Fear of Spirits

“It tastes like burning,” is something I often hear when discussing whisky, rum, brandy, gin, etc. I’m quite fond of spirits but whenever I admit that I mostly drink them neat (without ice or mixers) to friends and family I am greeted with twisted faces and pithy emotes like:“Ugh…”“So gross!”and my favorite, because it remindsContinue reading “Fear of Spirits”

Taste of Fall – The Essential Hot Toddy

It is officially Fall in the North East United States, and as much as the hype is for pumpkin spice everything – I am an advocate for more traditional and simple flavors – like a Hot Toddy. A warm cocktail made with brown spirits – most traditionally Whiskey – , sugar and spices, this drinkContinue reading “Taste of Fall – The Essential Hot Toddy”