And, as a side benefit, they can be made to look oh so beautiful. And, as a side side benefit, you can make double use of the flavors. There is one issue with blueberries that can cause pause....
Brian’s Apricot Paradise

Brian’s Apricot Paradise

                                                    Apricots. It’s been a wet and cold spring, but the first apricots have arrived. Small, yet intense in flavor, they provide the mixologist true opportunity. Instead of a peaches and Bellinis, here’s a way to use those...
Blackberry Banana Margarita

Blackberry Banana Margarita

There is an expression I dread to hear: “I’m over edge.” When Suzen says that, there is the threat of a tornado, flooding, or quake. Probably simultaneously. After a recent stressful event here, she looked at me and said, “I need a drink.” “Mojito?” I suggested her...