Cocktail of the Month: Sushi in a Glass

November 5, 2020

The “foodie” cocktail trend may seem like the best thing since sliced bread to some aficionados. Infusing gourmet kitchen flavors has allowed imbibers to have their cake and drink it, too. Cuisine-inspired drinks have been selling like hotcakes for over …

Cocktail of the Month: The Maldivian Lady

October 8, 2020

Last summer was the most un-summer-like summer of our lifetime. The typical seasonal rites-of-passage — such as beach holidays, cocktails on the waterfront and barbecue parties — suddenly became a risky venture as America’s coronavirus count surged into the millions …

Cocktail of the Month: Hanson the Heartbreaker

August 13, 2020

As the coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down in the U.S., closures, lockdowns and self-quarantines continue. The travel industry has been ravaged and “tripophobia” — fear of not having any trips planned — is rampant at the peak of …

Cocktail of the Month: The Sun Also Sets

July 6, 2020

In these days of COVID-19, staying home has become the new going out. But what to do when your partner and you have exhausted all conversation topics, your kids are restless and climbing the walls or your annoying roommate ends …

Coronavirus Report: Vietnam

March 25, 2020

Living abroad, I read the news about coronavirus hysteria in the U.S. with a feeling of separation. Reports of toilet paper hoarding, fights over bread in supermarkets, withering medical supplies and even deaths are the opposite of the life I’m …

Cocktail of the Month: Egg Beer Cocktail

February 26, 2020

Pho, egg coffee and beer hoi — some of the most popular gastronomical delights sought out by visitors to Vietnam.

Pho, a fragrant, piquant noodle soup, is practically the national dish of Vietnam. Beer hoi refers to street-side stalls where …

Cocktail of the Month: Global Warming

January 29, 2020

Ice, ice, baby … winter has arrived and has already brought freezing temperatures and a January snowfall. Will there be another snowmageddon, snowpocalypse or snowzilla this year? Only time will tell.

For those who love the snow and ice, it’s …

Cocktail of the Month: The Coquito

December 18, 2019

The first time I ventured to Puerto Rico was well over a decade ago in mid-December. Along with the colonial architecture and Latin charm of the walled city of Old San Juan, I was tickled to wander the cobbled streets …

Cocktail of the Month: Sacher Cuveé Gold

November 20, 2019

Vienna, much like Paris, is one of the most cultural and refined cities in Europe. Also like the City of Light, Vienna very much has a café culture boasting elaborate pastries along with coffee. While Paris leans toward macarons, mousse …

Cocktail of the Month: The Boulevardier

October 24, 2019

One of Woody Allen’s most celebrated films of this century would have to be “Midnight in Paris,” in which a U.S. screenwriter, Gil Pender, travels back in time to the Roaring Twenties every night at midnight, joining the likes of …